[CT Birds] Binoculars
ashippee at snet.net
Sun Oct 20 20:45:40 EDT 2013
1) "not … near as … as the folks" -- well, as some of you, then there are the rest of us.
2) Aging eyes: perhaps not just dealers, &c., but has anyone consulted an ophthalmologist or the like to discuss the physiology of all this, and what may be possible. This is as much medical as pure optics. Such a session (and perhaps tape and post it on-line) could be very enlightening.
Similar concern for singers: age takes its toll, but wise husbanding can extend good enjoyment quite a lot.
On Oct 20, 2013, at 8:31 PM, Katherine Kuckens <katkuckens at gmail.com> wrote:
> I'm relatively new to this wonderful list. My husband and I have been bird
> watchers for over 30 years, first as surprised new homeowners (what is
> THAT?), then on to binox-carrying, bird-book-owning, year-round walkers and
> hikers in search of something for the life list. But we're not any where
> near as knowledgeable and experienced as the folks on this list!
> Now that we're, um, older, I'm noticing that changes in my vision are
> impacting my ability to find those birds. My good old Bushnells just aren't
> doing it anymore. I've been to many stores and looked online at scopes
> and spotters of all kinds, cameras, hunter scopes, you name it. I'm
> wondering if there could be a demonstration at a place like Cabelas or an
> Audubon Shop where experts could explain all the different kinds of
> binoculars and spotting scopes, and who they're good for. Seems like the
> sponsor could drum up a little business too. Please forgive me if
> something like this has already been done recently. Thanks for any
> Katherine Kuckens
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