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    Friend's Olympus binoculars need repair

    Thanks for your comments, Bill. I will keep that in mind. I found where you commented about some other repair places and people that you recommend. It seemed useful to have those places handy for any future need, so I now have those bookmarked. My friend's binoculars are good enough for him...
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    Friend's Olympus binoculars need repair

    Thank you very much for mentioning a couple of repair replaces, Foss. I'm not sure either whether the older ones are better or not than the new ones, that's a good question. Found out they do use BAK4 at least. I will pass along the information. Thanks again. Dennis
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    Friend's Olympus binoculars need repair

    My friend owns an Olympus 10x42 EXPS 1 (porro prism) binocular with serial number 0356326, that he purchased new at least 15 years ago. Can someone give me some direction on where to send him for repairs? There is a place called Mirakel Optical Company, in West Coxsackie, New York, that I have...
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    Canon 8x20 IS: Initial impression

    Which Leica are you referring? Would you mind sharing that review? Thanks. Dennis
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    What to get... or what to do different...

    I want to thank everyone for their comments. This is a great forum. Dennis
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    What to get... or what to do different...

    Thank you, poledark for your comments. It is especially nice to hear from someone who has actual experience with the equipment you are considering. Well, I am getting the Opticron Universal Smartphone Mount... for now at least... maybe a P950, or P1000 in the future. My concern was that I...
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    What to get... or what to do different...

    Chosen, That was a great photo of the "Narcissus Stareusalotus"... love the scientific name.
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    What to get... or what to do different...

    Hi Chosen, The option of using a mobile phone with a binocular (or occasionally with my old TSN2) is something that I have also considered. There is an adapter made by Opticron that might work for attaching a phone to a binocular. In this video it is used to attach a phone to a spotting scope...
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    What to get... or what to do different...

    Niels, Never heard of the Swarovski dG 8x25, very interesting device. Yeah, I don't think I will be using the spotting scope much anymore if I get a camera and zoom lens setup. It looks like I have a lot more reading and studying up on the possible options. Thanks for your help, too. Dennis
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    What to get... or what to do different...

    Thank you for your comments Chosen. Great thoughts and ideas. It sounds like you have a pretty nice set-up. Especially liked the BIF possibility.
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    What to get... or what to do different...

    I will preface my remarks by saying that I am basically a novice at photography. I used to have a Canon A-1 for casual photography and used it a few times to take photos with my Kowa TSN2 spotting scope (with Kowa adapter and Bushnell T-ring Canon camera mount). I've been birding for about 40...
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    Anyone know what these are

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Nice to have a place to go to get ID help.
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    Anyone know what these are

    Anyone know what these are? My guess is Cormorants, but they look like Anhingas. These photos were taken in Princeton, New Jersey on May 10th at 6:43AM
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    Field of View conversion - meters to feet

    So, I guess it does work that way. Thank you Joachim and Henning.
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    Field of View conversion - meters to feet

    This has already been discussed somewhere perhaps, but I have not found it. Can someone point me in the right direction to convert field of view of meters at 1000 meters, to feet at 1000 yards? Say it is 133 meters at 1000 meters. How many feet at 1000 yards does that equal? This does not...
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