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Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th August 2017, 22:42
Replies: 7
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Posted By Musoman
Thanks folks Very strange, as i've seen hybrid...

Thanks folks

Very strange, as i've seen hybrid mallards before but they've always kept their yellow beaks

Could it be a female ?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th August 2017, 22:16
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By Musoman
DODGY DUCK ID Oxford UK

This oddball duck was shot at Oxford's Otmoor RSPB on Saturday last and kept us guessing as to its ID

Looks like it could be an eclipse, but of what ? Its too big to be a Tufted, and so could it...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 26th July 2017, 01:15
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Musoman
Starlings - now that is a bird she gets on her...

Starlings - now that is a bird she gets on her garden feeders. Loads of them , parents and young, every day

I get a few on my 2nd floor feeder but she gets a flock :)
Forum: Bird Behaviour Wednesday 26th July 2017, 00:17
Replies: 4
Views: 613
Posted By Musoman
Unusual birds on feeder ?

I live 2 floors up and have a feeder outside my balcony

Caught these 2 on the feeder - a Magpie and a Blackbird. I have never seen these 2 birds on my friends feeder and she has a proper garden...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Saturday 13th August 2016, 12:40
Replies: 6
Views: 3,520
Posted By Musoman
Excellent - good luck GB ;) Come back here to...

Excellent - good luck GB ;)

Come back here to this thread with your results
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Friday 12th August 2016, 15:16
Replies: 6
Views: 3,520
Posted By Musoman
What Nikon Mike said - hope the recovery is still...

What Nikon Mike said - hope the recovery is still going

AS for your tripod situation, there's no point in buying an expensive Carbon Fibre type. As soon as you touch the camera, you are...
Forum: Canon Friday 12th August 2016, 14:49
Replies: 15
Views: 2,529
Posted By Musoman
I also use the Tam 150-600 and also use minimum...

I also use the Tam 150-600 and also use minimum f7.1 or f8.

Its definately possible that your copy is not 100%. You certainly have a decent enought camera body.

Have you got IS left on ? ...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Thursday 7th July 2016, 17:42
Replies: 3
Views: 2,963
Posted By Musoman
MFD for the 5SE is about 20ft, but for bird...

MFD for the 5SE is about 20ft, but for bird photography, you have some caveats to be aware of

The high F stop will require a lot of light. Its also fairly difficult to control shake on such a short...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Thursday 30th June 2016, 22:46
Replies: 5
Views: 3,661
Posted By Musoman
Yes i agree .. i think they both use the Expeed...

Yes i agree .. i think they both use the Expeed 4

Would be nice to own either but i blew my stash on the scope, so i'm stuck with a vignetting D610, but which has great IQ and high ISO quality, or...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Thursday 30th June 2016, 13:17
Replies: 5
Views: 3,661
Posted By Musoman
Yes, the vignetting is on the D610, full frame. ...

Yes, the vignetting is on the D610, full frame. That would explain things!

I use the D610 instead of the D300 because the D300 has poor high ISO noise. ISO 400 is about as high as i would go on...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Wednesday 29th June 2016, 23:45
Replies: 3
Views: 4,161
Posted By Musoman
Good lens for the price

Good lens for the price
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Sunday 26th June 2016, 16:16
Replies: 5
Views: 3,661
Posted By Musoman
Vignetting with Ext Tubes

I decided to cut down the length of the engineerd alloy tube i used on my previous scope, because its a bit awkward to use

So with that cut down, i need to use an extension tube for close focus,...
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Thursday 23rd June 2016, 03:31
Replies: 3
Views: 4,161
Posted By Musoman
A couple more of Gull Island

A couple more of Gull Island
Forum: Sigma & Other Third Party Lenses Thursday 23rd June 2016, 03:24
Replies: 3
Views: 4,161
Posted By Musoman
Tamron 150/600 - it has a place

You can always spend 5 or 10 times more and get a big white prime Canon or pro Nikon. But to build a lens at this price is good going. If you work with its limitations , like any lens, then it'll...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Tuesday 21st June 2016, 16:38
Replies: 2,547
Views: 292,092
Posted By Musoman
I think i'm too close to the subject on these...

I think i'm too close to the subject on these test shots. Even with using the cap stop down method, the DOF is still too thin.


The shot below was on a tripod, with focus being live view / zoomed in
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 20th June 2016, 22:56
Replies: 13
Views: 3,553
Posted By Musoman
Yup thats me - i dont rely on my eyes only. In...

Yup thats me - i dont rely on my eyes only. In manual focus using the VF, i use the green dot.

AP priority

In Live View i use 100% zoom
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 20th June 2016, 22:02
Replies: 10
Views: 4,502
Posted By Musoman
I may have some of that stuff hanging around -...

I may have some of that stuff hanging around - i'll check

Thanks Jules
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 20th June 2016, 22:00
Replies: 13
Views: 3,553
Posted By Musoman
I have the diopter adjusted to its sharpest,...

I have the diopter adjusted to its sharpest, according to my eyes. But they could be the problem

Never thought of the diopter being the problem though, so will have another look at that
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 20th June 2016, 18:26
Replies: 13
Views: 3,553
Posted By Musoman
Thats was a good read and there were good...

Thats was a good read and there were good pointers to try

EG..

Set camera to Live View and zoomed right in, manual focus till green dot is solid, then exit Live View and check through Viewfinder as...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 20th June 2016, 18:02
Replies: 13
Views: 3,553
Posted By Musoman
I'll have a read of that thanks Oh, and yes...

I'll have a read of that thanks

Oh, and yes ..the someone that pointed out he got the Phase and Contrast detection round the wrong way is correct. Live View uses contrast detect and Viewfinder uses...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 20th June 2016, 17:21
Replies: 13
Views: 3,553
Posted By Musoman
Yup Paul, thats correct. Its just that when...

Yup Paul, thats correct.

Its just that when going to live view, which i dislike, its more accurate

I find that bit strange, unless my focusing in using the viewfinder is off, which could well be...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 20th June 2016, 15:56
Replies: 13
Views: 3,553
Posted By Musoman
No it doesn't Paul, but you dont get a magnified...

No it doesn't Paul, but you dont get a magnified view in Viewfinder focusing , but without changing anything, i switch to Live View and Green Dot is off, and so i then zoom in Live View and need to...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 20th June 2016, 15:49
Replies: 13
Views: 3,553
Posted By Musoman
There's no autofocus with a Refractor scope Both...

There's no autofocus with a Refractor scope

Both Live View and Viewfinder focus require manually focusing

I was just saying that the Green Dot focus confirm in Viewfinder manually focusing, is...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 20th June 2016, 14:28
Replies: 13
Views: 3,553
Posted By Musoman
Viewfinder vs Live View

I have a slight difference in focus accuracy using both methods

I check the viewfinder and focus confirm green dot, and then try focusing using live view and find that i have to re-focus

Taking the...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 20th June 2016, 14:10
Replies: 10
Views: 4,502
Posted By Musoman
Cheers Paul - as you say , its the right piece...

Cheers Paul - as you say , its the right piece but the retaining ring has disappeared, so i have used some seriousy strong marine 2 pack epoxy, and simply glued the lens in to the housing

Just need...
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