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    Simple, old-fashioned printed paper "checklist" for American Birding Association count area?

    I am a birder but now mostly a bird photographer. I used to "chase" and, being an old guy by now, I have a decent "life list." But with all of the lumps and splits, I really don't know what my list is. Every once in a while I like to update. I know I can download and print out various life...
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    Your Most Recent "Life" Bird

    Bluethroat and Bristle-thighed curlew, near Nome, Alaska.
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    EDG 7/8/10 x42 still in production?

    Gratuitous comment: My EDG II 8 x 42s are my favorite binocular; I now have come to prefer them to my newer design, more expensive Zeiss SF binocs. The EDG does not provide the brightest view available but there is something about the EDG optics that provides a very comfortable, pleasurable view...
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    Bucket list bird, the Lovely Cotinga. Where?

    The Banded cotinga is beautiful, but it seems like a real tough one to get, i.e., very small population. I also ran across the existence of the Spangled cotinga, a bird of the Amazonian rain forests. Wow. I actually already have a bird photography trip planned to Amazonian Ecuador in October, so...
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    Bucket list bird, the Lovely Cotinga. Where?

    Thanks, good suggestion. It appears that Rancho Naturalista in Costa Rica is the likeliest "regular birding destination" where this bird is found regularly. Some places in Guatemala and Honduras seem good, too, but maybe I need to plan another trip to Costa Rica before too long.
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    Bucket list bird, the Lovely Cotinga. Where?

    Hello, I am not a 'world lister' and my overall attitude regarding birding (and bird photography) is, "I'm pretty much happy with whatever I see." But I have decided that there are a few birds I really, really would love to see (and possibly photograph) before I leave this world. One of these is...
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    Third party rain guard for Canon 10 x 30 IS binoculars?

    Yes! The Opticron 37mm size fit perfectly. Thanks for the suggestion :)
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    Third party rain guard for Canon 10 x 30 IS binoculars?

    Thanks, will try them. I feel bad for them now with the new COVID variant having such a similar name :-(.
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    Third party rain guard for Canon 10 x 30 IS binoculars?

    I don't mind that the objective lenses on my Canon 10 x 30 IS binoculars no longer have caps. But I am going to Costa Rica soon and would like to have the option of covering up the front eyepieces in a drizzle (in heavy rain I will withdraw). Canon doesn't seem to make such a rain guard, but I...
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    My kingdom for a Nikon Edg 8x42 tethered objective lens cap

    I am in the United States. I must say at this point that more time has passed since I had this experience.
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    Where to see and possibly photograph Rosy finches?

    I am participating in a "Colorado chicken bird photo tour" in April (2021). I would love to see and possibly photograph rosy finches. Any of them. I found information about a well-known spot in Wildernest that became out of bounds for birders because of privacy issues. Are there any spots where...
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    New EDG 8x42

    Pros and cons of EDG 8 x 42 purchase My primary birding binoculars presently are Nikon 8 x 42 EDG, second generation. I really love the ergonomics, and the view is excellent. People considering EDG should be aware that in designing them Nikon aoparently emphasizes fighting glare and an "easy...
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    Nikon 8x32 SE eyecups...

    Catch-22 or maybe 23 I have read with interest the thread about replacement eyecups for the Nikon SE binoculars. There are other threads here in BF on this topic, including some lengthy rants by yours truly :-(. My experience was as follows. I pursued Nikon fairly aggressively on the subject...
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    My kingdom for a Nikon Edg 8x42 tethered objective lens cap

    Apologies to Nikon (to a point) Hallelujah! I did indeed receive a pair of objective lens caps for my Nikon EDG 8 x42! They arrived via UPS, for free! So Nikon has not abandoned support for these excellent but discontinued binoculars, at least not yet. Kudos for Nikon in this instance! But I...
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    My kingdom for a Nikon Edg 8x42 tethered objective lens cap

    Thanks Thanks for the replies. Really, as I anticipated there might be none. Yes, there is hope for "backordered," but I will add some backstory here: some years ago I lost the rainguard for my Nikon SE 10 x42's. I was told it was "backordered." That was the last I ever heard. I still own the...
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    My kingdom for a Nikon Edg 8x42 tethered objective lens cap

    Not really, but I lost one somehow on a trip overseas and now it appears it is, strictly speaking, irreplaceable. I dutifully contacted Nikon in search of a replacement. I feared they would ask me (again) to send the binoculars in for a "free" repair, as they did when I lost one of the thin...
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    Nikon P1000

    I usually take bird photos using a DSLR or more recently, a mirrorless (Nikon Z7), but I do own a P1000, which I bought refurbished from Nikon. I must say that I have developed utmost respect for people who can coax the maximum performance from the P1000. In my experience, it is wise to keep the...
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    Nikon rumors/announcements for July pretty depressing

    Not so depressed I don't see what is so depressing about the news (or lack of same within a brief time interval) from Nikon. The company has come out with some really excellent new products within the last couple of years, including the new line of Z mount cameras and the incredibly portable...
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    Nikon 7 / 8 x 42 EDG experiences sought

    My EDG 8 x 42 binoculars I am late in replying to this post, but since my primary binoculars are EDG 8x42's I figure better late than never. I really like the view with these binoculars. Compared with the Zeiss or Swarovski top models the Nikons are *not quite as bright*. I agree with the...
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    Nikkor 500mm f5.46pf lens - any users yet ?

    I ordered my 500mm f5.6 PF in late August and am still waiting. There are threads in other photo forums devoted to "if you receive your lens, let us know," and these have gone virtually silent for months. A few people got lucky by ordering from small stores that most people had not thought to...
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    Nikkor 500mm f5.46pf lens - any users yet ?

    Using it in my imagination only I have now reached the three month "anniversary" of placing my order for this lens. I know all good things are worth waiting for, but it does make you wonder what Nikon was thinking when it planned production of this lens. I cannot really complain, as I have...
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    Z7 first impressions

    Thanks for the review. I also am a new Z7 owner, and overall I am pleased with it, though indeed, it is not as capable as the D850 overall. For changing the focus mode, metering mode, and other functions, I have found the "i" button very useful. That button brings up a panel with a variety of...
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    No EDGs showing on Nikon Website

    My EDG binoculars are actually 8 x 42, not 10 x 42, FWIW. This happened last summer. I shipped the binocs to Nikon in Los Angeles and indeed, they replaced the thin rubber eyecup piece I had lost. I also asked them to do something about the paint chipping on the focus wheel, but they did not (I...
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    Nikon service

    Eyecups for the SE 10x42 binoculars Report I must: Nikon sent me two rubber replacement eyecups for my Superior E (I have an early version of the binocs) 10 x 42 porros. I have no real idea how I got so lucky. I had a nice phone conversation with a Nikon tech about the eyecup situation from...
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    Nikon 10 x 42 SE

    Do You Believe in Miracles? Today I found a small parcel on my front porch. It was from Nikon. Inside the box were two individually packaged rubber eyecups for the Superior E 10x42 binoculars. Free of charge! I am stunned. This means at the very least that the part still exists within the...