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Forum: Leica Today, 18:49
Replies: 65
Views: 2,123
Posted By Troubador
Tom To me HT looks a tiny bit warmer (think...

Tom

To me HT looks a tiny bit warmer (think Autumn) where to me SF looks a wee bit cleaner (think Spring) but we are getting into the realms of such subtleties here that we will end up describing...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 15:40
Replies: 3
Views: 172
Posted By Troubador
I only have experience of the Traveller but I...

I only have experience of the Traveller but I have no problem with the eye relief / eyecups and neither does my wife nor the two friends who tried it out yesterday at RSPB Old Moor reserve.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Today, 13:59
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By Troubador
Unfortunately these are often associated with...

Unfortunately these are often associated with Rolling Balls and can be quite uncomortable on the eyes:-O

Lee
Forum: Leica Today, 12:34
Replies: 65
Views: 2,123
Posted By Troubador
We were recently on holiday on Ardnamurchan in...

We were recently on holiday on Ardnamurchan in Scotland and for two days there was a thick haar (sea-fog) which was so bad that some ferry ships were unable to sail. I spent hours using my SFs and...
Forum: Leica Today, 11:14
Replies: 65
Views: 2,123
Posted By Troubador
Thank you for clarifying. You can imagine how...

Thank you for clarifying. You can imagine how puzzling this is for those who do not see this.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Today, 09:20
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By Troubador
Watch out folks, the Gaels are coming.....in fact...

Watch out folks, the Gaels are coming.....in fact they are here! OMG!

Lee
Forum: Say Hello Today, 06:53
Replies: 7
Views: 75
Posted By Troubador
Nice of you to join us here. Hope you enjoy many...

Nice of you to join us here. Hope you enjoy many visits to our community.

Lee
Forum: Say Hello Today, 06:52
Replies: 7
Views: 62
Posted By Troubador
Hi Del and welcome to Bird Forum. Enjoy your...

Hi Del and welcome to Bird Forum. Enjoy your visits here.

Lee
Forum: Leica Today, 06:39
Replies: 65
Views: 2,123
Posted By Troubador
Andreas To help us understand what you see are...

Andreas

To help us understand what you see are we correct that you mean any green parts in the view seem 'stronger' than other colours and that you do not mean that the whole image looks a little...
Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 18:52
Replies: 157
Views: 38,334
Posted By Troubador
Ciao Piergiovanni Are you sure your Harpia is a...

Ciao Piergiovanni
Are you sure your Harpia is a normal production unit or is it a pre-production prototype?

Ciao bello
Lee
Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 18:46
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By Troubador
Tom HT is essentially an FL but with high...

Tom

HT is essentially an FL but with high transmission glass and metal optical tubes (rather the GFRP) and very different (and IMHO, much better) handling. I had an FL 8x42 for many years and it was...
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 18:36
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By Troubador
If they are very recently bought as new, take...

If they are very recently bought as new, take them back to the dealer and ask for a replacement, if they are older or secondhand but within the warranty period, contact Leica UK, and if they are out...
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 16:20
Replies: 16
Views: 416
Posted By Troubador
Ian On the face of it your question is very...

Ian

On the face of it your question is very reasonable until you try to define what characteristics would be needed to make a bino, or range of binos, the best. And when you try to factor-in the...
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 16:10
Replies: 65
Views: 2,123
Posted By Troubador
My use of the phrase 'cartoon-like' was probably...

My use of the phrase 'cartoon-like' was probably over-emphasising the point to get it across. Leicas do not really deliver a cartoon-like view.

Lee
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 08:40
Replies: 65
Views: 2,123
Posted By Troubador
My perception is that Leica displays reds...

My perception is that Leica displays reds slightly stronger than I see the reds with the naked eye, Swaro does the same with blue but to a lesser extent (we really are splitting very thin hairs at...
Forum: Leica Yesterday, 06:33
Replies: 65
Views: 2,123
Posted By Troubador
Prof. Gijs van Ginkel who has measured the light...

Prof. Gijs van Ginkel who has measured the light transmission of SF (and whose test results have been verified by the major European brands) has stated several times on Bird Forum that his results do...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 15th June 2018, 13:03
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Troubador
Thats true PP and SONA can't sell at...

Thats true PP and SONA can't sell at significantly less than MSRP without starting to compete with their own dealers.

But do they really only stick those lifetime warranty cards only in the boxes...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 15th June 2018, 12:58
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Troubador
Thanks for your input Joachim. I think you might...

Thanks for your input Joachim. I think you might have answered my question with your phrase 'lots of long lenses and the occasional digiscoper'. This sounds like the increase in long lenses and the...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 15th June 2018, 07:13
Replies: 26
Views: 1,055
Posted By Troubador
SP, my recommendation would be to follow your...

SP, my recommendation would be to follow your instinct. I have binos that are objectively not quite as good as others I have but which have captured my heart and which have given me great...
Forum: Say Hello Friday 15th June 2018, 07:01
Replies: 8
Views: 124
Posted By Troubador
Hey ChitChat, welcome to our community. Lee

Hey ChitChat, welcome to our community.

Lee
Forum: Say Hello Friday 15th June 2018, 07:01
Replies: 8
Views: 141
Posted By Troubador
Hi Pat Welcome to Bird Forum. We hope you will...

Hi Pat
Welcome to Bird Forum. We hope you will enjoy many visits here.

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Friday 15th June 2018, 06:49
Replies: 10
Views: 363
Posted By Troubador
Thanks for taking the time to call SONA but this...

Thanks for taking the time to call SONA but this surely cannot be correct even if it comes directly from a CS person.

The idea that different buyers in the USA get different warranties depending on...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 14th June 2018, 17:10
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By Troubador
You poor thing Chuck! But I am sure you find...

You poor thing Chuck! But I am sure you find solace in all of your bino-companions.
When you get out of jail, sorry, when you get some spare time, let us know what you think of these little...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 14th June 2018, 17:01
Replies: 7
Views: 300
Posted By Troubador
As always you are a mine of fascinating...

As always you are a mine of fascinating info.

Stephen Ingraham commented on this general topic and this is posted as a sticky on this forum:

You don't buy a scope to take pictures of birds. You buy...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 14th June 2018, 11:55
Replies: 274
Views: 9,651
Posted By Troubador
Wow. Did they do any wing-clapping? Its ages...

Wow. Did they do any wing-clapping? Its ages since went out at night on Hollesley Heath in Suffolk and watched them ghosting around and displaying. Magical.

Lee
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