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    MEOPTA MEOSTAR 15x56 HD B1 Plus vs SWAROVSKI SLC 15x56 HD

    Regarding post #10 I am happy to report that the deer caught in the fence, leaving a pool of blood, is fine. It has been spotted grazing in the same field. As I panned across the group I noticed one of them had a fur missing on one side of the neck/throat and a healed wound. It looked healthy...
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    Hey both of you. I have been contacted by a member who has connections in the right place. He will try to help put an end to the discussion with help from Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet, he just wanted to double check their archives through his connections before saying anything definite. He would...
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    Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 8x32 mishaps

    As for candidates: I have the Zeiss 8x32FL which apart from ocular reflections is "the best" for my eyes and glasses. I have today tried the 8x32 Ultravid HD+ which surfaced second hand at a good price. It was certainly optically good enough - but it too gave me ocular reflections, very much...
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    Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 8x32 mishaps

    Hey Andy: I have three B1 Plus binos with no problems, all made within the last year and a half. All focusing wheels are slightly different but stable in action. Despite my trantrum I am still open to, preferrably, a B1.1 8x32 since I liked the grip and format better than the B1 Plus. Also...
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    Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 8x32 mishaps

    Andy: I have no idea as I don't follow the Covid situation that closely any more, I just keep up with the latest here. I know Czechia eventually got hit bad. Meopta factory seemed to have a strict protocol according to their global web site but once the spread outside the factory is a fact...
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    Gustaf Theodor Palmquist was a Direktör in Stockholm around that time according to Rikskalendern, a national archive. Will see if I can find out for which company or government body.
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    Yes, I agree - good find! It would be interesting to see if they had any relation. He might have been involved with Naturhistoriska Museet or something similar for the Swedish Government. Back in those days the title for the head of a government department was Direktör.
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    One thing that does not make any sense is that both the Publisher Per was dead and gone by the time of publishing though of course his company lived on. His brother Gustaf died almost forty years before the trip. I will look into children of Per and see if there is something that will make sense...
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    I think that the Eponym Dictionary of Birds are simply wrong. Simple as that. They simply confuse the brother Per as being "the" Palmquist that the bird is named after - when it is actually his brother Gustaf, as clearly mentioned in the book, in German. The fact that Per is the Publisher has...
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    Ok - sorry for the multiple posts! I did read a few more of the German pages, it states that the bird is indeed named in honor of the Mecenat Direktor Gustaf Palmquist. I think the confusion can be because of many things: who translated the book to German? Why is he titled Direktor - and of...
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    Book Cover says P. Palmquist AktieBolag (Company) as Publishing Company. That is Per. Swedish Royal Academy of Science stands as "supporter". There is in the National Archives no mentions of Gustaf Palmquist in relation to any publications from that time and forward other than a few...
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    My German is a little bit rusty but I did read that book excerpt. I don't know what he was supposed to be "Direktor" of but it is as you point out mentioned that the the cost/economics was solved or provided for by Gustaf Palmquist. He was Director and founder of the Swedish American Baptist...
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    Ok, I give it one more theory: if we focus on Palmquist: it was the name of the Printing and Publishing Company for which Per was Owner. Per aqcuired P. Elde printing and renamed it a Palmquist AB, AB meaning "Company". So if the bird had the name Palmquist in honor it could have definitely...
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    Yes, it is a bit confusing. Maybe because they were brothers and both were involved, Per as the Publisher of the material from the travels. As far as I can find Gustaf was not a Publisher but perhaps the main sponsor of the trip? In the National Archives Gustaf is not listed as a Publisher, but...
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    About Per Palmquist he was a Swedish Baptist. Played the Organ, was a Baptist Teacher and Publisher of mostly religious literature. Life dates 1815 to 1887. Seems he did not travel much himself. His brother was Gustaf Palmquist, also a teacher. 1812-1867. That seems to be the connection - they...
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    From the National Archives in Sweden. You need to run it through DeepL translate or other translation pages as it is only available in Swedish: https://sok.riksarkivet.se/sbl/Presentation.aspx?id=5997
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    Caprimulgus palmquisti Sjöstedt, 1908

    Yngve Sjöstedt traveled to Kamerun/Cameroon/Tanzania / German East Africa for roughly two years and the trip was sponsored by the publisher Palmquist.Yngve Sjöstedt was an Entomologist as well as Ornitologist and was among other things a professor at Naturhistoriska Riksmuseet in Stockholm...
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    Meostar

    If any of you Yanks are still trying to source up a Meopta 7x42 I might be able to step in and help. I am based in Sweden but have seen Meoptas floating around in Germany for decent prices. I am willing to help a forum member out and order one to me and reship to you. I would of course order...
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    Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 8x32 mishaps

    I found this comment while browsing the threads for Meopta info prior to my first purchase: This comment is from fellow member lmans66 in another Meopta thread and it concerns the 8x32: (I was going to link to it, but I can't find it just now and my missus is ringing the proverbial dinner...
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    Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 8x32 mishaps

    Zeiss comparison / size comparison: The stubby 8x32FL is actually shorter than the B1.1 . I prefer, slightly, the ergonomics on the B1.1. Though the B1.1 looks almost large next to the Zeiss it does not feel larger in use. Also the objective covers are fitted to the Meopta so it adds a mm or...
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    Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 8x32 mishaps

    Mikewander: of course, I don't mean buggering him literally. If he chooses to delete the message and do nothing I will not "bugger" him further. :) If that wording sounds too harsh to you I will rephrase that. (Done). I wrote a very polite email, explaining the problems in short form. Gave...
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    Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 8x32 mishaps

    I will start tinkering with the eye cups on my Zeiss 8x32 FL and see if I can make something to minimize the ocular glare problem. I love the view other than the ocular glare from my glasses. It is what started me down the Meopta 8x32 path in the first place. If anyone would have a fully...
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    Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 8x32 mishaps

    Hey all, thanks for the moral support! I know - it is crazy, right? I have the Meostar 10x42 and 15x56 and they don't have any issues. I have handled the 8x42 which was supersmooth. In fact me and a friend have been so impressed with the optics that a 12x50HD is on the way. It might end up...
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    Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 8x32 mishaps

    Well, I think that I am either the most unlucky customer in the world - or that Meopta does not know how to put a pair of 8x32 binoculars together. I fell in love with the B1.1 Meostar 8x32 that arrived and optically I have no complaints. However, the focusing was stiff from the beginning, I...
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    Meopta Meostar B1 Plus 8x32 mishaps

    Yes Rich, I know that going by external looks isn't perhaps the most sensible approach to choosing a binocular - but it sure does help if it comes in an attractive package.
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