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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 21st April 2018, 21:14
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By dipped
630 mm according to this http://www.pt-ducks.com/...

630 mm according to this http://www.pt-ducks.com/ if this is the right or similar model TBG100. See 100mm test of scopes.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 31st March 2018, 18:45
Replies: 205
Views: 91,847
Posted By dipped
Uttings discounts

Easter discounts - 20 off purchases over 150 then 10% off at price points 500, 1000 and 1500 eg 50 off over 500, 100 over 1000 etc
Forum: Canon Saturday 31st March 2018, 18:36
Replies: 1
Views: 423
Posted By dipped
Rebates

I notice Canon are offering substantial rebates off their 10x42, 15 and 18x50 models till June.

Might or might not mean something regarding new models but I've never seen rebates on any of their...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 31st March 2018, 16:13
Replies: 15
Views: 751
Posted By dipped
I agree trying out binoculars if you can. I note...

I agree trying out binoculars if you can. I note you are new to birding and all the models you have suggested are Roof prism designs. I have not tried them personally but I would suggest if you can...
Forum: Kowa Friday 23rd March 2018, 20:28
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By dipped
It might be worth trying a Kowa 32x Wide...

It might be worth trying a Kowa 32x Wide multi-coated eyepiece, which has a twist up eyecup, or the Baader Mk IV zoom which a seller on ebay reckons fits directly on the Kowa. See picture.

If you...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 16th March 2018, 21:28
Replies: 11
Views: 614
Posted By dipped
Down here in Suffolk I would recommend Viking...

Down here in Suffolk I would recommend Viking Optical, who supply the RSPB shops.

They have a shop in Edinburgh: 101 Rose Street
Edinburgh Scotland EH2 3DT

Viking are a big dealer for Swarovski...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 27th February 2018, 18:44
Replies: 21
Views: 1,168
Posted By dipped
Ten year warranty on WPG's so if you have the...

Ten year warranty on WPG's so if you have the receipt they may be covered. Can be handed in at any reserve and will be sent to Halesworth, Suffolk where Joe should be able to fix them.
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 31st January 2018, 20:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,550
Posted By dipped
Swarovski EL 8,5x42 (oud) 130 m (a) 82% (b) 85%...

Swarovski EL 8,5x42 (oud)
130 m (a) 82% (b) 85%
Goed 18 mm (a) Ja (b) Nee
Gering
Swarovski 8,5x42 Swarovision EL
133 m (a) 89% (b) 90%
Perfect 20 mm (a) Ja (b) Nee
Nee

Above copied from...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 30th January 2018, 21:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,747
Posted By dipped
Good old Evo Stik contact adhesive would seem to...

Good old Evo Stik contact adhesive would seem to be the UK equivalent.

https://www.diy.com/departments/evo-stik-contact-adhesive/36236_BQ.prd
Forum: RSPB - Viking Optics Tuesday 30th January 2018, 21:12
Replies: 15
Views: 1,386
Posted By dipped
I too assist on a voluntary basis for the...

I too assist on a voluntary basis for the RSPB.

Is there much difference between the current HD and HDX? To my eyes no and I prefer the HD range over the HDX.

Looking at the ebay seller they had...
Forum: Canon Monday 29th January 2018, 19:20
Replies: 7
Views: 858
Posted By dipped
Actually to be pedantic the close focus is listed...

Actually to be pedantic the close focus is listed as 4.2m. Still not great.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd January 2018, 22:29
Replies: 205
Views: 91,847
Posted By dipped
Simon King Zeiss 8x32fl binoculars

Saw a pair of these going for 530 on Gumtree in Downham Market, Norfolk.

Might be of interest for...
Forum: Pentax Saturday 13th January 2018, 19:00
Replies: 23
Views: 2,457
Posted By dipped
Is that the MK IV Baader zoom which I presume...

Is that the MK IV Baader zoom which I presume focuses at infinity?

I had one of these scopes years ago with the big Pentax zoom but sent it back due to really bad flare with a low sun. Has this been...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 10th January 2018, 18:51
Replies: 2
Views: 590
Posted By dipped
If you are looking at that price range I would...

If you are looking at that price range I would look at Opticron who are at least experts at supplying the birding/wildlife market. Uttings sometimes has offers on their range.

As the saying goes...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th January 2018, 21:38
Replies: 39
Views: 2,344
Posted By dipped
The Nikon Aculons might be a good place to start.

The Nikon Aculons might be a good place to start.
Forum: Leica Monday 8th January 2018, 21:14
Replies: 68
Views: 5,286
Posted By dipped
ScopeViews reviews the 10x42 Noctivids

Roger Vine has just reported on the 10x Noctivids.

As usual a thorough, thoughtful review with interesting comparisons to other makes.

http://scopeviews.co.uk/LeicaNoctivid10x42.htm
Forum: Nikon Saturday 30th December 2017, 18:29
Replies: 5
Views: 642
Posted By dipped
Have you tried Nikon UK? They helped me with the...

Have you tried Nikon UK? They helped me with the same bit but for my HG's.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 27th December 2017, 10:01
Replies: 23
Views: 1,735
Posted By dipped
Exact opposite for a purchaser at Minsmere. He...

Exact opposite for a purchaser at Minsmere. He compared the Kowa to the Swaro ATX 85 in daylight and then at dusk. The Swaro was the clear winner at dusk with easier to read text on a distant digger...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 11th December 2017, 21:14
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By dipped
The zoom ring and the twist up eyecup neither of...

The zoom ring and the twist up eyecup neither of which the old 25x eyepiece has. I have the zoom eyepiece.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th December 2017, 17:40
Replies: 2
Views: 791
Posted By dipped
Which Hawke 10x43? I'd go for the Hawke, bigger...

Which Hawke 10x43? I'd go for the Hawke, bigger F.O.V and easier close focussing due to the objectives being closer together. A better all round package.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 11th December 2017, 13:15
Replies: 13
Views: 1,726
Posted By dipped
Nice find with the Nikon scope which actually has...

Nice find with the Nikon scope which actually has the 25-75x zoom on it, not just a 25x eyepiece.
Forum: Leica Friday 8th December 2017, 14:35
Replies: 42
Views: 3,872
Posted By dipped
It would be if that was true. Surely that is a...

It would be if that was true.

Surely that is a 42mm Conquest model in the picture.

Maybe Chuck has so many binoculars it's hard for him to keep track of them all;)
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd December 2017, 21:52
Replies: 205
Views: 91,847
Posted By dipped
Great deal on used Opticron HR80 angled scope...

Great deal on used Opticron HR80 angled scope with 23x eyepiece at 249.99

Details here https://www.lcegroup.co.uk/Used/Opticron-HR80-GA-ED+SLD-23x-+-camera-adapter+-T-Mount-Nikon_198077.html
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 29th November 2017, 21:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,713
Posted By dipped
Glad to hopefully been of help.

Glad to hopefully been of help.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 29th November 2017, 20:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,713
Posted By dipped
Bit too short for my taste, height only 127cm...

Bit too short for my taste, height only 127cm with column down.
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