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Forum: Zeiss Today, 18:50
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Troubador
my wife used her Leitz Trinovid from 1976 to 2012...

my wife used her Leitz Trinovid from 1976 to 2012 non-phase coated as you point out, and loved it so much that only the closer focus of the later Ultravid persuaded her to retire the Trinnie but she...
Forum: Zeiss Today, 18:44
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By Troubador
The Zeiss stand at Bird Fair is only a few metres...

The Zeiss stand at Bird Fair is only a few metres away from the Leica stand so although you can't try SF and Noctivid literally side-by-side it is almost like that.

Noctivid has a very pleasant view...
Forum: Zeiss Today, 16:09
Replies: 5
Views: 82
Posted By Troubador
I agree with Alan. Bird Fair is a great place to...

I agree with Alan. Bird Fair is a great place to find a good deal and you can try out the actual unit you plan to buy.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Today, 08:23
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Troubador
I had a Zeiss Dialyt 10x40 B GA T* (but no phase...

I had a Zeiss Dialyt 10x40 B GA T* (but no phase coating) from 1986 to 2003 and thoroughly enjoyed using it. Can't say it ever occured to me that I was the victim of a conspiracy for not having been...
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 21st July 2019, 08:39
Replies: 6
Views: 125
Posted By Troubador
Birdfeeder We used to have this problem and we...

Birdfeeder

We used to have this problem and we solved it like this. From gardening stores (we call them garden centres over here) you can buy very cheap circular 'trays' that are usually put under...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 20th July 2019, 16:21
Replies: 22
Views: 902
Posted By Troubador
On the islands off the west of Scotland that we...

On the islands off the west of Scotland that we visit, there is very little light polution. When we go to Islay in November and there is proper night-time (in summer on the Western Isles it doesn't...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 20th July 2019, 12:38
Replies: 18
Views: 1,259
Posted By Troubador
I have to say that while I sympathise with your...

I have to say that while I sympathise with your disappointment, it isn't a big surprise that by now Zeiss have no replacement P* prisms left. These Dialyts were very popular by all accounts so it is...
Forum: Say Hello Friday 19th July 2019, 08:03
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By Troubador
Hello Pam and welcome. Enjoy your visits...

Hello Pam and welcome. Enjoy your visits here.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Friday 19th July 2019, 07:57
Replies: 41
Views: 1,783
Posted By Troubador
There are certainly places in the world where...

There are certainly places in the world where 32mm have increased in popularity but in global terms 42mm is still the main product by a long way.

There will be more news concerning where and how...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th July 2019, 08:27
Replies: 29
Views: 1,309
Posted By Troubador
Edmund Gijs's transmission reports were not...

Edmund

Gijs's transmission reports were not produced with publication via Birdforum in mind so your request may not be possible.

Lee
Forum: Meopta Thursday 18th July 2019, 05:38
Replies: 36
Views: 1,965
Posted By Troubador
Hi Jerry With respect, my earlier post, quoted...

Hi Jerry

With respect, my earlier post, quoted by you and also by me here, did just that, although I left out the HD models as an unnecessary complication.

Some HD models were marketed by Meopta...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th July 2019, 17:01
Replies: 7
Views: 359
Posted By Troubador
UPS and FedEx are terrific. I have received and...

UPS and FedEx are terrific. I have received and returned many test binos through these two companies and they have been faultless.

Lee
Forum: Vortex Wednesday 17th July 2019, 07:07
Replies: 40
Views: 1,406
Posted By Troubador
Nice discussion David. Lee

Nice discussion David.

Lee
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 16th July 2019, 19:29
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Troubador
I think Alexis has given the best answer. Lee

I think Alexis has given the best answer.

Lee
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 16th July 2019, 14:22
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Troubador
Giorgio You ask a difficult question because,...

Giorgio
You ask a difficult question because, again, the answer depends on the size of the bird and also depends on the observer knowing what the distance is.

For my recent review of Opticron MM4...
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 16th July 2019, 09:15
Replies: 6
Views: 182
Posted By Troubador
Hi Mike and welcome. Enjoy your visits here. Lee

Hi Mike and welcome. Enjoy your visits here.

Lee
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 16th July 2019, 09:13
Replies: 7
Views: 284
Posted By Troubador
Giorgio You need to define your question more...

Giorgio

You need to define your question more clearly.
Do you mean at what distance can you identify the species of bird? This will depend not only on the scope and the distance and the viewing...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 16th July 2019, 09:03
Replies: 9
Views: 891
Posted By Troubador
Kowa is not releasing any more details yet but...

Kowa is not releasing any more details yet but will be publishing more on social media step by step over the coming weeks.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 16th July 2019, 05:50
Replies: 40
Views: 1,676
Posted By Troubador
GoldenBear One quality of 7x that isn't discussed...

GoldenBear
One quality of 7x that isn't discussed much is how much extra perception of depth - I mean the distance in front of and behind objects - there is. If you have seen photos taken with a...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 15th July 2019, 16:27
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By Troubador
D Contact http://binocular-repair.co.uk/ Gary...

D
Contact http://binocular-repair.co.uk/
Gary Hawkins is a top repairer of binos and scopes and specifically mentions Kowa in the list of brands he handles. Don't forget to tell him which model it...
Forum: Others Monday 15th July 2019, 14:35
Replies: 10
Views: 533
Posted By Troubador
Steve, Remember that video of a Zeiss Conquest...

Steve,
Remember that video of a Zeiss Conquest being run over by an SUV and then shot with a shotgun, and the Conquest didn't blink? Maybe they tried that with the Maven and the photo is the...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 15th July 2019, 07:34
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Troubador
Yes Gijs, this is absolutely correct. And I am...

Yes Gijs, this is absolutely correct. And I am sure that HT42 won many friends for Zeiss during its life. It is a fine bino.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Monday 15th July 2019, 06:54
Replies: 13
Views: 608
Posted By Troubador
At the time of HT's launch I wrote that the...

At the time of HT's launch I wrote that the handling improvements were at least as important as the optical, and I still feel that is true. It established hand-position principals that carried over...
Forum: Say Hello Sunday 14th July 2019, 16:07
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By Troubador
Welcome Barry Enjoy your visits here. Lee

Welcome Barry
Enjoy your visits here.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 13th July 2019, 15:28
Replies: 34
Views: 1,421
Posted By Troubador
If a bigger field of view is important to you...

If a bigger field of view is important to you then you may want to try out Zeiss's SF 10x42 which has an area of view at 1,000 metres 14.8% times bigger than the Swaro EL and 23.5% bigger than the...
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