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Posts Made By: Esa Jarvi

June 27, 2008 06:38 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

10x binoculars

Posted By Esa Jarvi

I use a 10x Monarch routinely, and have gotten used to it. At some point I got a 10x40 Zeiss Conquest. The optics are pretty good, but it has gotten little use. They are heavy and also the eye cups are not that comfortable.

I am thinking of selling or trading it and getting a Pentax 10x42..I think SP..or a Vortex Viper 10x42.


I use a Bushnell Legend 8x32 if I do not use 10x, and am quite happy. No plans to get a 8x42.

The problem is really too many choices. I would happily bird with the Zeiss if it was the only thing I had.

December 4, 2008 05:34 AM Forum: Off Topic Discussions

Classifieds and offers

Posted By Esa Jarvi

I am surprised by the few responses I got for my ads. But in general, in places other than eBay, I would recommend people to make a firm offer. I either accept it or turn it down. If I accept your offer and give you the address to send the payment, you then RESPOND. If there is no response, I am left wondering if some check will appear in the mail some day.

Modertor: You may move this to other forum if needed.

June 27, 2008 07:36 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Fledgeling Yellow Billed Cuckoo.

Posted By Esa Jarvi

Cool. Have not ever seen any fledglingns. How did you know it was yellow billed? Found the parents?

July 2, 2008 06:16 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

having dinner 1......

Posted By Esa Jarvi

Cool. Is there any equipment that could catch both in focus?

July 11, 2008 06:51 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

10x binoculars

Posted By Esa Jarvi

The Zeiss are now gone. I traded them for the Pentax 10x43 SP. Optics will be similar, but ergonomics will be more in my style. I like under 25oz weight. I use 10x in winter for sparrows, gulls, ducks. I also have a scope but at 10x the bins let me see is it worth getting the scope out.

August 28, 2008 07:23 AM Forum: Birding Optics and Photos

Parakeet need ID

Posted By Esa Jarvi

click through these


December 6, 2008 08:16 PM Forum: Wildlife Photography


Posted By Esa Jarvi

Where exactly does the camouflage come in?
I can see the zebras in their habitat!

nice photo

December 15, 2008 07:39 AM Forum: Religion

Is it possible to end war?

Posted By Esa Jarvi

Aggression was needed for survival against other species.

But we are smart and aggessive, the lethal combination.