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Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th March 2020, 18:58
Replies: 19
Views: 4,016
Posted By gcole
I know this is a very old topic but I just looked...

I know this is a very old topic but I just looked at the current Kenco web site ..... Lens material made in Japan, complete body description says aluminum made in the Philippiens. Very interesting...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 5th March 2020, 10:47
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By gcole
Yes, at $799 it is the lowest I have seen. If you...

Yes, at $799 it is the lowest I have seen. If you are unhappy with the supplied zoom you could easily sell it and get $200-250. Bringing the body price down to the low $600 plus range and use the...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 8th February 2020, 00:52
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By gcole
Dennis , the Leupold definitely chunky but good...

Dennis , the Leupold definitely chunky but good chunky. It’s amazing how much more material went into the Leupold’s compared to the 8x30 Swarovski. When Leupold’s engineers designed these they surely...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 8th February 2020, 00:07
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By gcole
Hi Bill, That would be a very interesting...

Hi Bill, That would be a very interesting discussion indeed. I know for me at least at a time when my eyes really appreciated all that glass that went into the Leupold GR HD 8x32 huge ocular lens....
Forum: Swarovski Friday 7th February 2020, 16:46
Replies: 4
Views: 601
Posted By gcole
Swarovski 8x30 CL or The Leupold GR HD 8x32

These were acquired recently by a family member and now as a result of some horse trading:-O(optics)
I now have these to compare to my Swarovski CL 8x30. The Leupold came from a collector and from...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 22nd January 2020, 19:39
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By gcole
I totally agree, the Pentax XW 1.25” eyepieces...

I totally agree, the Pentax XW 1.25” eyepieces are indeed some of the best you can own. Below are the pictures of the now finished modified adapter permanently attached to the Pentax XW14 eyepiece. I...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 16th January 2020, 21:11
Replies: 2
Views: 582
Posted By gcole
Nikon EDG 65 Meets The Pentax XW14 And XW20 Eyepieces

I thought this would be something of interest to those who own the Nikon EDG Spotting Scope. Due to a completely unexpected offer for me to purchase another Nikon EDG 65 Spotting Scope in new...
Forum: Florida Tuesday 14th January 2020, 00:16
Replies: 0
Views: 238
Posted By gcole
Space Coast Birding And Wildlife Festival Tisusville FL

I have never attended this festival. I now live in Florida and I am thinking about taking the 90 minute drive from where we live in Jacksonville to vist the Exhibit Center next week. The dates are...
Forum: Pentax Tuesday 7th January 2020, 00:10
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By gcole
The picture with pointer shows the Nikons ocular...

The picture with pointer shows the Nikons ocular stem, the Nikon FEP-20W along with the FEP-30W were physically different unable(could not get close enough inside the Pentax’s ocular port)I think to...
Forum: Pentax Monday 6th January 2020, 23:59
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By gcole
Martin, It’s funny that you mention my history...

Martin, It’s funny that you mention my history with the little Pentax. My memory counts at least six or more purchases of the Pentax 65 EDAll over the years. It seems that every time my curiosity is...
Forum: Pentax Monday 6th January 2020, 02:21
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By gcole
Pentax PF-65 EDAll Meets The Nikon EDG FEP-25W Eyepiece

I sold my Nikon EDG Spotter with zoom and a few other Nikon FEP eyepieces to other members here because I no longer enjoy viewing with one eye. While I will no longer be carrying or using a spotting...
Forum: Watches in the Field Wednesday 25th December 2019, 22:22
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By gcole
Thanks for all the info. When it comes to watches...

Thanks for all the info. When it comes to watches I must admit I am a dummy.
Forum: Watches in the Field Tuesday 24th December 2019, 13:02
Replies: 3
Views: 533
Posted By gcole
Luminox Field Day XL 1924.M Atacama Any Good ?

