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Forum: Swift Tuesday 25th February 2020, 00:46
Replies: 4
Views: 396
Posted By Patudo
Renze and elkcub are not only knowledgeable, but...

Renze and elkcub are not only knowledgeable, but forthcoming with their info - if they haven't replied, it may well be that they're themselves not sure. Elkcub has noted that the Japanese company...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 25th February 2020, 00:26
Replies: 409
Views: 22,622
Posted By Patudo
I would never have expected you to have given...

I would never have expected you to have given that last opinion, not after reading your posts #352 and #354. It certainly seems from those posts that the NVs won't be missed by your clients, or...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 25th February 2020, 00:05
Replies: 152
Views: 6,439
Posted By Patudo
Looks like it should be a strong performer - as...

Looks like it should be a strong performer - as it needs to be, for the competition in that sector of the market is formidable. I find it pretty impressive that binocular design has evolved to the...
Forum: Leupold Friday 21st February 2020, 01:52
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By Patudo
Brilliant thread. Does denco still get hard...I...

Brilliant thread. Does denco still get hard...I mean "feel good" when a bystander recognizes his binos are Swaros (post #264)? Is it still possible to find Vanguards and Primes that outmatch FLs...
Forum: Leica Friday 21st February 2020, 01:35
Replies: 409
Views: 22,622
Posted By Patudo
Sounds like you're well rid of a third class...

Sounds like you're well rid of a third class product then... :t:
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 16th February 2020, 01:53
Replies: 71
Views: 3,059
Posted By Patudo
Indeed. Is the difference in micro-contrast...

Indeed. Is the difference in micro-contrast between a well-executed Schmidt-Pechan design and an Uppendahl likely to be discernible only by nitnoids/BB-stackers like our friend denco, or is it...
Forum: Leica Sunday 16th February 2020, 00:21
Replies: 31
Views: 1,182
Posted By Patudo
Sometimes ignorance is bliss. If the best...

Sometimes ignorance is bliss. If the best optical performance you can afford is vital for you to fully enjoy your birds, or to hunt in difficult conditions, etc., that's one thing. But if you are...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 13th February 2020, 22:41
Replies: 2
Views: 100
Posted By Patudo
Predation on swifts/hirundines?

Hi all,

Just wondering how often you guys/girls have observed attempts, by any kind of raptor, anywhere in the world, to capture hirundines and swifts - and how often do you think this group of...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 12th February 2020, 01:33
Replies: 88
Views: 4,362
Posted By Patudo
In all fairness to denco... he's by no means the...

In all fairness to denco... he's by no means the only Abbé-Koening fetishist - I mean fan - in this worthy corner of cyberspace... o:D
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 12th February 2020, 00:56
Replies: 26
Views: 1,260
Posted By Patudo
I was also at the last Birdfair and had a good...

I was also at the last Birdfair and had a good look over four of the sub-alphas I was most interested in, with my own 10x40 Dialyt (P model) as a reference. I tried the Canon first, then the Meopta,...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 11th February 2020, 23:03
Replies: 88
Views: 4,362
Posted By Patudo
Woww!... (wide-eyed...) I need to have a look...

Woww!... (wide-eyed...) I need to have a look through the 8x56 Conquest next time I get the chance! If it's a better performer optically than the 8x56 SLC it must be quite something, leaving aside...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 10th February 2020, 02:39
Replies: 13
Views: 1,912
Posted By Patudo
Another year, another visit to Singapore...I...

Another year, another visit to Singapore...I know, Greta would disapprove. I have been cutting down on overseas trips though (thanks in part to straitened circumstances) and my mother's disapproval...
Forum: Leica Monday 10th February 2020, 00:13
Replies: 409
Views: 22,622
Posted By Patudo
I wonder, if Leica considered it absolutely vital...

I wonder, if Leica considered it absolutely vital to retain the Uppendahl prisms...

- what would be an acceptable level of QC failures (30%? 40%? More?)
- and how much more costly would Uppendahl...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 9th February 2020, 23:50
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By Patudo
To be honest amigo... it seems from what you've...

To be honest amigo... it seems from what you've written above that you have reached that fortunate state of being really happy - both image and handling wise - with what you are using. I'm sure you...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 6th February 2020, 01:05
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Patudo
I find that kind of jumbly background (paddy7...

I find that kind of jumbly background (paddy7 mentioned tree bark which is similar) the worst possible target if I have to fine-tune diopter settings, and very tough if I have to find something on...
Forum: Leica Thursday 6th February 2020, 00:25
Replies: 14
Views: 872
Posted By Patudo
My memories don't go as far back as Alexis's, but...

My memories don't go as far back as Alexis's, but the distinct impression I have is that the binocular which birders of an older vintage associate with the name Dialyt is the 10x40. British Birds...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 5th February 2020, 23:41
Replies: 489
Views: 27,878
Posted By Patudo
Possibly the better question would be: would any...

Possibly the better question would be: would any improvements related to the Uppendahl prisms, original optical train etc. be noticeable to the average user, or would they be only apparent to...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 4th February 2020, 02:58
Replies: 53
Views: 2,460
Posted By Patudo
Interesting... is there really that much interest...

Interesting... is there really that much interest at Leica in chasing the retro dollar/euro/renminbi, then?

Nominating models is all well and good, but the obvious question arises: there seems...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 4th February 2020, 01:12
Replies: 84
Views: 4,524
Posted By Patudo
Thanks for your informative review and commentary...

Thanks for your informative review and commentary Canip! My impressions of the three models had many similarities to yours - eg. feeling a bit heavier than I had expected from such a compact...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 4th February 2020, 00:29
Replies: 22
Views: 1,044
Posted By Patudo
Thanks, SeldomPerched, for raising some...

Thanks, SeldomPerched, for raising some interesting points. I'm a self confessed nitnoid when it comes to setting up my binoculars, since observing small targets over long distances is demanding,...
Forum: Vortex Saturday 25th January 2020, 21:55
Replies: 141
Views: 5,673
Posted By Patudo
Death of the Alpha...

Death of the Alpha (https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=336709), redux? :king:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th January 2020, 16:30
Replies: 11
Views: 1,129
Posted By Patudo
I would be interested to know which behavioural...

I would be interested to know which behavioural details observers should look out for. I normally get to see them on a couple of week-long trips each year, and have a good frame of reference (the F....
Forum: Leica Saturday 25th January 2020, 16:14
Replies: 489
Views: 27,878
Posted By Patudo
Controls are identical across all three, as one...

Controls are identical across all three, as one expects (but worth noting that their great contemporary rival, Zeiss's Dialyt series, weren't uniform in the same way). Diopter is in front of the...
Forum: Leica Saturday 25th January 2020, 11:53
Replies: 489
Views: 27,878
Posted By Patudo
Retrovid impressions

Drizzly blowy grey day two weeks ago (much like today). I decided going birding wasn't worth bothering with, put my bino-geek's hat on, and trotted down to Leica Mayfair to have a look at the...
Forum: Leica Sunday 12th January 2020, 03:49
Replies: 409
Views: 22,622
Posted By Patudo
Had the opportunity to make my acquaintance with...

Had the opportunity to make my acquaintance with all three Retrovid models yesterday, on a dreary grey London (mid-)morning, bringing along two binoculars I was very familiar with - 7x42 and 10x40 P...
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