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Forum: Binoculars Saturday 15th June 2019, 08:12
Replies: 91
Views: 4,330
Posted By yarrellii
Agreed as well. My favourite format is 8x30/32...

Agreed as well.
My favourite format is 8x30/32 because of size/weight/performance. I don't do a lot of dusk use, and when I do, I quite simply prefer to use a dedicated instrument (say a 7x42, 7x50,...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 9th June 2019, 09:21
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By yarrellii
Mark, Thanks for the input. Sometimes pictures do...

Mark, Thanks for the input. Sometimes pictures do play funny tricks. Maybe what happened is that the M7 is at the border and there is a small "globe" effect, making it appear smaller. The EL is on...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 6th June 2019, 17:41
Replies: 34
Views: 1,755
Posted By yarrellii
I have both the EII and the Habicht (say, a...

I have both the EII and the Habicht (say, a Toyota and a Lamborghini) and I have decided to sell the Italian supercar in order to get an new, ehem, German (or Austrian) utilitarian vehicle ;) When I...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 4th June 2019, 10:25
Replies: 4
Views: 547
Posted By yarrellii
Mark, very interesting. I have the M7 8x30 and I...

Mark, very interesting. I have the M7 8x30 and I also think it is great value, the view is bright and sharp, the ergonomics are terrific (for my hand face at least) it weights close to nothing. Only...
Forum: Nikon Monday 20th May 2019, 10:19
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By yarrellii
Given the fact that the EII are not sealed, I...

Given the fact that the EII are not sealed, I guess every precaution is needed to try and keep them as dust free as possible, although I'm afraid that the focus mechanism is a likely source of...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 19th May 2019, 15:04
Replies: 21
Views: 963
Posted By yarrellii
I mentioned it on the Swarovski sub-forum I've...

I mentioned it on the Swarovski sub-forum
I've been using the tethered objective covers from an Opticron Discovery 8x32. Obvioulsy, they're not made on purpose for the EII, but they happen to work....
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 16th May 2019, 14:09
Replies: 34
Views: 1,755
Posted By yarrellii
Wow, John, that was so interesting. I've always...

Wow, John, that was so interesting. I've always wondered what the 0 and the marks on the focus wheel was about. Really helpful, will try to put that in to practice today! Thank you!
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 14th May 2019, 07:46
Replies: 34
Views: 1,755
Posted By yarrellii
Habicht 8x30W and Italian supercars (my take on the Habicht)

Italian supercars have both a stunning performance and stunning looks. They can accelerate from 0 to 60 in a sigh and give you goosebumps from their sheer speed and the incredible way they negociate...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 8th May 2019, 07:36
Replies: 56
Views: 3,151
Posted By yarrellii
I mentioned above that it was precisely the 7x35...

I mentioned above that it was precisely the 7x35 AE that "converted" me to the 7x religion ;) So you were spot on in your guess. My only problem with them was the sheer bulk and weight, so I sold...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 7th May 2019, 14:24
Replies: 56
Views: 3,151
Posted By yarrellii
Such a pity. Actually, while the view through...

Such a pity. Actually, while the view through something like the 7x42 FL is simply stunning, I feel I'd be happy with something "lesser", such a Nikon EII 7x35. That image quality is more than enough...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 6th May 2019, 16:28
Replies: 56
Views: 3,151
Posted By yarrellii
I too "converted" to the 7x cult some time ago,...

I too "converted" to the 7x cult some time ago, after using the 7x35 Nikon Action EX (if not for the sheer weight and bulk, I'd say this is a terrific pair of binoculars). Then I went on my search...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 5th May 2019, 08:38
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By yarrellii
Funny stupid thing that happened to me using a...

Funny stupid thing that happened to me using a soft brush (I share it so that it does not happen to any other forum members).

So I had this little soft brush to get rid of the bigger dust/debris...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 26th April 2019, 12:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,763
Posted By yarrellii
I got the 8x30W Habicht and also found the ease...

