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Forum: Canon Monday 16th September 2019, 02:34
Replies: 57
Views: 1,759
Posted By james holdsworth
Do you have to flip that ''on/off'' switch to get...

Do you have to flip that ''on/off'' switch to get the IS working? Looks finicky.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th September 2019, 22:59
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By james holdsworth
I found the change to the sculpted, water-proof...

I found the change to the sculpted, water-proof body also brought with it optics that were inferior to the previous generation of Elites - less contrasty, less apparently sharp, underwhelming.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th September 2019, 19:17
Replies: 24
Views: 732
Posted By james holdsworth
I would not recommend the Terra. I like mine...

I would not recommend the Terra. I like mine optically, but the double hinge design is crap, and both hinges are too loose. Many have had this problem and I suspect it is a inherent flaw in the...
Forum: Leica Monday 9th September 2019, 17:01
Replies: 35
Views: 928
Posted By james holdsworth
If you really use your bino's, in all weather,...

If you really use your bino's, in all weather, this is going to happen. It's a waste of time to send them in, and risk loss or more damage through handling etc., for something so minor and so...
Forum: Leica Sunday 8th September 2019, 00:15
Replies: 35
Views: 928
Posted By james holdsworth
Every rubber covered bino I own, or have owned,...

Every rubber covered bino I own, or have owned, has done this. As you mention, this rubber will expand and contract hundreds or thousands of times over years of use and it's only natural that it...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 4th September 2019, 23:19
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By james holdsworth
The strap will fit through the side openings when...

The strap will fit through the side openings when closed with no problem.
Forum: Leica Monday 2nd September 2019, 00:10
Replies: 69
Views: 4,131
Posted By james holdsworth
I guess the left 3 are all Swaro's......;)

I guess the left 3 are all Swaro's......;)
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 27th August 2019, 02:40
Replies: 19
Views: 927
Posted By james holdsworth
I pack it with the strap hanging out, when it is...

I pack it with the strap hanging out, when it is [rarely] cased.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 21st August 2019, 16:29
Replies: 42
Views: 1,455
Posted By james holdsworth
My head hurts....

My head hurts....
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 20th July 2019, 18:02
Replies: 23
Views: 2,406
Posted By james holdsworth
They fixed a 30 year old bin - there are only one...

They fixed a 30 year old bin - there are only one or two other manufacturers that would do that.
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 4th July 2019, 01:42
Replies: 8
Views: 706
Posted By james holdsworth
1987 10x40 would not be phase-coated...1989 and...

1987 10x40 would not be phase-coated...1989 and later.
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 00:08
Replies: 12
Views: 935
Posted By james holdsworth
Yep, a world of difference between the P and non...

Yep, a world of difference between the P and non P version of this bino.
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 00:05
Replies: 9
Views: 825
Posted By james holdsworth
Did they really need all that they replaced /...

Did they really need all that they replaced / fixed?
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 15th June 2019, 23:16
Replies: 22
Views: 1,478
Posted By james holdsworth
Note sure to what you are referring - all of my...

Note sure to what you are referring - all of my recent Zeiss have come with a well made corduroy-type flip top soft case with inside pouch. They are durable and have held-up fine in many, many...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 3rd June 2019, 00:20
Replies: 18
Views: 1,083
Posted By james holdsworth
It's odd how certain models obtain a cult status...

It's odd how certain models obtain a cult status and others die on the vine. The Victory II is a good example - won the technical shootout in the test against the cultists, but is much unloved...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 3rd June 2019, 00:16
Replies: 35
Views: 3,039
Posted By james holdsworth
Dennis, if you settled on what you had 10 years...

Dennis, if you settled on what you had 10 years ago, you'd likely be in the same position, bino-wise, as you are today.;)
Forum: Nikon Saturday 1st June 2019, 19:43
Replies: 21
Views: 1,704
Posted By james holdsworth
It's odd how certain models obtain a cult status...

It's odd how certain models obtain a cult status and others die on the vine. The Victory II is a good example - won the technical shootout in the test against the cultists, but is much unloved today.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th May 2019, 15:54
Replies: 26
Views: 887
Posted By james holdsworth
There are many days of field surveys where I may...

There are many days of field surveys where I may not lift my bins for long stretches, as it's all birding-by-ear....but I would still never go anywhere without them.
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 19th May 2019, 16:55
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By james holdsworth
Thanks! PS - you seem to have the ear of Zeiss -...

Thanks! PS - you seem to have the ear of Zeiss - what are THEY saying about a 32 SF?
Forum: Zeiss Monday 13th May 2019, 16:00
Replies: 5
Views: 656
Posted By james holdsworth
Canuckistans too?

Canuckistans too?
Forum: Zeiss Friday 10th May 2019, 00:02
Replies: 55
Views: 6,370
Posted By james holdsworth
Thanks for saving me the trouble Lee...

Thanks for saving me the trouble Lee...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 8th May 2019, 22:51
Replies: 55
Views: 6,370
Posted By james holdsworth
It is a later model - Zeiss badge has no country...

It is a later model - Zeiss badge has no country of origin.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd May 2019, 23:04
Replies: 14
Views: 4,158
Posted By james holdsworth
Sure, after the poll was edited to remove the...

Sure, after the poll was edited to remove the term ''manufacturer'' from the original thread title question.;)
Forum: Binoculars Friday 3rd May 2019, 19:55
Replies: 14
Views: 4,158
Posted By james holdsworth
Many on that list are not manufacturers, they are...

Many on that list are not manufacturers, they are re-branders of Chinese or Japanese OEM's.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 24th April 2019, 20:51
Replies: 7
Views: 680
Posted By james holdsworth
Yep, real - at least the ones in Arthur's link.

Yep, real - at least the ones in Arthur's link.
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