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    Looking to upgrade my Vanguard Endeavor ED IV 10x42

    Hello everyone, I'm thinking about upgrading my Vanguard Endeavor ED IV 10x42 binoculars with another 10x42 binos (maybe 10x32). My budget is around the 500-600€ range. I've been considering the Kowa BDII XD and Vortex Viper HD. I'm not sure if these two are worth the change. Maybe you guys...
  2. binomania

    Two months with the new KOWA TSN-88A: Nature, Digiscoping and Astronomy -Binomania review and video

    Hi from Italy! Thanks to the collaboration of Kowa Optimed Deutschland Gmbh I had the opportunity to test the new spotting scope of the TNS-88 series. I've received the Kit version including the TE-11 WZII 25-60x zoom eyepiece and a Kowa TSN-88A. The total cost is € 3,448.00 VAT INCLUDED. I have...
  3. binomania

    The new Kowa TSN-883 has arrived (for my review)

    Hi everyone from Italy! A few days ago I received a Kowa TSN-883 with various accessories from Kowa Optimed Deutschland GmbH. I think it will take me some time to write the review, as I have received various photographic accessories and adapter to use it with my astronomical eyepieces. Today I...
  4. binomania

    New Kowa TSN-88 - some images and technical characteristics

    Dear friends, finally it is September 3rd (at least here in Italy) and I can publish the first images of the new KOWA TSN-88 and their technical characteristics. I am always diligent and await the official date suggested by Kowa, but I see that this news always comes out ahead of time :-) It is...
  5. has530

    4 Compacts Briefly Reviewed, Vintage Vs. Modern Head to Head

    Preamble While I know some dislike them (to quote allbinos.com: "a real pair of binoculars starts from 28-30 mm objective diameter"), I enjoy compact binoculars. While I can readily acknowledge their optical drawbacks, I am of the opinion that the best pair of binoculars is the one you have with...
  6. stefano.sec

    a Canon Extender from a Baader Barlow lens

    Hello to all, I made a 2.25x Canon extender from a barlow lens, I did it for fun but the result was not bad. For those who want to take a look, this is the link: http://hobbydigiscoping.blogspot.com/2022/03/barlow-baader-225x-come-duplicatore-di.html I hope you like it.... Bye! Stefano
  7. binomania

    Binomania videoreview of Kowa TSN-99

    Hi from Italy.. In the last few weeks I have had the pleasure of field testing the new Kowa TSN-99 A Full article + video: Il KOWA TSN-99 A è il nuovo re del digiscoping? Ecco le mie impressioni sul campo. Videorecensione - Binomania YouTube video: (to activate the english subtitles, you must...
  8. binomania

    KOWA TSN-99 PROMINAR and KOWA TE-80 XW- Binomania preview!

    Hello from Italy. Here it is exactly 00.01 on August 2nd 2021, so "finally", after more than a year of waiting, I can publish this news. In April 2020, I had the opportunity to try out the pre-series of the new KOWA TSN-99, whose launch has been scheduled for today, as a world premiere. You can...
  9. binomania

    Video and review of KOWA YF II 8x30

    Good evening everybody. This Friday I'm talking about a small but high-performance binocular that I think has few rivals in its price range. It costs 159 euros and has a ten-year guarantee! I thank the Palude Brabbia Nature Reserve for the permission to shoot in the restricted area. Official...
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    Kowa TE11WZ eyepiece for TSN770/880 also for TSN-3?

    Hello, I have an old kowa TSN-3. I am planning to update my eyepiece. I am wondering if the TE11WZ oculair for TSN770/880 zoom 25x-60x would fit on my old tsn-3? So far I can see on the pictures the fitting looks quite the same. Does anyone has experience with these? Thanks for help.
  11. M

    Stay-on case for an ancient Kowa?

    I recently returned to birding after a family break that lasted 25 years. I have been using my old Kowa TS-601 (a 1989 purchase that cost £189 for the body and £47.50 for a 20x wide angle eyepiece). Back then, in my late 20s, I must have been relaxed about the possibility of dropping the scope...
  12. The Limpkin

    The Limpkin

    A relative of the Crane, albeit much smaller. They forage in the shallows picking Snails and Mussels out of the mud, and i think they are great!
  13. Gull Storm

    Gull Storm

    The Sea never fails to humble me. Watching these birds not just eek an existence but thriving in conditions unthinkable to humans is totally inspirational.
  14. Great White.

    Great White.

    A Great white pelican that has caused some fuss in NL, the Jury is still out as to if it has hopped a fence or not in the first instance. In either case its a great subject to go look at.
  15. White-winged Tern

    White-winged Tern

    One of several pairs of breeding birds from the Netherlands.
  16. Greater spotted woodpecker and young

    Greater spotted woodpecker and young

    Taken from a portable hide in Pentyrch woods near The leaves from the surrounding trees made it quite dark in the woods and branches kept blowing in front of the subject. I had previously spotted this nest whilst out walking. The sound of the young is something of a giveaway to the location...
  17. Cormorant


    This cormorant was taken just above the weir on the river Taff near Forest Farm, Cardiff. Taken whist standing on the river bank using a monopod. Backlighting and mist from the weir.
  18. Kestrel


    Picture taken of a kestrel hunting from the national trust car park at Godrevy, Cornwall. I was able to stand under the kestrel as it searched the grass for prey. It was a lovely sunny day.
  19. Eurasian Curlew

    Eurasian Curlew

    Digiscoping method
  20. Robin


  21. Grey heron

    Grey heron

  22. Red-backed shrike

    Red-backed shrike

    Juvenille Red-backed shrike. Taken with digiscoping
  23. Little Grebe

    Little Grebe

    Little Grebe juv.
  24. Sedge Warbler

    Sedge Warbler

  25. Edible frog

    Edible frog