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  1. Loud Green Man

    Swarovski Habicht 7x42 GA

    Well, the supplied GA strap remains pants IMHO but it’s not so bad as to cause the bins to take a dive. LGM
  2. Loud Green Man

    Winterwatch 2022

    Perhaps you should have read my post more carefully? If you had you might have noted I was seeking to suggest it wasn’t immediately clear from the conversation that the UK may be considered exempt, for want of a better term, from any criticism in this regard. I believe matters were further...
  3. Loud Green Man

    Winterwatch 2022

    It’s ironic that you refer to thermal as “magical” as it’s precisely this aspect of our engagement with the great outdoors that I feel this technology has the potential to rob us of. As in I wish to continue wandering the woods, forests and meadows of this wee Isle in the belief that they...
  4. Loud Green Man

    Winterwatch 2022

    Getting very bored with the increasing use of sterile thermal, and notwithstanding that on one level it is clearly insightful. I also feel CP (BBC Winterwatch) should be made to provide a clarification in the matter of a decline in Bewick’s swan numbers. Specifically that we do not hunt swan...
  5. Loud Green Man

    Swarovski Habicht 7x42 GA

    Well the good news is that to date the only adjustment I've had need to make on my pair of 7X42 GA's is via the central focusing knob and right-hand dioptre. LGM
  6. Loud Green Man

    What's the view through a 1996 Leica Trinovid BCA 8x20 like in 2022?

    Does the Op require real-time or back-dated data? LGM
  7. Loud Green Man

    6 January 2022 - New Leica announcement

    I understood the two Swaro humps you refer to allowed the electronics to be kept well away from the optics. Other makes having the RF module and cabling stuffed in one tube only. I may be wrong. LGM
  8. Loud Green Man

    6 January 2022 - New Leica announcement

    It does but there will always be a compromise in regard to one feature or other where something is produced with multi-tasking in mind. Or are binos given of female assignment and therefore above such consideration? Just asking! LGM
  9. Loud Green Man

    6 January 2022 - New Leica announcement

    Interested to know the model of Leica rifle scope you own and which ballistic software you will be using during your in-the-field assessment? I assume you also own a Kestrel Bluetooth Anemometer for windspeed input and not just the laser determined distance to target? LGM
  10. Loud Green Man

    What Discontinued Binocular Would You Redesign and Bring Back If You Could ?

    The Zeiss Night Owl range (7 - 15 power) with the best non-leaded glass available in 2022. LGM
  11. Loud Green Man

    Swarovski habicht 7x42

    LGM
  12. Loud Green Man

    Swarovski habicht 7x42

    I'm a big fan as evidenced by an allied Habicht 7X42 thread. However, I do accept they are far from the best choice for woodland birding due to their limited FOV that is indeed tunnel-like. The only advantage of this is it makes interpupillary adjustment nice and easy! As for a "stiff...
  13. Loud Green Man

    Swarovski Habicht 7x42 GA

    If you are after the covers for the 7X42 model here is the part number and address for a direct Swarovski contact: Part # 88-292C (X2) Sabine Customer Service SWAROVSKI OPTIK VERTRIEBS GMBH Daniel-Swarovski-Straße 70 6067 Absam, Austria Tel. 00800 32 42 50 56...
  14. Loud Green Man

    6 January 2022 - New Leica announcement

    Spot on and it only took 137 posts to arrive at this key consideration! Almost a case of “move on - nothing to see here” for birders! Why try to convince yourself this could and should be a bin for birders unless you simply must record how close your fieldcraft enables you to get to each...
  15. Loud Green Man

    Late butterflies 2021

    My apologies. Singularly failed to recognise this was a competition thread. LGM
  16. Loud Green Man

    Late butterflies 2021

    24th December 2021: LGM
  17. Loud Green Man

    Very few chaffinches this year?

    Spotted what I can only describe as a flock of chaffinches during a Boxing Day coastal walk to Saint Margaret's at Cliffe. LGM
  18. Loud Green Man

    Swarovski Habicht 7x42 GA

    Stiff focusing wheel? LGM
  19. Loud Green Man

    High End Zoom Bins

    I owned just such a pair but never liked the feel of the primary focusing wheel. LGM
  20. Loud Green Man

    High End Zoom Bins

    Clearly I’m going to be hung from the nearest rowan tree for daring to mention the Z word on BF but I do wonder why none of the top three brands offer a low to middle power zoom set of bins. I’m discounting the Leica Duvid, albeit having owned a pair they could be set at any guessed...
  21. Loud Green Man

    Miserable Birders???

    Nicely put and oh sooooo applicable to many other outdoors activities! LGM
  22. Loud Green Man

    Miserable Birders???

    I couldn’t agree more. LGM
  23. Loud Green Man

    cleaning optics

    Top tip re the use of an air blower. This should better explain why: That said I’m more of a grenade man than rocket! LGM
  24. Loud Green Man

    Swarovski Habicht 7x42 GA

    Thanks for that. It will by interesting to see the end result once you’ve sourced and installed your preferred type of lens hood. My concern would be how the rolled back rubber armouring will fit and in particular without compromising their ability to resist water ingress. The Swarovski...
  25. Loud Green Man

    Swarovski Habicht 7x42 GA

    Interesting. Are you able to post a picture please? With regard to protecting the objective I’m happy with the matching rubber covers that don’t come with the bins but Swarovski will happily supply. Clearly they can’t/don’t protect against saltwater spray when viewing through them but good...
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