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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 9th March 2019, 15:31
Replies: 8
Views: 720
Posted By dogbreath
You'll enjoy that.

You'll enjoy that.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 6th March 2019, 14:42
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By dogbreath
Gary, Not sure where in Lancashire you are but...

Gary,

Not sure where in Lancashire you are but you could do a lot worse than pop in to RSPB Leighton Moss or WWT MartinMere In-Focus Shop and talk to the staff there. You will get to have a look at...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 27th February 2019, 12:09
Replies: 2
Views: 228
Posted By dogbreath
If you return in April to October you could well...

If you return in April to October you could well see osprey. If you have time, visit Dubwath reserve (North end of Bassenthwaite) which is a lovely small reserve with a good variety of birds. As...
Forum: Norfolk Wednesday 20th February 2019, 10:18
Replies: 6
Views: 432
Posted By dogbreath
We were there on 16th Feb and saw a pair on the...

We were there on 16th Feb and saw a pair on the dead oak in the field behind the pond (is that the usual tree?). Excellent showings.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 11th February 2019, 09:45
Replies: 9
Views: 826
Posted By dogbreath
I rather suspect at the sort of money you are...

I rather suspect at the sort of money you are talking about there is very little difference optically (for practical purposes) and the real differences are to do with ergonomics and "feel". I would...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 10th February 2019, 17:01
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By dogbreath
I suspect "you pay your money and take your...

I suspect "you pay your money and take your choice". I have not experienced any bother with my filter and certainly had no condensate on the inside face of the filter. The difference between the view...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 7th February 2019, 10:59
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By dogbreath
I stand corrected. Replacing the filter is still...

I stand corrected. Replacing the filter is still cheaper and easier than replacing the front element of my 883.
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 6th February 2019, 12:31
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By dogbreath
I too wanted to make my own decision. Swaro's...

I too wanted to make my own decision. Swaro's explanation would seem to be similar to Kowa's. I accept the potential for a degraded image. I will live with that with a filter (in my case a Hasselblad...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 6th February 2019, 12:27
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By dogbreath
The link was to a post by Brett Richards. I...

The link was to a post by Brett Richards. I couldn't get it to open just now. Sorry - not sure what has gone wrong. I have copied and pasted the relevant bit:

"Thanks Richard,

I sent an email to...
Forum: Kowa Monday 4th February 2019, 21:07
Replies: 23
Views: 684
Posted By dogbreath
Have a look at this thread (post 4) for the...

Have a look at this thread (post 4) for the explanation given by Kowa for the filter being on the end of the shade.


http://https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=362462
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 11th January 2019, 17:45
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By dogbreath
O2 will unlock a PAYG phone for free according to...

O2 will unlock a PAYG phone for free according to their website.

https://www.o2.co.uk/help/phones-sims-and-devices/unlocking-an-o2-mobile-to-use-on-a-different-network

There is no good reason not...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 3rd January 2019, 15:40
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By dogbreath
Rememeber you have the benefit of what used to be...

Rememeber you have the benefit of what used to be called the "Distance Selling Regulations". If you buy mail order and change your mind you are entitled to a refund. Just return the item within 14...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 3rd January 2019, 10:17
Replies: 19
Views: 968
Posted By dogbreath
I use a Rick Young harness. They are...

I use a Rick Young harness. They are counter-intuitive in that the straps are narrow and one might think they will dig into the body (indeed one staff member at a well-known optics chain dismessed...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 17th December 2018, 16:51
Replies: 36
Views: 1,497
Posted By dogbreath
Chosen Juan - made me laugh.

Chosen Juan - made me laugh.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 2nd November 2018, 11:43
Replies: 1
Views: 411
Posted By dogbreath
Have a look through your sample. I looked through...

Have a look through your sample. I looked through a Hawke Sapphire and a Swarowski 80mm prior to my purchase. The viewing was in good winter light so perhaps not the best test. There was little doubt...
Forum: Kowa Friday 26th October 2018, 12:39
Replies: 3
Views: 677
Posted By dogbreath
I think you might find there are discounts. Have...

I think you might find there are discounts. Have a look at Uttings - I am sure they were offering "Black Friday" discounts last year.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 12th October 2018, 13:03
Replies: 14
Views: 1,966
Posted By dogbreath
That is a great scope for a great price....

That is a great scope for a great price. Personally, I don't think you could do much better for 1k.
Forum: Kowa Thursday 27th September 2018, 11:44
Replies: 15
Views: 1,429
Posted By dogbreath
Even some rudimentary maths and a limited...

Even some rudimentary maths and a limited understanding of retail economics demonstrates this is a con. A new 883 with eyepiece is about 2300. You may get it for a bit less from a legit retailler....
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 28th July 2018, 10:18
Replies: 30
Views: 4,643
Posted By dogbreath
I rather suspect at the price point of Kowa 883,...

I rather suspect at the price point of Kowa 883, Harpia and Swaro ATX (of whatever size) the differences optically are minimal and ergonomics/personal usability is more important. I also suspect that...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 28th June 2018, 21:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By dogbreath
When I was looking I saw 95mm filters from makes...

When I was looking I saw 95mm filters from makes I had never heard of. I also saw a number of filters from medium format camera manufacturers (including Bronica and Hassleblad). On the basis that you...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 27th June 2018, 11:42
Replies: 10
Views: 1,338
Posted By dogbreath
I have bought a used Hassleblad filter for my...

I have bought a used Hassleblad filter for my 883. Got it from a camera shop - much cheaper than a Kowa new one. I reckon a good used filter from a medium format camera such as a Hassleblad should be...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 15th May 2018, 10:56
Replies: 85
Views: 6,523
Posted By dogbreath
a) In Focus - Martin Mere. b) Excellent service....

a) In Focus - Martin Mere.

b) Excellent service. Superb location for testing. Knowledgeable staff. Keen prices.
Forum: Kowa Thursday 10th May 2018, 09:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,171
Posted By dogbreath
$95 for the clean. That probably includes taxes....

$95 for the clean. That probably includes taxes. If this was a proper clean in a dust free environment including a refill with nitrogen (if appropriate) doesn't seem unreasonable. If it was simply a...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 1st May 2018, 13:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,230
Posted By dogbreath
I take your point, RB. Manfrotto are not alone....

I take your point, RB. Manfrotto are not alone. What happens to the price if you order 2 pieces? Is the 'order surcharge' dropped because the minimum order price has been reached (or is it...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 29th April 2018, 16:03
Replies: 48
Views: 8,730
Posted By dogbreath
I have to say having the adapter made things very...

I have to say having the adapter made things very much easier - indeed, I found it almost impossible to digiscope without it. I still have work to do with my technique and I will spend more time...
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