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Rick
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Where's Edz?
      #5952593 - 07/03/13 06:56 AM

I've been out of the loop here for a long while but have been popping in/out for the last month or so and realized I haven't seen any posts by the esteemed Prof Edz!

Searching his past history I see he hasn't posted in over 2mos or even started an new thread/review in at least a year and a half. Plus he is no longer a CN mod or Admin.

Whassup with him? Off writing a bino book or starting his own binocular review website I hope!?


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KennyJ
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Rick]
      #5952612 - 07/03/13 07:22 AM

Hi Rick,

Ed has been very busy over the past year developing a professional presence on the internet, mainly via twitter.

Unrelated to optics.

He still pops in here from time to time as a viewer.

Kenny


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Mark9473
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: KennyJ]
      #5952672 - 07/03/13 08:25 AM

I was wondering the same thing just a few days ago. Thanks for the info, Kenny.

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Rick
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Mark9473]
      #5952690 - 07/03/13 08:33 AM

Thanks Kenney.

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EdZ
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Rick]
      #5952862 - 07/03/13 10:37 AM

Hello gents.

A google alert directed me to this post.

Kenny is correct. For the past year I have been working hard to develop a professional presence among my peers with regard to providing expert opinion on Construction Economics and Construction Market Conditions. I write a quarterly comprehensive report, provide support to all divisions within my company and now also give outside presentations. I sometimes blog and always tweet information related to my topic.

Although I've been distributing this quarterly report internally for several years, in little more than a year, with the help of our national marketing department, we've taken the report public and it is now viewed (most recently) by over 4000 readers.

Along with that some personal stuff has kept me completely occupied.

Hope all is well with all of you.

edz


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KennyJ
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: EdZ]
      #5952900 - 07/03/13 11:02 AM

Thanks for that confirmation, Ed.

I was deliberately restrictive with my previous reply.

Kenny


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RichD
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: KennyJ]
      #5952948 - 07/03/13 11:38 AM

Looking forward to more observing reports in the future EdZ. Don't work too hard!

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SMark
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: RichD]
      #5953038 - 07/03/13 12:28 PM

Clearly, there is just isn't enough of EdZ to go around!

Best wishes on all your endeavors. It sounds exciting.


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Simon S
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: SMark]
      #5953068 - 07/03/13 12:50 PM

Thought he'd been band for his freedom of speech along will BillC

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panhard
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Simon S]
      #5953107 - 07/03/13 01:07 PM

Thanks for popping in Ed.

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TonyTowe
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Rick]
      #5953360 - 07/03/13 03:38 PM

I've also been wondering about Edz. Also missed are former moderators zdee (no posts since Nov. 2012) and Joad (only one post since April of this year). Come back guys! Hope all is well...

Edited by TonyTowe (07/03/13 03:40 PM)


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Man in a Tub
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: TonyTowe]
      #5953601 - 07/03/13 06:20 PM

The communiqué from "Z" is appreciated.

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charen
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Man in a Tub]
      #5953651 - 07/03/13 07:13 PM

I would love to see Edz. publish a comprehensive book on binoculars.
Such a vast knowledge base should be documented in hard cover as well as on line.

Chris


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eklf
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Simon S]
      #5953783 - 07/03/13 08:42 PM

Quote:

Thought he'd been band for his freedom of speech along will BillC




Somehow I doubt EdZ to be the kind of person who would violate CN's TOS.


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ronharper
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: eklf]
      #5954111 - 07/04/13 12:34 AM

I miss his sky observations and his many test reports. He had a good standard procedure down and you could trust his results. Work!? Come on Ed, what kind of excuse is that!
Ron


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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: ronharper]
      #5954338 - 07/04/13 04:31 AM

EdZ has done more than anyone to make this forum the definitive forum for binocular astronomy on the web. I wish he'd produce some forensically detailed reports on the top European 10x50 and 12x50 roofs.

Incidentally, where is BillC - where is the forum curmudgeon?

Graham


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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Grimnir]
      #5954381 - 07/04/13 06:57 AM

Bill C and EdZ are my all time favorites.I've learned much from both of them.

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SMark
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Albie]
      #5954605 - 07/04/13 11:16 AM

I miss Bill C *almost* as much as I miss EdZ...

