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  1. Ravis

    Coul Links, Embo under threat - RSPB petition

    Thanks for the update. Great news. Let's hope it stays that way.
  2. Ravis

    swarovski 8x32 vs 8.5x42

    Thanks. The reported blurring at the edge on the 8x32 tgen is negligible, or even a one off. They are still good in any case. I might be able to get a pair for £1200 new, opened package tho. Sandy coloured EL 8x32 one. The person came back to the shop for the green 8.5x42 instead. The 8x32...
  3. Ravis

    swarovski 8x32 vs 8.5x42

    Update on my original reply on here last year - The eye relief on the Swarovski EL 8x32 is supposed to be excellent and they did seem to be one of the best (possibly 'the' best) for EF when I tried them (at least from the many that I tried, which included Zeiss SF and Leica, which had some...
  4. Ravis

    Coul Links, Embo under threat - RSPB petition

    I'm following this on FB. I hope Scotland does the right thing this time. It should be a protected site for a number of reasons, one being a rare type of coastal habitat.
  5. Ravis

    Review of 8x25 Victory Pocket

    Excellent review, replies and comments. Glad to know that they are light and are actually on par with the 8x32 Fls, in at least some important respects. That is a thousand pounds savings right there!
  6. Ravis

    Review of 8x25 Victory Pocket

    Thanks very much John, and F88.
  7. Ravis

    Review of 8x25 Victory Pocket

    Thanks
  8. Ravis

    Review of 8x25 Victory Pocket

    I'm finding conflicting info on Google for the full dimension comparison between the 8x20 and the 8x25 for both folded and unfolded states. Zeiss website is lacking in info.
  9. Ravis

    Coul Links, Embo under threat - RSPB petition

    Football?! - there are no such facilities, it's a wild area and somewhat remote. Looks like Warnock (developer) is getting desperate. He also said that the ecology will be improved and I commented on his fb page that he doesn't know what ecology means. And he went back on his word that he would...
  10. Ravis

    Coul Links, Embo under threat - RSPB petition

    Yes, good news so far.
  11. Ravis

    Coul Links, Embo under threat - RSPB petition

    There's still a chance to save the rare habitat at Coul Links near Embo. Please visit the link below and sign - https://e-activist.com/page/25176/action/1?en_chan=fb&locale=en-GB&ea.tracking.id=facebook-share
  12. Ravis

    Coul Links, Embo under threat - RSPB petition

    Loch Fleet Thanks very much for your work and dedication to this beautiful area.
  13. Ravis

    Opticron DBA VHD 8x42 Review

    Shop Ye, I thought so. Is there another different shop in Kendal or is that it? Thanks.
  14. Ravis

    The impact of Donald Trump's Golf Course - Scotland

    The owners of the proposed golf course near Embo (near Durnoch) are supposed to be a lot better than Trump environmentally, but the site is another SSSI designated one and the authorities don't want to make the same mistake they did with the Trump one. That one is now flaunting the rules and has...
  15. Ravis

    The impact of Donald Trump's Golf Course - Scotland

    Thanks for making those good points Paul. Many tourists from around the world go to Scotland and love to see the wild areas. The Isle of Skye is so popular that it's hard for some workers there to get accommodation in some parts. So something will have to be done there, but it won't be as bad as...
  16. Ravis

    Opticron DBA VHD 8x42 Review

    Ye, it looks like my best chance is with Martin Mere near Southport. It's probably worth a trip anyway, excellent birding area. My regular itinerary is the A6 area. I don't mind going to Kendal, but Stavely's a bit further up. I could go and then on to Winderemere. I thought the camera shop up...
  17. Ravis

    Opticron DBA VHD 8x42 Review

    Thanks, the two shops I know won't get them until somebody orders them. I could phone a few others nearby. I don't like ordering and then finding they are not quite right when I try them out, not to mention that it might not be worth paying the extra hundred or so pounds more especially if I...
  18. Ravis

    The impact of Donald Trump's Golf Course - Scotland

    The point of my post, btw, is (admittedly) for people to object about the new proposed golf course near Durnoch because it is a place of exceptional natural beauty and has a lot of different types of birds there. There was another golf course proposed in Scotland last year by an American golfer...
  19. Ravis

    The impact of Donald Trump's Golf Course - Scotland

    As many know by now - with the help of Alex Salmond, Donald Trump got his way and built his golf course on the land near Aberdeen. It was protected land and it was only because it was Trump that it got the go ahead and Salmond likes golf. Trump had enough money to buy it at full price too, but...
  20. Ravis

    Opticron DBA VHD 8x42 Review

    Thanks David. I probably won't notice the difference in any case. Not many shops have the DBA+ yet.
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