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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 5th September 2020, 16:58
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By lmans66
Agreed.... and in one setting ...but I am...

Agreed.... and in one setting ...but I am speaking to getting up early...my eyes are tired, the light is dim etc....and my settings 'might' need adjusting as we move into the day. Not all the time,...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 3rd September 2020, 01:08
Replies: 22
Views: 809
Posted By lmans66
I tend to disagree ....just a bit. I have found ...

I tend to disagree ....just a bit. I have found times in the morning when my eyes are tired, or ....the light is off or whatever, that I actually like to reset my diopter. Perhaps just me, but...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 31st August 2020, 00:41
Replies: 65
Views: 3,103
Posted By lmans66
Zeiss Victory HT's....

Zeiss Victory HT's....
Forum: Maven Wednesday 26th August 2020, 22:34
Replies: 24
Views: 1,681
Posted By lmans66
I found the Maven to have strong strong strong...

I found the Maven to have strong strong strong glare.... it really bothered me. For $300 bucks more, get a Meostar on Sale or the MHG 8x30 on sale too.... no glare, better bin.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 26th August 2020, 22:31
Replies: 47
Views: 1,767
Posted By lmans66
I wouldn't put all of that money into a...

I wouldn't put all of that money into a bin....enjoy life beyond birding...a good meal with your friends, or a trip...(to go birding), ....another hobby etc....

Even if you do spend it all on...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 22nd August 2020, 12:14
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By lmans66
I wonder if a hybrid of the blue-necked and...

I wonder if a hybrid of the blue-necked and ?..... I have visited Ecuador often and while I can't say I have seen any mystery bird like that, I do know that sometimes you come up to a bird that you...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 21st August 2020, 12:33
Replies: 20
Views: 896
Posted By lmans66
Looks like it is 'melting'.....

Looks like it is 'melting'.....
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 18th August 2020, 22:22
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By lmans66
The Swaro ATS with the 25-50 Eyepiece is...

The Swaro ATS with the 25-50 Eyepiece is remarkable.... If one compares the 20-60 Eyepiece, the Swaro doesn't do as well. Now, if you are digiscoping, you will never go beyond 20-25 anyhow, so don't...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 17th August 2020, 13:51
Replies: 36
Views: 2,775
Posted By lmans66
Especially now since they are on sale..... much...

Especially now since they are on sale..... much cheaper than SLC for one!
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Monday 17th August 2020, 11:56
Replies: 2
Views: 310
Posted By lmans66
Nicely done...well needed to have some sort of...

Nicely done...well needed to have some sort of definitive source. Now, you will have to update the camera's...the adapters etc...but the techniques are much the same. Glad someone did this!
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 16th August 2020, 20:30
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By lmans66
I enjoy him.....entertaining....not boring.

I enjoy him.....entertaining....not boring.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 16th August 2020, 13:37
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By lmans66
Perhaps but chances are not....the answer is in...

Perhaps but chances are not....the answer is in the pudding and the pudding takes a few years to come out. Just about any binocular will look great in a store, out of the box etc..... it is only thru...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 15th August 2020, 21:42
Replies: 2
Views: 335
Posted By lmans66
I agree with Alexis....the ED glass can be much...

I agree with Alexis....the ED glass can be much sharper. Not sure on those two models you mentioned so can't be sure, but I know I have had both the HD (or ED) glass on the Swaro 80mm ATS scope and...
Forum: Opticron Saturday 15th August 2020, 21:37
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By lmans66
I can't attest to the Verano, but can to the...

I can't attest to the Verano, but can to the Traveler...... A very nice $400 binocular....very nice. You will be happy with it.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 15th August 2020, 21:35
Replies: 26
Views: 1,197
Posted By lmans66
This is what I gather to be a huge difference...

This is what I gather to be a huge difference between the Monarch 7 and MHG....exterior quality. I only have the 8x30 model of the HG but have compared it to the Monarch 7. I also have a friend who ...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Saturday 15th August 2020, 12:58
Replies: 2
Views: 254
Posted By lmans66
Not sure if you are considering a camera or a...

Not sure if you are considering a camera or a phone .....or what type of scope. But vignetting is usually not that much of an issue, especially if done right. I use a camera with just a small digital...
Forum: Nikon Friday 14th August 2020, 01:15
Replies: 232
Views: 27,305
Posted By lmans66
I think you meant to say that the Monarch 7 and...

I think you meant to say that the Monarch 7 and BDII are notably worse and not the HG.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 13th August 2020, 13:26
Replies: 232
Views: 27,305
Posted By lmans66
No way..... I compared the MHG 8x30 with the...

No way..... I compared the MHG 8x30 with the Maven and the Maven had tons of glare....very obvious. The MHG is really good with glare control. With edge to edge....I say about 75-80% too which again,...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 11th August 2020, 23:31
Replies: 126
Views: 9,316
Posted By lmans66
So what do you see out there other than that...

So what do you see out there other than that cheap sub $500.... If not SLC's...what is the going ALPHA or sub-alpha?
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 11th August 2020, 00:42
Replies: 70
Views: 2,874
Posted By lmans66
I hear what you are saying...... and yes, I feel...

I hear what you are saying...... and yes, I feel that same guilt once in awhile. But I look at it that I am an activist for the environment. If there were no birders or responsible hunters or people...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 10th August 2020, 20:59
Replies: 8
Views: 196
Posted By lmans66
I would say marsh wren...my first thought. Look...

I would say marsh wren...my first thought. Look at the habitat as they appear to be reeds etc....
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 8th August 2020, 13:19
Replies: 10
Views: 773
Posted By lmans66
put the optician traveler on the list...agreed....

put the optician traveler on the list...agreed....
Forum: Pentax Saturday 8th August 2020, 13:17
Replies: 4
Views: 579
Posted By lmans66
Interesting....I like this idea. I can see...

Interesting....I like this idea. I can see someone interested in stars, nature...niking etc....as this would be a perfect portable little gadget.....
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 4th August 2020, 16:38
Replies: 185
Views: 16,877
Posted By lmans66
The "H" factor brings up an interesting point...

The "H" factor brings up an interesting point all-told. I can go out with a guide in the jungle/tropics of central/ south america and hear lots of different birds and yet see 'no bird'....or at best,...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 3rd August 2020, 22:02
Replies: 185
Views: 16,877
Posted By lmans66
I have seen a ton of Ecuadorian guides whose...

I have seen a ton of Ecuadorian guides whose binoculars are barely above a Tasco, but they manage well. They know the territory and have lived there their entire life and know the sounds. So birding...
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