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Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th September 2018, 19:38
Replies: 89
Views: 4,711
Posted By stiv674
You mean I've been doing it wrong all this time!...

You mean I've been doing it wrong all this time! I have been doing the pot luck approach...

I have driven past Loch Spelve a few times on the rickety road to Lochbuie where I'm staying. Maybe I'll...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th September 2018, 17:59
Replies: 89
Views: 4,711
Posted By stiv674
Thanks for the info, unfortunately I only have...

Thanks for the info, unfortunately I only have one day left...

A bit of luck and patience are required, actually quite a bit of patience ;)

That goes for driving on Mull as well... sorry for going...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th September 2018, 12:24
Replies: 89
Views: 4,711
Posted By stiv674
Hi Lee I'm actually on Mull this week, so...

Hi Lee

I'm actually on Mull this week, so similar to your usual locations. I have had a few sightings of them in the sea just off shore but only a brief glimpse of one fully out of the water......
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th September 2018, 10:16
Replies: 89
Views: 4,711
Posted By stiv674
I've just spent the last two hours or so scanning...

I've just spent the last two hours or so scanning for Otters... not very successfully I might add.

Perhaps I need better binoculars, or eyes ;)
Forum: Binoculars Monday 27th August 2018, 15:25
Replies: 22
Views: 1,177
Posted By stiv674
The site (I think) that you have seen the Leica...

The site (I think) that you have seen the Leica safari edition does have a 'no quibble return policy' so it might be worth a look...
Forum: Leica Wednesday 4th July 2018, 14:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By stiv674
Well I've resisted so far, mainly due to the...

Well I've resisted so far, mainly due to the weight and narrow fov...
Forum: Leica Saturday 30th June 2018, 18:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By stiv674
Agreed, and with the weather we're having over...

Agreed, and with the weather we're having over here at the moment there's no excuse not to get out...





Although it is rather hot! |8.|
Forum: Leica Saturday 30th June 2018, 10:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By stiv674
Haha, I'm already over complicating things I...

Haha, I'm already over complicating things I think... should just enjoy what I already have.

Still tempted though...
Forum: Leica Friday 29th June 2018, 21:34
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By stiv674
Thanks both for your replies It was birds of...

Thanks both for your replies

It was birds of prey I was trying to watch the other day with 8x32s that made me think of the Duovids, just so happens I found a pair reduced today...

Now I'm even...
Forum: Leica Friday 29th June 2018, 16:07
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By stiv674
Thanks for your reply. They're about 1150 for...

Thanks for your reply.

They're about 1150 for a opened box pair so thought that seemed fairly cheap, relatively speaking anyway...

Aren't they supposed to stay in focus when changing...
Forum: Leica Friday 29th June 2018, 14:50
Replies: 15
Views: 1,673
Posted By stiv674
Leica Duovid

Hello Leica people

Does anyone have any long term opinion of the 8-12x42 Duovid?

I'm currently looking at a pair online for what seems a reasonable price and wondered if they're the best of both...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 14th June 2018, 21:25
Replies: 85
Views: 22,017
Posted By stiv674
I'll be disappointed if it is only from the US,...

I'll be disappointed if it is only from the US, one of the main reasons I watch Springwatch etc is because they concentrate on the UK.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 14th June 2018, 21:20
Replies: 85
Views: 22,017
Posted By stiv674
I got the impression it was the whole series,...

I got the impression it was the whole series, although Chris said a one off... confused!

It airs on the 15th October which is when Autumnwatch usually starts.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 14th June 2018, 11:11
Replies: 85
Views: 22,017
Posted By stiv674
Not everyone will be happy whoever the presenters...

Not everyone will be happy whoever the presenters are.

Next series...

Main presenters; Chris P and Lindsay Chapman
Roving reporter; Lolo Williams
Pre-recorded items; Gillian or others

Although I...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 5th June 2018, 20:31
Replies: 85
Views: 22,017
Posted By stiv674
I think this series is as good as it usually is,...

I think this series is as good as it usually is, the only disappointing thing for me is there's no Unsprung this year.

Oh and I think GB is improving (slightly) and certainly doesn't ruin the...
Forum: Wiltshire Wednesday 21st June 2017, 22:04
Replies: 5
Views: 4,112
Posted By stiv674
Looks like the Red kites are on the increase in...

Looks like the Red kites are on the increase in Wiltshire, saw several fairly local to me recently, Foxham and Compton Bassett in particular.
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 13th June 2017, 20:50
Replies: 41
Views: 18,620
Posted By stiv674
Really, totally bored? Has it been that...

Really, totally bored? Has it been that different to the last few years? I'm not a fully fledged birder so maybe that's why the location hasn't bothered me.
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 13th June 2017, 10:31
Replies: 104
Views: 57,144
Posted By stiv674
Just thought I'd add my opinion of the HG's after...

Just thought I'd add my opinion of the HG's after comparing them with the Conquest HD 8x32 and 10x42 while on holiday.

First of all they are very light for an 8x42, quite noticeable compared to the...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st May 2017, 16:09
Replies: 25
Views: 5,762
Posted By stiv674
Yes, I did mean a replacement for the EDG II as...

Yes, I did mean a replacement for the EDG II as it's been around for quite a while and doesn't seem to get the same attention as the 'top three' brands.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 21st May 2017, 09:46
Replies: 25
Views: 5,762
Posted By stiv674
I'm not sure this answers the original question...

I'm not sure this answers the original question but the new Monarch HG is definitely a match for the Zeiss Conquest HD. Perhaps they'll release an alpha quality equivalent at some point...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 17th January 2017, 13:41
Replies: 29
Views: 19,861
Posted By stiv674
As luck would have it, I just found out that I'm...

As luck would have it, I just found out that I'm working fairly close to Clifton Cameras tomorrow, hopefully I might have time to pop in.

But do I want to spend 1000 on something for occasional...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 17th January 2017, 06:35
Replies: 29
Views: 19,861
Posted By stiv674
I think the doubler would be handy for when out...

I think the doubler would be handy for when out walking but maybe not so much for prolonged use, which is why I'd prefer the binocular route rather than a scope.

I'm not sure why (maybe I'm weird)...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th January 2017, 21:33
Replies: 29
Views: 19,861
Posted By stiv674
Hello, thanks for your reply. I'm north Wilts so...

Hello, thanks for your reply.

I'm north Wilts so about an hour from Clifton Cameras, they sell the Zeiss 15x56 as well (I don't think Ace do, looking at their website) so might be worth comparing...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th January 2017, 20:28
Replies: 29
Views: 19,861
Posted By stiv674
Thanks all again for your suggestions, there are...

Thanks all again for your suggestions, there are some interesting ones for sure.

I would use it mostly hand held, maybe the Canon IS 15x or even 18x might be an option... I need to find somewhere to...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th January 2017, 17:10
Replies: 29
Views: 19,861
Posted By stiv674
Thanks to both for your replies. The Opticron...

Thanks to both for your replies.

The Opticron UTA looks interesting, especially when out walking, something I'll look into.

It's more for holiday use for when I'm out in the car and don't want to...
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