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Forum: Nikon Wednesday 21st October 2020, 21:02
Replies: 98
Views: 4,598
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Etudiant, It would appear that you have...

Hello Etudiant,


It would appear that you have another useful tool for bird watching. In sum, does this glass replace your Canon, or just supplements it?
I owned two Nikon binoculars and found the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 16th October 2020, 10:21
Replies: 34
Views: 1,507
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Bockos, One must consider how you use your...

Hello Bockos,

One must consider how you use your binocular: for bird and nature observation, at a stadium, for hunting, perhaps for astronomy. I find it difficult to use a 10x, except for brief...
Forum: New York Thursday 15th October 2020, 20:37
Replies: 777
Views: 159,716
Posted By Pinewood
migrants, a warbler and a common bird

Hello all,

Welcome to my limited world, one hectare in Manhattan.

In the last couple of days, I have seen a female or immature blackpoll warbler, , common birds which had not yet been seen by me...
Forum: Others Thursday 15th October 2020, 00:46
Replies: 10
Views: 407
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, Here is a wild guess. It was a store...

Hello,

Here is a wild guess. It was a store label from P.... L... Department Stores.

Stay safe,
Arthur Pinewood :hi:
Forum: New York Monday 12th October 2020, 10:29
Replies: 777
Views: 159,716
Posted By Pinewood
Hello KC, Thank you. On Friday, I had a modern...

Hello KC,

Thank you.

On Friday, I had a modern glass with quick focussing, which was needed because that flycatcher was rather active. On Saturday, I had an old B&L Porro, which worked well for...
Forum: New York Monday 12th October 2020, 00:09
Replies: 777
Views: 159,716
Posted By Pinewood
An autumnal visitor and something less than common

Hello,

My garden revealed two nice birds. On Friday, I saw a great crested flycatcher and on Saturday, I saw a sign of autumn, a rufous sided or Eastern Towhee. Both are firsts for my garden...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 11th October 2020, 23:56
Replies: 26
Views: 743
Posted By Pinewood
Nike the goddess of victory is pronounced...

Nike the goddess of victory is pronounced knee-cay.

Nikon once had a camera line called, "Nikonos," which was meant for divers. The word also means son of Nike.

Stay safe,
Arthur :hi:
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 11th October 2020, 23:47
Replies: 6
Views: 519
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, I think the binocular would be of more...

Hello,

I think the binocular would be of more interest to amateur astronomers than to bird watchers. Lack of close focussing and of reliable waterproofing is of little concern to the amateur...
Forum: Nikon Friday 9th October 2020, 20:38
Replies: 26
Views: 743
Posted By Pinewood
Nippon Kogaku!

Nippon Kogaku!
Forum: Zeiss Friday 9th October 2020, 13:11
Replies: 14
Views: 741
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, I would add that some models are more...

Hello,

I would add that some models are more highly valued than others but they all have real value.

Stay safe,
Arthur Pinewood
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 6th October 2020, 13:56
Replies: 92
Views: 3,467
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, As the OP asked what constitutes an alpha...

Hello,

As the OP asked what constitutes an alpha binocular, not an alpha brand, I think that the best of Meopta and Kowa and of course of Nikon, are alpha or nearly alpha. Just as the Terra,...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Monday 5th October 2020, 10:12
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Bismarck H, Urban bird watchers may be...

Hello Bismarck H,

Urban bird watchers may be required to wear masks in public and private gardens. I certainly am.


Stay safe,
Arthur :hi:
Forum: New York Monday 5th October 2020, 00:28
Replies: 777
Views: 159,716
Posted By Pinewood
Hello all, The weekend has been very rewarding...

Hello all,

The weekend has been very rewarding on my small patch. Saturday, I my first juncoes and white throated sparrows of the season, as well an immature black throated blue warble. Today, I...
Forum: Leica Monday 5th October 2020, 00:00
Replies: 11
Views: 850
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Tom, It was still Leica practice in the...

Hello Tom,

It was still Leica practice in the late 1960's.

Stay safe,
Arthur
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th October 2020, 23:53
Replies: 54
Views: 2,394
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, I regretted selling my 8x30 Nikon EII,...

Hello,

I regretted selling my 8x30 Nikon EII, when I got my Zeiss 8x32 FL. The Zeiss is a better glass but with a narrower FOV. I read that the new Zeiss SF 8x32 matched the EII's FOV.

Stay...
Forum: Tips For New Birders Sunday 4th October 2020, 23:50
Replies: 14
Views: 729
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, The BBC suggested pulling the mask high...

Hello,

The BBC suggested pulling the mask high on your nose, and placing the eyeglasses on the mask.

Stay safe,
Arthur Pinewood
Forum: New York Thursday 1st October 2020, 17:30
Replies: 777
Views: 159,716
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, Still trying to exploit by building's...

Hello,

Still trying to exploit by building's garden as much as possible. I still see small flocks of blue jays and frequent see northern flickers. Today, I though I saw a female red shafted one...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 1st October 2020, 15:46
Replies: 54
Views: 2,764
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Lee, Thanks for the interesting interview...

Hello Lee,

Thanks for the interesting interview and thanks to Herr Steinich for giving such informative details.

Stay safe,
Arthur :hi:
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 29th September 2020, 23:05
Replies: 26
Views: 4,916
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Binastro, Maybe M3. Definitely, early...

Hello Binastro,

Maybe M3.

Definitely, early 1940's. The later 6x30 M13 and M13A US Army models, issued during WWII, were far superior, while the M5's were offloaded to allies who were short of...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 21:41
Replies: 24
Views: 1,569
Posted By Pinewood
Hello, I once asked a retailer what happened to...

Hello,

I once asked a retailer what happened to the demonstration binoculars. He said Nikon collected them. Other manufacturers, like Zeiss, allowed bigger retailers to order demo glasses for...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 18:38
Replies: 71
Views: 3,883
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Patudo, Bausch & Lomb had a very long...

Hello Patudo,

Bausch & Lomb had a very long history in optics before they devoted themselves to ophthalmic products: photographic lenses, telescopes, microscopes and binoculars. At the beginning...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 23rd September 2020, 14:38
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Pat, My correction used to be -7.5, but it...

Hello Pat,

My correction used to be -7.5, but it is now -4.5, so I can use some binoculars without my glasses. However, I find this adequate only in daytime. At night, my astigmatism becomes far...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 21st September 2020, 21:32
Replies: 71
Views: 3,883
Posted By Pinewood
B&L 8x30

Hello,

When it comes to Porro binoculars, this B&L 8x30 non-Zephyr has a basic honesty or authenticity which has been well expressed in the design.

Stay safe,
Arthur
Forum: New York Monday 21st September 2020, 08:52
Replies: 777
Views: 159,716
Posted By Pinewood
Hello Ed, As I have gotten older my ophthalmic...

Hello Ed,

As I have gotten older my ophthalmic prescription has changed from -7 to -4.5. Before the overhaul, the binocular was just able to focus at infinity. The technician set it to clearly...
Forum: New York Monday 21st September 2020, 02:12
Replies: 777
Views: 159,716
Posted By Pinewood
Another binocular and some birds

Hello,

On Thursday, I received my newly acquired eighty one yea old B&L 8x30 binocular from my optical technician. It is not a zephyr model but it is coated, which is odd. I took it bird watching...
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