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JonF

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  1. Lots of people get obsessed with shutter counts. Canon used to state the expected life of their mid range cameras as 100,000 (I think the pro ranges were 250k or something) so yours, at well under 10k is a very low count. However, Canon shuters are very reliable, and many go on and on way past the 100k point. The general condition of the camera is more important. This one loooks to be in really excellent condition.
  2. I've got a pair of these as well, and have also been impressed with them. I wouldn't try to hand hold them at all. Mine go on a monster Brembo MkV tripod. This extends to 2.4m which means it's big enough to use the clever design of the tripod to put the bins in the right place without tripping over tripod legs. One other thing to mention is that, if you happen to give them a knock, these binoculars are very easy to recollimate yourself at home.
  3. Yes, I saw one in my garden recently and it was very sprightly. Incidentally, goodness only knows why the forum removed a word, it was nothing at all contentious, I just made reference to your comment only being a bit of a joke.
  4. I know it was just a [removed word] comment, but please don't feed hedgehogs milk, it's not at all good for them. A little bit of dog food will be more like it, as long as you don't have marauding neighbourhood cats or foxes, which will eat the dog food and scare off the hedgehogs.
  5. Revelation binoviewer for sale, complete with two pairs of eyepieces. In very good condition, complete with original aluminium box, a pair of FMC 12mm wide angle eyepieces and a pair of FMC 20mm wide angle eyepieces. New from Telescope House the binoviewer alone is £125. For both sets of eyepieces plus the viewer the price is a mere £120, plus postage. Postage will be £8. Can also be collected from Victoria area of London.
  6. No, that's not right. Loctite is a brand name for a range of adhesives of varying properties, but generally intended for thread applications. SuperGlue is a cyanoacrylate. Threadlock is a product intended for locking threads to a varying degree of 'removeability'. That's quite the opposite of what cyanoacrylates or SuperGlue is intended to do.
  7. Depends on how tall you are and the size of the bins. If you're not too tall and the bins are something like 10x50 this is great http://www.amazon.co.uk/AmazonBasics-Tripod-Pistol-Inches-Adjustable/dp/B00CF1LS94/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1432882799&sr=8-5&keywords=ravelli+tripod For bigger bins or if you're tall you'll need a taller tripod. Lots of folk prefer a decent monopod to a tripod, to overcome the inherent problems of tripping over legs and of bending your neck at an uncomfortable angle. A bit more info and you might be able to get a better recommendation.
  8. Mine turned up today, at work, so I was able to have a play with it, but haven't mounted anything on it so far. For the money, £31 delivered, it's a fantastic piece of kit. The head is really nicely made, the tripod is pretty stable and very versatile, and it all even comes with a pretty decent bag so I can sling it over my shoulder. I really wanted mine for my DSLR, as I've got an absolute monster Benbo 5 for my binoculars, and I think it will be brilliant for that.
  9. Thanks for posting, just ordered one as well.
  10. Fixed primaries on the ones I'm using.
  11. I'm doing something very similar, using virtually identical techniques, with a pair of 70mm Maksutovs.
  12. I'm from Teesside, but I live down on the Surrey/Sussex border. When I visit, I stay in Yarm, which gives easy access to the Cleveland Hills. It's as dark as the inside of a cow up there.
  13. Agreed. I ended up selling my CG5GT, as I was using the AZ4 all the time.