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    Loose hinges on folding compact FIX

    Ok I think I've got potential a fix for this. No gurantees of course but... If you do have a loose hinge dual hinge folder compact you might like to try this simple fix. I do it when the hinges on my Pentax 8x20 loosen some but I've noticed this effect with folding monoculars and some other...
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    Endurance 8/10x25 Focus Fix

    I've had 4 of the 10x25 model and in each instance the focus left something to be desired to put it mildly. Anyhow last night I decided to have a look at and think about it. Well my brain must have been feeling obliging as I soon discovered something I could try to see if it would help as...
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    Odd eyecup setting.

    So I recently discovered that several of my bins work much better for me with the right eyecup set one click more out that the left eyecup. Mostly with my small bins like my 8x20, 10x25 and even 8x32. I think for some reason I normally hold the left bin side higher than the right and so just...
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    Wonder what happened to Hawke support?

    I sent them now two emails about my 10x25 Endurance crap focus and no reply to either. Guess I'll end up pulling it apart to see if I can fix it myself but no response is a first in my experience with them and obviously not a brand I would rely on in future if this is how they are now. In the...
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    Do you get bored always using the same bin?

    Since I have a little collection I do find I swop what I use quite a lot as I sort of become desensitised to whatever I have been regularly using so it seems good to alternate. There isn't one (of my ten or so different models) that I just always want to use and that's also been the case with...
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    Bird Fair 2016 Revelation Roundup

    Maybe a one stop thread for general posting of Bird Fair highlights this year, optics and otherwise? Apologies if this is already intended or covered in another thread. Anything that caught particular interest? Maybe 2016 was the Noctovid show?
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    How are roofs colimated?

    Are they collimated or are the prisms just placed in the barrels and rely on those to do the alignment? The reason I ask is I think my Pentax 8x20 DCF ED are out judging by the eyestrain I'm getting in my right eye and the last time that happened was with a Hawke Sapphire which when replaced...
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    I like the look of this new 7x20

    http://www.carson.com/binoculars-monoculars/compact/1605-tz-822# I see Praktica do one also so it looks like something better in this small light class coming from China. I really do rate my Carson 8x22 as a very small light pocket so I'm definitely interested in this. I find them more useful...
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    RicohPentax DCF 8x20 ED

    I just received one of these I bought on auction and it is very good but seems to be a model only made for Golf Tournaments in this case the Women's British Open. It cost me buttons (less than the Sunagor 7x18 I recently returned) so a really good deal and it is new with a little leather case...
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    I finally fixed a bin....

    instead of destroying more... Recent carnage: I wrecked my 8x22 Visionary reverse porro. It never seemed right in any case and I discovered why. A lense came loose in one eyepiece and I manhandled the eyepiece off and discovered it had been badly assembled with a problematic part and I...
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    Own up. Do you have a zoom bin?

    I imagine this should be a fun thread. I've had two, long since giveaways, an Olympus PCI 7-16x25 and an Opticron SR.GA 7-16 x 42. Both porro, the Olympus reverse They were kind of fun and goodish at the low end of magnitude. I think another optical good intention but not one that has ever...
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    Opticron 8x20 Gallery Scope

    I bought a used one of these the other day. It was covered in quite thick dust but I gave it a clean up and was delighted to see that it came up basically like new and the internals totally free of any dust. My first impression was that it was very bulky compared with my Optima 6x16 monocular...
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    micro lenses to mimic the compound eyes of insects for 'supervision'. Read more: http

    micro lenses to mimic the compound eyes of insects for 'supervision'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3488312/World-s-thinnest-lens-make-phone-credit-card-Lens-just-one-two-thousandth-thickness-human-hair.html They're talking about camera phone lenses but would this be a...
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    Never mind buying a bin, or loads...

    How then when you have a double digit bin selection of options do you decide which to take along? Normally I've bought a new one and so take that to try and gauge it's enjoyability and usefulness. I've now got to the stage where I want to always take two along or a bin and monocular but I'm...
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    What bin have you found the reviews total BS for?

    I'm sure this has happens quite a lot. You read the great spec and blurb from the maker and see the big rrp price, do a search around and everybody is saying oh wow these are great, millions of stars awarded (ok maybe not just so many) and so you buy a pair and they are absolute rubbish. I used...
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    New Hawke Logo

    I like it as seen here on the new Endurance I received.
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    What do you do if/when.......

    ..... you've gone mental and bought to many bins etc. To many to possibly need to use and yet you like them all and want to keep them all and not sell any and no doubt will want to buy more in future even though you know it's a bit daft? I've gone for years with just one large bin and one...
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    Hawke Endurance PC 10x25

    I've been taking a little closer look at and through this and it strikes me as being remarkably good. Eye positioning is a doddle, the view is nice and big for a compact and sharp to the edge with little distortion across the view and good dof, very good brightness and good to very good...
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    That of which shall not be spoken......

    Or shall it. Yes you all guessed it didn't you? Or did you? The MONOCULAR of course 8-P Sorry about all that. I blame it on this wine and the Australians whatever they did to it B (: I never owned a monocular but am thinking to maybe get one that I might be able to have in a pocket when...
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    How about eyepieces for bins?

    Even just a basic 8x and 10x set? I remember years ago suggesting it to Opicron about having scopes where you just changed the objective barrel and somehow Swaro came out with it a year or two after. Leica did their dual bin thing which I suppose was basically this idea but I think they lost a...
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