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Forum: Swarovski Monday 15th July 2019, 11:38
Replies: 17
Views: 1,576
Posted By MandoBear
Trust me, the mechanism is different - it has a...

Trust me, the mechanism is different - it has a lock which can be engaged, or not, as one wishes. Hopefully, this extract from the EL Field Pro manual makes things clearer...

The focusing knob now...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 14th July 2019, 17:36
Replies: 37
Views: 2,415
Posted By MandoBear
Very responsible... ;) o:D

Very responsible... ;) o:D
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 14th July 2019, 11:20
Replies: 37
Views: 2,415
Posted By MandoBear
Hi Mike, That's useful information about the loss...

Hi Mike,
That's useful information about the loss of FOV with glasses. I had kind of talked myself out of getting a pair of these anyway (like, do I really need ANOTHER pair of bins...?), but it's...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 12th July 2019, 11:43
Replies: 23
Views: 1,394
Posted By MandoBear
So true! Glad I'm not alone in this. :-O

So true! Glad I'm not alone in this. :-O
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 11:07
Replies: 37
Views: 2,415
Posted By MandoBear
Thanks - I'll look forward to your findings with...

Thanks - I'll look forward to your findings with interest.
Michael
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 19:57
Replies: 37
Views: 2,415
Posted By MandoBear
For some reason, these little binoculars have...

For some reason, these little binoculars have really wormed thier way into my head, and I find myself really kind of itching for a pair...

But I keep on writing them off..

Thing is, I wear glasses...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 26th June 2019, 06:06
Replies: 15
Views: 868
Posted By MandoBear
Generally, when I'm outdoors I wear a...

Generally, when I'm outdoors I wear a broad-brimmed hat - I'm bald and I need to protect the top of my scalp. The brim of my hat also serves to shield the oculars of my binoculars from a lot of stray...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 11th June 2019, 05:43
Replies: 5
Views: 676
Posted By MandoBear
Also, with a lot of other binoculars, that area...

Also, with a lot of other binoculars, that area trends to be covered with rubber armour, but on the ELs it isn't.
Forum: Swarovski Friday 7th June 2019, 13:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,576
Posted By MandoBear
I bought the Field Pro version about 15 months...

I bought the Field Pro version about 15 months ago - exceedingly happy with mine. The Field Pro also has a slightly different lock on the dioptre adjustment and is arguably slightly more secure than...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th May 2019, 06:53
Replies: 5
Views: 614
Posted By MandoBear
I would recommend The Birder's Store in Worcester...

I would recommend The Birder's Store in Worcester - I've bought 3 pairs of binoculars from them in the relatively recent past and their prices and customer service has always been excellent.
Forum: Others Sunday 26th May 2019, 09:06
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By MandoBear
Binastro has a point - from an astronomical...

Binastro has a point - from an astronomical observation standpoint, there's nothing unusual about using a 1mm exit pupil: a good 100 mm (4 inch) refractor should easily be able to stand well over...
Forum: Others Sunday 26th May 2019, 09:00
Replies: 14
Views: 568
Posted By MandoBear
Topcon are still very much in existence - they...

Topcon are still very much in existence - they make survey equipment and machine control systems for agriculture and construction. Very high quality kit indeed - nothing at all shonky about them.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 23rd May 2019, 11:25
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By MandoBear
And let's face it, the "Stonehenge" gag in the...

And let's face it, the "Stonehenge" gag in the film Spinal Tap would never have worked if they'd used metric measurements... 3:-)

Take heart - not all traditions have been thrown away - consider the...
Forum: Nikon Monday 20th May 2019, 11:20
Replies: 21
Views: 1,039
Posted By MandoBear
Like so many things, I think the answer has to...

Like so many things, I think the answer has to be, "It depends..." I have a pair of Carl Zeiss Jena Deltrintem 8x30 binoculars, made in the 1950s (from the serial number). Looking inside them with...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 14th May 2019, 12:39
Replies: 18
Views: 893
Posted By MandoBear
I wear glasses - the rimless variety - and have...

I wear glasses - the rimless variety - and have zero problem getting the full field of view from my Nikon 8x30 eII. In fact they provide one of the easiest, most relaxed views of all my binoculars -...
Forum: Opticron Monday 13th May 2019, 11:52
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By MandoBear
Indeed - I sometimes wonder if perhaps the W.D.'s...

Indeed - I sometimes wonder if perhaps the W.D.'s thinking was that they could double up as a bludgeon in close-quarters combat...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 12th May 2019, 07:52
Replies: 6
Views: 775
Posted By MandoBear
Hi Lee, I have a 6x30 Kershaw of similar vintage...

Hi Lee, I have a 6x30 Kershaw of similar vintage which belonged to my uncle who was in the Royal Navy for many years. His has the screw-capped ports in the objective end plates for purging the...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 2nd May 2019, 18:33
Replies: 20
Views: 4,201
Posted By MandoBear
The only downside is that the Pelican case...

The only downside is that the Pelican case doesn't allow any air to circulate or moisture to dissipate. There was a thread on here about someone who kept their Nikon SE binoculars in a Peli case and...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 25th April 2019, 12:37
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By MandoBear
They look good to me. I really like the Zeiss...

They look good to me. I really like the Zeiss 8x30B - just such a classic design and fine execution. I'd be really tempted by this pair, only we're about to move house and my wife would kill me -...
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 12:35
Replies: 8
Views: 850
Posted By MandoBear
From what I can see of the markings, the maker's...

From what I can see of the markings, the maker's number is JB-148 which would mean that they were made by the Misuzu Kogaku Kogyo Co. Ltd, looked up from the list...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 06:27
Replies: 22
Views: 2,215
Posted By MandoBear
Heresy... ;)

Heresy... ;)
Forum: Pentax Tuesday 23rd April 2019, 06:23
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By MandoBear
The source of the rattle in my Papilios is...

The source of the rattle in my Papilios is definitely from a small amount of front to back movement of the outer eyepiece cells within their housings. The cover glass at the front does not move on my...
Forum: Pentax Monday 15th April 2019, 16:27
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By MandoBear
Hi Both, Thanks for your replies - I just knew...

Hi Both,
Thanks for your replies - I just knew I'd get some answers if I posted on here (and likely faster and more accurate than emailing customer services at Ricoh-Pentax). ;)

Yarrellii, what you...
Forum: Pentax Monday 15th April 2019, 11:24
Replies: 7
Views: 894
Posted By MandoBear
Pentax papilio ii eyepiece rattle...?

I finally succumbed to tempation and bout a pair of Papilio ii 8.5x from Amazon last week. They arrived on Friday and I'm quite impressed with them optically - both at distance and up close.

One...
Forum: Leica Thursday 11th April 2019, 11:26
Replies: 16
Views: 921
Posted By MandoBear
Alexis's report matches my experience. The ends...

Alexis's report matches my experience. The ends of the cord are either fused together or moulded into a wedge-shaped chock which fits into the eyelet on the eyecup. It's just necessary to use a...
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