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Forum: Swarovski Today, 14:20
Replies: 301
Views: 12,016
Posted By etudiant
Good on you. You appreciate the value of this...

Good on you.
You appreciate the value of this kind of gear, fine precision mechanical designs, either pure or sometimes melding with superior optics. Either way, works of art and splendid...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 11:04
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By etudiant
That is good to hear, plus it shows impressive...

That is good to hear, plus it shows impressive repair/maintenance talent.
My electronic Canon 10x42IS went wonky after 8 years and Canon struggled to fix it. I eventually just bought another one.
Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 23:41
Replies: 301
Views: 12,016
Posted By etudiant
Is it possible that the head rest is actually the...

Is it possible that the head rest is actually the most significant innovation here?

Optimistically, it may be an IS alternative with no batteries and no moving parts.
Even though I've been a total...
Forum: Interviews with Optics Manufacturers Yesterday, 01:34
Replies: 21
Views: 2,816
Posted By etudiant
Spot on! The kids are very aware that stuff...

Spot on!
The kids are very aware that stuff evolves, Today Internet Explorer, tomorrow Firefox, next year some Google spin out.
It is inherent in any rapid evolution and imho, birders who cling to...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 00:25
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By etudiant
Afaik, the electronic IS glass stabilization...

Afaik, the electronic IS glass stabilization systems are enormously more durable than the mechanical wizardry involved in the Zeiss 20x60 IS. Shipping will not be a problem there.
Electronics are...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 29th June 2020, 21:47
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By etudiant
I'm a devote of lithium batteries for my 10x42IS,...

I'm a devote of lithium batteries for my 10x42IS, they last a long time, perform flawlessly in hot or severe cold and don't leak, unlike regular alkalines. Best is that they go from good to no good...
Forum: Olympus Friday 26th June 2020, 18:37
Replies: 17
Views: 618
Posted By etudiant
But Panasonic sold their sensor business for a...

But Panasonic sold their sensor business for a pittance to a Taiwanese shop late last year.
https://camerajabber.com/panasonic-sells-its-sensor-business/

So the shakeout is perhaps just beginning.
I...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 21st June 2020, 18:28
Replies: 8
Views: 244
Posted By etudiant
I don't know what you were using before, but one...

I don't know what you were using before, but one easy way to download is to plug in the camera or other device, then left click on the Windows symbol, it will open a small screen showing various...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 20th June 2020, 02:35
Replies: 16
Views: 510
Posted By etudiant
A labor of love. I think it is awesome that...

A labor of love.
I think it is awesome that there was a team to put this together.
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 18th June 2020, 17:59
Replies: 7
Views: 281
Posted By etudiant
So true. Wonderful souvenirs of watching massed...

So true.
Wonderful souvenirs of watching massed Swifts on their morning patrols over the rooftops of Trujillo, a town in the Extremadura that is the birthplace of Pizarro. Also lots of Kestrels and...
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Thursday 18th June 2020, 02:53
Replies: 3
Views: 340
Posted By etudiant
Canon still offers a camera backpack that has...

Canon still offers a camera backpack that has served me well for more than a decade, a bargain for under $50...
Forum: Idaho Thursday 18th June 2020, 02:38
Replies: 2
Views: 97
Posted By etudiant
Perhaps a young Cedar Waxwing? They look pretty...

Perhaps a young Cedar Waxwing? They look pretty gray and do have the little crest.
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Thursday 18th June 2020, 02:35
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By etudiant
Rocks are a great addition, the idea being that...

Rocks are a great addition, the idea being that the birds can walk down the flat side of the rock to a depth they are comfortable with for their bath.
As you already have a pump, you might be able to...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 14th June 2020, 23:25
Replies: 129
Views: 10,351
Posted By etudiant
You have a lot of company in that. It is...

You have a lot of company in that.
It is unfortunately true that birders are skeptical of the idea that an electronic assist can and should be part of any modern binocular. Yet the improvement IS...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 14th June 2020, 11:26
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By etudiant
The body material is polycarbonate according to...

The body material is polycarbonate according to Optics4birding.

https://www.optics4birding.com/kowa-tsn-553-15-45x55-prominar-angled-spotting-scope-body.html
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 14th June 2020, 03:08
Replies: 129
Views: 10,351
Posted By etudiant
Many cell phones now have IS on their cameras, so...

Many cell phones now have IS on their cameras, so size and weight can be a lot less than was the case when Canon launched the 10x42IS. The problem is alpha binoculars are a tiny market, with mostly...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 14th June 2020, 02:54
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By etudiant
Afaik, the Kowa has a polycarbonate body, much as...

Afaik, the Kowa has a polycarbonate body, much as the Nikon. I'd not expect a massive difference in durability.

A new ED50 body is available for about $300, a fifth the price of the Kowa with its...
Forum: New York Sunday 14th June 2020, 02:32
Replies: 764
Views: 156,313
Posted By etudiant
Agree entirely, plus it can be rather misleading....

Agree entirely, plus it can be rather misleading. Common Nighthawk for instance is anything but common in most places.
Forum: Zeiss Friday 12th June 2020, 01:39
Replies: 129
Views: 10,351
Posted By etudiant
Agree entirely, I too would love a compact 10x32...

Agree entirely, I too would love a compact 10x32 alpha birding glass to replace my chunky Canon 10x42IS. The only problem is that the IS part is still missing from the new Zeiss. Maybe someday....
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 10th June 2020, 21:06
Replies: 1
Views: 200
Posted By etudiant
I've no knowledge of the various case options...

I've no knowledge of the various case options here, but the Deltrintem was a significant export earner for East Germany, so it was very important to avoid delivery interruptions. That may have...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 10th June 2020, 11:51
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By etudiant
How come there is no outrage in the environmental...

How come there is no outrage in the environmental community as a result?
As with wind power and its decimation of raptors and bats, it seems that any sleazy taxpayer funded scheme gets complete...
Forum: Conservation Wednesday 10th June 2020, 11:46
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By etudiant
Probably because the only people still able to...

Probably because the only people still able to build them on a reasonably credible schedule are the Chinese and the Russians.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 10th June 2020, 03:31
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By etudiant
A very impressive result for ISO 25,600! You...

A very impressive result for ISO 25,600!
You happily have the post processing skill that makes that happen. Not many birders are that capable of making Lightroom sing so well, unfortunately.
Forum: China (including Hong Kong & Macau) Sunday 7th June 2020, 01:47
Replies: 1,653
Views: 234,601
Posted By etudiant
Hi Dong Bei, I've bookmarked your site, great...

Hi Dong Bei,

I've bookmarked your site, great shots and wonderful mindset, but am baffled by the linked shopping site for the Birds of Dalian. There is no option for English that I could find and my...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 7th June 2020, 00:48
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By etudiant
No, I'm merely trying to point out that Trump is...

No, I'm merely trying to point out that Trump is in no wise disruptive, he is merely implementing the dictates of the US bureaucracy in an unusually clumsy but still consistent fashion.
Imho, Sec. of...
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