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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 3rd July 2019, 18:54
Replies: 11
Views: 667
Posted By wllmspd
I have however gone the other way. I like wide...

I have however gone the other way. I like wide angle binocular views as using both eyes helps resolve smaller details and avoids eye strain. Having used an old 66mm Astro scope, running at 30x, I...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 8th June 2019, 07:07
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By wllmspd
Definitely not! I have a set permanently on my...

Definitely not! I have a set permanently on my 8x30, really improves he view. It’s just thin flexi/floppy neoprene material and so takes up little space. Can fold down easily if not needed. I can...
Forum: Nikon Friday 7th June 2019, 20:29
Replies: 14
Views: 683
Posted By wllmspd
I use a binobandit with my E2, better at blocking...

I use a binobandit with my E2, better at blocking the light though it can get a bit damp inside in some situations. Nikon spare eyecups for the E2 *are* available, I have just ordered some via Nikon...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 4th June 2019, 18:56
Replies: 24
Views: 1,361
Posted By wllmspd
What kind of powers were you planning on using?...

What kind of powers were you planning on using? I’ve upgraded an old 66mm Astro scope to a pair of APM 70mm 45degree bins. The supplied eyepieces are nice and wide, but I use some even wider Astro...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 22nd May 2019, 07:18
Replies: 70
Views: 3,231
Posted By wllmspd
.... a little voice in my head wonders about...

.... a little voice in my head wonders about uncertainties... without those a comparison is not meaningful. Of course if we are comparing apples to potatoes then comparing will be less...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 19th May 2019, 09:39
Replies: 57
Views: 3,431
Posted By wllmspd
For light shielding I use a set of bino bandits,...

For light shielding I use a set of bino bandits, been a permanent part of my 8x30E2 since I bought them, eliminates the world around so you can get on with studying the scene. They could fog up in...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th May 2019, 17:47
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By wllmspd
Lucky view! One should always keep and eye out...

Lucky view! One should always keep and eye out when the cirrus is about. I remember seeing a circumzenithal arc on a bus in central London, “rainbow smile in the sky”, bet I was the only one who...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 8th May 2019, 19:13
Replies: 16
Views: 686
Posted By wllmspd
I have always used lithium in my 12x36II, been...

I have always used lithium in my 12x36II, been going for best part of 15yrs. The only issue I have is the rubber coating has started to go icky, but I am battling it with baby powder and armour all....
Forum: Bushnell - Bausch & Lomb Wednesday 1st May 2019, 20:54
Replies: 8
Views: 853
Posted By wllmspd
Welcome to the old wide Porro community, nice 3D...

Welcome to the old wide Porro community, nice 3D views even if the coatings are not perfect the the eyerelief a little tight!

Peter
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 29th April 2019, 19:10
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By wllmspd
Welcome! I regularly use a 66mm zenithstar ED...

Welcome! I regularly use a 66mm zenithstar ED scope with 45degree erecting diagonal and an ultrawide eyepiece at 30x. Yes it’s a bit heavier than a dedicated bird scope, but the views are great. I...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 15th April 2019, 13:26
Replies: 13
Views: 767
Posted By wllmspd
For no focus adjust usage the Bushnell...

For no focus adjust usage the Bushnell Rangemaster 7x35 are excellent, though they have huge eye lenses and are really heavy. The 8x30E2 is so light in comparison, if a little narrow field of view....
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th April 2019, 15:14
Replies: 126
Views: 4,758
Posted By wllmspd
Caught some sand Martin’s on the ground...

Caught some sand Martin’s on the ground collecting nest material with the bin bins, great to see them in detail when not zipping about so fast!

Peter
Forum: Binoculars Monday 1st April 2019, 14:52
Replies: 33
Views: 1,742
Posted By wllmspd
Not too expensive.... >€$100 would not be...

Not too expensive.... >€$100 would not be helpful, we are trying to spread knowledge and good practice, though of course the author deserves reward for all his considerable efforts. Being able to...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 31st March 2019, 09:09
Replies: 33
Views: 1,742
Posted By wllmspd
Many “specialist” publishers like the ones...

Many “specialist” publishers like the ones mentioned tend to charge very high prices as those buying tend to need them for work and their employer is paying. We want to keep the price reasonable so...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 30th March 2019, 14:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By wllmspd
I have Bowden tube printers so flexi filament is...

I have Bowden tube printers so flexi filament is a no-no. I have hard eyeshields on several binoculars already. I’ve just bought some commercial folding eyecups, though the standard size only fits...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 30th March 2019, 07:53
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By wllmspd
Maybe Tring Astro, not many physical Astro shops...

Maybe Tring Astro, not many physical Astro shops in the U.K. any longer. I based my decision on CloudyNighrs reviews and a tape measure (check it would fit my backpack!). Remember half the...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 29th March 2019, 21:23
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By wllmspd
The APM are lighter and more compact and cheaper...

The APM are lighter and more compact and cheaper than the Kowa and doctor and some of the other 80mm+ bins mentioned, importantly they take any Astro 1.25mm eyepieces so you can choose the field, ...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 28th March 2019, 22:17
Replies: 33
Views: 1,742
Posted By wllmspd
Licensing conditions.... sad that it hinders the...

Licensing conditions.... sad that it hinders the wider impact of your efforts. I hope some solution can be found as there some space on my bookshelf next to Bills book...

Peter

PS Bill, we...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 28th March 2019, 06:11
Replies: 33
Views: 1,742
Posted By wllmspd
Sounds like a very useful resource. I wonder...

Sounds like a very useful resource. I wonder whether some forum members would be able to help reduce the translation burden on Holger and help an English version arrive a little earlier? You would...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 26th March 2019, 16:51
Replies: 23
Views: 2,056
Posted By wllmspd
APM offer to make refractors upto 12” if your...

APM offer to make refractors upto 12” if your wallet and proposed mount can cope with it. Seeing effects will limit the performance, unless you could add adaptive optics (as the professional...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 26th March 2019, 12:12
Replies: 23
Views: 2,056
Posted By wllmspd
I’ve got very nice views with a 66mm Astro APO...

I’ve got very nice views with a 66mm Astro APO refractor and ultrawide Astro eyepiece, 30x fixed magnification. I have used a zoom, but it’s a compromise. In reasonable daylight 30x is fine, can push...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 18th March 2019, 16:12
Replies: 51
Views: 4,264
Posted By wllmspd
Nikon 8x30E2 with binobandit to eliminate...

Nikon 8x30E2 with binobandit to eliminate straylight and make the view more “immersive”. Small, compact, wide comfortable view.

Peter
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 16th March 2019, 15:54
Replies: 126
Views: 4,758
Posted By wllmspd
Took the new APM 70mm ED bins to the London...

Took the new APM 70mm ED bins to the London Wetland Centre. Getting towards the end of the wildfowl season in the U.K., though still a few hangers on when I went out last week. Very blustery and...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 16th March 2019, 08:21
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By wllmspd
You are the best judge of their suitability,...

You are the best judge of their suitability, there are many options out there with a wide range of different benefits. Formhandhold tou won’t want to move much up from 7x unless you want a stabilised...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 15th March 2019, 06:19
Replies: 15
Views: 1,009
Posted By wllmspd
I haven’t done enough for a conclusive idea, the...

I haven’t done enough for a conclusive idea, the distance across the lake I was observing was 400m or so and I could I’d things easily at the far side. If I had more powerful eyepieces I could use...
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