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    First attempt at digiscoping.

    Thanks horukuru. I will try the viewfinder. Niels Kristian
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    First attempt at digiscoping.

    I have just made my first attempt at digiscoping with a Celestron Trailseeker 80 scope and an old secondhand Nikon 1 V2 with FT1 adapter and T-ring through the Celestron 20-60x zoom eyepiece at 20x and a couple of collared doves in the garden as "victims". Are there any tips to get better focus...
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    Celestron TrailSeeker 80/100

    Trailseeker 80 I use the Trailseeker 80 with the 20-60x zoom eyepiece. As Joachim wrote it works well up to about 40-45x magnification. After that it becomes rather dark. One advantage of the Trailseeker is that it comes with an adapter for a T-ring so you can easily attach a camera for...
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    Binoculars Poll - What format do you prefer ( 8x32, 10x50 etc. )

    You ask “What binocular formats do you own” (plural) but it is only possible to choose one format. Niels Kristian
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    Kowa SV 12x50 or Nikon Monarch 5 12x42?

    I have got the Viper HD now and it is indeed a nice piece of glass. A good clear view with only a trace of CA and sharp almost to the edges. The focus is a little stiffer than on my Zeiss but evenly so throughout. It says "Assy. in Philippines" on the binoculars so I guess they are not all Made...
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    Kowa SV 12x50 or Nikon Monarch 5 12x42?

    I have tried various 10x42 and 10x50 binoculars, but I do not think the difference in magnification is big enough compared to my 8x32. I will go for the Vortex Viper HD 12x50 since the Swarovski over my current budget. Niels Kristian
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    Kowa SV 12x50 or Nikon Monarch 5 12x42?

    I had to return the Nikon. I wear glasses and the eye relief was just a little to short for me. The Kowa also has a eye relief under 16 mm, so now I am looking at the Vortex Viper HD II 12x50. Are there other options in 12x roof prism binoculars? Niels Kristian
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    Kowa SV 12x50 or Nikon Monarch 5 12x42?

    Thanks for all your input. I expect to use these binoculars only in daylight and like the smaller size and weight, so I have ordered the Nikon from a vendor with a good return policy. Niels Kristian
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    Cleaning Objective Dust

    I use the same rubber blower ball as I use for blowing dust of camera lenses and sensor. Try searching for "rocket blower".
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    What did you see in your binoculars today?

    Yellowhammer in a late spring snowfall this morning... And a Red Kite hovering over my home in the afternoon sun.
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    Kowa SV 12x50 or Nikon Monarch 5 12x42?

    Hi. I would like a 12x to supplement my Zeiss Conquest HD 8x32 for long distance viewing over larger lakes or the sea. I do not like to cary a scope when the backpack is filled with camera equipment. ;) I have narrowed the choice down to either the Kowa SV 12x50 or the Nikon Monarch 5 12x42...
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    Hello from Denmark

    Hello Birdforum. After a couple of years of birding I have descided these forums. It seems like a nice place to learn more. Greetings from Denmark. Niels Kristian