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  1. WriterCJ

    Review by 'WriterCJ' on item 'Lynx HD 8x30'

    The Kite Lynx really surprised me -- it is a very accomplished all-round binocular in a compact, lightweight package that performs to the very highest level and at a price that, while not cheap, is excellent value for a binocular of this calibre. Love the wide field of view, colours are...
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    Review by 'WriterCJ' on item 'Parcours 2 Outlast'

    The Aigle Parcours 2 Outlast are truly superb wellington boots. From the moment I unpacked them they've impressed me with their comfort, their looks, and most of all their performance. The "Outlast" lining is amazing... keeping your feet toasty warm when it's cold, and delightfully cool when...
  3. WriterCJ

    Parcours 2 Outlast

    The Parcours 2 Outlast is a supreme welly, which has been lined with "Outlast" a material which is capable of temperature regulation - unlike the neoprene lined ISO boots the Outlast will not allow your feet to overheat. The Outlast also has an adjustable gusset on the calf which provides up to...
  4. WriterCJ

    Review by 'WriterCJ' on item 'RH-2 Gimbal'

    The Lensmaster Gimbal RH-2 is a great gimbal head that is supremely easy to set up. As well as being perfect for use with long telephoto lenses for wildlife photography it also works extremely well with a scope / SLR combo for digiscoping. What I wasn't expecting was how good the RH-2 would be...
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    Review by 'WriterCJ' on item 'The Birds of Ireland: A Field Guide'

    The Birds of Ireland: A Field Guide is a superb little photographic guide that is perfectly pitched between the basic "Birds in your Garden" guide and the all-singing-all-dancing field guides like the outstanding "Collins Field Guide". For anyone looking to expand their bird ID skills to the...
  6. WriterCJ

    The Birds of Ireland: A Field Guide

    The Birds of Ireland: A Field Guide is a new compact yet comprehensive photographic field guide covering every bird seen regularly on the island of Ireland. Each common species is given a full page, with multiple photographs showing the birds in a variety of positions. Scarce and rare birds are...
  7. WriterCJ

    Review by 'WriterCJ' on item 'Frontier ED 8x43'

    I've been reviewing the Hawke Frontier ED for the Ireland's Wildlife website and have to say I've been very impressed with them. You get a lot of binocular for the money. With a magnesium alloy chassis, ED glass, phase corrected prisms and fully multi-coated optics the Frontier ED combines...
  8. WriterCJ

    Review by 'WriterCJ' on item 'MeoStar S2 82 HD'

    The MeoStar S2 is an outstanding scope in pretty much every respect. The 30-60x wide angle eyepiece gives a superb wide field of view that retains a 66 degree subjective field of view all the way through the zoom range. The image is razor sharp right across the field and it performs superbly...
  9. WriterCJ

    MeoStar S2 82 HD

    The MeoStar S2 is the new full size spotting scope from the Czech optics manufacturer, sporting a host of high end optical features and a spec sheet that pegs it squarely up there in the upper echelons of the spotting scope market.
  10. WriterCJ

    Review by 'WriterCJ' on item 'Talon HD 8X42'

    The Vortex Talon is an excellent binocular that combines many features you typically only find on much higher priced models. Its a compelling package for the budget conscious birder and wildlife enthusiast looking for great value coupled with uncompromising performance. I have a full review of...
  11. WriterCJ

    Review by 'WriterCJ' on item 'Mulepack'

    The MulePack is similar to the Scopac Lite and works in the same way. However it feels like a more refined product than the Scopac and for me felt more comfortable in use. It attaches easily to your tripod and lets you carry your scope/tripod combo around ready for use. There is an integrated...
  12. WriterCJ

    Mulepack

    The Mulepack from Cley Spy offers a comfortable and convenient way to carry your scope and tripod as a ready-to-use unit.
  13. WriterCJ

    Review by 'WriterCJ' on item 'Scopac Lite'

    The Scopac Lite is an elegant solution to the conundrum of how to carry your scope / tripod combo around when birding. I used to cart my scope slung over one shoulder, but that meant only one hand free to wield the bins, and a sore shoulder if going any distance. With the Scopac Lite I can...
  14. WriterCJ

    Scopac Lite

    The Scopac Lite attaches to your tripod and provides a comfortable and convenient way to carry around your awkward and heavy scope setup
  15. WriterCJ

    Review by 'WriterCJ' on item 'Eden XP 8x42'

    I was sent a pair of Eden Quality XP 8x42 to review on the Ireland's Wildlife website. To be perfectly honest I was expecting to receive a pair of middle of the road bins with middle of the road performance. After all, what more could you expect from optics that retail at the 245 mark. When...
  16. WriterCJ

    Eden XP 8x42

    The Eden Quality XP range is the new flagship binocular in the Eden range, replacing the previous ED model.
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