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Forum: Tripod and Heads Today, 00:59
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Alexis Powell
Sounds like an excellent project but maddening....

Sounds like an excellent project but maddening. You have everything you think to be perfect, then decide to fix one detail that triggers a cascade of consequences so you end up having to rejigger the...
Forum: Binoculars Today, 00:45
Replies: 34
Views: 813
Posted By Alexis Powell
No way, for 35 mm film SLR it's gotta be Nikon FA...

No way, for 35 mm film SLR it's gotta be Nikon FA over the FM2n for sure. Fight's on! :) Ah, those were the days.

--AP
Forum: Zeiss Today, 00:40
Replies: 164
Views: 10,933
Posted By Alexis Powell
I must admit I'm a bit surprised at such...

I must admit I'm a bit surprised at such available freedom. But "birdforum" (uncapitalized) isn't OK except in the logo? Ha!

--AP
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 04:00
Replies: 34
Views: 813
Posted By Alexis Powell
Agreed! --AP

Agreed!

--AP
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 03:36
Replies: 34
Views: 813
Posted By Alexis Powell
Nikon 50ED Fieldscope with 27x WF eyepiece for...

Nikon 50ED Fieldscope with 27x WF eyepiece for smallest and lightest scope with normal magnification and quality view.

--AP
Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 03:32
Replies: 34
Views: 813
Posted By Alexis Powell
Pentax 6.5x21 Papilio II for close-range close-up...

Pentax 6.5x21 Papilio II for close-range close-up viewing especially.

--AP
Forum: Tripod and Heads Yesterday, 01:45
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Alexis Powell
I know this isn't BikeForum, but some of us are...

I know this isn't BikeForum, but some of us are enthusiasts, so maybe if you described what you are after in more detail you could get some help. When I think of headset mounted brake cable hanger, I...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Yesterday, 01:17
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Alexis Powell
Can't you just bolt a non-rotating Arca plate to...

Can't you just bolt a non-rotating Arca plate to your scope foot, then use it in the Arca clamp of your head?

Something like this, with a lip to prevent...
Forum: Zeiss Yesterday, 01:03
Replies: 164
Views: 10,933
Posted By Alexis Powell
Names with internal capitalization are not...

Names with internal capitalization are not uncommon, and the usage of BirdForum is well established because it is found throughout BirdForum. In fact, scrolling down to the bottom of this page, in...
Forum: Swarovski Yesterday, 00:53
Replies: 56
Views: 3,257
Posted By Alexis Powell
Off the top of my head, some thoughts as follows:...

Off the top of my head, some thoughts as follows: It's possible to forget to flip them in the heat of the moment. Flipping takes two hands, which is slower esp. if the second hand is occupied with...
Forum: Nikon Monday 6th April 2020, 05:17
Replies: 2
Views: 251
Posted By Alexis Powell
The Nikon ED scopes have a much better image,...

The Nikon ED scopes have a much better image, especially at powers above 30x. I take it that you are looking at the 60 mm scopes, which come in both ED and non-ED versions. The Nikon 50 mm, 78 mm,...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 4th April 2020, 04:39
Replies: 35
Views: 1,654
Posted By Alexis Powell
I find that 8x (or 8.5x) binoculars work best for...

I find that 8x (or 8.5x) binoculars work best for me in all situations due to their wider FOV and more generous DOF, so I use them in all birding situations. If I need more magnification, I use a...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 29th March 2020, 04:41
Replies: 56
Views: 3,257
Posted By Alexis Powell
+1 I always enjoy reading posts from birders...

+1

I always enjoy reading posts from birders (esp. birders' birders) on BirdForum!

--AP
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 17th March 2020, 16:14
Replies: 56
Views: 3,257
Posted By Alexis Powell
Same here. For me, all objective covers do is get...

Same here. For me, all objective covers do is get in the way, get caught on other equipment or straps of other equipment when dangling etc. I do sometimes use an ocular guard that can be flipped...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 17th March 2020, 15:56
Replies: 98
Views: 5,402
Posted By Alexis Powell
As long as jokes are not misleading or expected...

As long as jokes are not misleading or expected to be hurtful to the direct recipient, I do not think anyone should refrain from them. Although sober clear "rational" deliberate thinking is the best...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 16th March 2020, 15:00
Replies: 98
Views: 5,402
Posted By Alexis Powell
C'mon folks, can't you tell Gijs is joking? --AP

C'mon folks, can't you tell Gijs is joking?

--AP
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 14th March 2020, 12:40
Replies: 9
Views: 594
Posted By Alexis Powell
In practice, I don't think most users (at least...

In practice, I don't think most users (at least in the USA) suffer issues with Arca-style compatibility. Really Right Stuff, Kirk, Wimberley, Desmond, and all Chinese brands that I've tried (e.g....
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 12th March 2020, 01:27
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Alexis Powell
Appears normal to me. --AP

Appears normal to me.

--AP
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 11th March 2020, 11:52
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By Alexis Powell
Describe the defect. I suspect you are simply...

Describe the defect. I suspect you are simply unfamiliar with the normal finish. Today's carbon fiber in the best tripods (e.g. from Gitzo, RRS) often appears more like bare fiber than did the highly...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 11th March 2020, 11:35
Replies: 9
Views: 547
Posted By Alexis Powell
Unconscionable service. They should be reported...

Unconscionable service. They should be reported to the Hague for crimes against humanity. Sounds like you've got the situation under control though.

Seriously though, are you contacting Kowa to...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 9th March 2020, 22:14
Replies: 106
Views: 5,156
Posted By Alexis Powell
Ha! Very well. :) --AP

Ha! Very well. :)

--AP
Forum: Zeiss Monday 9th March 2020, 21:14
Replies: 106
Views: 5,156
Posted By Alexis Powell
Why unfortunate? Nitpicking is inherent to any...

Why unfortunate? Nitpicking is inherent to any enthusiast forum. I can only assume that you are a paid social media intervention specialist working for Zeiss. If not, you are a volunteer booster,...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 9th March 2020, 18:30
Replies: 164
Views: 10,933
Posted By Alexis Powell
Equally problematic is that they may sell well to...

Equally problematic is that they may sell well to those optics enthusiasts who are financially indifferent to the rule of diminishing returns and who are prepared to pay to acquire the "best", even...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th March 2020, 17:54
Replies: 27
Views: 1,889
Posted By Alexis Powell
I think it differs somewhat between users,...

I think it differs somewhat between users, especially w/regard to distortion and field curvature/flatness characteristics, but in general, I think it is achieved by having a large exit pupil,...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 9th March 2020, 17:12
Replies: 164
Views: 10,933
Posted By Alexis Powell
Very refreshing to see Zeiss release something...

Very refreshing to see Zeiss release something that is a specification stand-out among existing options. It's only evolutionary in comparison to the Swarovski 8x32 EL SV, but the effort to maximize...
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