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Re: Binoculars

Bennett Family
 

I have this 1943 pair that I bought from a junk shop 40+ years ago. They are very clear but are heavy  and so I have a lighter smaller pair in the van (Olympus 8x21).




On 26 Feb 2021, at 19:19, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:


Duncan still has his ex WW2 from his days at sea. Heavy though. We have a small pair we keep in motorhome 

Carol

On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 19:04, David Scholes via groups.io <scholesd=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Depends what you want them for Tim. A big number at the beginning means more magnification but also more image wobbling. A bigger number at the end means a brighter image so better at night. Hence bird watchers go for 8x32 whilst sailors go for 7 x50.
Best I ever tried were 7x42 made by Leica which cost a few grand. Hence my second hand Carl Zeus 8x32 (East German so cheapest) will continue to suit me. Excellent for reading signposts in the evening, not too heavy or wobbly.

David
> On 26 Feb 2021, at 18:11, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@...> wrote:
>
> Interesting discussion (thanks Ern) about something of which I know
> little. I have a pair of binoculars bought I think more than 20 years
> ago - but too big and bulky for my minimalist living in a campervan.
>
> I chose them for the wide angle viewing after finding that peering
> through concentrated high mag ones could make me feel dizzy and
> nauseous. I wonder if these days there are compact versions that'd
> suit me. I understand little of these ?? x ?? figures bandied about.
>
> TimS
>
>> On 26/02/2021, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@...> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 09:32, Ernest Bull <ernb32@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Mine are 42ml x10, Mike. Margaret’s choice on the advice of the shop.
>>> Right on the limit for hand held over long distances. At 8 miles I almost
>>> needed a tripod. I don’t think that it’s a question of the magnification
>>> with these as with the crispness of the image, the depth of focus and the
>>> total lack of chromatic aberration or flaring. For things up to a few 100s
>>> of yards, the optics deliver a very impressive 3D image.
>>
>> After Ern's posting I looked at a few reviews and have ordered from
>> Amazon a Celestron 71335 Nature DX 10x56 and a tripod adapter as I
>> have a camera tripod and mono-pod.
>>
>> I chose the 10x56 being one step up on the 8x42.
>>
>> Thanks Ern.
>>
>> Alan.
>>
>>
>>
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Re: Binoculars

Ernest Bull
 

On 26 Feb 2021, at 19:04, David Scholes via groups.io <scholesd@...> wrote:

Depends what you want them for Tim. A big number at the beginning means more magnification but also more image wobbling. A bigger number at the end means a brighter image so better at night. Hence bird watchers go for 8x32 whilst sailors go for 7 x50.

I suppose it all depends on whether your hobby is spotting the birds on the beach or those in the hedgerows. 

I dug out my almost forgotten about Silver Crest tripod to steady mine, but it needs an adapter to mount things. I wonder where that went? 

And thanks, Tim. I didn’t expect such a response, but thinking about it, maybe a break from worrying about the  pandemic. 

For that we can only wait for the Countdown to Rolling Down the Lockdown. 

Until then, take care. Stay safe! Wherever you are.
—————

ErnB





Re: Binoculars

Carol Weaver
 

Duncan still has his ex WW2 from his days at sea. Heavy though. We have a small pair we keep in motorhome 

Carol

On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 19:04, David Scholes via groups.io <scholesd=icloud.com@groups.io> wrote:
Depends what you want them for Tim. A big number at the beginning means more magnification but also more image wobbling. A bigger number at the end means a brighter image so better at night. Hence bird watchers go for 8x32 whilst sailors go for 7 x50.
Best I ever tried were 7x42 made by Leica which cost a few grand. Hence my second hand Carl Zeus 8x32 (East German so cheapest) will continue to suit me. Excellent for reading signposts in the evening, not too heavy or wobbly.

David
> On 26 Feb 2021, at 18:11, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@...> wrote:
>
> Interesting discussion (thanks Ern) about something of which I know
> little. I have a pair of binoculars bought I think more than 20 years
> ago - but too big and bulky for my minimalist living in a campervan.
>
> I chose them for the wide angle viewing after finding that peering
> through concentrated high mag ones could make me feel dizzy and
> nauseous. I wonder if these days there are compact versions that'd
> suit me. I understand little of these ?? x ?? figures bandied about.
>
> TimS
>
>> On 26/02/2021, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@...> wrote:
>>> On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 09:32, Ernest Bull <ernb32@...> wrote:
>>>
>>> Mine are 42ml x10, Mike. Margaret’s choice on the advice of the shop.
>>> Right on the limit for hand held over long distances. At 8 miles I almost
>>> needed a tripod. I don’t think that it’s a question of the magnification
>>> with these as with the crispness of the image, the depth of focus and the
>>> total lack of chromatic aberration or flaring. For things up to a few 100s
>>> of yards, the optics deliver a very impressive 3D image.
>>
>> After Ern's posting I looked at a few reviews and have ordered from
>> Amazon a Celestron 71335 Nature DX 10x56 and a tripod adapter as I
>> have a camera tripod and mono-pod.
>>
>> I chose the 10x56 being one step up on the 8x42.
>>
>> Thanks Ern.
>>
>> Alan.
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
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>
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>
> *It'll all be OK in the end. If it's not OK, it's not the end*
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Re: Binoculars

