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Forum: Leica Tuesday 12th November 2019, 19:37
Replies: 49
Views: 1,885
Posted By Kevin Conville
I guess I stand corrected. My understanding for...

I guess I stand corrected. My understanding for all these years was that Boomers were born in the first decade after WWII.

Still, "Boomers" who missed the Beatles on Ed Sullivan, didn't experience...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th November 2019, 19:46
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By Kevin Conville
This shows NZ. I pointed (approximately) where...

This shows NZ. I pointed (approximately) where Milford Sound is
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th November 2019, 19:36
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By Kevin Conville
For the darkest skies it's fairly apparent one...

For the darkest skies it's fairly apparent one will have to leave Europe or the US, and quite a few other places in the Northern Hemisphere especially.

The Outback of Australia and Namibia indeed do...
Forum: Leica Sunday 10th November 2019, 07:09
Replies: 49
Views: 1,885
Posted By Kevin Conville
On a related note. I never got the guys at Mt...

On a related note. I never got the guys at Mt Pinos (star party) who sit in their trailers and control with their laptops to "view" through their telescopes. Granted, they're mostly doing imaging,...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th November 2019, 06:59
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By Kevin Conville
I think the best night sky I ever saw also was in...

I think the best night sky I ever saw also was in New Zealand. Just up the road from Milford Sound on the east side of Mt Cook. I can envision Milford Sound being pretty awesome, but I wasn't there...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 10th November 2019, 06:55
Replies: 21
Views: 664
Posted By Kevin Conville
You forget to mention stable air (low shimmer)...

You forget to mention stable air (low shimmer) because it's in the middle of the Pacific.
Forum: Leica Saturday 9th November 2019, 19:06
Replies: 49
Views: 1,885
Posted By Kevin Conville
Huh? How many boomers are in the workforce? 64-74...

Huh? How many boomers are in the workforce? 64-74 years old? 1945-1955.
It's not their world, it's subsequent generation's world. Do what you want.

If sales are highest amongst that demographic,...
Forum: Leica Friday 8th November 2019, 04:45
Replies: 12
Views: 1,388
Posted By Kevin Conville
Agreed. Electronics would only lower it's...

Agreed. Electronics would only lower it's intrinsic value, and longevity.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 31st October 2019, 07:02
Replies: 33
Views: 1,399
Posted By Kevin Conville
I do, I think. My heart was broken at the loss of...

I do, I think.
My heart was broken at the loss of our Corgi, Katy.
That was 3 1/2 years ago.

Im admiring Borgis (Border Collie/Corgi) and Augies (Australian Shepard/Corgi) in addition to the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 27th October 2019, 06:25
Replies: 33
Views: 1,399
Posted By Kevin Conville
I believe the Nikon HG monoculars have cases made...

I believe the Nikon HG monoculars have cases made of titanium, not that it matters. The weight difference between Ti and S.S would be inconsequential on such a small device.

The optics are w/o...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 26th October 2019, 23:14
Replies: 7
Views: 609
Posted By Kevin Conville
Being a small angled scope, you don't need a lot...

Being a small angled scope, you don't need a lot of height.
Being a small scope you don't need a lot of capacity.

A light carbon tripod with collets (no cam levers) is what I'd recommend.
I have 4...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 26th October 2019, 22:35
Replies: 33
Views: 1,399
Posted By Kevin Conville
I have the Nikon 5x15 HG. I'm no monocular power...

I have the Nikon 5x15 HG. I'm no monocular power user by any means, but when I want one this tiny Nikon delivers what I'm looking for.

Anything larger than tiny just doesn't interest me. I'll carry...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 17th October 2019, 19:45
Replies: 26
Views: 1,156
Posted By Kevin Conville
Of course. Most every problem comes down to what...

Of course. Most every problem comes down to what are the relative concentrations.
If there were 100 times more birds or 1/100 the number of cats and dogs then their impact would be much less of an...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 17th October 2019, 10:35
Replies: 26
Views: 1,611
Posted By Kevin Conville
I don't want to get between Steve and Alexis with...

I don't want to get between Steve and Alexis with their debate, though I have a prejudice towards Nikon for it's excellent performance, but I have a comment about my experience with both company's...
Forum: Conservation Tuesday 15th October 2019, 05:19
Replies: 26
Views: 1,156
Posted By Kevin Conville
sibilatrix- Though I agree with you generally...

sibilatrix-

Though I agree with you generally about dogs in nature reserves, you could make your point more eloquently.

I find your mannerism exceedingly unpleasant and abrasive.
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 12th October 2019, 00:57
Replies: 69
Views: 3,604
Posted By Kevin Conville
Umh, ... Lee Can you please get on that? I've got...

Umh, ... Lee
Can you please get on that?
I've got SO much to say! B (:
Forum: Swarovski Friday 11th October 2019, 09:41
Replies: 69
Views: 3,604
Posted By Kevin Conville
Well Lee, A man's got to know his limitations

Well Lee,

A man's got to know his limitations
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 10th October 2019, 21:00
Replies: 69
Views: 3,604
Posted By Kevin Conville
I try to keep my hands clean before handling most...

I try to keep my hands clean before handling most anything I'm fond of.
Bins, scopes, musical instruments, nose picking 8-P...
I think it's paid off.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 10th October 2019, 20:49
Replies: 69
Views: 3,604
Posted By Kevin Conville
The BA/BNs indeed had polyurethane armor that as...

The BA/BNs indeed had polyurethane armor that as far as I could tell was indestructible. It didn't smell and mine never reacted with painted surfaces or vinyl, etc. The PU was a translucent...
Forum: Nikon Monday 7th October 2019, 20:19
Replies: 35
Views: 2,735
Posted By Kevin Conville
I use the Monarch HG 8x42 as my primary...

I use the Monarch HG 8x42 as my primary binoculars these days. Though I'm writing about 8x42s most will apply to the 10x bin as well.

The overall package... light weight, great ergos, wide field,...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 10th September 2019, 06:47
Replies: 57
Views: 2,746
Posted By Kevin Conville
Fuji is strange. They produce a few low end,...

Fuji is strange.
They produce a few low end, indistinctive, mediocre at best optics while also producing spectacular cine lenses, lenses for OEM Hasselblad, and their own super high quality APS and...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th August 2019, 21:55
Replies: 39
Views: 2,403
Posted By Kevin Conville
Agreed. I had two pair of 7x42 BRs at different...

Agreed.

I had two pair of 7x42 BRs at different times and as much as I regarded them, I usually took my 8x32 BNs when heading out the door. Conceding that the view was a little better through the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 2nd August 2019, 02:26
Replies: 26
Views: 2,130
Posted By Kevin Conville
I like that. But, 3 bins is what you need,...

I like that.

But, 3 bins is what you need, maybe.

Pocket something or others

A 32 or 42mm birding bin

And a large bin for night sky and long distance terrestrial
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 28th July 2019, 19:26
Replies: 26
Views: 2,130
Posted By Kevin Conville
It's a product of an abundance of riches. Both...

It's a product of an abundance of riches.
Both personally (time and money) and the available products.

What else are the well to do "to do" but collect things? |;|

I'm thinking in much of the world...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 18th July 2019, 10:11
Replies: 25
Views: 2,078
Posted By Kevin Conville
Factoring in price there doesn't seems to be much...

Factoring in price there doesn't seems to be much doubt, for me. Bravo Nikon!

Over $4k (Swaro) for a spotting scope is too much for this guy.

Still, a shame that Nikon makes one buy the 20-60 with...
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