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Forum: Argentina Yesterday, 19:23
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By Swissboy
Thank you all! I'll have to look into that. If I...

Thank you all! I'll have to look into that. If I can take my time I might make it.

We have a total of 4 full days now at Ushuaia, after full planning had been done.

For El Calafate, at present, it...
Forum: Argentina Thursday 20th February 2020, 13:50
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By Swissboy
Thanks, that seems to be more to my liking as the...

Thanks, that seems to be more to my liking as the road brings one up closer to the required habitat at least. ;)
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 20th February 2020, 13:42
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By Swissboy
Interesting. I seem to recall that such a book...

Interesting. I seem to recall that such a book was announced long ago, but maybe I'm mistaken?
Forum: Argentina Thursday 20th February 2020, 13:24
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By Swissboy
Thanks for your input! One of my problems is that...

Thanks for your input! One of my problems is that I'm a terrible uphill walker. So it's not the distance, but the steepness that slows me down. I have yet to find Garibaldi Pass. Any hints for me...
Forum: Argentina Wednesday 19th February 2020, 19:02
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By Swissboy
As this is just a stopover on the way home, I...

As this is just a stopover on the way home, I will not get a car, but I might get a taxi if necessary. Main purpose of the trip is an Antarctic cruise plus a re-visit if the Iguazu falls up north....
Forum: Argentina Wednesday 19th February 2020, 13:03
Replies: 11
Views: 144
Posted By Swissboy
Birding around El Calafate late December

I'm planning a short stay in the El Calafate area in late December. The idea is to see at least Perito Moreno Glaciar and the Magellanic Plover that I hope to see along Lago Argentino. I'm open to...
Forum: Leica Sunday 9th February 2020, 10:49
Replies: 84
Views: 4,420
Posted By Swissboy
I can confirm this. I just recently sold my 1976...

I can confirm this. I just recently sold my 1976 model 10x40B on the internet and was puzzled myself when I took pictures for the purpose. It had been my standard and well used model for close to 20...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 9th February 2020, 10:28
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Swissboy
You are most welcome. That's one good thing about...

You are most welcome. That's one good thing about BF that we can all benefit from each other.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 7th February 2020, 22:27
Replies: 384
Views: 80,830
Posted By Swissboy
Lots of people will get it precisely because it...

Lots of people will get it precisely because it now includes Hawaii. A few years ago when I was preparing for our Hawaii trip, it was such a book I was searching for. Though it turned out that the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 7th February 2020, 22:17
Replies: 121
Views: 68,506
Posted By Swissboy
Hi Bruce, looks like another attempt to finally...

Hi Bruce, looks like another attempt to finally catch up with the rest of the world regarding convenience of measuring units. ;) o:)

I know it's a pain both ways! I lived in the US for 5 years when...
Forum: Others Saturday 1st February 2020, 20:10
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By Swissboy
Manufacturer confirmed

I found the manufacturer number for this series at another Swiss outlet, and it corresponds with the one by United Optics. (Manufacturer Part Number (MPN):BW20-0842ED) :eat:
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 29th January 2020, 13:36
Replies: 565
Views: 148,706
Posted By Swissboy
Would be nice if the books were closer to a...

Would be nice if the books were closer to a convenient field guide format than the regional bird guides. Actually, the Southern Cone also already has a book, but that goes more towards a handbook...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 27th January 2020, 23:44
Replies: 42
Views: 2,260
Posted By Swissboy
from post #6 I had a chance to compare a number...

from post #6

I had a chance to compare a number of binoculars this weekend, among them the Swaros and in particular the models discussed here. They were both in a way new to me, and that is why I...
Forum: Nikon Monday 27th January 2020, 23:17
Replies: 16
Views: 1,093
Posted By Swissboy
At least in Switzerland they often do not even...

At least in Switzerland they often do not even show up in stores as dealers are fed-up with the lousy service Nikon provides them.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 27th January 2020, 23:06
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Swissboy
I think you will not regret getting this book....

I think you will not regret getting this book. This weekend, I had a chance to compare it with a copy of the UAE book, and mostly the distribution maps are pretty close or identical in what info they...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 27th January 2020, 23:00
Replies: 10
Views: 853
Posted By Swissboy
Got my book today. Over all a very fine book....

Got my book today. Over all a very fine book. Missing the quick-find index that I think should be standard by now. Only printing issue so far: plate 77 is missing the Black Redstart name.
For me of...
Forum: Others Friday 24th January 2020, 17:03
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By Swissboy
Great, thank you very much Pete. Also explains...

Great, thank you very much Pete. Also explains why there is no 10 x 32 version.
Forum: Others Friday 24th January 2020, 16:12
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By Swissboy
I presume the Kern 7x50 falls into the same...

I presume the Kern 7x50 falls into the same category? When I was a teenager, I admired it a lot, but only much later learned that it was not as great as it looked. I think it was Henry Link who...
Forum: Others Friday 24th January 2020, 14:32
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By Swissboy
Smile QC "demo"

Today, I bought the 8x42 instead of the 8x32: My local dealer had one each of the "Milan ED" models that I could look through. The two x42 versions were already there two weeks ago when I first...
Forum: Others Friday 24th January 2020, 14:25
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By Swissboy
QC "demo"

deleted for reasons of duplication. sorry.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 24th January 2020, 13:30
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Swissboy
Nigel, you get a decent selection of pages to...

Nigel, you get a decent selection of pages to look at here: https://www.nhbs.com/birds-of-the-middle-east-book

Just click on "additional images".
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 23rd January 2020, 15:43
Replies: 14
Views: 753
Posted By Swissboy
Not sure whether you can do better than with the...

Not sure whether you can do better than with the second edition of Birds of the Middle East? What do you not like about those distribution maps? Just make sure you have the second edition, though....
Forum: Others Thursday 23rd January 2020, 14:42
Replies: 15
Views: 662
Posted By Swissboy
Admiral manufacturer?

We have a trading company here in Switzerland that is well known for selling decent, yet relatively cheap optics, in particular binoculars. They run under the trade name Admiral. I wonder whether...
Forum: Sony Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 16:00
Replies: 241
Views: 42,507
Posted By Swissboy
Pete, Thank you very much. I will look into it....

Pete,

Thank you very much. I will look into it. Seems like an interesting possibility.

Best regards,
Robert
Forum: Sony Monday 20th January 2020, 21:57
Replies: 241
Views: 42,507
Posted By Swissboy
Hi Pete, You mean you can keep the bag on your...

Hi Pete,

You mean you can keep the bag on your back and still get a camera out to take pictures? Never had things tumbling out while you do it? The middle photo you posted seems to invite such...
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