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Forum: Kowa Yesterday, 07:06
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Troubador
Hey Justin, many birders use their binos in this...

Hey Justin, many birders use their binos in this way, for a quick look to locate a bird and get a rough idea of it and then move to their scope to nail the identification.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 13th August 2020, 17:03
Replies: 194
Views: 10,138
Posted By Troubador
One of our very favourite species is the Med...

One of our very favourite species is the Med Flycatcher's close relation, the Spotted Flycatcher. We learned about this species when we visited Suffolk in the UK for the first time in 1972 and we...
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 12th August 2020, 17:11
Replies: 7
Views: 426
Posted By Troubador
Shame about the issues with your BD II XD but you...

Shame about the issues with your BD II XD but you did some nice channelling!

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 12th August 2020, 10:43
Replies: 956
Views: 64,534
Posted By Troubador
An intriguing interpretation of the best way to...

An intriguing interpretation of the best way to make use of the 'hourglass' shape of NL's optical tubes.

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Monday 10th August 2020, 07:13
Replies: 956
Views: 64,534
Posted By Troubador
Sagi Schott is part of Zeiss Group but there is...

Sagi

Schott is part of Zeiss Group but there is no evidence that they do anything different than act like any other business and sell to anybody who wants to buy their products. This is what Jan was...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 9th August 2020, 11:05
Replies: 60
Views: 4,674
Posted By Troubador
As long as it is saumon d'ecosse from:...

As long as it is saumon d'ecosse from: http://www.hebrideansmokehouse.com/

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 9th August 2020, 11:02
Replies: 60
Views: 4,674
Posted By Troubador
In the UK market some dealers report selling far...

In the UK market some dealers report selling far more EL32 than EL42.

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 8th August 2020, 11:28
Replies: 956
Views: 64,534
Posted By Troubador
Take a look at the cross sections available and...

Take a look at the cross sections available and you will see SF 32 has a single objective with doublet focuser, plus an eyepiece with 6 groups (possibly consisting of 9 elements) but SF42 has doublet...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 8th August 2020, 07:30
Replies: 956
Views: 64,534
Posted By Troubador
I have no inside information on this but SF42 has...

I have no inside information on this but SF42 has been around for long enough and SF32 is already different, optically, from the 42, so I can imagine they are well on the way with this.

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 8th August 2020, 07:27
Replies: 956
Views: 64,534
Posted By Troubador
Exactly. Lee

Exactly.

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Friday 7th August 2020, 16:45
Replies: 956
Views: 64,534
Posted By Troubador
:t::t: Lee

:t::t:

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Friday 7th August 2020, 15:33
Replies: 956
Views: 64,534
Posted By Troubador
No Tim the close focus of EL SV isn't going to be...

No Tim the close focus of EL SV isn't going to be reduced, it is going to be increased! I think you meant to say that. This has been extensively discussed elsewhere.

We haven't heard anything about...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 7th August 2020, 12:14
Replies: 956
Views: 64,534
Posted By Troubador
SLC 15x56 is very nice on a tripod as is Conquest...

SLC 15x56 is very nice on a tripod as is Conquest HD 15x56 and it comes with a tripod adapter. Both give nice relaxing views.

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Friday 7th August 2020, 10:27
Replies: 956
Views: 64,534
Posted By Troubador
Not at all, just trying to be helpful. Here is a...

Not at all, just trying to be helpful. Here is a pic of an SLC on the Swaro adaptor.

Lee
Forum: Swarovski Friday 7th August 2020, 09:21
Replies: 956
Views: 64,534
Posted By Troubador
Eerrm, not trying to be 'funny' here, but if it...

Eerrm, not trying to be 'funny' here, but if it did fit the tripod screw on the SLC wouldn't it then be on the objective end of the hinge and so on the wrong end to rest your forehead against.?...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 6th August 2020, 10:04
Replies: 184
Views: 15,435
Posted By Troubador
Zeiss website still says 'Late Summer' which I...

Zeiss website still says 'Late Summer' which I intepret as end August / early September. Not long now until we find out.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th August 2020, 07:21
Replies: 40
Views: 1,823
Posted By Troubador
Taken from Celestron Knowledge Base:...

Taken from Celestron Knowledge Base: https://www.celestron.com/blogs/knowledgebase/what-is-exit-pupil-and-eye-relief-for-sport-optics

"Exit pupil size is calculated by dividing the objective lens...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th August 2020, 06:48
Replies: 40
Views: 1,823
Posted By Troubador
Gentlemen Personal comments have no place on...

Gentlemen

Personal comments have no place on Birdforum. Kindly calm down and treat each other with respect.

Lee
Moderator
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th August 2020, 17:02
Replies: 2
Views: 249
Posted By Troubador
Very nice John. Lee

Very nice John.

Lee
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 4th August 2020, 10:37
Replies: 194
Views: 10,138
Posted By Troubador
Two young Robins through Kowa BD II 6.5x32XD,...

Two young Robins through Kowa BD II 6.5x32XD, both from different broods. One was still in juvenile mottled plumage but the other was half way to getting its red breast.

Lee
Forum: Kowa Monday 3rd August 2020, 15:12
Replies: 148
Views: 20,577
Posted By Troubador
I am no snake expert but I believe this is Natrix...

I am no snake expert but I believe this is Natrix maura, Cobra-de-água-viperina, Viperine Water Snake.

Lee
Forum: Kowa Monday 3rd August 2020, 12:32
Replies: 148
Views: 20,577
Posted By Troubador
and, and fish! See pic of fish photo'd in France,...

and, and fish! See pic of fish photo'd in France, we call Chubb in UK and snakes (the one in the pic has just swallowed a fish)!

Lee
Forum: Kowa Monday 3rd August 2020, 08:25
Replies: 148
Views: 20,577
Posted By Troubador
Actually in the UK we would call Eppiphiger a...

Actually in the UK we would call Eppiphiger a Bush Cricket. They have very long antennae, much longer than the small species that we call grasshoppers.

Locusts are a group of grasshoppers whose...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 2nd August 2020, 16:22
Replies: 148
Views: 20,577
Posted By Troubador
Crickets like this Ephippiger? Lee

Crickets like this Ephippiger?

Lee
Forum: Nikon Sunday 2nd August 2020, 07:18
Replies: 104
Views: 57,220
Posted By Troubador
Absolutely right. And then there is the question...

Absolutely right. And then there is the question of how to relate the results to real life nature observing. Apart from saying that better resolution has got to make a better bino, resolution isn't...
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