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Forum: Nikon Monday 22nd May 2017, 18:14
Replies: 31
Views: 16,515
Posted By HighNorth
Ah, I see now that the original poster already...

Ah, I see now that the original poster already made their choice, and my previous post is now somewhat useless. Still, let it still be a warning that binoculars are addictive, and can easily lead to...
Forum: Nikon Monday 22nd May 2017, 18:00
Replies: 31
Views: 16,515
Posted By HighNorth
Hi! I think both Nikon bins will serve you well....

Hi! I think both Nikon bins will serve you well. My first bin was an 8x42 Nikon Monarch 7, and I still use it at times, even though I also own high-end Swarovski and Zeiss bins, as well as several...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 14th May 2017, 20:11
Replies: 29
Views: 8,432
Posted By HighNorth
What about Nikon Monarch 7 10x42? Also a solid...

What about Nikon Monarch 7 10x42? Also a solid performer.

HN
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 14th May 2017, 20:08
Replies: 57
Views: 16,873
Posted By HighNorth
Most IS bins work by simply pushing a button....

Most IS bins work by simply pushing a button. This isn't more complicated than operating the focus wheel or adjusting the IPD on a regular binocular.

I think it's time to dispel the myth that IS...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th May 2017, 14:47
Replies: 57
Views: 16,873
Posted By HighNorth
The "market" cannot want to buy something if it...

The "market" cannot want to buy something if it doesn't know it exists or doesn't know the benefits of having it.

Strictly speaking, it's a question of good marketing. :smoke:

HN
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 7th May 2017, 18:05
Replies: 57
Views: 16,873
Posted By HighNorth
Nah, I understood your sarcasm perfectly well, I...

Nah, I understood your sarcasm perfectly well, I was just too lazy to answer the original poster. ;)

HN
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 7th May 2017, 16:57
Replies: 57
Views: 16,873
Posted By HighNorth
Actually, I find the 10x42L works rather well...

Actually, I find the 10x42L works rather well even without the batteries, due to the heft of the extra weight and good balance. :t:

HN
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 7th May 2017, 16:56
Replies: 57
Views: 16,873
Posted By HighNorth
If Canon managed to make an IS binocular with the...

If Canon managed to make an IS binocular with the ergonomics and handling of a non-IS Zeiss, Swarovski or Leica, as well as a decent enough warranty, all the other alpha-bin makers would be forced to...
Forum: Canon Saturday 25th February 2017, 22:41
Replies: 9
Views: 6,480
Posted By HighNorth
I store my Canon IS bins horisontally, as a rule,...

I store my Canon IS bins horisontally, as a rule, but haven't noticed any negative effects by storing them vertically.
Forum: Leica Saturday 25th February 2017, 22:38
Replies: 68
Views: 21,312
Posted By HighNorth
I'd say 50/50. The interest in optics also feeds...

I'd say 50/50. The interest in optics also feeds into my other hobbies, like astronomy and target shooting. So, that might make it a 75/25? 8-P
Forum: Canon Saturday 7th January 2017, 20:38
Replies: 189
Views: 155,083
Posted By HighNorth
Well, now I can also count myself as a happy...

Well, now I can also count myself as a happy Canon 10x42L owner! ;) I had the fortune of passing through London a couple of months ago and got a good deal on one due to the collapsing pound.

I...
Forum: Canon Saturday 25th June 2016, 21:11
Replies: 22
Views: 23,886
Posted By HighNorth
I found the 18x to have a bit too short eye...

I found the 18x to have a bit too short eye relief and requiring a bit too careful eye placement for my liking. CA was also more apparent in the 18x vs the 15x.

HN
Forum: Canon Monday 20th June 2016, 16:01
Replies: 22
Views: 23,886
Posted By HighNorth
No hinge on this one Troubie! ;) HN

No hinge on this one Troubie! ;)

HN
Forum: Canon Monday 20th June 2016, 15:58
Replies: 22
Views: 23,886
Posted By HighNorth
Let me make a wild, uneducated guess here about...

Let me make a wild, uneducated guess here about which binocular you think would be better for terrestrial; the Swarovski Swarovision 10x50 EL SV? |:D| Anyway, I bought the Canon 15x50 primarily for...
Forum: Canon Sunday 19th June 2016, 22:14
Replies: 22
Views: 23,886
Posted By HighNorth
Thanks Binastro! We do have nautical twilight in...

Thanks Binastro!

We do have nautical twilight in the south, and I'm staying here a few more days, so hope to get some good observations of the Moon and Jupiter at least! ;)

HN
Forum: Canon Sunday 19th June 2016, 17:12
Replies: 22
Views: 23,886
Posted By HighNorth
Got the 15x50 IS!

Since birdforum won't let me reply to old threads (really dumb feature by the way!) I'm creating a new one to tell you all that I finally got hold of the Canon 15x50 IS! |:D|

I had a few days to...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 25th February 2016, 18:30
Replies: 16
Views: 2,939
Posted By HighNorth
There are lots of opportunities for whale- and...

There are lots of opportunities for whale- and white-tailed eagle safari in the Lofoten area, here...
Forum: Philippines Monday 14th December 2015, 17:03
Replies: 11
Views: 2,678
Posted By HighNorth
Hi! I'm going to Manila for a week in the...

Hi!

I'm going to Manila for a week in the beginning of February, and would be interested to know some good birding locations. I am particularly interested in seeing the Philippine Eagle/Eagle Owl...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 9th November 2015, 17:48
Replies: 17
Views: 3,363
Posted By HighNorth
Has IKEA teamed up with Swarovski to produce...

Has IKEA teamed up with Swarovski to produce binoculars now? ;)

Hope there aren't any missing screws! :-O

HN
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th November 2015, 14:45
Replies: 83
Views: 7,726
Posted By HighNorth
I would ditch that 10x50 SV if I were you. It has...

I would ditch that 10x50 SV if I were you. It has rather a lot of CA, especially compared to the smaller Swaros (at least compared to my 8x32 SV). Definitely try out the SF: it has superior CA...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 30th October 2015, 19:01
Replies: 71
Views: 28,017
Posted By HighNorth
Image stabilisation, larger FOV and SLC-style...

Image stabilisation, larger FOV and SLC-style ergonomics! :king:
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 28th October 2015, 21:18
Replies: 17
Views: 6,446
Posted By HighNorth
Erfle-style eyepieces like the one in the SF have...

Erfle-style eyepieces like the one in the SF have good eye relief, and a flat field is a given I think, as the 8x and 10x SF also have it.

HN
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 28th October 2015, 21:06
Replies: 22
Views: 7,565
Posted By HighNorth
That case is great indeed! I have one for my 8x42...

That case is great indeed! I have one for my 8x42 SF. :t:

HN
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 28th October 2015, 21:00
Replies: 3,182
Views: 947,224
Posted By HighNorth
Ahem, a comparison with a future 10x50 SF would...

Ahem, a comparison with a future 10x50 SF would be more appropriate! ;)
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th October 2015, 18:29
Replies: 120
Views: 24,284
Posted By HighNorth
My list: Current: Zeiss Victory SF 8x42: main...

My list:

Current:
Zeiss Victory SF 8x42: main birding bin
Swarovski EL SV 8x32: main hiking bin
Nikon Monarch 7 8x42: former main birding bin, now reserve/roughing it bin
Nikon Action EX 10x50:...
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