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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia

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A2GG

Beth
United States
This weekend I spotted a few more more Nikon Monarchs (42mm)
2 of the latest version Vortex Viper HD
1 Zeiss SF 10x42
1 beat up old Swift Porro

The rarity was a Kowa DCF 45mm which I just googled to get the model name.
I noticed Kowa on the side of the gray body, but didn't know the specific model.
It's an older design which caught my eye. It's rather large and bulky.

Think I'll only report rarities and/or unfamiliar models going forward.

Found a rare bird in my area: Brewster's Warbler, a hybrid of Blue-winged Warbler and Golden-winged Warbler
 

qwerty5

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United States
Yesterday I saw a Zeiss SF
A Leica APO Televid 77, the owner was very kind showed me several shorebirds through it, as I don't own a scope or have a good knowledge of shorbird ID.
A Swarovski scope of some kind
A Vortex Diamondback 32mm
A Nikon roof
And some others, I didn't pay a lot of attention

I also found a Golden-winged Warbler, which is a rarity for my area and a lifer
 

ariban

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Yesterday. A Rusty-tailed Flycatcher - here in Kolkata, India, two Taiga Flycatchers a few Black-hooded Orioles and a much used warrior - Bushnell Porros. Belong a friend who is a long time Birder
 

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Troubador

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Yesterday on the ferry from the Scottish mainland to the Isle of Islay:

2 unidentified Opticrons, 1 a roof, 1 a porro
1 Hawke 42mm
2 Leica Ultravid 32s
1 Zeiss SF32
1 Zeiss SF42
1 Zeiss Conquest 32
1 unidentified porro
1 Swaro EL32

Lee
 

jafritten

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East Frisian Island in the North Sea:
1 Noctivid
1 Zeiss FL x42
1 Nikon EDG x42
2 Ultravids x42
3 Nikon Monarch 7 x42
1 Nikon HG x32
+ a few unidentified binoculars

All seen within 4 days.
 

Troubador

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In a remote corner of the Isle of Islay, Scotland, an early (grey) Zeiss SF42. And, no, it wasn't mine, I only have SF32s now.

Lee
 

ariban

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I was in Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur for the last two days. Other than the Nikons -Porro and roof- Also came across these beauties.
  • Swarovski SLC Habicht 7x42 B
  • Omegon 10x42 - very well made glasses indeed
-Bushnell Forge 10x42

Arijit
 

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jafritten

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I was in Keoladeo Ghana National Park, Bharatpur for the last two days. Other than the Nikons -Porro and roof- Also came across these beauties.
  • Swarovski SLC Habicht 7x42 B
  • Omegon 10x42 - very well made glasses indeed
-Bushnell Forge 10x42

Arijit
Arijit, what happened to the eyecups of the Swarovski and the Omegon?
 

AlphaFan

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United States
Recently spent a few days at Long Beach Island and Island Beach, New Jersey. Many more fishermen and boaters than birders. Still Saw a good number of birders and took notes of what they were using:

  • 2x Zeiss Victory SF 42mm
  • 1x Zeiss Victory FL 42mm
  • 2x Zeiss Dialyt 42mm (1x in pristine condition)
  • 1x Zeiss Conquest 42mm
  • 1x Swarovski EL 42mm
  • 2x Swarovski SLC 30mm (older and well used)
  • 1x Nikon Monarch 5 42mm
  • Several Nikons that I could not tell the model
  • 1x Bushnell 42mm
  • 1x Steiner Porro

Plus Spotting Scopes:
  • 1x Swarovski ATX 95mm
  • 2x Swarovski 65mm
  • 1x older Kowa
 

Troubador

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On the ferry coming back from Islay a couple of weeks ago:

1 Zeiss SF32
2 Zeiss Conquest HD 42
3 Zeiss Dialyt 10x40
3 Swarovski EL 42
1 Swarovski CL
3 Opticron 42mm roof binos
1 Minox 42mm
1 Leica Ultravid 42mm

Lee
 

AlphaFan

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United States
There were a good number of birders out this morning looking for a rare sparrow sighted nearby. I noticed the following optics:

  • 2x NL Pure 42mm
  • 1x EL 42mm
  • 1x EL 32mm
  • 1x FL 42mm (green and high mileage)
  • 1x Minox 42mm
  • 1x Bushnell Porro (very old)
  • 1x Vortex Razor 42mm
 
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ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Columbia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia
ZEISS. Discover the fascinating world of birds, and win a birding trip to Colombia

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