David Scholes
 

Depends what you want them for Tim. A big number at the beginning means more magnification but also more image wobbling. A bigger number at the end means a brighter image so better at night. Hence bird watchers go for 8x32 whilst sailors go for 7 x50.
Best I ever tried were 7x42 made by Leica which cost a few grand. Hence my second hand Carl Zeus 8x32 (East German so cheapest) will continue to suit me. Excellent for reading signposts in the evening, not too heavy or wobbly.

David

On 26 Feb 2021, at 18:11, timsinc Sinclair <timsinc@gmail.com> wrote:

Interesting discussion (thanks Ern) about something of which I know
little. I have a pair of binoculars bought I think more than 20 years
ago - but too big and bulky for my minimalist living in a campervan.

I chose them for the wide angle viewing after finding that peering
through concentrated high mag ones could make me feel dizzy and
nauseous. I wonder if these days there are compact versions that'd
suit me. I understand little of these ?? x ?? figures bandied about.

TimS

On 26/02/2021, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 09:32, Ernest Bull <ernb32@gmail.com> wrote:

Mine are 42ml x10, Mike. Margaret’s choice on the advice of the shop.
Right on the limit for hand held over long distances. At 8 miles I almost
needed a tripod. I don’t think that it’s a question of the magnification
with these as with the crispness of the image, the depth of focus and the
total lack of chromatic aberration or flaring. For things up to a few 100s
of yards, the optics deliver a very impressive 3D image.
After Ern's posting I looked at a few reviews and have ordered from
Amazon a Celestron 71335 Nature DX 10x56 and a tripod adapter as I
have a camera tripod and mono-pod.

I chose the 10x56 being one step up on the 8x42.

Thanks Ern.

Alan.






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Re: Binoculars

timsinc Sinclair
 

Interesting discussion (thanks Ern) about something of which I know
little. I have a pair of binoculars bought I think more than 20 years
ago - but too big and bulky for my minimalist living in a campervan.

I chose them for the wide angle viewing after finding that peering
through concentrated high mag ones could make me feel dizzy and
nauseous. I wonder if these days there are compact versions that'd
suit me. I understand little of these ?? x ?? figures bandied about.

TimS

On 26/02/2021, Alan Morris <alan.g4ens@gmail.com> wrote:
On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 09:32, Ernest Bull <ernb32@gmail.com> wrote:

Mine are 42ml x10, Mike. Margaret’s choice on the advice of the shop.
Right on the limit for hand held over long distances. At 8 miles I almost
needed a tripod. I don’t think that it’s a question of the magnification
with these as with the crispness of the image, the depth of focus and the
total lack of chromatic aberration or flaring. For things up to a few 100s
of yards, the optics deliver a very impressive 3D image.
After Ern's posting I looked at a few reviews and have ordered from
Amazon a Celestron 71335 Nature DX 10x56 and a tripod adapter as I
have a camera tripod and mono-pod.

I chose the 10x56 being one step up on the 8x42.

Thanks Ern.

Alan.





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Re: Binoculars

Alan Morris
 

On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 09:32, Ernest Bull <ernb32@gmail.com> wrote:

Mine are 42ml x10, Mike. Margaret’s choice on the advice of the shop. Right on the limit for hand held over long distances. At 8 miles I almost needed a tripod. I don’t think that it’s a question of the magnification with these as with the crispness of the image, the depth of focus and the total lack of chromatic aberration or flaring. For things up to a few 100s of yards, the optics deliver a very impressive 3D image.
After Ern's posting I looked at a few reviews and have ordered from
Amazon a Celestron 71335 Nature DX 10x56 and a tripod adapter as I
have a camera tripod and mono-pod.

I chose the 10x56 being one step up on the 8x42.

Thanks Ern.

Alan.


Re: A virtual tour of the Wicker Pharmacy

Carol Weaver
 

That is sad but an excellent pharmacy. You should see our very tiny Boots!!!  It’s triangular and two allowed in but can’t move around.  

Plus pharmacist is never same. It used to be but no longer

Carol

On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 16:00, Bennett Family via groups.io <martin.bennett47=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
Carol,

Unfortunately we had to sell the mobility section last year but it still operates in our premises and with the same staff. 

