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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 8th March 2018, 11:12
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By Stephen Prower
Chosun Steady on, Chosun! That's taking Thomas...

Chosun

Steady on, Chosun!

That's taking Thomas Babington Macaulay a bit far.


Stephen
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 3rd March 2018, 21:15
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By Stephen Prower
Oops!

I've just noticed that Baywatcher posted the URL of the Optics4birding advice at Post #36.

I apologise for duplicating.


Stephen
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 3rd March 2018, 20:25
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By Stephen Prower
Thumbs up grip

Kevin

Black crow has already thanked you. Let me also thank you from the point of view of a porro (as well as reverse porro and sometimes roof) user. I have started experimentally trying the thumbs...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 3rd March 2018, 19:31
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By Stephen Prower
Optics4birding advice

The URL seems to be:

http://www.optics4birding.com/aboutmisc.aspx

The advice comes under the heading: 'Keeping The Optics Steady'. The name of the author is not specified. For the convenience of...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 2nd March 2018, 16:56
Replies: 22
Views: 1,587
Posted By Stephen Prower
Eazyglider Supporting Lee (Post #2). Gary has...

Eazyglider

Supporting Lee (Post #2).

Gary has just done a good job for me at a very reasonable price.


Stephen
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 1st March 2018, 15:50
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By Stephen Prower
Finnstick

Black crow

1. I don't like posting twice, but old advice on the Forum for steadying a 10x binocular, as occasionally repeated since I've been visiting the Forum, was to use a 'Finnstick'.

Since...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th February 2018, 17:11
Replies: 47
Views: 2,167
Posted By Stephen Prower
Assymetric handholds

Black crow

I wouldn't call assymetric handholds the 'Secret to a steady hold' of a binocular, but according to the design of your binocular, an assymetric handhold might be a method of holding a 10x...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 26th January 2018, 22:00
Replies: 63
Views: 3,206
Posted By Stephen Prower
Paul They are not stories. Hermes dropped a...

Paul

They are not stories. Hermes dropped a packet onto concrete over my 6 foot high garden gate. In response I made up a mattress of bits of foam packing and soft garden rubbish under the gate. I...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 5th January 2018, 16:43
Replies: 100
Views: 5,723
Posted By Stephen Prower
Increasing extension of eyecups

In case it is helpful for 'Do it yourself' posters who have complained of binoculars that do not offer sufficient extension of the eyecups for them:

You can freeze adjustable eyecups in the 'Up'...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st January 2018, 21:08
Replies: 67
Views: 21,996
Posted By Stephen Prower
Oh dear!

Binastro et al

My Comet 6x24 CF Komz lookalike and brass Chinese 6x24 IF continue to perform faultlessly, but Allbinos have now stripped down their Comet 6x24 IF, and publish a sad report of the...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 8th November 2017, 22:19
Replies: 6
Views: 4,102
Posted By Stephen Prower
Afterthought

Fnagwaa

In case the issue that you raised in your post dated 8 April is still a live issue, I tried out the Opticron 8x32 SR.GA the other day in comparison with the Opticron 8x42 HR.WP. Some people...
Forum: Others Saturday 30th September 2017, 15:58
Replies: 6
Views: 2,159
Posted By Stephen Prower
Patudo I probably have the advantage over you....

Patudo

I probably have the advantage over you. Earlier this year I entered into the controversy whether the Chinese Komz 6x24 lookalike (Comet AX19 6x24 CF) had a comparable field of view to the...
Forum: Others Friday 29th September 2017, 11:34
Replies: 6
Views: 2,159
Posted By Stephen Prower
Patudo 1. Sticking to independently measured...

Patudo

1. Sticking to independently measured fields of view, per Binastro (18 November 2016):

http://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=335238



An earlier poster on Cloudy Nights measured the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th June 2017, 17:30
Replies: 27
Views: 6,544
Posted By Stephen Prower
Etudiant 1. I'm most sorry to have neglected...

