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Forum: Binoculars Sunday 3rd September 2017, 14:15
Replies: 19
Views: 7,814
Posted By CliveP
Whatever Bob. I'm sure I'm not up the standard...

Whatever Bob. I'm sure I'm not up the standard required for a post where you can't grumble. Please spare me in future. Thanks.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 3rd September 2017, 10:50
Replies: 19
Views: 7,814
Posted By CliveP
So if I understand this correctly Maven have...

So if I understand this correctly Maven have produced an unpopular size bin and used poorer optics because folks won't pay a lot. I don't think that is going to do much for improving it's future...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd September 2017, 09:00
Replies: 19
Views: 7,814
Posted By CliveP
The Elite. Nope. Crap fov. My Carson 8x22 is 7.5...

The Elite. Nope. Crap fov. My Carson 8x22 is 7.5 deg or there is a nice compact Carson 7x20 @ 8 deg. Why doesn't some-one review one of those 7x Carson?

I had a Bressor 8x28 and never again...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st September 2017, 10:21
Replies: 19
Views: 7,814
Posted By CliveP
Yes I wouldn't touch that Kowa either or the...

Yes I wouldn't touch that Kowa either or the Vortex. I just don't like small fov and I prefer a folding compact even if it is slightly less quality optically. If you prefer a larger bin with less fov...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st August 2017, 10:12
Replies: 19
Views: 7,814
Posted By CliveP
Such a narrow fov is only bad news. Why? I...

Such a narrow fov is only bad news.

Why?

I don't predict good things for this model in fact it would seem to be a complete waste of time.

Let it be a warning to others when it flops.

I wouldn't...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 30th August 2017, 09:30
Replies: 2
Views: 1,353
Posted By CliveP
Loose hinges on folding compact FIX

Ok I think I've got potential a fix for this. No gurantees of course but...

If you do have a loose hinge dual hinge folder compact you might like to try this simple fix. I do it when the hinges on...
Forum: Hawke Optics Monday 28th August 2017, 07:29
Replies: 2
Views: 2,984
Posted By CliveP
Yes, thank you. I hope it will be helpful to...

Yes, thank you. I hope it will be helpful to people who have these bins as I'm sure there are a lot of them out there that would benefit from this fairly simple procedure and then they can experience...
Forum: Hawke Optics Friday 25th August 2017, 09:54
Replies: 2
Views: 2,984
Posted By CliveP
Endurance 8/10x25 Focus Fix

I've had 4 of the 10x25 model and in each instance the focus left something to be desired to put it mildly.

Anyhow last night I decided to have a look at and think about it.

Well my brain must have...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 19th August 2017, 09:37
Replies: 68
Views: 15,323
Posted By CliveP
Hmmm decisions, decisions? This, Glastonbury or...

Hmmm decisions, decisions?

This, Glastonbury or a quiet day out (with one of my many bins)?

I'm thinking of charging millions if anyone wants to come on a quiet day out 8-P
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th June 2017, 09:14
Replies: 4
Views: 2,741
Posted By CliveP
A better question might have been. Why the hell...

A better question might have been. Why the hell are they so expensive?

Ok I'm a bit poverty warped. I suppose mega yachts in Monte Carlo don't pay for themselves. Obviously, because they are so...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 29th March 2017, 21:29
Replies: 32
Views: 10,791
Posted By CliveP
Well you took the bait Bill or is that what I'm...

Well you took the bait Bill or is that what I'm doing?

Do they do anti stress courses Bill for folks who go barmy over a term? or folks who answer?
I say tomato you say tom-ate-o lol.

I'm not...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 28th March 2017, 19:44
Replies: 32
Views: 10,791
Posted By CliveP
I repaired, or tampered with, depending on how...

I repaired, or tampered with, depending on how you look at it (eh Bill) my Hawke Endurance 10x25 (approx£100) and now it's performing very well such that I'm starting to use it regularly and finding...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th March 2017, 20:39
Replies: 19
Views: 8,886
Posted By CliveP
Maybe this...

