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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 14:21
Replies: 20
Views: 955
Posted By Troubador
News from Bird Fair

Quick impressions from Bird Fair 2019.

Mud, mud, mud. Everywhere although the heavy rubber sheeting put down by the Fair has helped a good deal.

No new EL, no Noctivid 32 and no SF 32.

Opticron is...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th August 2019, 18:45
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By Troubador
Is that your best effort at a joke Andy? If so:...

Is that your best effort at a joke Andy? If so: best not give up the day-job :-O.

Just joshing, I will keep an eye open for humorous moments and report back.

I could visit the Zeiss stand and ask...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th August 2019, 06:47
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By Troubador
Andy You want jokes with the updates? You mean...

Andy

You want jokes with the updates?

You mean like this:

What do I want played at my funeral?
Cricket!

or
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 13th August 2019, 19:20
Replies: 9
Views: 132
Posted By Troubador
Hi ALV and welcome to Birdforum. Enjoy your...

Hi ALV and welcome to Birdforum. Enjoy your visits here.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 13th August 2019, 13:53
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By Troubador
Sorry Firby the pic is too blurry to be certain....

Sorry Firby the pic is too blurry to be certain. In my experience Mistle Thrushes usually hold their head up from the horizontal so the beak is pointing up a bit. The bird in your pic isn't doing...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 13th August 2019, 11:51
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By Troubador
Zeiss UK confirm that the discount will apply to...

Zeiss UK confirm that the discount will apply to SFs with the new eyecups and the first of these will be available from Viking Optical at Bird Fair. They will be in the Optics Marquee Stand 7.

Lee
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 13th August 2019, 06:28
Replies: 13
Views: 178
Posted By Troubador
Welcome to Birdforum. Your Black-headed Gulls can...

Welcome to Birdforum. Your Black-headed Gulls can be recognised in flight by the combination of the dark head cap and the outer part of the wing, a long and narrow-ish flash of white near the leading...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 13th August 2019, 06:18
Replies: 21
Views: 1,143
Posted By Troubador
I will investigate at Bird Fair and report back,...

I will investigate at Bird Fair and report back, but I suspect kravguy Post 4 is correct.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Monday 12th August 2019, 18:53
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Troubador
Visit...

Visit https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=379581&page=2 post 26 for details of a different experience.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Monday 12th August 2019, 10:27
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Troubador
Arthur, you are absolutely correct with the...

Arthur, you are absolutely correct with the history and for sure it seems to me that investment in the new facility in Kentucky is a significant investment by Zeiss.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 10th August 2019, 19:33
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Troubador
Absolutely not Tenex but it is not a case of...

Absolutely not Tenex but it is not a case of excusing anything, it is a case of understanding.

If I didn't feel your situation needed support I wouldn't have contacted Zeiss Germany on your behalf...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 10th August 2019, 17:13
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By Troubador
Would be nice to have weight included too. Lee

Would be nice to have weight included too.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 10th August 2019, 17:09
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Troubador
What you left out was the fact that the service...

What you left out was the fact that the service centre in Kentucky is brand new, Zeiss USA Customer Service having closed in NY and a new CS Centre set up in co-operation with Zeiss Vision. It is not...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 10th August 2019, 11:00
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Troubador
With the words 'teething troubles' I wasn't so...

With the words 'teething troubles' I wasn't so much thinking of the free P* prisms (which is an unrealistic expectation in my view, back when these Dialyts were produced and sold, today's kinds of...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 10th August 2019, 06:56
Replies: 17
Views: 648
Posted By Troubador
Sounds like the new service centre in Kentucky is...

Sounds like the new service centre in Kentucky is having some teething troubles.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Friday 9th August 2019, 15:52
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By Troubador
I like that explanation! I wondered if work on...

I like that explanation! I wondered if work on the avionics rarely required spanners, screwdrivers and hammers (!) and so what was 'broken' seemed to get fixed by the magic, or at least just having a...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 6th August 2019, 10:52
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By Troubador
My pal is a bino dealer and if a customer queries...

My pal is a bino dealer and if a customer queries the material used on binos or scopes he uses a red hot needle in a discrete place on a demo unit to test for metal vs plastic.

He hasn't met a...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 6th August 2019, 08:34
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By Troubador
Kowa Japan, via their daughter company in...

Kowa Japan, via their daughter company in Germany, confirm the focus wheels on Genesis models 44/33/22 are aluminium.

Lee
Forum: Kowa Monday 5th August 2019, 18:42
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By Troubador
I have a Genesis 8x33 and the focus wheel gives a...

I have a Genesis 8x33 and the focus wheel gives a high pitched 'ting' when gently struck with a metal object but a more definitive test was performed by a friend who stabbed the focus wheel on his...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Monday 5th August 2019, 17:01
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Troubador
If you have Windows 10 (and I believe it works on...

If you have Windows 10 (and I believe it works on earlier versions) find the picture you want to post then select it with a left click then right click it. Next choose 'Send to' and from the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th August 2019, 11:17
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By Troubador
John LOL. Its true you can 'prove' many...

John

LOL.
Its true you can 'prove' many different things with the same statistics, but I am staying with the calculations I posted above, because as far as I understand it, this is how Tenex was...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 5th August 2019, 08:24
Replies: 28
Views: 1,214
Posted By Troubador
Tenex You don’t always get cheated! Take a look...

Tenex

You don’t always get cheated!

Take a look at Zeiss’s FL range of binos.

The 10x42 has a linear fov of 330’.

Reduce the magnification by 20% to 8x and one might hope for a 20% increase in...
Forum: Kowa Monday 5th August 2019, 05:58
Replies: 35
Views: 3,001
Posted By Troubador
Nope. Its metal. Lee

Nope. Its metal.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Monday 5th August 2019, 05:57
Replies: 26
Views: 904
Posted By Troubador
Send them to Customer Service in Wetzlar. The...

Send them to Customer Service in Wetzlar. The team there is excellent and really dedicated. But take care to send photos that show the problem so they know exactly what to look for.

Good luck.

Lee
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 4th August 2019, 18:55
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
Posted By Troubador
Hi Steve A fairy in the Royal Air Force is an...

Hi Steve

A fairy in the Royal Air Force is an avionics engineer. Could be a man or a woman, and they work on airborne radio, radar, targeting pods and similar kit.

Lee
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