Etudiant

1. I'm most sorry to have neglected your useful suggestions and question.

2. Anti-Spooking measures

As to photography, I did try sitting in the garden in a construction worker's poncho--a...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th June 2017, 15:02
Replies: 27
Views: 6,544
Posted By Stephen Prower
Joachim You're kind! I'm not experienced, but...

Joachim

You're kind!

I'm not experienced, but spend a lot of time watching and photographing ordinary little garden birds in my garden. It's indeed often mystifying what's going on in their minds:...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th June 2017, 12:12
Replies: 27
Views: 6,544
Posted By Stephen Prower
Joachim Spooking: Viewing from behind window...

Joachim

Spooking: Viewing from behind window glass

We're hi-jacking the thread--In my post I expressed no opinion whether or not spooking is a monocular versus binocular issue--, but it's good...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th June 2017, 13:03
Replies: 27
Views: 6,544
Posted By Stephen Prower
Joachim Thank you for the suggestion! I am...

Joachim

Thank you for the suggestion!

I am constrained in the house because I can only move a further 8 metres back from the garden window (ie some 20 metres distant from the feeders). At that...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 27th June 2017, 21:36
Replies: 27
Views: 6,544
Posted By Stephen Prower
Swedpat 1. I use a Glanz 7x40 9.5* monocular...

Swedpat

1. I use a Glanz 7x40 9.5* monocular sometimes for feeder watch. My feeders are nearly in the same plane. I have used a Helios AMD+ 8x32 7.5* in the field in the past. I have trained myself...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 6th June 2017, 19:54
Replies: 67
Views: 21,996
Posted By Stephen Prower
Binastro I noticed the other day that one vendor...

Binastro

I noticed the other day that one vendor is selling the new Comet 6x24 Centre focus model branded 'Mauser'. Reach for your tin hat! Old habits die hard!

Stephen
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th May 2017, 17:13
Replies: 67
Views: 21,996
Posted By Stephen Prower
Binastro 1. The simple point I make is that the...

Binastro

1. The simple point I make is that the new Comet 6x24 Centre focus model does not look at all like the Komz 6x24.

The disparity in the size and shape of the top plates of the prism...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th May 2017, 14:36
Replies: 67
Views: 21,996
Posted By Stephen Prower
New Comet AX24 6x24 Central focus

Ben Binastro David

New Comet AX24 6x24 Central focus

1. Comet have now seemingly redesigned the Comet AX19 6x24 Central focus as the new Comet AX24 6x24 Central...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 27th May 2017, 14:27
Replies: 67
Views: 21,996
Posted By Stephen Prower
History of Comet's Komz 6x24 lookalike

Ben Binastro David

History of Comet's Komz 6x24 lookalike

1. Thanks to Allbinos, we now have the specifications of the Comet 6x24 IF apart from the weight.

Allbinos have not re-measured the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 25th May 2017, 23:26
Replies: 67
Views: 21,996
Posted By Stephen Prower
Spotting a Komz 6x24 lookalike or fake

comaderek

Not so easy should you just have an Ebay photo to go on, and like me have never seen a Komz 6x24 in the flesh. Worse if you have never seen any other Soviet binocular in the flesh.

In...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 25th May 2017, 20:52
Replies: 6
Views: 1,893
Posted By Stephen Prower
Ben 1. The logo is the logo of CHONGQING JIZHOU...

Ben

1. The logo is the logo of CHONGQING JIZHOU ENTERPRISES CO., LTD.:

http://image.cccme.org.cn/u_logo/2008/4/6/1817029891979_1817029891979.jpg

2. CHONGQING JIZHOU ENTERPRISES CO., LTD describes...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th May 2017, 09:10
Replies: 67
Views: 21,996
Posted By Stephen Prower
Binastro Ben David Allbinos test of Comet IF...

Binastro Ben David

Allbinos test of Comet IF 6x24

Allbinos' own translation into English of the test of the inidvidual focus Comet 6x24 is now...
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