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Rich V.
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: SMark]
      #5954627 - 07/04/13 11:30 AM

Quote:

I miss Bill C *almost* as much as I miss EdZ...




Two very different points of view; I miss them both and wish them the best...

Rich


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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Rich V.]
      #5955234 - 07/04/13 08:24 PM

Totally agree!

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Andresin150
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: StarStuff1]
      #5955332 - 07/04/13 10:27 PM

The same here!

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Mr. Bill
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Andresin150]
      #5955397 - 07/04/13 11:29 PM

My appreciation to Edz for pointing out that words do matter...

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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: TonyTowe]
      #5955483 - 07/05/13 01:20 AM

Quote:

I've also been wondering about Edz. Also missed are former moderators zdee (no posts since Nov. 2012) and Joad (only one post since April of this year). Come back guys! Hope all is well...




zdee may have become disenchanted with binoculars per say as he was burned with a pair of 20X80s of Chinese manufacture. I did offer him a pair of Japanese 20X80s at a good price.

The last I heard Bill C is writing for Herb York for a nickel a word. Bill should make the Fortune 500 in no time with his unparalleled verbosity.

As for EdZ he will always remain the supreme quantifier of this forum.


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Philip Levine
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Albie]
      #5955510 - 07/05/13 01:57 AM

I echo your appreciation for the knowledge BillC and EdZ have so generously given to all on the binocular forum.
.................../////\\\\\.................
Phil


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TonyTowe
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: ScumotheUniverse]
      #5956196 - 07/05/13 02:48 PM

Quote:

zdee may have become disenchanted with binoculars...




Is this possible?


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Rich V.
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: TonyTowe]
      #5956226 - 07/05/13 03:11 PM

Depends on the binoculars!

Rich


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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: ScumotheUniverse]
      #5956273 - 07/05/13 03:43 PM

Quote:

zdee may have become disenchanted with binoculars per say as he was burned with a pair of 20X80s of Chinese manufacture.




Binoculars were not the issue.

I sent him a Japanese Swift 20x80mm Satellite as a replacement for a defective, discontinued, 20x80LW
which he purchased here on CN, but it could not be repaired. (corrected)

He seemed satisfied with the Swift.

He had other issues which I am not at liberty to share.

Stan

Edited by hallelujah (07/05/13 04:10 PM)


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Mark Teran
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: EdZ]
      #6006497 - 08/04/13 07:35 PM

Dear Professor EdZ:

I have been reading your posts on binocular ratings and I am learning a lot. I own five pairs myself including a Fujinon 16x70 MT-SX. My last purchase was an 8x30 Carl Zeiss Jena Denoptrem. I've yet to receive them.

Would you be so kind to tell me your opinion or anything you'd heard about the CZJ 10x50s? I've read that the 1980s models have the better coating. Although I am now doing some birding, I plan to use any Porro 10x50s mainly for astronomy.

Thank you for posting your excellent and far-reaching ratings.

Sincerely,

Mark Teran
Whittier, CA


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steve@37n83.9w
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Mark Teran]
      #6007497 - 08/05/13 12:12 PM

I know it sounds archaic to admit I'm totally at a loss about the ins and outs of "tweeting" but can anyone point me in the direction of Edz's tweets. I've always respected his opinion/knowledge in optics and would be interested in his take on the construction market.

I've operated/owned my own construction company (residential and commercial) for the last thirty years and I'm very curious about Edz's views on the industry.

Steve


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Rich V.
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: steve@37n83.9w]
      #6007582 - 08/05/13 12:54 PM

I'm not into tweeting myself but here's a start, Steve:

https://twitter.com/EdZarenski

Rich


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Nick Lloyd
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Rich V.]
      #6068710 - 09/07/13 11:36 PM

Just back from a several year hiatus. EdZ has made his mark on CN, and I hope someday he returns. If not... Thanks Ed!

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steve@37n83.9w
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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: Rich V.]
      #6069818 - 09/08/13 04:04 PM

Quote:

I'm not into tweeting myself but here's a start, Steve:

https://twitter.com/EdZarenski

Rich




Thanks Rich.

Steve


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Re: Where's Edz? new [Re: steve@37n83.9w]
      #6074154 - 09/10/13 11:29 PM



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