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    Birding with a Face Mask?

    Hi everybody, Has anybody come up with any solutions to the problem of eyeglasses fogging up while birding in a mask? I tried pushing my mask just up under the nose pads on my eyeglasses. That limits the fogging but seems to make it hard for me to properly focus my eyes using a telescope or...
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    Would a new Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Digital Camera

    Hi folks, I'm seeking a camera that is suitable for a novice camera user (e.g., point & click, no training needed) to take documentary photos of birds I see in my 8x 42 binoculars. Would a new Canon PowerShot SX730 HS Digital Camera accomplish that goal?
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    Las Vegas Area Birding

    Hi, I'll be visiting Las Vegas St. Patrick's Day weekend and would like to do some birding within 60 miles drive of Las Vegas. Can anyone recommend any locations that are good for birding this time of year? Are there any Audubon sanctuaries or National Wildlife Refuges or similar that provide...
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    Protecting the Pentax eyepiece

    Hi thanks for your response. My scope did not come with a case/bag.
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    Protecting the Pentax eyepiece

    Hi everyone, I own a Pentax PF-65ED-A II Angled 65mm ED Spotting Scope with a Pentax SMC 6.5-19.5mm XF Series 20-60x Zoom Eyepiece. I would like to find a way to attach a cap to the eyepiece (permanently) that is removable in the field. Pentax provides a cap but it falls off with little...
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    Eastern Massachusetts Sites

    Hi Phil, for sparrows try Belle Isle Marsh in East Boston. Put out a post on Brookline Bird Club or check Cornell University's EBird database to find other species.
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    Any real differences between these binoculars?

    Hi Brock, Thanks so much for a really thoughtful answer. I learned a lot. I will go with the ProStaff7s. Best, Neil
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    Any real differences between these binoculars?

    Thank you very much!
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    Any real differences between these binoculars?

    What is the impact of that difference?
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    Any real differences between these binoculars?

    Hi all, I am looking for a pair of budget binoculars & found these two Nikon models. From a birder's perspective are there many differences between the two models? The field of view looks better on the Trailblazers. I have been able to try out the Trailblazers at a store & they seemed passable...
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    How long to repair?

    Minox Warranty Service- How Long to Repair? Hi Ron, Please accept my belated thanks for your reply. Does anyone have experience with Minox warranty service in the US? How quick were they? How good a job did they do? Thanks, Neil
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    How long to repair?

    Hi all, I sent my 1 year old Minox binos out to Minox in New Hampshire (USA) for repair. The diopter & an eyecup are broken. I was told that the binos had to be sent to an unspecified location on the US west coast for repair. Minox claims 4-6 weeks will be the time for repair. I am curious if...
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    Minox Warranty

    Thanks Sammyboy! I bought Minoxes & they seem great!
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    Minox Warranty

    Hi Chartwell, Please accept my very belated thanks for your help. Good birding, Neil
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    Minox Warranty

    Hi everyone, I am considering buying a pair of Minox HG Binoculars. How solid is the warranty? How helpful is Minox customer service? What experiences have users had when they needed warranty service? Please let me know. Thanks! Neil
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    Minox HG 8.5x43 BR ASPH Question

    Hi everyone, I am considering buying a pair of (last year's model) Minox HG 8.5x43 BR ASPH (Part# 62155) Binoculars. What do users think of them? How strongly do you recommend them (or not)? Thanks! Neil
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    Vortex Razor HD 8X42

    Hi Steve, Thanks for your reply. Best, Neil
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    Vortex Razor HD 8X42

    Hi everyone, Can anyone recommend a vendor of Vortex Razor HD 8X42 who would have close out or demonstration/floor models for sale at a good discount? Please let me know. Thanks! Neil
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    Pentax DCF ED 8x43

    Hi Thanks for the tip. BTW if members of the forum have other leads as well, please feel free to post them. Neil
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    Pentax DCF ED 8x43

    Hi all, Can anyone recommend a seller of late model refurbished/ reconditioned Pentax DCF ED 8x43 binos? Thanks, Neil, Brookline, MA USA
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    Pentax PF ED II 65mm?

    Hi everyone, Thanks for all of the advice regarding a scope purchase. I have decided to buy a Pentax 65 mm ED II (Angled Body) from Amazon. I have always liked angled scopes better so I am going to get another. While Adorama had the lowest price, Amazon had the second best price & I had a gift...
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    Pentax PF ED II 65mm?

    Hi Stereo, I'm not familiar with CLNY. I could not fid them on Google. How can I contact them? Thanks! Neil
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    Pentax PF ED II 65mm?

    Hi Punkman, Kevin, Bitterroot, & Stereo, Thanks very much for your detailed follow-up. I think I am going to buy the PF65 EDII Angled. Does anyone want to recommend a vendor that is cheap for Pentax? Best, Neil.
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    Pentax PF ED II 65mm?

    Hi Bitterroot Birds, Thanks for your follow-up reply. Your experience with your Pentax PF65 is very concerning. I am sorry to hear it happened & is giving me some second thoughts about my prospective purchase. Best, Neil
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    Pentax PF ED II 65mm?

    Hi Bitterroot Birds, Thanks for your reply. Your experience with your Pentax scope leaves me concerned. Just to be clear, at no point was your scope dropped or banged prior to cracking? Please let me know. Best, Neil
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