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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 26th November 2019, 20:39
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By Swissboy
You mean Firefox and Chrome? Apparently they are...

You mean Firefox and Chrome? Apparently they are safer and are thus being pushed. I'm still trying to use IE wherever it is still possible. I feel it is most convenient. But I keep getting messages...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Tuesday 26th November 2019, 20:30
Replies: 16
Views: 3,375
Posted By Swissboy
There should be no problems, it's a completely...

There should be no problems, it's a completely redone second edition. Now treats apparently 74 species according to a mail received from the Schweizerische Vogelwarte (Swiss Bird Station), where...
Forum: Leica Friday 22nd November 2019, 11:11
Replies: 99
Views: 5,654
Posted By Swissboy
The discussion is not really about the BA/BN tank...

The discussion is not really about the BA/BN tank type models. It is about their predecessors, the x40 types etc. But those earlier ones were also not only used by eccentrics. And they were...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 21st November 2019, 21:35
Replies: 31
Views: 882
Posted By Swissboy
I get a blank page too, but I think it has...

I get a blank page too, but I think it has something to do with an Adobe update I did not do. So I'll have my son look into it this weekend, as any PDF remains white.
Forum: Leica Wednesday 20th November 2019, 23:27
Replies: 99
Views: 5,654
Posted By Swissboy
I do not consider myself an excentric, and I know...

I do not consider myself an excentric, and I know quite a few that used one of those roofs, be it Leica or Zeiss in the birder community, if they could afford one. The models looked more convenient...
Forum: Leica Sunday 17th November 2019, 11:07
Replies: 69
Views: 3,287
Posted By Swissboy
Well said! :-O

Well said! :-O
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 17th November 2019, 09:52
Replies: 332
Views: 74,555
Posted By Swissboy
I fully agree. Though, looking at some South...

I fully agree. Though, looking at some South America books, there was still way too much in the ID volume.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 15th November 2019, 19:29
Replies: 332
Views: 74,555
Posted By Swissboy
Of course you are actually right. o:D It's just...

Of course you are actually right. o:D

It's just that Uruguay is only kind of an "annex". ;) I say this despite the fact than my daughter in law is from Uruguay.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 15th November 2019, 19:24
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Swissboy
OK Niels, I think I was a bit overstating things...

OK Niels, I think I was a bit overstating things as I am put off by large books that are also inconvenient in their handling. I so very much prefer the range maps being with the pictures as that...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 15th November 2019, 14:16
Replies: 332
Views: 74,555
Posted By Swissboy
Actually there is such a FG, but it is rather old...

Actually there is such a FG, but it is rather old and definitely not meeting today's standards: the book by Narosky and Yzurieta. It's presently out of print, however, but it might still be found, I...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 15th November 2019, 13:53
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By Swissboy
Would not hurt if Lynx came out with a FG on...

Would not hurt if Lynx came out with a FG on their own first. Those are not really all that compact. Thus a compact one would still be most welcome. And there would be less of a problem with the...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 14th November 2019, 21:50
Replies: 332
Views: 74,555
Posted By Swissboy
And MEXICO! I wonder how they select? Maybe...

And MEXICO!

I wonder how they select? Maybe depending on available authors?

I just noted that the LYNX list of most desirable new FGs includes Australia! That must be a rather absurd result. There...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 7th November 2019, 19:43
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By Swissboy
We'll see how often and how far publication will...

We'll see how often and how far publication will be moved to the future. If it comes out in time, I'll certainly get it. My first trip to Cyprus will be in the second half of April. I'll actually...
Forum: Leica Saturday 2nd November 2019, 21:50
Replies: 35
Views: 2,662
Posted By Swissboy
Same way, Zeiss Switzerland has dealt with a...

Same way, Zeiss Switzerland has dealt with a repair that was not even a warranty case. Well, the repair was then fairly costly, but the old FL is now definitely like new.
Forum: Zeiss Friday 1st November 2019, 23:08
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Swissboy
I did not get this one, as its price went up much...

I did not get this one, as its price went up much higher. No problem since I already have three different FL models including the 10x42 we were discussing here. But I was interested for two reasons,...
Forum: Leica Monday 28th October 2019, 15:33
Replies: 35
Views: 2,662
Posted By Swissboy
When we buy such expensive equipment, we simply...

When we buy such expensive equipment, we simply EXPECT it will not leak. So why reporting about it? Chuck's story is only noteworthy in view of what else we read in this thread.

I should add, that...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 28th October 2019, 15:09
Replies: 20
Views: 1,546
Posted By Swissboy
If you had the Greenring Yosemite, it is no...

If you had the Greenring Yosemite, it is no longer available. But definitely an extremely good value. Don't know about the BX-1 that Leupold has now. It also comes with a Yosemite name attached.

The...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 26th October 2019, 10:58
Replies: 19
Views: 1,700
Posted By Swissboy
Same holds for weight. When going for a new small...

Same holds for weight. When going for a new small model, I found that I had problems holding a 10x32 steady compared to the corresponding 8x model. With the 10x42 I have no such problems. In my case,...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 26th October 2019, 10:25
Replies: 20
Views: 1,546
Posted By Swissboy
While not having any pertinent experience...

While not having any pertinent experience regarding the McLaren, I still think this would make the Habicht very unattractive for me.

Another reason is the fact that they still come without eyecups...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Saturday 26th October 2019, 10:09
Replies: 550
Views: 144,051
Posted By Swissboy
Thumbs down So each time I want to look up some particular...

So each time I want to look up some particular species in that volume, I need to turn on my computer? What a silly set-up. It's OK for the references, but definitely not acceptable for the index. ...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 24th October 2019, 09:44
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Swissboy
Riddle solved

OK, the model is definitely one without Lotutec. I had asked on eBay, and the fellow offering it apparently called Zeiss himself after my inquiry. So the model is now offered without the Lotutec...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 21:37
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Swissboy
Yes, I fully agree.

Yes, I fully agree.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 21:22
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Swissboy
Do you mean the lettering on the top of the...

Do you mean the lettering on the top of the rubber cover (opposite the blue Zeiss logo patch)? I got it on my non Lotutec model when the outside parts had to be replaced. The model I'm now looking at...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 21:10
Replies: 20
Views: 880
Posted By Swissboy
OK, here are the pertinent pictures from that...

OK, here are the pertinent pictures from that offer.
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 23rd October 2019, 19:13
Replies: 82
Views: 3,332
Posted By Swissboy
Not sure what you mean with tbh*, but I suppose...

Not sure what you mean with tbh*, but I suppose you are referring to Eleonora's Falcon. I had mentioned it in post #62. It was seen from Shuamta on 30 Sept. Edit: * Just found its meaning,...
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