Heavy bins (was Leica's warranty and customerservice)

To: Carl Clifford <>, Tony Russell <>
Subject: Heavy bins (was Leica's warranty and customerservice)
From: Denise Goodfellow <>
Date: Wed, 09 Mar 2011 19:14:48 +0930
Actually the problem might pertain more to men with high testosterone.  Men
who use anabolic steroids can develop gynecomastia when the high
testosterone being converted to oestrogen.

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on 9/3/11 7:00 PM, Carl Clifford at  wrote:

> That's nothing that 2 6 inch lengths of gaffer tape wouldn't fix.
> Carl Clifford
> On 09/03/2011, at 9:33 AM, Tony Russel wrote:
> And men with low testosterone?
> Tony
> -----Original Message-----
> From: 
>  On Behalf Of Carl
> Clifford
> Sent: Tuesday, 8 March 2011 11:40 PM
> To: Rosemary Royle
> Cc: Paul Taylor; Birding-aus
> Subject: Re: [Birding-Aus] Heavy bins (was Leica's warranty and
> customerservice)
> Rosemary,
> You have raised a a couple of good points for all female birders.
> Cheers,
> Carl Clifford
> On 08/03/2011, at 10:05 PM, Rosemary Royle wrote:
> My husband has a non-elastic model (called Bino Suspenders with quick-
> release clips) which he is very happy with and has had for ages. When
> we first bought it (at the Rutland Bird Fair in the UK) we also tried
> an elastic model which we felt seemed too "bouncy" when you walked and
> did not really look up to the job.
> These harnesses have not really caught on in the UK (presumably not
> sufficiently macho) but they are very widely used in the US.
> A word of warning for lady readers of this list - I do not use a
> harness as I tried on two models and found that there was a distinctly
> unfortunate location of the straps in relation to the female anatomy.
> So it would be a good idea to "try before you buy".
> My solution was to buy very lightweight bins - my Minox 8x30s are
> extremely light and due to the development of technology probably give
> as good a view as many much heavier 8x40s from 10 years ago.
> Rosemary Royle
> Wales, UK

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