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  1. M

    Waterfowl ID, Scotland

    looks like a Ring neck duck
  2. M

    Hide Clamp

    Thanks Pete. Thats very helpful.
  3. M

    Hide Clamp

    Hello, I have a 32mm outside diameter carbon tripod centre column which I am looking to use with a hide clamp. The clamps that I have seen advertised seem to be for columns up to 28mm so wont be suitable for this column. Can anyone advise on a suitable clamp for a 32mm column?
  4. M

    New Spotting Scope

    Thank You. I have more or less made up my mind to go for a Swarovski ATX in 85mm so just need to figure out where to buy it.
  5. M

    New Spotting Scope

    Thank you Joachim. The information you have provided is very helpful and considering the amount of dull overcast days we get here in Scotland over the winter, I think I will go for the 85mm
  6. M

    New Spotting Scope

    Thanks Peter. Over the shoulder for me too mostly when using a tripod with my camera gear but occasionally use a sling and find it quite comfortable for longer distances.
  7. M

    New Spotting Scope

    Thanks Steve. I probably wont be carrying camera gear and a scope at the same time but I suppose you can never say never. I am drawn towards the Swarovski ATX because of its modular design and it would be easy and cost effective to have different objective sizes and just use the same eyepiece...
  8. M

    New Spotting Scope

    Thanks Peter. I am leaning towards either the Swarovski 65mm or 85mm ATX at the moment although the BTX eyepiece looks interesting.
  9. M

    New Spotting Scope

    Thanks B. Ffordes is definitely an option and a nice drive up to Beauly especially if travelling on the A82 rather than the A9. I googled Charles Frank but they appear to have closed down in 1974 however some of the staff formed Viking Optical who have a shop in Edinburgh so that will be worth a...
  10. M

    New Spotting Scope

    Thanks Mike. Budget is open as long as I get something I am happy with although experience buying camera equipment tells me that I wont be happy with anything less than top notch so feel that I should buy something premium to start with rather than middle of the road and then having to upgrade...
  11. M

    New Spotting Scope

    Thanks Peter. I am reasonably strong and fit so not overly concerned about the weight. I am well used to carrying a large DSLR camera and lens plus tripod so know that a scope weighing around 5 to 6 lbs will be ok for me.
  12. M

    New Spotting Scope

    Hello, I am new to bird watching and have been having a great time over the last few weeks out and about with my binoculars, but feel that a scope would be better suited for some of the places that I visit as they are quite open costal areas and large inland waterways and the birds can...
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