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Forum: Leica Wednesday 27th November 2019, 23:51
Replies: 108
Views: 6,038
Posted By Patudo
I second Hermann's earlier comment - mid-grade...

I second Hermann's earlier comment - mid-grade modern optics are pretty formidable these days. Holger Merlitz has noted in his site that if the Leitz Binuxit, a highly praised classic of yesteryear,...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 27th November 2019, 22:56
Replies: 29
Views: 2,418
Posted By Patudo
Thank you galazie1 for the really interesting...

Thank you galazie1 for the really interesting review. I think a lot of folks will now be looking to see if the sweet spots in their binoculars are concentric with the field stop! I'm grateful for...
Forum: Leica Saturday 23rd November 2019, 00:49
Replies: 108
Views: 6,038
Posted By Patudo
Hermann, Henry - thanks for your informed...

Hermann, Henry - thanks for your informed observations. I've re-read Holger's writeups on his site and in Birdforum and in particular, where he notes that multi-coating the prism faces of the...
Forum: Leica Thursday 21st November 2019, 02:20
Replies: 108
Views: 6,038
Posted By Patudo
I very much agree - it's a discussion that tells...

I very much agree - it's a discussion that tells us more about us posters than about the binoculars, thus far, but enjoyable despite (or because of) that...

Some off the cuff thoughts (getting way...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 16th November 2019, 17:39
Replies: 56
Views: 3,182
Posted By Patudo
When one holds oneself out as the possessor of...

When one holds oneself out as the possessor of such profound industry experience and knowledge as you do (which you're perfectly entitled to do, of course), one shouldn't be surprised if your...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 16th November 2019, 00:09
Replies: 56
Views: 3,182
Posted By Patudo
Mate, you won't get too many volunteers for that...

Mate, you won't get too many volunteers for that kind of treatment! Even if someone with the necessarily skills was in attendance to put things right ... the only way a binocular of mine is going to...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 15th November 2019, 23:53
Replies: 56
Views: 3,182
Posted By Patudo
Right... so after all that back-pedalling and...

Right... so after all that back-pedalling and bluster, we're back to your earlier assertions (https://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=3910915&postcount=24) then - "Im losing the warm fuzzies about...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 15th November 2019, 23:31
Replies: 149
Views: 14,245
Posted By Patudo
God forbid there should ever be improvements in...

God forbid there should ever be improvements in binoculars (in particular the specific model I own)! But I have to admit... the little plastic alpha, frankly, seems a tricky one to improve upon. ...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 14th November 2019, 00:40
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By Patudo
While I really like the SF's balance and...

While I really like the SF's balance and handling, I think this is perhaps stretching it a little. In most circumstances where one is expecting to observe for long periods, one instinctively seeks...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 14th November 2019, 00:04
Replies: 56
Views: 3,182
Posted By Patudo
... a retraction as timely as it was warranted. ...

... a retraction as timely as it was warranted. :cat:
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 13th November 2019, 23:47
Replies: 309
Views: 37,447
Posted By Patudo
Lots of flying the last couple weeks. I've tried...

Lots of flying the last couple weeks. I've tried to go as often as I could.

27 October: Brilliant extended soaring and hunting sequence by the female of the pair near my office, with four superb...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 13th November 2019, 22:29
Replies: 34
Views: 1,531
Posted By Patudo
It's interesting that 10x50, quite rare nowadays,...

It's interesting that 10x50, quite rare nowadays, was actually quite a popular format in the old days. Most of us will remember the Zeiss 10x50 porros from both Jena and Oberkochen, 10x50 models...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 13th November 2019, 21:43
Replies: 149
Views: 14,245
Posted By Patudo
... from your usual sources...

... from your usual sources (https://www.birdforum.net/showpost.php?p=3821909&postcount=73)?
Forum: Leica Wednesday 13th November 2019, 21:38
Replies: 69
Views: 3,332
Posted By Patudo
I can't deny I would love to put on a pair of...

I can't deny I would love to put on a pair of goggles like the one described by the original poster. I wouldn't need or even really want the identification features, but being able to see, with the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 12th November 2019, 00:07
Replies: 25
Views: 1,048
Posted By Patudo
I'm not an astro guy at all but keep telling...

I'm not an astro guy at all but keep telling myself next time there is a clear night in the Canary Islands I ought to point the binoculars upwards and have a look around. But the famous...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 11th November 2019, 23:49
Replies: 10
Views: 872
Posted By Patudo
A couple of questions to Lathers, if I may: -...

A couple of questions to Lathers, if I may:

- did you think it was a male or female?

- Apparent size and manner of flight compared to peregrine-type falcons you're familiar with at home?

- Are...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th November 2019, 00:27
Replies: 18
Views: 917
Posted By Patudo
Interesting posts sir! What do you use your...

Interesting posts sir! What do you use your 7x50s for? I have tried them at sea (the classic use for this format) where the low magnification and easy eye placement allowed by the extremely...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th November 2019, 00:07
Replies: 34
Views: 1,531
Posted By Patudo
My thoughts when reading your original post were...

My thoughts when reading your original post were that it would be hard for a 10x50 in that price range to better the 10x42 FL you have for sale. A second hand 10x50 SLC or Leica BA would be...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 6th November 2019, 23:55
Replies: 65
Views: 4,426
Posted By Patudo
I just checked mine (objective covers have always...

I just checked mine (objective covers have always been fitted) and can find no such marks, although I don't know if the S.K. edition has different armouring to the standard green version (but doubt...
Forum: Leica Sunday 27th October 2019, 00:36
Replies: 51
Views: 2,400
Posted By Patudo
Whoah! That made me sit up! It would be great...

Whoah! That made me sit up! It would be great to have a photo of those two side by side. Both six magnification, both with an unmatched field of view, but as different as chalk and...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 27th October 2019, 00:17
Replies: 56
Views: 3,182
Posted By Patudo
...so, with all that experience and industry...

...so, with all that experience and industry knowledge, you either:

(a) have come to believe that companies like Swarovski and Zeiss - whose businesses depend on manufacturing top tier optics - ...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 25th October 2019, 02:47
Replies: 56
Views: 3,182
Posted By Patudo
Now that you've found reverse gear, you might...

Now that you've found reverse gear, you might want to revisit a couple of your previous assertions:
Forum: Zeiss Friday 25th October 2019, 02:43
Replies: 19
Views: 1,751
Posted By Patudo
Never an issue when I have tried it. Large field...

Never an issue when I have tried it. Large field of view requires large prisms. I actually think its size increases the perception of light weight, as you expect a large binocular to be heavier. I...
Forum: Leica Friday 25th October 2019, 02:38
Replies: 51
Views: 2,400
Posted By Patudo
Congratulations on your new acquisition. Do let...

Congratulations on your new acquisition. Do let us know your thoughts on its mechanical and optical performance once it is safely in hand. I can't deny I have often thought about one, but its...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 24th October 2019, 02:10
Replies: 82
Views: 2,968
Posted By Patudo
Be careful what you wish for. I'm sure a lot of...

Be careful what you wish for. I'm sure a lot of Birdforum viewers would rather hunters begone from the site than astronomers.

I don't share this view myself - hunters put their gear through a lot...
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