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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 9th October 2019, 19:18
Replies: 26
Views: 1,412
Posted By Boogieshrew
I agree. I canít see that the vortex is better....

I agree. I canít see that the vortex is better. And as a glasses wearer I find the vortex eyerelief unusable. The Nikon I have and has plenty enough er on 27x and 16x fixed eps.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 11th September 2019, 06:15
Replies: 51
Views: 2,271
Posted By Boogieshrew
I have owned or still own Meopta, Zeiss FL,...

I have owned or still own Meopta, Zeiss FL, Ultravid +, SLC 7x42s and I never noticed any difference in immersive ness. They all feel wide to me. And I see the whole fov with my glasses on.
I did...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 7th September 2019, 15:09
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By Boogieshrew
Good isnít it? 👍😁

Good isnít it? 👍😁
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 7th September 2019, 14:24
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Boogieshrew
And some more

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Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 7th September 2019, 14:21
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Boogieshrew
Some more photos

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Manfrotto legs slightly wider apart but look at the difference in tube thickness

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Both set to the same height

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The D&S head which is not really suitable for a scope

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Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 7th September 2019, 14:16
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By Boogieshrew
Davis and Sanford Magnum

Hi all,

following on from my post that included the Audubon The Birder tripod, I decide that I didn't want to pay the shipping costs from the US to try out an unseen tripod. But I have since picked...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 4th September 2019, 05:48
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Boogieshrew
Good choice. Very nice scope. Enjoy

Good choice. Very nice scope. Enjoy
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 18:09
Replies: 8
Views: 909
Posted By Boogieshrew
My local optics shop’s best seller by far is the...

My local optics shop’s best seller by far is the ATS65. Not just outselling the ATX of all sizes but all other brands too.
I think that says a lot.
The ATS of whichever size does everything well and,...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 1st September 2019, 19:49
Replies: 21
Views: 835
Posted By Boogieshrew
Tealboy, have a look at the Audubon shop The...

Tealboy,
have a look at the Audubon shop The Border tripod.
I have picked one (or something familiar) up on the auction site and it is quite unusual.
Only 2 sections to the legs and the diameters...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 31st August 2019, 03:39
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Boogieshrew
It sounds like weight is a big issue for you. In...

It sounds like weight is a big issue for you. In that case go for the MM4. It's s good little scope.
The backpackers are right, you can go further faster of you travel light. And an extra pound at...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 30th August 2019, 16:46
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Boogieshrew
I took my razor 65, velbon sherpa tripod and...

I took my razor 65, velbon sherpa tripod and Meopta 7x42s (abut 4.5kg together) to Alaska from the uk.. Optics in hand luggage tripod in the hold. There’s no way I wouldn’t want the best view on a...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 30th August 2019, 05:52
Replies: 13
Views: 904
Posted By Boogieshrew
I have a generation 1 Razor. A great scope. And...

I have a generation 1 Razor. A great scope. And Swarovski eyepieces will fit it. I use them, giving fixed mag 24x and 36x (30x and 45x on Swarovski ATS scopes).
The view through the 24x is...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 29th August 2019, 00:31
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Boogieshrew
Easily acquired, yes, especially if you have had...

Easily acquired, yes, especially if you have had optics acquisition syndrome for many years.
Absolutely no doubt that I am susceptible ��
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 28th August 2019, 19:00
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Boogieshrew
I got to look at a TMA27C with a Manfrotto 500A...

I got to look at a TMA27C with a Manfrotto 500A head on it. They were supporting a Swarovski ATX85 with binoviewer which is about the same weight as a Nikon edg85. The tripod and head are very nice...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 24th August 2019, 07:10
Replies: 2
Views: 462
Posted By Boogieshrew
K for Kamakura?

K for Kamakura?
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 23rd August 2019, 07:53
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Boogieshrew
Not not absolutely sure but for the price I paid...

Not not absolutely sure but for the price I paid I took the risk.
Perhaps it's an older model.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 23rd August 2019, 05:48
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Boogieshrew
Well, I bought last night a secondhand Davis and...

Well, I bought last night a secondhand Davis and Sandford Magnum tripod after reading on here that it is the same as The Birder.
I’ll let you know how it is when it arrives. It’s got a D&S head on...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 23rd August 2019, 05:41
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Boogieshrew
Yes I use the 16x on the ED50. I love it. Great...

Yes I use the 16x on the ED50. I love it. Great view. Wide bright contrasts and easy to hold steady. Good on a monopod as well as shoulder stock. I keep the 27x in my pocket just in case but seldom...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 22nd August 2019, 19:16
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Boogieshrew
Will do. The cost of shipping is high so thatís...

Will do. The cost of shipping is high so thatís why Iím asking more questions. Trying to work out if it is worth importing. The cost of importing the Birder is the same as buying the lighter...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 22nd August 2019, 18:08
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Boogieshrew
I’ve never put in or attached a tripod to my...

I’ve never put in or attached a tripod to my backpack. It’s always on a shoulder strap or actually resting on my shoulder or recently on a mule pack. Size has never been an issue. I’m more...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 21st August 2019, 19:02
Replies: 9
Views: 708
Posted By Boogieshrew
Also, what about a used vortex razor? Would this...

Also, what about a used vortex razor? Would this be a value buy at the top end of my range?

Look forward to some additional feedback from members if other suggestions would help[/QUOTE]

I use n...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 21st August 2019, 17:58
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Boogieshrew
Large section lower sections soun£ good but Shoah...

Large section lower sections soun£ good but Shoah their pricey! I bet there nice tripods.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 21st August 2019, 17:57
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Boogieshrew
I look at the extra lb somewhat differently. From...

I look at the extra lb somewhat differently. From a backpackers perspective. At the end of a long days birding that 1lb will feel like 10!

If I can have the same stability with 1lb less weight Iíll...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 20th August 2019, 17:39
Replies: 76
Views: 5,835
Posted By Boogieshrew
Hi all, I’ve been posting in the tripod section...

Hi all,

I’ve been posting in the tripod section so I really should ask here

Are there any developments in tripods on show at Birdfair?

Hope you all enjoyed it. It’s not for me, too crowded for me.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 20th August 2019, 17:31
Replies: 18
Views: 703
Posted By Boogieshrew
Yes they are quite well matched. I think the...

Yes they are quite well matched.
I think the deciding factor is whether the extra 1lb is actually worth the possible extra stability of only 2 section legs.
I think I will have a look at the Benro in...
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