I got the 8x30W Habicht and also found the ease of view far from ideal. I'm not sure how much of that is related with the narrow (for my facial features, at least) eyecups. So I contacted Swarovski...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 15th April 2019, 19:54
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By yarrellii
This is the most puzzling thing of it all:...

This is the most puzzling thing of it all: comparing directly the 8x30 EII and the 8x30W Habicht, the latter seems to have way more DOF (which is impossible, by the mentioned fact). That's the thing...
Forum: Pentax Monday 15th April 2019, 14:31
Replies: 7
Views: 760
Posted By yarrellii
I have the 6.5x Papilio II and one of the first...

I have the 6.5x Papilio II and one of the first things I noticed when I got them is that they were little short of a maraca. I wonder if they could change the name to Rattle kings ;) I love the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 15th April 2019, 10:59
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By yarrellii
In this case, both are 8x30, but the results...

In this case, both are 8x30, but the results could not be different.
Habicht is much sharper and brighter. The image is just so "sparkling" and the "perceived/subjective" DOF is greater than the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 15th April 2019, 09:20
Replies: 13
Views: 743
Posted By yarrellii
Death by sharpness (8x30 W Habicht)

I thought of placing this in the Swarovski sub-forum, but I think it actually relates to common issues with binoculars, and not a particular brand.

After experiencing “the revelation” of sharpness...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 10th April 2019, 08:06
Replies: 126
Views: 4,559
Posted By yarrellii
One of the most relaxing and fascinating...

One of the most relaxing and fascinating activities of the season has to be just standing with your binoculars on your face and pass the time following the endless swinging movements of swallows and...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 6th April 2019, 18:29
Replies: 126
Views: 4,559
Posted By yarrellii
Today, a first: red-rumped swallow! Flying amid a...

Today, a first: red-rumped swallow! Flying amid a cloud of house martins, at first I couldn't believe my eyes, but there it was, flying over the reeds on a (surprisingly urban) wetland.
I had brought...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 3rd April 2019, 06:44
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By yarrellii
Upland, fornacino. Being aware of the...

Upland, fornacino. Being aware of the similarities between the M7, Kite Lynx and Maven B3 8x30, and given the great praise the B3 has gotten around here, I've been interested in that Maven for a...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st April 2019, 18:34
Replies: 126
Views: 4,559
Posted By yarrellii
A-ha!!!!!! Now that you mention it... it was...

A-ha!!!!!! Now that you mention it... it was exactly the same spot a few days before. However, I don't recall the tweet and the undulating flight, so I didn't think both birds were one and the same....
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st April 2019, 14:50
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By yarrellii
Wachipilotes. No, I have never used a...

Wachipilotes. No, I have never used a good/premium x25, so my experience is not very favourable. I've used entry level examples of the 8x25 range: Pentax, Nikon and Minox, but always in 8x25, never a...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 31st March 2019, 16:43
Replies: 126
Views: 4,559
Posted By yarrellii
Yeeeehaw!! That moment of the year :) I think it...

Yeeeehaw!! That moment of the year :) I think it is because of these moments that we watch birds.

Over here I've been intrigued by an unknown (to me :-O) little passerine that "has been appearing"...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 31st March 2019, 16:01
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By yarrellii
wachipilotes, I haven't tried the 10x versions of...

wachipilotes, I haven't tried the 10x versions of these, so my answers are of very limited use if any at all, since 10x is where the shake/tremor really comes into place for most people. At 8x both...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 31st March 2019, 09:19
Replies: 15
Views: 923
Posted By yarrellii
Aldo, I have both the Kowa BD XD x30 and the...

Aldo, I have both the Kowa BD XD x30 and the Monarch 7 x30, but both in 8x, not 10x. I cannot tell you about the exact optical performance of the 10x versions, but I think I can tell you about the...
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