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  1. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    Hello, Leo. I have been absent for some time. I just now logged on, and saw your post. This is the cover that I had on mine. It worked well for me. I hope that helps. Good luck!
  2. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    Here you go, Ian. https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=387800
  3. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    Good suggestion, Ian. I will do that. None of my shots today were taken there, so when I get some decent stuff again I will start one. I have been posting stuff in the "Birds of North America" gallery. I think I posted 3 things, and am going to post a few more from today. The stuff today...
  4. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    Wow! What a beautiful sunrise! Nice shot! Yes, be safe! Too bad that even walks outdoors are risky! I will post a few pics, that I took this morning, in the "Birds of North America" gallery. I will try and find that thread. Is it a "gallery" thread? Here is a squirrel I snapped this...
  5. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    Good luck, Ian! Thanks for the ID. Regarding the Redbelly, I should have started trying to get pics of him sooner. I had lined up on the eagle's nest, had everything set just right, and was hoping to hit the button for some burst shots of him/her landing. She was busy chasing ducks or...
  6. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    Yes, I am learning that speed is the key. Speed and a solid mount, that is. Well, also getting close enough to allow image detail to be there. I guess there are multiple keys. LOL. So far, I am getting shots, but none that are great. I had a good time in the woods, though. LOL. Well, if...
  7. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    Thought you might like to see the lay of the land for the marsh I frequent. Here is a link to the google map.
  8. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    I really like the detail in this one. I have to work on closing the distance a bit. I think that will help. Doves are such smooth looking birds.
  9. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    No apology necessary, Ian. I think the fluorite is the reason the color correction is so good. My wife has been pretty tolerant, and I spent an hour or two at the marsh again last night. I did not get any quality pics, but did get a good quantity. A friend of mine at work is a big duck...
  10. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    I think your shots, especially the last one, are great. I really like the detail in the dove photo. I think I need to get closer to the target. Otherwise, how can I get detail like that. Yes, I think this might be a great scope.
  11. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    I am glad to see that you have a good opinion of the Kite. It looks like a very viable option. While it is currently on sale, I am trying to refrain a bit. A contact of mine is due to pay me, for a pair of binoculars that I sent him, any time now. If he gets me paid before the deal changes...
  12. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    That is a bummer about the battery. I bought a battery charger pack from Phoneskope. I suppose they can be found anywhere, but they had a bundle that reduced my shipping cost. So, it made sense at the time. Supposedly I can fully charge my phone battery twice with it before it needs...
  13. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    Yes, the backpack trick was a good suggestion. Thanks. I just think that the first time I tried it I did not have enough weight in it. The waterbottle weights is another good suggestion. I might have misread the listings for the carbon tripod. Good call on the height, etc. I also wondered...
  14. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    Ian, I figured you were joshing. LoL. But, better safe than sorry. I have been perusing the Field Optics Research website. It looks like I could get a carbon tripod with 35# capacity for around $200. I would have to shop for a heavier-duty head, probably something like you suggested...
  15. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    I do really like the scope. You were right. Out of curiosity, did you use the Baader with an astro adapter? I did not see any with the bayonet attachment (I think that is what it is called). Thanks.
  16. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    LOL. No, not abandoning at all. In my mind I was posting too many pics, and going overboard. So, I thought I should post in the designated thread, or something. LOL. As far as I am concerned, keeping on here is fine. Just did not want overdo it here. I am not sure what a Red Crested...
  17. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    I really like that tripod. I have not heard of that brand, but I am new. I love the binos. I carried a classic Leitz (Portugal) 7x42 Trinovid with me today. I ALMOST bought a Conquest a few weeks ago. I have an 8x30 Dialyt roof that I like to carry too. I clicked on your photo and it...
  18. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    Thank you, Henry. It took me a few tries, but I came to that conclusion eventually. Thank you.
  19. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    Thank you for those details. Outstanding info. Thank you! I actually had a Scopac in my "cart" yesterday. I found another option at the last minute. It is from Kite Optics. It looked a little beefier, and was almost the same price. But, I bought neither, because I think I need to put my...
  20. Joker9937

    Zeiss Diascope 85 T* FL year of manufacture

    Actually, I agree with the consensus regarding the eye-piece. Either that, or some element between the objective and the ep. It is not the worst thing in the world, but I might look into it further. Not in a hurry to do so. Ian, I agree with you regarding the scope. It is actually growing...
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