Help everyone. This is my first interaction with the Watch discussions, but I have been occasionally reading here. My experience has been owning inexpensive watches over the years, with keeping my...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 24th December 2019, 00:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By gcole
I had a chance to handle the Pentax PF-65 EDA...

I had a chance to handle the Pentax PF-65 EDA spotting scope my cousin received new with the XW20 eyepiece. What a fine specimen she received. Though it is not much fun viewing with one eye anymore,...
Forum: Leica Friday 20th December 2019, 11:49
Replies: 489
Views: 29,121
Posted By gcole
I am one of those old timers having owned the...

I am one of those old timers having owned the 7x35 and 7x42 back in the mid 90’s. Though my eyes have gone down hill significantly since, I would pay the price just to have a more up to date pair of...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Friday 13th December 2019, 12:07
Replies: 32
Views: 3,324
Posted By gcole
I probably would have been scratched/bitten badly...

I probably would have been scratched/bitten badly but as soon as I got my strong hands combined with my 200 pounds of body weight around that Swans neck it would have been over.
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 27th November 2019, 21:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By gcole
Thanks for your opinion. The one thing that rings...

Thanks for your opinion. The one thing that rings strongly over these years since the little Pentax first arrived on the scene is .... most users praised the Pentax 65 PF-ED with having a Alpha like...
Forum: Opticron Friday 22nd November 2019, 09:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By gcole
Thanks Martin for your opinion. Every Pentax 65...

Thanks Martin for your opinion. Every Pentax 65 ED scope I have ever handled whether being used with either the Pentax XW14 or XW20 eyepieces provided one heck of a view. I have tried other eyepieces...
Forum: Opticron Thursday 21st November 2019, 19:24
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By gcole
In case anyone is interested ProudPapa56(Gordon)...

In case anyone is interested ProudPapa56(Gordon) has quoted us the best price on the Opticron MM4 60 with eyepiece if we decide to go with the Opticron.
Forum: Opticron Thursday 21st November 2019, 12:46
Replies: 10
Views: 1,464
Posted By gcole
Opticron MM4 60 or Pentax PF-65 EDII ?

I am trying to advise a family member whether the Opticron or Pentax optically is the better scope. I have been looking at the current prices. Due to Pre-Friday sales a Pentax PF-EDAII 65 with the...
Forum: Pentax Sunday 17th November 2019, 00:07
Replies: 1
Views: 550
Posted By gcole
I do not know your power requirements but from...

I do not know your power requirements but from experience I found the XW14 and XW20 Pentax eyepieces really makes both the PF-65/80 scopes shine. The XW10 also from what I have read also gets very...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 13th November 2019, 23:08
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By gcole
Well replied Andy ... A Swarovski or a Kowa ,...

Well replied Andy ... A Swarovski or a Kowa , price wise no comparison. Optically a very personal opinion only with binocular in hand to know. As with me .... my 2015 Swarovski 8x30 CL or my Kowa...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 13th November 2019, 22:38
Replies: 15
Views: 1,139
Posted By gcole
I also own both binoculars mentioned, the...

I also own both binoculars mentioned, the Swarovski(2015) 8x30 CL purchased old stock new recently. Also the Kowa 6.5x32 XD New. These are two different animals both Physically as well as Optically...
Forum: Others Friday 8th November 2019, 13:30
Replies: 11
Views: 3,415
Posted By gcole
Dew traces? Hmmm, I have had that issue of...

Dew traces? Hmmm, I have had that issue of spotting a few times on lenses but mine was attributed to me sneezing and not covering my equipment well enough. That spotting could have been a lot of...
Forum: Vortex Monday 28th October 2019, 19:55
Replies: 11
Views: 2,342
Posted By gcole
Just Revisited Vortex’s old site. : Fury ......

Just Revisited Vortex’s old site. : Fury ... 5.4x5.3 inches
Viper ... 4.9x4.8 inches
The Kowa BDII XD is overall smaller ... 4.56x4.88 inches
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