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Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 28th July 2018, 07:47
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Paul1963
Finding a good one now is the trick as they don't...

Finding a good one now is the trick as they don't come up that often :)
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 27th July 2018, 05:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,119
Posted By Paul1963
I used a Manfrotto 701 for my ATS65 mounted on a...

I used a Manfrotto 701 for my ATS65 mounted on a Delta V. Cheaper tripod, midrange but "good for the price" head. Easy to get pre-owned, the whole rig should be less than 150 (similar in USD) in...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 16th July 2018, 15:21
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Paul1963
Thanks guys - I appreciate your thoughts :)

Thanks guys - I appreciate your thoughts :)
Forum: Swarovski Monday 16th July 2018, 08:03
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Paul1963
Hi Canip, thank you. Swapping them does seem to...

Hi Canip, thank you. Swapping them does seem to be the most sensible option, I'm being cautious as it would be an expensive swap for me. It's just shame I get the glare issue on the 8x32 :)
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 16th July 2018, 07:56
Replies: 18
Views: 1,035
Posted By Paul1963
My "not really that interested in birds" OH and I...

My "not really that interested in birds" OH and I were at a well known optics shop that overlooks a piece of wetland and suddenly asked "is that a purple sandpiper" out of the blue. Worse for me was...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 16th July 2018, 07:52
Replies: 6
Views: 788
Posted By Paul1963
Swap EL8x32 for EL8.5x45 advice please

Hi guys, I am mulling over changing my Swaro EL8x32 bins for their 8.5x42 bins and welcome any advice or thoughts from folks who have used both and/or swapped between them.

The 8x32s are the latest...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th July 2018, 19:30
Replies: 17
Views: 1,015
Posted By Paul1963
Hi Martin, Opticron are worth a look as they make...

Hi Martin, Opticron are worth a look as they make some good all rounders. They have a good website, but do have an extensive range, so it can get a bit confusing at times.

Hawke are also worth a...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 9th July 2018, 19:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,613
Posted By Paul1963
I use Lakeside Optics at Chew Valley Lake in...

I use Lakeside Optics at Chew Valley Lake in Somerset - obviously a long way down the country, BUT, they are on the edge of one of the best birding lakes in Britain, so you get to try out the kit in...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 11th June 2018, 13:46
Replies: 16
Views: 1,819
Posted By Paul1963
Originally all pheasants were imported birds from...

Originally all pheasants were imported birds from the far east and raised for shooting. There is now a healthy feral population, but one should be mindful that most have been reared and released for...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 3rd June 2018, 15:38
Replies: 55
Views: 8,959
Posted By Paul1963
I intend to take a look at these - as someone...

I intend to take a look at these - as someone with mild shake in my hands 7x gives me much clearer apparent magnification. It would be nice to see some other manufacturers follow suit as of recent...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 2nd December 2017, 08:05
Replies: 428
Views: 73,969
Posted By Paul1963
I use the conventional strap lugs and have a...

I use the conventional strap lugs and have a standard fitting strap which, for me, overcomes what I see as a fussy and inconvenient cord system. I've had no problems with the bayonet pins whatsoever...
Forum: Nikon Monday 7th August 2017, 07:25
Replies: 43
Views: 20,110
Posted By Paul1963
I think the name changed about ten or twelve...

I think the name changed about ten or twelve years back, but I am sure someone else is better qualified to tell you.

Re the weight a Nikon rep in UK told me there was no appreciable difference in...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 12th November 2016, 07:36
Replies: 26
Views: 9,360
Posted By Paul1963
I final update on this from me - I have now tried...

I final update on this from me - I have now tried the SLC 8x42s and directly compared with my EL 8x32s and, for my eyes, I found the ELs preferable. The irritation I have with the Field Pro strap...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 30th October 2016, 07:30
Replies: 26
Views: 9,360
Posted By Paul1963
Hi, sorry for the late response I have been out...

Hi, sorry for the late response I have been out of town for a bit. Thank you for letting me know though - but with the current -$ exchange rate that is, sadly, not cost effective at the moment. I...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 16th October 2016, 07:40
Replies: 76
Views: 5,657
Posted By Paul1963
This is a very sensible question and is something...

This is a very sensible question and is something I have been mulling over for a while. The short answer is yes - you get what you pay for etc. However I believe there is a ratio in improvement. ...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 16th October 2016, 07:08
Replies: 26
Views: 9,360
Posted By Paul1963
I've arranged to have a thorough test out on the...

I've arranged to have a thorough test out on the SLCs in the next fortnight so I will compare the two and let you guys know what I think - it is always difficult comparing though as our eyes all...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 10th October 2016, 12:17
Replies: 26
Views: 9,360
Posted By Paul1963
Hi John, funnily enough I was looking at them...

Hi John, funnily enough I was looking at them just this morning and am sorely tempted :t:

Cheers

Paul
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 9th October 2016, 15:18
Replies: 26
Views: 9,360
Posted By Paul1963
Hi Bruce, thank you for your thoughts, I really...

Hi Bruce, thank you for your thoughts, I really appreciate your attention to detail here and it has answered my queries and put my mind at rest. I think that ultimately it will come down to which...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 9th October 2016, 15:14
Replies: 26
Views: 9,360
Posted By Paul1963
Hi John, thank you for your thoughts. With me it...

Hi John, thank you for your thoughts. With me it is just personal choice that I don't like the Fieldpro mounting system. I don't really like the nylon cord and the freedom it has to rotate, also I...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 9th October 2016, 07:26
Replies: 26
Views: 9,360
Posted By Paul1963
SLC 8x42 v EL8x32 comparison - anyone tried both

I would be grateful for opinions on comparing the SLC 8x42 and EL 8x32, both variants are the latest models. I own the ELs and there are several things about them I don't like (just personal choice,...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 25th September 2016, 08:10
Replies: 18
Views: 19,555
Posted By Paul1963
Great review - thank you :t:

Great review - thank you :t:
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 1st September 2016, 17:33
Replies: 38
Views: 10,070
Posted By Paul1963
Smile That is a fact :)

That is a fact :)
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 31st August 2016, 16:38
Replies: 38
Views: 10,070
Posted By Paul1963
I agree absolutely Alexis and all the...

I agree absolutely Alexis and all the manufacturers have their weak points. I suppose for me it seems more disappointing as optically they really are so good :)
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 31st August 2016, 07:13
Replies: 38
Views: 10,070
Posted By Paul1963
You would have thought at the price that is being...

You would have thought at the price that is being charged a decent, simple, flat top case could be provided (like that used on the old SLC) :)
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 31st August 2016, 07:11
Replies: 38
Views: 10,070
Posted By Paul1963
Hi Bruce, I don't like dangly stuff, and within a...

Hi Bruce, I don't like dangly stuff, and within a very short time the rubber link attached them started to stretch. On the previous version they were a rubber ring and I simply did not bother with...
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