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Forum: Zeiss Thursday 29th August 2019, 19:03
Replies: 93
Views: 5,156
Posted By Troubador
It must be a pretty huge task that Zeiss has...

It must be a pretty huge task that Zeiss has undertaken. They presumably have to change all the straps in all the boxes of binos in stock in Wetzlar, in sister companies around Europe and in all the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th August 2019, 16:38
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Troubador
Regarding the Meopta MeoStars, there was a...

Regarding the Meopta MeoStars, there was a cutaway unit on the Meopta stand at Bird Fair so you could see inside the optical tube. It was beautifully made and I was struck by the absence of obviously...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Thursday 29th August 2019, 11:42
Replies: 1
Views: 315
Posted By Troubador
Digi-scoping with the Zeiss Harpia

I have been conscious that my review of the Zeiss Harpia scope (https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=369982) contained virtually no information about digi-scoping with Harpia. To put right this...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th August 2019, 16:02
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Troubador
B Did you try it yourself, head first, before...

B

Did you try it yourself, head first, before you tried it with the binos? Heat stress is a terrible thing :-)

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th August 2019, 12:52
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Troubador
Give over David, at least it is a red-film coated...

Give over David, at least it is a red-film coated binocular telescope and to prove it the lenses have a green tint!

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th August 2019, 06:15
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Troubador
Was it ever an issue? Me and Troubadoris have...

Was it ever an issue?

Me and Troubadoris have been out for hours in pouring west Scotland rain, she with her Leica Ultravids, and she has never had a water ingress problem.

This may not be the same...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 28th August 2019, 06:08
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Troubador
Hi Mark I always have the eyepiece cover /...

Hi Mark

I always have the eyepiece cover / rainguard fitted but have never used objective covers.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 27th August 2019, 15:43
Replies: 19
Views: 967
Posted By Troubador
I just wrapped the strap around the hinge so over...

I just wrapped the strap around the hinge so over the focuser and down to the end of the hinge then back up the underside or back of the bino and then folded the strap back on itself so the bulk of...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th August 2019, 10:48
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Troubador
42za, unless we strip a few binos to the bone, we...

42za, unless we strip a few binos to the bone, we can only guess at the robustness and technical excellence of the internal mechanicals for example you make a comment about Leica focus and dioptre....
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th August 2019, 15:33
Replies: 72
Views: 4,903
Posted By Troubador
Sam They are plastic and look very like the old...

Sam

They are plastic and look very like the old ones but there are differences inside and they feel vastly different when moving them between positions and when they are in a position.

Lee
Forum: Kowa Sunday 25th August 2019, 15:30
Replies: 103
Views: 9,461
Posted By Troubador
Me too. Lee

Me too.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 25th August 2019, 06:59
Replies: 72
Views: 4,903
Posted By Troubador
Sam See final paragraph of Post 11. Lee

Sam
See final paragraph of Post 11.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 24th August 2019, 16:53
Replies: 25
Views: 1,363
Posted By Troubador
Tenex This is unacceptable. Re-setting the...

Tenex
This is unacceptable. Re-setting the dioptre is a routine part of most servicing and this has clearly been not done.
I would contact Zeiss KY and ask them to arrange for collection of the bino...
Forum: Say Hello Friday 23rd August 2019, 06:55
Replies: 7
Views: 220
Posted By Troubador
Hi Bill and welcome from Sheffield, England....

Hi Bill and welcome from Sheffield, England. Enjoy your visits here.

Lee
Forum: Leica Wednesday 21st August 2019, 18:44
Replies: 42
Views: 1,472
Posted By Troubador
Time to get those HTs collimated James. Lee

Time to get those HTs collimated James.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 21st August 2019, 15:37
Replies: 72
Views: 4,903
Posted By Troubador
Behind the Scenes at Bird Fair!!

What does Bird Fair look like on the day before the Fair opens?

See the first two pics below which were typical of all the marquees: boxes and litter everywhere, stands looking as if an opening the...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 21st August 2019, 12:13
Replies: 42
Views: 1,472
Posted By Troubador
Mark is correct because we are talking about the...

Mark is correct because we are talking about the extent of the increase.

A 100% increase would mean double the starting point, because you start from the existing 100% so an increase of 100% takes...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 21st August 2019, 07:50
Replies: 72
Views: 4,903
Posted By Troubador
Nice write-up Patudo and here is the MeoBear...

Nice write-up Patudo and here is the MeoBear himself.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 20th August 2019, 10:51
Replies: 36
Views: 2,693
Posted By Troubador
I tried an SF with these new eyecups and they...

I tried an SF with these new eyecups and they felt excellent as they moved up and down, with no sloppy unnecessary movement and the click-stop positions felt very secure.

A big improvement on the...
Forum: Cetaceans & Marine Life Tuesday 20th August 2019, 06:32
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By Troubador
Absolutely right! Lee

Absolutely right!

Lee
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 18th August 2019, 14:28
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By Troubador
Hello and welcome to Birdforum, enjoy your visits...

Hello and welcome to Birdforum, enjoy your visits here.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th August 2019, 14:27
Replies: 36
Views: 2,693
Posted By Troubador
Joerg Schmidt has confirmed SF has HT glass but...

Joerg Schmidt has confirmed SF has HT glass but Zeiss are being coy about where exactly this is employed. One of the objective group is fluoride-doped and the only decent-sized lumps of glass are the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th August 2019, 05:04
Replies: 72
Views: 4,903
Posted By Troubador
Hi Andy Didn't see any amusing incidents at the...

Hi Andy
Didn't see any amusing incidents at the Fair, despite or because of the mud. But I had to smile at the attractive little bear sitting on top of a display cabinet on the Meopta stand and...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 18th August 2019, 05:00
Replies: 72
Views: 4,903
Posted By Troubador
Hi Rob I guess you mean the new B1.1 MeoStars...

Hi Rob

I guess you mean the new B1.1 MeoStars since the long-awaited B2s have yet to appear. I didn't get the chance to settle down for a good look through them but a quick try-out showed the...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 17th August 2019, 14:21
Replies: 72
Views: 4,903
Posted By Troubador
News from Bird Fair

Quick impressions from Bird Fair 2019.

Mud, mud, mud. Everywhere although the heavy rubber sheeting put down by the Fair has helped a good deal.

No new EL, no Noctivid 32 and no SF 32.

Opticron is...
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