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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 18:17
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By Sancho
I know this is a bit off-the-wall, but the young...

I know this is a bit off-the-wall, but the young Long Eared Owls in our neighbourhood have been making some very loud and unusual 'begging calls' lately, starting quite early in the evening. One...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 20th June 2018, 14:01
Replies: 42
Views: 2,515
Posted By Sancho
Yeah but....vague questions about optics allow us...

Yeah but....vague questions about optics allow us all to wander around aimlessly pontificating, like a creche-full of toddlers each going wild on his own hobby-horse;).
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th June 2018, 14:40
Replies: 42
Views: 2,515
Posted By Sancho
Whoops...apologies Lee!

Whoops...apologies Lee!
Forum: Others Tuesday 19th June 2018, 12:30
Replies: 8
Views: 654
Posted By Sancho
Congrats on your Monarchs. As regards the...

Congrats on your Monarchs. As regards the Avalons...any bino named after one of Roxy Music's crappier songs should be avoided;)
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 19th June 2018, 12:22
Replies: 42
Views: 2,515
Posted By Sancho
Agreed. Meopta are superb in the Customer Service...

Agreed. Meopta are superb in the Customer Service department. I have never, ever had an issue with my Meopta scope, apart from losing attachments through my own fault. Meopta replaced them free of...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th June 2018, 11:08
Replies: 42
Views: 2,515
Posted By Sancho
Seconded. If budget is under pressure, and you...

Seconded. If budget is under pressure, and you want a small(-ish) 8x32 with top-class optics and 3D, consider looking for a used pair of Nikon SE 8x32. Unfortunately out of production, but it's my...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 17th June 2018, 09:54
Replies: 42
Views: 2,515
Posted By Sancho
:-O I think it's hard to answer the OP's question...

:-O
I think it's hard to answer the OP's question regarding the best all-round 'average' marque. The differences between the top end binos are all miniscule to a normal person (whatever that is)....
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 17th June 2018, 08:38
Replies: 42
Views: 2,515
Posted By Sancho
:-O, A Uasal Uí Dhomhnaill! Woof!

:-O, A Uasal Uí Dhomhnaill! Woof!
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 16th June 2018, 20:20
Replies: 42
Views: 2,515
Posted By Sancho
At the top of the heap are Nikon, Swarovski,...

At the top of the heap are Nikon, Swarovski, Zeiss, Leica. Not everything that each makes is premium, and other OEM's, or folk like Bushnell and the occasional appearances like Zen-Ray, Maven, Tract...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 10th June 2018, 17:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By Sancho
Hiya Lee! No, I've never seen the 20-70x. The...

Hiya Lee! No, I've never seen the 20-70x. The extra reach of 70x would be nice. Your review nudged me towards the Meopta, and it was a fantastic choice. Meopta owe you!;)
The Pocket 8x25 looks great....
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 9th June 2018, 19:20
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By Sancho
I tried my Meopta S282HD w/30-60 against a Swaro...

I tried my Meopta S282HD w/30-60 against a Swaro ATX85 once, Squidge. Damned if I could see a difference. Meopta costs about 1900 euro, with ep and SOC. Superb customer service, 30yr transferable...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 5th June 2018, 19:41
Replies: 25
Views: 3,905
Posted By Sancho
Apologies, Stan, for the intemperate language;...

Apologies, Stan, for the intemperate language; foolish indeed of me to come on board a Canon forum and speak ill of them! Show me to the gangplank....;)
Mind you, the thing that keeps me thinking...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 5th June 2018, 16:27
Replies: 25
Views: 3,905
Posted By Sancho
Kevin, I would not recommend buying them without...

Kevin, I would not recommend buying them without trying them first. I've had 8x25, 10x30, 10x42L, 12x36II and 15x50. All deliver a 'better' view of the bird than hand-held binos. It's a personal...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 16th May 2018, 20:54
Replies: 41
Views: 2,932
Posted By Sancho
I emailed Nikon service dept. in UK earlier this...

I emailed Nikon service dept. in UK earlier this year and asked for replacement eyecups for my SE 8x32. They posted them to me but they weren't cheap; about 19 euro I think (although that included...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 9th May 2018, 23:17
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By Sancho
I think it's a Fulmar.

I think it's a Fulmar.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 22nd April 2018, 09:56
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Sancho
I think it's a Great Tit.

I think it's a Great Tit.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 8th April 2018, 17:32
Replies: 48
Views: 2,837
Posted By Sancho
Hi Black Crow. In 8x30/32, I've had 1 pair of...

Hi Black Crow. In 8x30/32, I've had 1 pair of Opticron SRGA, 2 of Habicht, 3 of SE, and 5 of EII, over the last twenty years. This is how deep this rabbit hole of insanity goes. I now have one pair...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th April 2018, 10:15
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By Sancho
I reckon you're right, Monkeygoblin! Enjoy the...

I reckon you're right, Monkeygoblin! Enjoy the fine weather up that way, we've been waiting for it!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 7th April 2018, 20:52
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By Sancho
Chiffchaff?

Chiffchaff?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 14:21
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Sancho
Send one to me! We had no Great Spotted...

Send one to me! We had no Great Spotted Woodpeckers either until about a decade ago. Then they came over off their own bat, and now they've expanded their range all along our East Coast and over as...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 10:30
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Sancho
Whoops! Apologies. I've never heard a Nuthatch,...

Whoops! Apologies. I've never heard a Nuthatch, we don't have 'em over here. Wish I could see one though. Every time I go to visit friends in England I stare into their gardens, hoping......;)
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 08:09
Replies: 81
Views: 4,240
Posted By Sancho
Ya shoulda married smart like I did, BC...I wake...

Ya shoulda married smart like I did, BC...I wake up, then see the perfect girl!;)
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 07:58
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Sancho
First a blackbird, then a Great Tit, and what...

First a blackbird, then a Great Tit, and what joins in at 30 secs, is a Song Thrush.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 1st April 2018, 16:22
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By Sancho
Thanks chaps. Yes Lee, it was Prerov.

Thanks chaps. Yes Lee, it was Prerov.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 28th March 2018, 18:59
Replies: 20
Views: 793
Posted By Sancho
I once bought a pair of cheap 20x100 binos, just...

I once bought a pair of cheap 20x100 binos, just to see what they were like. I think they were badged "Nipon", or something, a kind of Nikon name rip-off. Made in China. They cost about 200 euro,...
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