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Old Tuesday 17th July 2018, 08:49   #1
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New Opticron website design

After nearly three years in the making, we finally have a new website design:

https://www.opticron.co.uk

Compared to the previous site there is more technical information published for binoculars, monoculars and scopes. It is also properly SSL secured and will work properly on tablets and phones. It's almost like we're operating in the 21st Century :-)

I'd welcome any feedback on the new site either in this thread or via PM.

Enjoy!

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Old Tuesday 17th July 2018, 10:54   #2
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Pete, Congratulations.
It seems I will take time to get used to the new site: this maybe just inertia!
A suggestion. Please see the screenshot below.
It is very difficult to know whether you get to the Discovery roof-prism models
by clicking on the upper or the lower picture.
A simple remedy is to have the rectangle a bit bolder and enclosing the caption.
(BTW, I am thinking of the new Discovery 7x42 for woodland use
as a smaller, far less costly alternative to Leica Ultravid 7x42.)
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Old Thursday 19th July 2018, 16:51   #3
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Pete, Congratulations.
It seems I will take time to get used to the new site: this maybe just inertia!
A suggestion. Please see the screenshot below.
It is very difficult to know whether you get to the Discovery roof-prism models
by clicking on the upper or the lower picture.
A simple remedy is to have the rectangle a bit bolder and enclosing the caption.
(BTW, I am thinking of the new Discovery 7x42 for woodland use
as a smaller, far less costly alternative to Leica Ultravid 7x42.)
Best wishes.
Adhoc
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When I open up the binoculars page, with photos of all the bino models arranged in a matrix, I see immediately from the top row of photos that the caption for each model is underneath each photo.

In addition, to access further information about any model you can click on the model name/caption, you don't have to click on the photo although this works too.

And BTW I think you would like the Discovery 7x42 for the purpose you describe.

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Using Ms. Windows 7 Pro. and Google Chrome the
"window" is set to less than the full width of the screen.
(In this matter I prefer a narrower FOV!)
Most (by far) websites do not have the present problem.
Thanks for your review of the Discovery 7x42.
Now (/still) waiting for Frank's!
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Might I just request a little more information? I am about to buy my first scope, looking at Opticron ES80 v4. I don't know which lens to buy with it out of the ones recommended, and there's nothing on the lens pages to tell you exactly what the differences are for a non-technical person. For example, why might you want a zoom, what difference does it make?
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Old Wednesday 29th August 2018, 16:15   #6
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The recommended eyepieces for the ES 80 would be either the 40862 HDF T zoom or 40936 SDL v2 zoom.

Of the two, the SDL offers a wider field of view at some magnifications, is sharper and has better contrast and is fully waterproof (the HDF T is rainshower proof but not fully sealed like the SDL).

A fixed magnification eyepiece will tend to deliver a brighter and wider view than a zoom at the same magnification.

The advantage of a zoom is that you can use low magnification to scan for your target bird and then crank up the zoom to see more detail.

Hope that helps.

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Old Sunday 30th September 2018, 11:34   #7
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Hi Pete,

Where is the very useful product archive that was on the old site?, can't locate it.
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Old Monday 1st October 2018, 11:41   #8
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A number of the more recently discontinued items are on the new site - searching on model name or number should bring them to the surface e.g. SR.GA 10x50, Imagic BGA SE. But otherwise we've archived the archive here:

https://www.opticron.eu/ukhtml/Pages...t_archive.html

And the Waybackmachine will also have the archive permanently archived:

https://web.archive.org/web/*/opticron.co.uk

HTH

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Thank You Pete,

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Why did you move production of the Imagic TGA to China but keep the same price? They don't feel as good as the Japanese version and the view isn't as good.
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Because due to various factors the price would have had to increase had production been kept in Japan. The components used are identical and QC is done by the same company.

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