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Forum: Binoculars Yesterday, 00:07
Replies: 21
Views: 605
Posted By Patudo
I'm not an astro guy at all but keep telling...

I'm not an astro guy at all but keep telling myself next time there is a clear night in the Canary Islands I ought to point the binoculars upwards and have a look around. But the famous...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th November 2019, 23:49
Replies: 8
Views: 514
Posted By Patudo
A couple of questions to Lathers, if I may: -...

A couple of questions to Lathers, if I may:

- did you think it was a male or female?

- Apparent size and manner of flight compared to peregrine-type falcons you're familiar with at home?

- Are...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th November 2019, 00:27
Replies: 18
Views: 709
Posted By Patudo
Interesting posts sir! What do you use your...

Interesting posts sir! What do you use your 7x50s for? I have tried them at sea (the classic use for this format) where the low magnification and easy eye placement allowed by the extremely...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th November 2019, 00:07
Replies: 32
Views: 1,050
Posted By Patudo
My thoughts when reading your original post were...

My thoughts when reading your original post were that it would be hard for a 10x50 in that price range to better the 10x42 FL you have for sale. A second hand 10x50 SLC or Leica BA would be...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 6th November 2019, 23:55
Replies: 63
Views: 3,713
Posted By Patudo
I just checked mine (objective covers have always...

I just checked mine (objective covers have always been fitted) and can find no such marks, although I don't know if the S.K. edition has different armouring to the standard green version (but doubt...
Forum: Leica Sunday 27th October 2019, 00:36
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By Patudo
Whoah! That made me sit up! It would be great...

Whoah! That made me sit up! It would be great to have a photo of those two side by side. Both six magnification, both with an unmatched field of view, but as different as chalk and...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 27th October 2019, 00:17
Replies: 36
Views: 1,929
Posted By Patudo
...so, with all that experience and industry...

...so, with all that experience and industry knowledge, you either:

(a) have come to believe that companies like Swarovski and Zeiss - whose businesses depend on manufacturing top tier optics - ...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th October 2019, 02:47
Replies: 36
Views: 1,929
Posted By Patudo
Now that you've found reverse gear, you might...

Now that you've found reverse gear, you might want to revisit a couple of your previous assertions:
Forum: Zeiss Friday 25th October 2019, 02:43
Replies: 17
Views: 1,209
Posted By Patudo
Never an issue when I have tried it. Large field...

Never an issue when I have tried it. Large field of view requires large prisms. I actually think its size increases the perception of light weight, as you expect a large binocular to be heavier. I...
Forum: Leica Friday 25th October 2019, 02:38
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By Patudo
Congratulations on your new acquisition. Do let...

Congratulations on your new acquisition. Do let us know your thoughts on its mechanical and optical performance once it is safely in hand. I can't deny I have often thought about one, but its...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 24th October 2019, 02:10
Replies: 82
Views: 2,604
Posted By Patudo
Be careful what you wish for. I'm sure a lot of...

Be careful what you wish for. I'm sure a lot of Birdforum viewers would rather hunters begone from the site than astronomers.

I don't share this view myself - hunters put their gear through a lot...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 23:49
Replies: 26
Views: 2,141
Posted By Patudo
I think I have a sense of the issue you are...

I think I have a sense of the issue you are describing, Swissboy (I love that sooty falcon pic of yours by the way). My 8x32 FL has the same colour coating and when the sun is at the right (or...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 23:38
Replies: 23
Views: 1,704
Posted By Patudo
It's more a failing on my part than that of the...

It's more a failing on my part than that of the binocular's, but it's the EII's inability to focus sufficiently beyond infinity to accommodate for my shortsightedness (or vice versa, I guess) that...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 22:51
Replies: 36
Views: 1,929
Posted By Patudo
garymh: Thank you for not only for setting the...

garymh: Thank you for not only for setting the record straight, but also for your diplomacy, which the thinly-veiled insinuations in the post(s) you responded to certainly did not deserve.

I was...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 20th October 2019, 20:19
Replies: 23
Views: 1,704
Posted By Patudo
Not having owned or used a binocular never...

Not having owned or used a binocular never stopped folks from commenting (https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?p=3887951#post3887951) - so feel free to offer your perspective as you see fit! ...
Forum: Kowa Friday 18th October 2019, 03:33
Replies: 327
Views: 32,292
Posted By Patudo
Kicking myself for not trying the 6.5 at Birdfair...

Kicking myself for not trying the 6.5 at Birdfair now, especially as my Fieldpro-owning brother did, and thought it was a pretty decent unit. I thought the image showed by Kowa's 6x30 YF was really...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 18th October 2019, 03:01
Replies: 82
Views: 2,604
Posted By Patudo
If it really is true that a cut up Post-it stuck...

If it really is true that a cut up Post-it stuck on an objective lens cannot be noticed - see this post (https://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=3899451&postcount=2) - then all this quibbling about...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 18th October 2019, 02:53
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By Patudo
That's interesting to know. I do see Terras...

That's interesting to know. I do see Terras being used by other birders every now and then, and will try to borrow one for a look. Although part of me, admittedly, wishes it wasn't so, I also think...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 18th October 2019, 02:46
Replies: 35
Views: 2,468
Posted By Patudo
Tenex's comment about logistics recalls the well...

Tenex's comment about logistics recalls the well worn saying that amateurs study tactics while professionals study logistics. Done right (and our Teutonic friends are nothing if not masters of...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Saturday 12th October 2019, 19:25
Replies: 9
Views: 330
Posted By Patudo
There's some mention of bats in Drewitt and...

There's some mention of bats in Drewitt and Dixon's 2008 study of urban peregrine prey, and Chapman's book on the hobby mentions a noctule as prey. I've seen a few attempts myself (by peregrines),...
Forum: Leica Saturday 12th October 2019, 18:24
Replies: 179
Views: 10,983
Posted By Patudo
I refer to your posts before and after you sell a...

I refer to your posts before and after you sell a binocular. ;)
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 12th October 2019, 01:06
Replies: 20
Views: 1,851
Posted By Patudo
So much depends on what you intend using them...

So much depends on what you intend using them for. If you are going to be watching birds at your garden feeder, most binoculars will serve well. If the job you need them to do is more demanding,...
Forum: Leica Saturday 12th October 2019, 00:51
Replies: 179
Views: 10,983
Posted By Patudo
The diopter setting of my 8x32FL does drift a...

The diopter setting of my 8x32FL does drift a little, especially when the binocular hasn't been used for a few weeks. I don't mind re-setting it.

I must have been very lucky with the binoculars...
Forum: Leica Saturday 12th October 2019, 00:18
Replies: 39
Views: 3,208
Posted By Patudo
I'd love to know what "used in anger" means! ...

I'd love to know what "used in anger" means! Watching Enable approaching the finish at the Arc de Triomphe is every bit as worthy a use for binoculars as trying to identify a lesser-spotted whatsit!...
Forum: Leica Friday 11th October 2019, 23:50
Replies: 51
Views: 2,059
Posted By Patudo
I can't deny that the appearance, handling and...

I can't deny that the appearance, handling and mechanical quality of the old Leitzes are very seductive, but with optics of that vintage one must anticipate that there will be issues that need...
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