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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 11th August 2020, 19:27
Replies: 28
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Posted By Sancho
Thanks Essex Tern, I'll try that. Dogsbreath's is...

Thanks Essex Tern, I'll try that. Dogsbreath's is an equally elegant solution, but I sold my SOC.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 11th August 2020, 14:57
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Sancho
Hi Ian, thanks for the advice. Well done, my real...

Hi Ian, thanks for the advice. Well done, my real name really does mean bird-like! From a ninth century Northern Irish warrior-turned monk, some crazy legend about falling for the beauty of a dead...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 11th August 2020, 12:20
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Sancho
Ian and Dogbreath...re. how I carry the scope:...

Ian and Dogbreath...re. how I carry the scope: usually over my shoulder. Today to go see the Stone Curlew, I carried the (folded) tripod in one hand, and the scope separately in the other. And I wore...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 10th August 2020, 22:34
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Sancho
Thanks John! I'll check out those heads. The...

Thanks John! I'll check out those heads. The Meopta is a stellar scope...I love it in all respects.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 10th August 2020, 21:36
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Sancho
Thanks John and RB!!! All points taken on board....

Thanks John and RB!!! All points taken on board. I use a CF tripod alhough with a heavy MF128RC head. Uttings (thanks John!)has new mid-size scopes at very good prices. But everything has to...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 10th August 2020, 20:43
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Sancho
I had one of those briefly...stunning little...

I had one of those briefly...stunning little scope. I sold it because I thought I'd never use it!!!
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 10th August 2020, 20:35
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Sancho
Thanks Dan!!! Oooh, Leica...

Thanks Dan!!! Oooh, Leica 65...it's...so...pretty!!!
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 10th August 2020, 20:25
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Sancho
Thanks Ian! Yes, it's the 65mm version of your...

Thanks Ian! Yes, it's the 65mm version of your scope the store has. Single dual-speed focusser. But it's a camera store, the sales people there know nothing about optics...the guy didn't want to open...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 10th August 2020, 17:14
Replies: 32
Views: 1,144
Posted By Sancho
Swaro Habicht 8x30. Nikon SE and EII 8x and 10x....

Swaro Habicht 8x30.
Nikon SE and EII 8x and 10x.
Zeiss TFL 8x32.
Canon IS 10x42.
Leica Ultravid 8x20.
Swarovski 8x20B.
Nikon HGL 8x32 and 8x20.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 10th August 2020, 17:02
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Sancho
Thank you very much, John and Vespobuteo! Éanna

Thank you very much, John and Vespobuteo!
Éanna
Forum: Pentax Monday 10th August 2020, 16:59
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Sancho
Thank you Gwen! Duct-tape is definitely the...

Thank you Gwen! Duct-tape is definitely the optics-loonies' friend.
I hope you and yours are well!
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 10th August 2020, 15:16
Replies: 28
Views: 593
Posted By Sancho
Advice on mid-size scopes?

Hi..I have to downsize to mid-size, trivial shoulder/back issues (a luxury in a world where most have real problems). A store in Dublin has a black Zeiss Victory 65mm w/15-56 ep, last one anywhere it...
Forum: Pentax Monday 10th August 2020, 14:58
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Sancho
Thank you Joachim. I am very grateful for your...

Thank you Joachim. I am very grateful for your advice!
Forum: Pentax Sunday 9th August 2020, 21:53
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Sancho
Sincerest thanks, Joachim. That means the Baader...

Sincerest thanks, Joachim. That means the Baader zoom should give about 16-48x. Interesting. Up to 35x might occasionally be useful. Although I do realise that the Baader would require some...
Forum: Pentax Sunday 9th August 2020, 21:19
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By Sancho
PF 65 ED eyepieces?

Hi,
I'm half-thinking of pulling the trigger on one of these, as I need a smaller, lighter, mid-size scope. I am a bit challenged technically and am confused about stuff like focal lengths etc. Can...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th August 2020, 16:04
Replies: 46
Views: 1,720
Posted By Sancho
You're right Jerry. Apologies, I was way...

You're right Jerry. Apologies, I was way off-topic.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 6th August 2020, 02:46
Replies: 46
Views: 1,720
Posted By Sancho
If one were to base all purchasing decisions on...

If one were to base all purchasing decisions on moral and political questions, it would be difficult to justify, for example, putting petrol in our cars, currently buying anything made in the U.S.A.,...
Forum: Maven Sunday 2nd August 2020, 22:14
Replies: 20
Views: 991
Posted By Sancho
Those binos look fabulous, gcole! I think the red...

Those binos look fabulous, gcole! I think the red detail really clinches it. Also I think 6x30 is a superb format. I used to have a pair of Leupold Katmais in 6x30 but foolishly sold them to fund...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 28th July 2020, 09:38
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By Sancho
Hi HelenElizabeth2! I think it's a fine photo of...

Hi HelenElizabeth2! I think it's a fine photo of a gull, whatever type. Wndered where you'd been, I still occasionally use your cleyspy scope carrier!:t:
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 28th July 2020, 09:12
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By Sancho
@John A Roberts: Sincerest thanks, John, for that...

@John A Roberts: Sincerest thanks, John, for that excellent analysis and explanation. I really appreciate the time and effort you've put in (and feel I feel a little guilty as a result!). The entire...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 26th July 2020, 18:29
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By Sancho
If coating improvents etc. were made on an...

If coating improvents etc. were made on an ongoing basis, I'm assuming then that I just struck it lucky in the sample variation stakes with this 1992 8x20B, that seems for some reason to out-perform...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 26th July 2020, 09:31
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By Sancho
Very nice pink it is, too. Beautiful...

Very nice pink it is, too. Beautiful illustrations, it's a very gentle powder-pink, no? The reason I 'lost' my Ultravids was, the case is dull black so I didn't notice it on the floor with some...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 26th July 2020, 09:27
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By Sancho
Many thanks John. From your excellent analysis I...

Many thanks John. From your excellent analysis I see that my 8x20B are indeed post-1991. They have the simpler non-twist rubber eyecups, but I actually prefer these because I no longer wear glasses...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 25th July 2020, 23:35
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By Sancho
Thank you Ed! That confirms my deeply irrelevant...

Thank you Ed! That confirms my deeply irrelevant suspicions. I wonder why the 'older' Swaros were optically different to later models of the same bino. I love the pink tag customising Mme. Elkcub's...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 25th July 2020, 21:38
Replies: 16
Views: 791
Posted By Sancho
8x20: 'New' Swaro 8x20B, Leica Ultravid, and 'Old' Swaro

I like the 8x20 format and have been through a few models. I have a question for others who may have greater knowledge than I. First, a few caveats: I realise there is sample variation. Also, one...
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