"..Its axiomatic that all good things must come to an end" so said Maalie, and he is right. friendships are so brief, and you are a fool to think otherwise.
One of the parting things he said was " Mate, you are no longer and amateur, you need some good bins" ( said at 3 am at Sydney airport )
So I went out and bought these:-
Now before you experts out there go "Oh yes, that's OK but they are not Leicas". I know that. These Pentax are priced mid range, are rugged, and if I drop them, lose them, or they stop working I am not going to cry over a $3000.00 bill.
Today I went for a walk along the fire trail, in poor light, and enjoyed every minute even though the weather was wintery and dark. I saw Currawong, Yellow-rumped thornbill, Glossy black cockatoo, Satin Bower Bird and heard Bell Minor.
The new Bins are more direct, and will take a bit to get used but they are great. Thanks mate.