Maybe this http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Carson-Optical-FR-720-7-x-20-mm-Binocular-/172490457044?hash=item28293b7fd4:g:wR0AAOSwQupXWXDb

but there is also a Pracktica version...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 18th February 2017, 06:32
Replies: 77
Views: 9,090
Posted By CliveP
Yes we are destroying the planet but hey it's...

Yes we are destroying the planet but hey it's progress.

Now everyone get into their car and drive somewhere as where you are is no good and when you get there then drive somewhere else as the same...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 17th February 2017, 05:40
Replies: 8
Views: 2,786
Posted By CliveP
Phew, I thought it was that my skull eyesockets...

Phew, I thought it was that my skull eyesockets were a bit wonky though I'm sure they are slightly different in everyone but I guess if it also happens with folk who wear glasses then it probably is...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 16th February 2017, 06:10
Replies: 8
Views: 2,786
Posted By CliveP
Welcome to the club. :t: It's the latest fashion...

Welcome to the club. :t:

It's the latest fashion thing in birding, almost like wearing hats backwards or your trousers down or back to front.

I suspect there are more out there with not quite...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th February 2017, 17:26
Replies: 8
Views: 2,786
Posted By CliveP
Maybe I'm deformed? (with some bins). Thought...

Maybe I'm deformed? (with some bins).

Thought I'd get that in before.....

I have used this technique outdoors with two of the bins already and in fact they were difficult to use with the eyecups...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 9th February 2017, 09:38
Replies: 8
Views: 2,786
Posted By CliveP
Odd eyecup setting.

So I recently discovered that several of my bins work much better for me with the right eyecup set one click more out that the left eyecup.

Mostly with my small bins like my 8x20, 10x25 and even...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 31st January 2017, 06:55
Replies: 10
Views: 2,274
Posted By CliveP
I've had a few bins lately that gave me eyestrain...

I've had a few bins lately that gave me eyestrain and it seems that they were both slightly out of colimation meaning my eyes were constantly straining to line up both images and I would end up with...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 29th January 2017, 18:34
Replies: 38
Views: 16,176
Posted By CliveP
lol I guess wives just don't get it. Try...

lol I guess wives just don't get it. Try thrusting shoes and handbags or something.

At least she sorts the sarnies ( I was going to say packed lunch but ...), right?

The bin sounds good. Wonder how...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 29th January 2017, 07:39
Replies: 66
Views: 28,109
Posted By CliveP
I don't know about the Zeiss but if you can get...

I don't know about the Zeiss but if you can get at the hinge screws then it's just a matter of tightening them up with a screwdriver which is worth learning to do as then you can do it again if ever...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 29th January 2017, 07:16
Replies: 106
Views: 47,971
Posted By CliveP
Thanks, I managed to sort the other problem...

Thanks, I managed to sort the other problem although I have no idea why but anyway, it's singing away beautifully as before or possibly even better.

Obviously I do live on an island off the west...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 28th January 2017, 09:39
Replies: 106
Views: 47,971
Posted By CliveP
Yes I gave up golf quite a while ago. Birding is...

Yes I gave up golf quite a while ago. Birding is much better communing with the universe. Golf is weird but when folks are grinding around in their cars and crap jobs all week then I suppose...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 26th January 2017, 19:46
Replies: 106
Views: 47,971
Posted By CliveP
Just kidding of course Tim but there was a time...

Just kidding of course Tim but there was a time and it probably still exists that holding two Swaro and a Zeiss I would have been doing a lot of Wowing but as you say if there isn't a view and good...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 26th January 2017, 15:05
Replies: 106
Views: 47,971
Posted By CliveP
Well then, there can only be one conclusion....

Well then, there can only be one conclusion.

Tim is a collector :'D Gasp :eek!:

He bought a big bag to hide them in 3:-)
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