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Forum: Panasonic Saturday 18th November 2017, 18:10
Replies: 53
Views: 2,054
Posted By Essex Tern
Thatís interesting to know re processing power -...

Thatís interesting to know re processing power - guess it may not filter down to other models then - have seen many complaints before about Panasonic not making the mode available, and guess that may...
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 18th November 2017, 14:27
Replies: 53
Views: 2,054
Posted By Essex Tern
I have not been able to try manual mode with auto...

I have not been able to try manual mode with auto ISO and EC yet, but it does seem to make sense on paper as a mode for birds and using telephoto lenses.

Shutter priority has had to be my birding...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Thursday 16th November 2017, 07:10
Replies: 124
Views: 11,519
Posted By Essex Tern
I am only just starting to attempt bif with the...

I am only just starting to attempt bif with the added capabilities of the G80 - my left hand would permanently hold the tripod foot, with the battery grip cradled in the rest of the palm - my right...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Thursday 16th November 2017, 06:52
Replies: 124
Views: 11,519
Posted By Essex Tern
Interesting how we all approach things...

Interesting how we all approach things differently. I favour a holster as it allows me to be hands free, with binoculars round my neck and a tripod on my back with telescope. In the holster I...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Wednesday 15th November 2017, 21:20
Replies: 124
Views: 11,519
Posted By Essex Tern
Yep as I say almost certainly up to the job, but...

Yep as I say almost certainly up to the job, but I just like to err on the side of caution :t: It is certainly a solidly built lens and there is a fair bit of glass inside that no doubt moves about...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Wednesday 15th November 2017, 19:17
Replies: 124
Views: 11,519
Posted By Essex Tern
After digiscoping, my first camera was an SX1 IS...

After digiscoping, my first camera was an SX1 IS - a G85 is a massive leap, even is with a 100-300! :t:
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Wednesday 15th November 2017, 19:16
Replies: 124
Views: 11,519
Posted By Essex Tern
From what I have read the 100-400 does generally...

From what I have read the 100-400 does generally seem to be on the stiffer side - mine is, but I just assume it will help with the water/dust tightness.

I never twist mine against the camera body,...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Wednesday 15th November 2017, 18:58
Replies: 124
Views: 11,519
Posted By Essex Tern
Agreed, apparently they are still going to make...

Agreed, apparently they are still going to make the G7 too.

So the G series is basically going to be entry level with G7, mid level G80/85/81/8 and upper tier G9.

I definitely had a boost in...
Forum: Panasonic Monday 13th November 2017, 20:02
Replies: 53
Views: 2,054
Posted By Essex Tern
My bad, should have said 1.118x TC but where it...

My bad, should have said 1.118x TC but where it comes to cropping birds, pixels is pixels :t:
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 11th November 2017, 10:20
Replies: 53
Views: 2,054
Posted By Essex Tern
The G9’s only let down is no native ISO100 in my...

The G9’s only let down is no native ISO100 in my eyes - is like my G80 on steroids features and build-wise by the looks of things, all does seem to suggest it will be Panasonic’s ultimate birding...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Saturday 4th November 2017, 20:13
Replies: 124
Views: 11,519
Posted By Essex Tern
Being as the GH5 is touted as videocentric I have...

Being as the GH5 is touted as videocentric I have never looked into it too much, but 225 v 49 focus points, and generation 2 v generation 1 dfd sounds good in theory. Looking up the differences I...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Saturday 4th November 2017, 18:56
Replies: 124
Views: 11,519
Posted By Essex Tern
Yes I also would be with a moral conundrum of...

Yes I also would be with a moral conundrum of owning a nearly new G80 :t: which I am loving so far.

....if as expected it has 20MP with no AA filter, then that would be welcome for cropping, and the...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Saturday 4th November 2017, 17:45
Replies: 124
Views: 11,519
Posted By Essex Tern
Panasonic G9 likely to be announced in the coming...

Panasonic G9 likely to be announced in the coming week, if better than the G85 it will be a seriously tempting camera!
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 20th October 2017, 19:52
Replies: 136
Views: 12,930
Posted By Essex Tern
Where are you looking for that?

Where are you looking for that?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th October 2017, 23:37
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Essex Tern
Spotted legs should be grubby orange through to...

Spotted legs should be grubby orange through to yellow, and tail looks quite long also. Think the bill could be fairly variable. All suggests Common here to me, but only bird I saw had bright yellow...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th October 2017, 22:07
Replies: 8
Views: 508
Posted By Essex Tern
Think the amount of barring on greater coverts...

Think the amount of barring on greater coverts suggests Common Sandpiper to me.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th October 2017, 18:27
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Essex Tern
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th October 2017, 17:54
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Essex Tern
Hi, I have now got round to looking at the...

Hi, I have now got round to looking at the original photos again, and can confirm that they were all taken within 54 seconds of each other, so I am pretty sure they are all the same bird in that...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 8th October 2017, 12:36
Replies: 2
Views: 299
Posted By Essex Tern
Hi Mike Tom, Not sure if you have a copy...

Hi Mike Tom,

Not sure if you have a copy already, but Collins Bird Guide is fantastic for pointing out differences between confusable species. I now have it on my mobile, ipad and various hard...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th October 2017, 15:54
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Essex Tern
Got a lot closer today, different groyne, but...

Got a lot closer today, different groyne, but possibly the same bird. (Only quickly processed on an ipad).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th October 2017, 11:03
Replies: 2
Views: 350
Posted By Essex Tern
Pic 1 BH Gull Pic 2 Ruff Pic 3 Grey Heron, and I...

Pic 1 BH Gull
Pic 2 Ruff
Pic 3 Grey Heron, and I think a mix of Lapwing, Redshank and Black-tailed Godwit
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 4th October 2017, 08:35
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Essex Tern
Thanks, I am hoping to have another go at gulls...

Thanks, I am hoping to have another go at gulls soon, but am willing to write pic 4 off as LBBG unless these slightly better images say different (not sure they do!) - these were at 800mm full frame...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd October 2017, 22:25
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Essex Tern
Thanks, now I need to do a bit of study!

Thanks, now I need to do a bit of study!
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 2nd October 2017, 22:15
Replies: 5
Views: 495
Posted By Essex Tern
Gulls, Norfolk - a little guidance please

I have decided to have a stab at learning Gulls, but believe a lot more study is needed by me. In the meantime, to assist with my learning process I would be grateful for pointers on the birds...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 26th September 2017, 19:33
Replies: 11
Views: 710
Posted By Essex Tern
And an equally poor shot of a Cormorant for...

And an equally poor shot of a Cormorant for scale.

Thanks all!
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