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Forum: Nikon Monday 2nd December 2019, 06:23
Replies: 62
Views: 2,815
Posted By SteveTS
Thumbsucking aside Nikon just announced a buyback...

Thumbsucking aside Nikon just announced a buyback of common stock on TYO, good business ;)
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 27th November 2019, 07:38
Replies: 3,909
Views: 1,447,067
Posted By SteveTS
For those looking in the £150-£200 bracket for a...

For those looking in the £150-£200 bracket for a gift or glovebox pair Norwich based Uttings have the Bushnell Legend L 8x42...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 26th November 2019, 10:27
Replies: 62
Views: 2,815
Posted By SteveTS
It is a movable feast. Ahead of the curve users...

It is a movable feast. Ahead of the curve users have been replacing their large objective hunting / deer stalking / mammal management / night census surveying binoculars with thermal spotters, for...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 24th November 2019, 13:51
Replies: 11
Views: 522
Posted By SteveTS
:t: £179.00 here:...

:t:

£179.00 here: https://www.uttings.co.uk/p129609-opticron-explorer-wa-ed-oasis-c-roof-prism-8x42-binoculars-30760...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 20th November 2019, 06:37
Replies: 36
Views: 1,623
Posted By SteveTS
Commenting specifically on the Nikon Monarch HG...

Commenting specifically on the Nikon Monarch HG 8x42 although they offer a fine view they are lightly built, I would not want to drop one or give one a hard knock.

For your purposes (hunting and sea...
Forum: Meopta Friday 15th November 2019, 15:55
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By SteveTS
Thanks, David, yes very remarkable, and a useful...

Thanks, David, yes very remarkable, and a useful paper, I had not seen that, thanks for posting that!

Regards, Steve
Forum: Meopta Friday 15th November 2019, 05:45
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By SteveTS
An exposition and discussion of the Purkinje...

An exposition and discussion of the Purkinje effect wouldn't be out of place here, David, perhaps as a separate thread.

It may be a short thread but at least it would be free of the attentions of...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 12th November 2019, 08:16
Replies: 69
Views: 3,333
Posted By SteveTS
And a one year warranty for electronic parts?...

And a one year warranty for electronic parts? :smoke:
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 12th November 2019, 06:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,053
Posted By SteveTS
Pleased that someone is flying the flag :t: Ten...

Pleased that someone is flying the flag :t:

Ten years ago the International Dark-Sky Association designated Galloway Forest Park in Scotland as only the fourth Dark Sky Park in the world and the...
Forum: Meopta Tuesday 12th November 2019, 05:50
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By SteveTS
Perhaps a question of appreciation rather than...

Perhaps a question of appreciation rather than understanding.

In practical terms the sensitivity of the eye to red colour changes relative to blue as light intensity dims. Appreciation at the...
Forum: Meopta Monday 11th November 2019, 18:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By SteveTS
Thanks, David, another very useful and...

Thanks, David, another very useful and interesting review from you, much appreciated, and thank you for quoting Miloš Slanύ, “ Every advanced bino user knows that real quality is revealed during...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th November 2019, 18:00
Replies: 34
Views: 1,532
Posted By SteveTS
Perhaps worth having your pupil tested in dark...

Perhaps worth having your pupil tested in dark adapted conditions (not chemically dilated). For astro my choice would be a 10x50, a challenge with this budget.

FrankD enthusiastically reviewed the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 8th November 2019, 12:55
Replies: 34
Views: 1,532
Posted By SteveTS
Yes, and still worth keeping an eye on, they may...

Yes, and still worth keeping an eye on, they may pop up again.

I cannot speak for 10x50 porros although I had a Nikon 10x42 SE, very good but the ER did not work for me.

There are a very small...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 8th November 2019, 11:35
Replies: 34
Views: 1,532
Posted By SteveTS
A useful thread and not so many choices in 10x50...

A useful thread and not so many choices in 10x50 sub-500 euro.

A tiny handful of overstock Pentax ZD ED 10x50 were plunged on Amazon about six months ago, this may be worth watching as an option,...
Forum: Others Sunday 3rd November 2019, 14:37
Replies: 8
Views: 579
Posted By SteveTS
There are a few interesting offers, price wise,...

There are a few interesting offers, price wise, of the Bresser Montana 8x25 DK down to around £275.00 incl. VAT from MillionStore (https://millionstore.com/cgi-bin/index.pl?prod=DTR535647) amongst...
Forum: Other Wildlife Monday 28th October 2019, 06:44
Replies: 13
Views: 843
Posted By SteveTS
There are often volunteer and reserve warden...

There are often volunteer and reserve warden opportunities around The Wash, there might be one that will get you closer to where you want to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 18:51
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By SteveTS
Stone the crows, 500+ views of this thread for a...

Stone the crows, 500+ views of this thread for a cockle dropping Hoodie hybrid!

Many thanks for all the comments and contributions, very interesting.

Regards, Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 22nd October 2019, 05:27
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By SteveTS
@jurek, thanks a useful practical...

@jurek, thanks a useful practical study.

Regards, Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 21st October 2019, 17:36
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By SteveTS
Thanks, it will be interesting to hear what...

Thanks, it will be interesting to hear what happens :t:

Regards, Steve
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 19th October 2019, 11:11
Replies: 23
Views: 823
Posted By SteveTS
Hooded crow or hybrid?

A fair few farmland birds come to feed on the beach on a receding tide. Yesterday (18th October 2019) in the mob and accompanying a nice well coloured pair of Stock doves and a few Jackdaws was this...
Forum: Others Tuesday 15th October 2019, 14:57
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By SteveTS
A gentle bump to this thread. Yes, John, ‘only...

A gentle bump to this thread.



Yes, John, ‘only one chance to make a first impression’ on you, who knows what the next man thinks?



To some, perhaps even many, the focuser placement and it's...
Forum: Pentax Tuesday 15th October 2019, 14:11
Replies: 9
Views: 1,992
Posted By SteveTS
Inevitably one would have to test both mounted on...

Inevitably one would have to test both mounted on tripods, side by side, outside, and using resolution charts, and good luck with that.

If you are looking at 10x50s perhaps the Leupold BX-5 Santiam...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 15th October 2019, 14:02
Replies: 82
Views: 2,968
Posted By SteveTS
Sand / silica has a hardness of 6-7 on the Mohs'...

Sand / silica has a hardness of 6-7 on the Mohs' Scale, equivalent to quartz, propelled by the wind sand will chip or scratch objective lenses.

I have a Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 with a sand chipped...
Forum: Pentax Sunday 13th October 2019, 16:03
Replies: 9
Views: 1,992
Posted By SteveTS
FWIW Allbinos reviewed the Pentax ZD ED 8x43...

FWIW Allbinos reviewed the Pentax ZD ED 8x43 (https://www.allbinos.com/322-binoculars_review-Pentax_ZD_8x43_ED.html) in 2017.

I would be interested to hear owner opinions of the ZD ED 10x50. The 30...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 12th October 2019, 18:11
Replies: 112
Views: 13,392
Posted By SteveTS
8.5x45 may be your logical next step. I have a...

8.5x45 may be your logical next step. I have a couple of these and use them most often at this time of year, and in failing light.

At other times a good knockabout 8x32 can be hard to beat.

Are...
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