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Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 25th September 2020, 13:08
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Swissboy
correction regarding EVF in Sony RX100

I must add a correction. That lack of an EVF was only true for the first versions. Later models have a EVF that can be activated by extending it. Pretty good, actually!

Thus, aside from the...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 18:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,163
Posted By Swissboy
Hi Omid, from the text and the X-rays, it is the...

Hi Omid,

from the text and the X-rays, it is the opposite way around regarding the focuser rods!
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 19th September 2020, 15:23
Replies: 84
Views: 24,801
Posted By Swissboy
Presently, my problem is that I do not recall...

Presently, my problem is that I do not recall whether I have already ordered this book years ago, and if yes, where! :-C
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 16th September 2020, 22:03
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By Swissboy
Great Zeiss Switzerland service again

Had to send in my wife's Victory 10x40, almost an "oldtimer" one could say. The original strap fastening was worn out such that the strap could accidentally unhook. Instead of simply providing new...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 15th September 2020, 21:34
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By Swissboy
I hope all the Svaro NL aficionados realise just...

I hope all the Svaro NL aficionados realise just how terribly distorted that face looks. :eek!:

Assuming this is not an artefact from taking the photo, everything one looks at must suffer from...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 15th September 2020, 21:25
Replies: 18
Views: 1,298
Posted By Swissboy
But the lousy eye relief as well as the terrible...

But the lousy eye relief as well as the terrible (by today's standards) close focus may have greatly facilitated the very wide FOV, I presume.
Forum: Sony Tuesday 15th September 2020, 21:08
Replies: 337
Views: 53,440
Posted By Swissboy
Tony, I advise against using this camera on your...

Tony, I advise against using this camera on your tour unless you are already familiar with the complexities of Sony menus. A good book will be mandatory to get the most out of the camera. That said,...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 10th September 2020, 12:50
Replies: 38
Views: 2,399
Posted By Swissboy
Note that it is no problem if you do not have to...

Note that it is no problem if you do not have to keep your eyeglasses on when using binoculars. I have to, due to astigmatism.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 9th September 2020, 22:22
Replies: 38
Views: 2,399
Posted By Swissboy
Either more svelte or more eye relief! Seems one...

Either more svelte or more eye relief! Seems one can't get both together. For me, the main Leica problem is the insufficient eye relief.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 9th September 2020, 22:12
Replies: 38
Views: 2,399
Posted By Swissboy
I discussed it in an earlier thread: ...

I discussed it in an earlier thread:
https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=378122
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 8th September 2020, 21:31
Replies: 38
Views: 2,399
Posted By Swissboy
My only gripe with the FL that I bought about a...

My only gripe with the FL that I bought about a year and a half ago is that Zeiss had changed the coating to a (for me) at times irritating reddish-orange one. Before I got it, I had always been...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 8th September 2020, 20:53
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By Swissboy
Great, now we just need to get rid of the...

Great, now we just need to get rid of the COVID-19 restrictions. Just ordered, though!
Forum: Swarovski Monday 7th September 2020, 16:11
Replies: 716
Views: 71,074
Posted By Swissboy
Yes, but you should not have to do it...

Yes, but you should not have to do it yourself!

Decades ago, the rib contours on my then new Leica 8x32 "tank" model had irritated me to the point that I tried to smoothen them off. The tough stuff...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 3rd September 2020, 13:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,110
Posted By Swissboy
A pretty stupid policy! I have not ordered Birds...

A pretty stupid policy! I have not ordered Birds of the World, but if I had, I might get over the limit for having to pay import taxes here in Switzerland. Not sure how many other countries have such...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 1st September 2020, 09:01
Replies: 23
Views: 1,022
Posted By Swissboy
That's the thing I had assumed was done when HBW...

That's the thing I had assumed was done when HBW needed German names for the original volumes.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 28th August 2020, 19:19
Replies: 20
Views: 636
Posted By Swissboy
Celestron Cypress

Aside from the Kowa YF 6x30 and the Leupold, there is a similarly built 7x30 model by Celestron (Cypress) that also has a minimum IPD of 52. All of these models can be highly recommended. I bought...
Forum: Sony Thursday 27th August 2020, 21:13
Replies: 337
Views: 53,440
Posted By Swissboy
No, I'm not familiar with such tools. Also, I...

No, I'm not familiar with such tools. Also, I presume that's rather time consuming? Definitely solved the problem with my sample photo, though.
Forum: Sony Wednesday 26th August 2020, 13:08
Replies: 337
Views: 53,440
Posted By Swissboy
Catadioptric simulation?

I notice somewhat irritating out-of-focus highlights similar to what one finds in catadioptric (mirror) telelenses. But I presume the Sony lens is not based on that technique?

The depicted bird is a...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Wednesday 19th August 2020, 13:57
Replies: 84
Views: 24,801
Posted By Swissboy
So, there is more than just hope, finally! o:)

So, there is more than just hope, finally! o:)
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 18th August 2020, 16:27
Replies: 589
Views: 157,386
Posted By Swissboy
Going from my situation regarding the HBW series:...

Going from my situation regarding the HBW series: I have all the HBW and HMW volumes, but for birds, it's mostly the Illustrated Checklist volumes I consult.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Monday 17th August 2020, 09:36
Replies: 503
Views: 96,714
Posted By Swissboy
A most impressive person, indeed. Thanks for...

A most impressive person, indeed. Thanks for linking to this obituary.
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 9th August 2020, 13:03
Replies: 33
Views: 2,513
Posted By Swissboy
rattle eliminated

No panic! It is just a matter of how much glue one uses. I placed a very tiny droplet of G-S Hypo cement...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 2nd August 2020, 21:36
Replies: 185
Views: 17,105
Posted By Swissboy
The inside of those forests convinced me to get a...

The inside of those forests convinced me to get a x42 model after having missed an ID of my only ever antpitta with my 8x32 Leica. :C
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 2nd August 2020, 21:28
Replies: 1
Views: 323
Posted By Swissboy
Not sure I will ever need it, but thanks! I need...

Not sure I will ever need it, but thanks! I need to say that opening with Internet Explorer did not work. It actually blocked. But it worked well with Firefox.

IE is still the most convenient...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 29th July 2020, 13:43
Replies: 60
Views: 5,361
Posted By Swissboy
o:)

o:)
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