The cuts to pharmacy remuneration placed us in a loss making situation and the Bank was wanting to see the overdraft reduce - so we had little option. 

Very disappointing but we soldier on. 

Martin

Martin Bennett

On 26 Feb 2021, at 13:05, Michael Hambleton via groups.io <mikehambleton=btinternet.com@groups.io> wrote:

Very interesting 

SE 2020

On 26 Feb 2021, at 10:53, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:



Good morning Martin,

I’ve just spent an enjoyable 20 minutes wondering through the pharmacy, it is the best I’ve ever seen and the robot area is fascinating, I would like to have seen, or being able to walk for further into the mobility Section, just so I could have a look around.

Excellent bit of marketing, thank you for sharing it.

Carol


On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 06:02, Bennett Family via groups.io <martin.bennett47=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
You can take a virtual tour of the pharmacy (where I have been captive for the last 48 years) at the link below (or via our website) 


Amazing how things have changed since I started there 




Martin

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Re: A virtual tour of the Wicker Pharmacy

Bennett Family
 

Carol,

Unfortunately we had to sell the mobility section last year but it still operates in our premises and with the same staff. 

The cuts to pharmacy remuneration placed us in a loss making situation and the Bank was wanting to see the overdraft reduce - so we had little option. 

Very disappointing but we soldier on. 

Martin

Martin Bennett

On 26 Feb 2021, at 13:05, Michael Hambleton via groups.io <mikehambleton@...> wrote:

Very interesting 

SE 2020

On 26 Feb 2021, at 10:53, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:



Good morning Martin,

I’ve just spent an enjoyable 20 minutes wondering through the pharmacy, it is the best I’ve ever seen and the robot area is fascinating, I would like to have seen, or being able to walk for further into the mobility Section, just so I could have a look around.

Excellent bit of marketing, thank you for sharing it.

Carol


On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 06:02, Bennett Family via groups.io <martin.bennett47=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
You can take a virtual tour of the pharmacy (where I have been captive for the last 48 years) at the link below (or via our website) 


Amazing how things have changed since I started there 




Martin

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Re: A virtual tour of the Wicker Pharmacy

Michael Hambleton
 

Very interesting 

SE 2020

On 26 Feb 2021, at 10:53, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:



Good morning Martin,

I’ve just spent an enjoyable 20 minutes wondering through the pharmacy, it is the best I’ve ever seen and the robot area is fascinating, I would like to have seen, or being able to walk for further into the mobility Section, just so I could have a look around.

Excellent bit of marketing, thank you for sharing it.

Carol


On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 06:02, Bennett Family via groups.io <martin.bennett47=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
You can take a virtual tour of the pharmacy (where I have been captive for the last 48 years) at the link below (or via our website) 


Amazing how things have changed since I started there 




Martin

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Re: Binoculars

Mike
 

Cheers, good bright image then 😉

 

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Is it the 8x42 Ernie ?

On 25 February 2021 17:54:42 GMT, Ernest Bull <ernb32@...> wrote:

Essential motorhoming kit, I always thought. I always had a pair on hand, but are you like I me? A spectacle wearer. The nearsighted and those, like me, with a squint finish up, as I did, using just one eye to try and make sense of things in the far distance. Well, my Margaret found the solution. 

Celestron NatureDX binoculars. Nearsighted and with a squint to boot, I can focus on anything using both eyes. From my flat in Lawrence Hill, Bristol, I can clearly see the detail of the TV mast in East Dundry - about 8 miles away.

Pricey, but highly recommended and worth the money.

ErnB

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Re: A virtual tour of the Wicker Pharmacy

Nigel Owen
 

As a former Pharmaceutical Representative (Glaxo) this brought back some happy memories!

Thanks for sharing.


Re: A virtual tour of the Wicker Pharmacy

Roy Coldrick
 

Martin

Excellent and beyond impressive.

Roy

On 26 Feb 2021, at 06:02, Bennett Family via groups.io <martin.bennett47@...> wrote:


You can take a virtual tour of the pharmacy (where I have been captive for the last 48 years) at the link below (or via our website) 


Amazing how things have changed since I started there 




Martin

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Re: A virtual tour of the Wicker Pharmacy

Carol Weaver
 


Good morning Martin,

I’ve just spent an enjoyable 20 minutes wondering through the pharmacy, it is the best I’ve ever seen and the robot area is fascinating, I would like to have seen, or being able to walk for further into the mobility Section, just so I could have a look around.

Excellent bit of marketing, thank you for sharing it.

