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Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 18th June 2019, 06:57
Replies: 7
Views: 265
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to BF! Nikon is known...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to BF!

Nikon is known to have ok quality in all price ranges, the Aculons being no exceptions.

I can't really comment on the Hawke pair as I don't know it. The specs...
Forum: Zeiss Monday 17th June 2019, 21:08
Replies: 9
Views: 397
Posted By jring
Hi, I actually would have expected them to a...

Hi,

I actually would have expected them to a offer a free replacement... but wait - that's not Swaro ;-)

Was is that strap?...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 17th June 2019, 12:19
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By jring
Thanks for the heads up! Joachim

Thanks for the heads up!

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Friday 14th June 2019, 06:54
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By jring
Hi, simple answer - the Monarch 7 8x30 should be...

Hi,

simple answer - the Monarch 7 8x30 should be available for less than 500 USD and does a lot of things right.

For more specific advice, we would need some more info - especially if you wear...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 13th June 2019, 11:00
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By jring
Hi, the B&L EPs fit for screw mount old Kowa TS...

Hi,

the B&L EPs fit for screw mount old Kowa TS series - not for the bayonet mount Kowa TSN.

Joachim
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 12th June 2019, 08:06
Replies: 24
Views: 888
Posted By jring
Hi, I was going to recommend sth higher mag when...

Hi,

I was going to recommend sth higher mag when you mentioned using a tripod most of the time, but since you have a 15x, you're set there.

So we need sth which can be used hand-held and offers...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 9th June 2019, 21:58
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By jring
Thinking about it, I actually tested a TSN-1...

Thinking about it, I actually tested a TSN-1 (angled version of TSN-2) alongside my TSN-3 some time ago when I met a lady with one on a birding trip - she had the old 80s vintage zoom and I had my 30...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 8th June 2019, 18:38
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By jring
There seem to be threads at the bottom end of the...

There seem to be threads at the bottom end of the eyepieces to mount them into the body... outer diameter of that thread would help. No need for exact thread type, those printed adapters are fairly...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 8th June 2019, 10:06
Replies: 8
Views: 337
Posted By jring
Hi, I would not recommend to get the current...

Hi,

I would not recommend to get the current Kowa zoom or Opticron HDF or SDLv2 zooms for a TSN-1 or 2 (the normal glass variants). Yes, unlike the 80s vintage Kowa zoom, those are capable of quite...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 8th June 2019, 09:55
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By jring
Hi, 500AH user here too - got mine well used and...

Hi,

500AH user here too - got mine well used and quite cheaply in the classifieds here - some dust from an unknown desert included... still works fine.

Even of the supplied plate will not bring...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 6th June 2019, 11:35
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By jring
Hi, If the view is sharp at max magnification,...

Hi,

If the view is sharp at max magnification, that is a goodsign. You could try to do a star test at night, which is a very sensitive test for optimal defects.

You aim the scope at a bright star -...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 6th June 2019, 05:18
Replies: 13
Views: 807
Posted By jring
Hi Henry, thanks for your test and...

Hi Henry,

thanks for your test and congratulations to your friend on a real keeper - it is really appreciated as not a lot is out there written about the Monarch scopes, let alone by somebody with...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 5th June 2019, 14:34
Replies: 31
Views: 4,073
Posted By jring
Same bin just a tiny bit lighter... even HGL are...

Same bin just a tiny bit lighter... even HGL are not very light.

Just saw the question is a tiny bit old and the original poster has since gotten a nice pair... so congratulations to you new...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 5th June 2019, 05:40
Replies: 23
Views: 985
Posted By jring
Hi, 10x42 by all means unless you are going to...

Hi,

10x42 by all means unless you are going to look for owls at dusk.

Joachim
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 5th June 2019, 05:37
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By jring
Hi, thanks David - I think we are safe to assume...

Hi,

thanks David - I think we are safe to assume that Binastro is correct then and it is done on purpose... after nothing is worse than a lens which is mounted tight...

Joachim
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 4th June 2019, 20:12
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By jring
Hi, there might also be duties and tax to be...

Hi,

there might also be duties and tax to be paid when importing stuff from abroad - at least it would be that way if you tried to import a US pair into the EU. Actually if you buy stuff from large...
Forum: Others Tuesday 4th June 2019, 11:46
Replies: 15
Views: 369
Posted By jring
Hi, internal dust is not really inevitable for a...

Hi,

internal dust is not really inevitable for a waterproof instrument. Do you have a reason for getting a pair of dedicated night bins with the usual penalty in weight and field of view over a pair...
Forum: Kowa Tuesday 4th June 2019, 00:08
Replies: 45
Views: 1,652
Posted By jring
Hi wolfbirder, cannot really comment, as I don't...

Hi wolfbirder,

cannot really comment, as I don't own an 883 (I'm fine with my 30 year old cherry TSN-3), but of the 10+ examples of 883 I have looked through, all were fine or better. In all ...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 3rd June 2019, 23:15
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By jring
Yes, this is a really good price, even with the...

Yes, this is a really good price, even with the zoom which is a matter of taste. Quite sharp but also quite narrow.

Joachim
Forum: Others Monday 3rd June 2019, 18:23
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By jring
Hi, strap user here too - never tried anything...

Hi,

strap user here too - never tried anything else and am usually fine with the supplied ones - but I tend to use lighter pairs and care more about how I carry my scope...

As for cases - when out...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 3rd June 2019, 18:07
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By jring
Hi, you won't regret the 500AH - it very nice...

Hi,

you won't regret the 500AH - it very nice and stable and the long plate allows you to exactly balance your scope.

I love mine a lot.

Joachim
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 3rd June 2019, 12:53
Replies: 24
Views: 1,133
Posted By jring
Hi, the 3 way head (not an ideal choice - video...

Hi,

the 3 way head (not an ideal choice - video or fluid head is preferred but you can get one later and put on your tripod) has a quick release plate which is going to be screwed onto the foot of...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 3rd June 2019, 12:44
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By jring
Hi, I would not recommend to get a Nikon...

Hi,

I would not recommend to get a Nikon fieldscope ED w/o EP - those are not that easy to get any more... If you really want one, get the EP you want and then hunt for a body. If you should have an...
Forum: Leica Monday 3rd June 2019, 12:34
Replies: 113
Views: 16,322
Posted By jring
Hi, that news is indeed not good, I'd really...

Hi,

that news is indeed not good, I'd really have liked a pair of 7x35 with current coatings. Otoh a usually well informed source at Leica has muttered autumn and Uppendahl prisms are not so easy to...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 1st June 2019, 09:17
Replies: 18
Views: 778
Posted By jring
Hi, first of all, welcome to birdforum. A new...

Hi,

first of all, welcome to birdforum.

A new 60mm Monarch fieldscope with 20-60 EP (which will be 16-48x on the 60mm btw) for 600-700 USD seems very cheap - but if you can't try it, there is some...
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