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Forum: Nikon Saturday 9th June 2018, 19:59
Replies: 23
Views: 1,356
Posted By squidge
I use the optics strap which has two connections....

I use the optics strap which has two connections. One I use on the camera the other is on the lens.

Regards
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 9th June 2018, 19:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By squidge
Nope you definitely need those pocket victories;)...

Nope you definitely need those pocket victories;) infact the world will stop turning if you donít get them😂
I liked your Meopta a lot but the field flattner tech and the ergonomics of the Swarovski...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 8th June 2018, 22:19
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By squidge
Many thanks for the replies. It does seem that...

Many thanks for the replies. It does seem that the 95 is too cumbersome for the actual birding I do plus I use the 60 -70x zoom range very little during a birding day.

Regards Gerard
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 6th June 2018, 21:41
Replies: 12
Views: 1,083
Posted By squidge
ATX95 vs 85

Hi, Iíve been using the ATX95 for the last couple of years and have been toying with the idea of switching down to the 85 due to the weight of the 95.
I have compared the 95 to the 85 but Iím really...
Forum: Information Wanted Tuesday 27th February 2018, 18:55
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By squidge
Thanks, Wallcreeper wasn’t on my wishlist but it...

Thanks, Wallcreeper wasn’t on my wishlist but it is now.��
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 24th February 2018, 21:11
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By squidge
Thanks for the reply Toby. Iíll check out the...

Thanks for the reply Toby. Iíll check out the areas you have suggested although I suspect they have become more developed(hopefully not) since then.
Iíll have my own car so traveling to these spots...
Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 24th February 2018, 00:07
Replies: 4
Views: 345
Posted By squidge
Northern Cyprus

Looking for information on birding spots in Northern Cyprus. Iím staying in the OzankŲy area and Iím mostly looking for spots that would produce a good/most selection of species. Any other helpful...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 6th October 2016, 18:33
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By squidge
Thank Gary, Glad to here they are more or less...

Thank Gary, Glad to here they are more or less the same as the latter 'North American' is €10 cheaper.

Regards Gerard.
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Thursday 6th October 2016, 17:26
Replies: 6
Views: 956
Posted By squidge
Sibley guide

Apart from cover, publisher and price can anybody tell me the difference between 'The Sibley guide to birds' and 'the Sibley North American bird guide' both second editions.

Regards Gerard.
Forum: Leica Monday 4th July 2016, 16:57
Replies: 5
Views: 2,328
Posted By squidge
Thumbs up Leica service

Recently I acquired a pair of Leica 8x20 ultravids br. The collimation was off plus the dipotre adjuster was damaged.

The previous owner got a quote of over Ä300 from a camera shop to get them...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 19th March 2016, 20:09
Replies: 195
Views: 78,127
Posted By squidge
Hi, I purchased this lens a couple of weeks ago...

Hi, I purchased this lens a couple of weeks ago and have used it twice with a Nikon D7100 and tc1:4 II.

I have noticed that my pics are a lot softer and not as sharp as my old 300f4 D lens.
All...
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 5th January 2016, 23:32
Replies: 149
Views: 56,100
Posted By squidge
Hi , i did see the zoom Leica but I prefer a...

Hi , i did see the zoom Leica but I prefer a fixed focal length on a lens rather than a zoom. I don't doubt that the Leica will be an excellent lens but between the Nikon 300 f4 pf weight, better...
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 5th January 2016, 22:54
Replies: 149
Views: 56,100
Posted By squidge
Having toyed with the idea of switching to m43...

Having toyed with the idea of switching to m43 from Nikon i put a deposit on the Nikon 300 pf lens today. Really dissapointed with the weight of the 300 Olympus lens as IMO it defeats the purpose of...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 6th December 2015, 23:33
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By squidge
Thanks for the replies, the book is a present for...

Thanks for the replies, the book is a present for a friend who is moving to Northern Cyprus at the beginning of next year so was looking for an island specific book.
On saying that the Collins might...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Friday 4th December 2015, 16:28
Replies: 7
Views: 1,436
Posted By squidge
Cyprus field guide

Hi, looking for recommendations on a field guide of the birds of Cyprus. I've seen a few for sale on Amazon and book depository but not sure if they are any good.

Regards Gerard.
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 11th November 2015, 19:47
Replies: 8
Views: 4,251
Posted By squidge
Hi Chris, The VHD's were in the optics stall at...

Hi Chris, The VHD's were in the optics stall at the BTO conference in the RSPB discovery centre Lough Neagh N.Ireland. Technically UK but still the island of Ireland.;)
I think the stall was...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 11th November 2015, 19:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By squidge
Thanks Samandag, I've replied to your pm. Really...

Thanks Samandag, I've replied to your pm.

Really trying not to buy a pair for myself.;)

Regards Gerard.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 11th November 2015, 16:05
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By squidge
Thanks Samandag, I think that because the viewing...

Thanks Samandag, I think that because the viewing range will be mostly distant the 10x would be preferable. I would be interested in Knowing where you can get the elite ED 10x42 for under £300. Ive...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 10th November 2015, 17:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,169
Posted By squidge
Another which?

looking for a pair of bins for one of my in-laws. Price range £200-£300.
They will mainly be used at the seaside i.e. looking out to sea,local beach,cliff faces etc.
Must be waterproof,8x or 10x....
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 10th November 2015, 14:42
Replies: 8
Views: 4,251
Posted By squidge
Hi David and Frank, Regarding the focussing it...

Hi David and Frank,
Regarding the focussing it probably is a personal preference. When I focussed close to infinity I thought it felt a bit slow. I'm not sure how many turns it took but then that is...
Forum: Opticron Monday 9th November 2015, 20:08
Replies: 8
Views: 4,251
Posted By squidge
Dba Vhd

Had a chance to try an 8x42 pair of these bins at a local BTO conference on Saturday. As the optic stall was very busy I was unable to find out if they were a pre production/production pair.
Although...
Forum: Opticron Monday 9th November 2015, 19:32
Replies: 6
Views: 4,239
Posted By squidge
Just an update, the discoveries arrived back...

Just an update, the discoveries arrived back fixed and in perfect working order. Quite happy with the service from Opticron.��

Regards Gerard.
Forum: Opticron Monday 12th October 2015, 00:43
Replies: 6
Views: 4,239
Posted By squidge
Sorry just saw this post. I can definitely...

Sorry just saw this post. I can definitely guarantee that the bins were not bumped or dropped. They are in mint/like new condition apart from the two faults i stated in my first post. They have been...
Forum: Books, Magazines, Publications, Video & DVD Sunday 4th October 2015, 14:10
Replies: 66
Views: 12,216
Posted By squidge
I also bought from Janes link. The Saint...

I also bought from Janes link.
The Saint bookstore via abe books.
Definitely the cheapest I could find.

Regards Gerard.
Forum: Olympus Saturday 3rd October 2015, 21:51
Replies: 218
Views: 101,914
Posted By squidge
Thanks for the replies. Regards Gerard

Thanks for the replies.

Regards Gerard
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