Carol


On Fri, 26 Feb 2021 at 06:02, Bennett Family via groups.io <martin.bennett47=me.com@groups.io> wrote:
You can take a virtual tour of the pharmacy (where I have been captive for the last 48 years) at the link below (or via our website) 


Amazing how things have changed since I started there 




Martin

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Re: Binoculars

James Cheney
 

I bought an Opticrom monocular, no stereo vision but being less than half the size makes it great for hiking and also takes up less room in the MH.

Jim


On 25 Feb 2021 17:54, Ernest Bull <ernb32@...> wrote:

Essential motorhoming kit, I always thought. I always had a pair on hand, but are you like I me? A spectacle wearer. The nearsighted and those, like me, with a squint finish up, as I did, using just one eye to try and make sense of things in the far distance. Well, my Margaret found the solution.

Celestron NatureDX binoculars. Nearsighted and with a squint to boot, I can focus on anything using both eyes. From my flat in Lawrence Hill, Bristol, I can clearly see the detail of the TV mast in East Dundry - about 8 miles away.

Pricey, but highly recommended and worth the money.
_______

ErnB






Re: Binoculars

Ernest Bull
 

On 26 Feb 2021, at 08:11, Mike via groups.io <mike.egff@...> wrote:

needing an upgrade too, what mag. did you opt FOR ?

Mine are 42ml x10, Mike. Margaret’s choice on the advice of the shop. Right on the limit for hand held over long distances. At 8 miles I almost needed a tripod. I don’t think that it’s a question of the magnification with these as with the crispness of the image, the depth of focus and the total lack of chromatic aberration or flaring. For things up to a few 100s of yards, the optics deliver a very impressive 3D image. 

HTH

ErnB


Re: Binoculars

yorkcov
 

Is it the 8x42 Ernie ?


On 25 February 2021 17:54:42 GMT, Ernest Bull <ernb32@...> wrote:
Essential motorhoming kit, I always thought. I always had a pair on hand, but are you like I me? A spectacle wearer. The nearsighted and those, like me, with a squint finish up, as I did, using just one eye to try and make sense of things in the far distance. Well, my Margaret found the solution. 

Celestron NatureDX binoculars. Nearsighted and with a squint to boot, I can focus on anything using both eyes. From my flat in Lawrence Hill, Bristol, I can clearly see the detail of the TV mast in East Dundry - about 8 miles away.

Pricey, but highly recommended and worth the money.
ErnB
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Re: Binoculars

Mike
 

ErnB, needing an upgrade too, what mag. did you opt FOR ?

Mike K

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Subject: [motorhome-list] Binoculars

Essential motorhoming kit, I always thought. I always had a pair on hand,
but are you like I me? A spectacle wearer. The nearsighted and those, like
me, with a squint finish up, as I did, using just one eye to try and make
sense of things in the far distance. Well, my Margaret found the solution.

Celestron NatureDX binoculars. Nearsighted and with a squint to boot, I can
focus on anything using both eyes. From my flat in Lawrence Hill, Bristol, I
can clearly see the detail of the TV mast in East Dundry - about 8 miles
away.

Pricey, but highly recommended and worth the money.
_______

ErnB


A virtual tour of the Wicker Pharmacy

Bennett Family
 

You can take a virtual tour of the pharmacy (where I have been captive for the last 48 years) at the link below (or via our website) 


Amazing how things have changed since I started there 




Martin


Binoculars

Ernest Bull
 

Essential motorhoming kit, I always thought. I always had a pair on hand, but are you like I me? A spectacle wearer. The nearsighted and those, like me, with a squint finish up, as I did, using just one eye to try and make sense of things in the far distance. Well, my Margaret found the solution.

Celestron NatureDX binoculars. Nearsighted and with a squint to boot, I can focus on anything using both eyes. From my flat in Lawrence Hill, Bristol, I can clearly see the detail of the TV mast in East Dundry - about 8 miles away.

Pricey, but highly recommended and worth the money.
_______

ErnB


Re: Purchases from the EU

Carol Weaver
 

Ernie. We didn’t pay it in EU so no claim back. But it was not since we left. But don’t think that will change. 

Warranty again another anomaly I expect. Ours must be still covered. 

Carol

On Thu, 25 Feb 2021 at 11:23, Ernest Bull <ernb32@...> wrote:
On 24 Feb 2021, at 21:41, Carol Weaver <corconx@...> wrote:

But looking quickly through vehicle import link it seems to be same as when we did it just over three years ago. I see no change there

What about VAT? Do you still get the EU VAT back when you pay the UK one? 

At least they have knocked off those punitive VED rates for motorhomes costing more than £40K. 

OTOH, how about the EU extended warranty?

I am so glad that we got the European bug out of our systems before Brexit. Especially since Covid.
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