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Forum: Swarovski Friday 21st February 2020, 10:16
Replies: 78
Views: 7,473
Posted By Sancho
I generally don't like the tech approach either,...

I generally don't like the tech approach either, and think most of us spend quite enough time staring down at screens instead of looking at the real world. But one application occurs to me, that of...
Forum: Leupold Tuesday 18th February 2020, 20:36
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By Sancho
Amen to that, Brother Dennis! I've always had a...

Amen to that, Brother Dennis! I've always had a problem wrestling at night with horrible things I've said to former girlfriends, etc., but when I think at 3am of nasty things I've said on BF, well,...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 18th February 2020, 20:28
Replies: 78
Views: 7,473
Posted By Sancho
If only our Finnish friends had patented their...

If only our Finnish friends had patented their Stick, I would have welcomed our new Finnish Overlords. Meanwhile I see the whole concept of 'Ironman' races, now a multi-billion dollar global (but...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 17th February 2020, 22:47
Replies: 78
Views: 7,473
Posted By Sancho
Totally useless anyway on those very common...

Totally useless anyway on those very common occasions when a bird flits quickly through undergrowth, or zooms past at speed, or pops up intermittently between distant waves on a seawatch. These are...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 17th February 2020, 13:40
Replies: 78
Views: 7,473
Posted By Sancho
The horror, the horror! Besides, look at the...

The horror, the horror! Besides, look at the people in the advert. Would you go birding with them? All but one are looking at their smartphones.
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 5th February 2020, 21:25
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Sancho
:-O Unfortunately Dennis, most of my binos over...

:-O
Unfortunately Dennis, most of my binos over the years have been like yours...costly, used twice to view a goat or a cloud, then lovingly returned to the box. Obsession...it's not just a perfume...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 5th February 2020, 16:23
Replies: 12
Views: 939
Posted By Sancho
These Monarch HGs are for sale on an Irish...

These Monarch HGs are for sale on an Irish website. I know this pair well, I used to own them! I bought them new, but decided I didn't need them, and sold them on to a guy who bought them for his...
Forum: Your Birding Day Wednesday 5th February 2020, 15:15
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Sancho
Thank you sir! Title of first book greatly...

Thank you sir! Title of first book greatly appreciated?
Forum: Your Birding Day Tuesday 4th February 2020, 22:36
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By Sancho
That is seriously good stuff, HT! Have you...

That is seriously good stuff, HT! Have you published a collection? And can I have your permission to use it with a class at school?
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 15th January 2020, 23:39
Replies: 23
Views: 970
Posted By Sancho
A BF member called Macs has a Nikon ED 60 III...

A BF member called Macs has a Nikon ED 60 III scope with all the bits n'bobs for sale on the Classifieds section here. This is a superb scope, smaller lighter version of the esteemed ED 82. I've...
Forum: Canon Sunday 12th January 2020, 08:55
Replies: 2
Views: 421
Posted By Sancho
Canon IS 8x25 v. New Canons

Has anyone compared the old Canon IS 8x25 to the new 20mm or 32mm offerings? If I remember correctly, it was light, optically very good, and stable, despite the awful plasticky body and strange...
Forum: Canon Friday 27th December 2019, 11:51
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By Sancho
Oh, by obsessing, looking for the 'perfect' bino,...

Oh, by obsessing, looking for the 'perfect' bino, spending too much money and burrowing around in tbe rabbit hole;). I had IS binos of various magnifications, along with non-IS too. The 8x25, the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 26th December 2019, 18:01
Replies: 13
Views: 632
Posted By Sancho
Hi Jerry! Merry Christmas to you and yours too....

Hi Jerry! Merry Christmas to you and yours too. And Dries1 (the OP), and all the others on the thread and the Forum, here's wishing you all a Peaceful, Healthy and Stress-Free new year. All the...
Forum: Canon Thursday 26th December 2019, 17:56
Replies: 11
Views: 891
Posted By Sancho
Goodness, Peewee, has it really been 12 years?...

Goodness, Peewee, has it really been 12 years? Congrats on your purchase. I abandoned IS binos about a decade ago, then more recently decided to get another 12x36. I liked it so much, I got a 10x42...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 23rd November 2019, 03:09
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Sancho
Many thanks Britseye, this tallies exactly with...

Many thanks Britseye, this tallies exactly with what I'm hearing. Not exactly full-on song, sounds more like shorter renditions of fewer 'phrases', doesn't last long, sounds a bit half-hearted. Not...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 22nd November 2019, 18:12
Replies: 11
Views: 672
Posted By Sancho
Song Thrush, early singing?

I get confused each year, progression of fime and all that. Thjs year I first heard Song Thrush song on 19th November. Anyone in IRL/UK heard earlier?
Forum: Leica Sunday 17th November 2019, 20:02
Replies: 69
Views: 4,142
Posted By Sancho
I found these on a shelf in TKMaxx today. At...

I found these on a shelf in TKMaxx today. At first glance I thought 'Low cost integrated digi-binos with star gazing app!'. Imagine my utter despair when I realized they're cheap 7x binos with a...
Forum: Leica Saturday 16th November 2019, 17:43
Replies: 69
Views: 4,142
Posted By Sancho
And just when we thought no producer was...

And just when we thought no producer was investing in IS, up pops an ad on my BF for Opticron Imagic IS 10x30!!! With very respectable 5.2 degree FOV. Has anyone seen a unit yet? Good price too. And...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 13th November 2019, 23:54
Replies: 69
Views: 4,142
Posted By Sancho
Thank you very much for that clarification,...

Thank you very much for that clarification, Jerry...you are a gentleman. So, if I were Anerican, I would indeed be a late baby-boomer. And because our babies boomed constantly, many of them indeed...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 13th November 2019, 22:29
Replies: 69
Views: 4,142
Posted By Sancho
I'm completely confused. My parents were born in...

I'm completely confused. My parents were born in the twenties/early thirties. I was born in 1962. What am I? We didn't have a post-WWII 'Baby Boom', we had a continuous baby boom for hundreds of...
Forum: Leica Tuesday 12th November 2019, 19:59
Replies: 69
Views: 4,142
Posted By Sancho
Hi Jerry!B (: I actually have a pair if IS (I've...

Hi Jerry!B (:
I actually have a pair if IS (I've owned them all except 18x50 at some stage). But they are a speciality item, I use them for seawatching. On a more general note, I've been haunting...
Forum: Leica Monday 11th November 2019, 21:57
Replies: 69
Views: 4,142
Posted By Sancho
Me Ugg. Me Stone Age. Me use binoculars to look...

Me Ugg. Me Stone Age. Me use binoculars to look at faraway stuff. Me happy.
Forum: Zeiss Friday 8th November 2019, 21:45
Replies: 65
Views: 5,351
Posted By Sancho
Are they your preferred 'all rounder' binos, Gary?

Are they your preferred 'all rounder' binos, Gary?
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 5th November 2019, 23:32
Replies: 65
Views: 5,351
Posted By Sancho
My preferred birding uniform is that of the...

My preferred birding uniform is that of the Napoleonic Imperial Guard. One can imagine my distress.
Forum: Zeiss Monday 4th November 2019, 18:24
Replies: 65
Views: 5,351
Posted By Sancho
Can we start a Facebook movement, 'Je Suis Simon...

Can we start a Facebook movement, 'Je Suis Simon King'?
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