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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 19:55
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Dave, Thanks! :-) The iron sights sort of...

Hi Dave,



Thanks! :-) The iron sights sort of invented themselves ... with the first prototype, I noticed I was sighting along the rail even before the actual sight was attached, and then found...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 11:33
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Phil, Thinking a bit more about it, it...

Hi Phil,



Thinking a bit more about it, it would be ideal if that collar had a hole drilled in its circumference to allow locking the sight adapter securely against twisting.

I just sent an email...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 22nd February 2018, 00:41
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi again, Today, the printed part arrived. I...

Hi again,



Today, the printed part arrived. I haven't done a thorough test yet, but I'm happy with the looks and fit of the part.

It still is possible to twist it out of adjustment by force. Maybe...
Forum: Olympus Wednesday 21st February 2018, 08:46
Replies: 11
Views: 213
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, In the boring technical part of the lens...

Hi,



In the boring technical part of the lens manual, there might be an explanation of what "weatherproof" is actually supposed to mean.

I'd not be surprised if it meant that you actually could...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 20th February 2018, 22:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,842
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Peter, The capability to use variable...

Hi Peter,



The capability to use variable parameters is really a great plus! Interesting to hear OpenSCAD is used in a professional environment, too - not that I know much about the program, but...
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Tuesday 20th February 2018, 14:19
Replies: 14
Views: 3,090
Posted By Hauksen
Hi again, A fixed, tried-and-tested version of...

Hi again,

A fixed, tried-and-tested version of the Samsung Galaxy A3 to Leica APO-Televid 65 digiscoping adapter is now available for download...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 20th February 2018, 14:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,842
Posted By Hauksen
Hi again, Just for the record: I've worked...

Hi again,



Just for the record: I've worked with OpenSCAD (sorry for the typo above!) a bit more now, and I really prefer it over FreeCAD. Both have their advantages, but for a relatively simple...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 18th February 2018, 09:50
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Phil, You're welcome - the design really...

Hi Phil,



You're welcome - the design really owes much to your input, too! :-)

The sight you linked basically the same sight Vollmeise and I have (which is available under dozens of different...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 18th February 2018, 09:05
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi again, The file can be found here for...

Hi again,



The file can be found here for download now:

https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2798001

Regards,
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 17th February 2018, 23:36
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Phil, If you're interested, I'll provide...

Hi Phil,



If you're interested, I'll provide the print file for free ... just upload it to shapeways.com (or your 3D print provider of choice) and have it printed. (Or print it at home, if you have...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 17th February 2018, 20:18
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Phil, Here's a new draft: 654197 The...

Hi Phil,



Here's a new draft:

654197

The cut-outs for the cable tie are 6 x 2 mm^2. The height of the attachment block is 18 mm. The inner diameter the attachment block is supposed to match is...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 17th February 2018, 12:05
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Phil, That would probably have worked great...

Hi Phil,



That would probably have worked great for my first variant that attached around the objective cylinder!

For the attachment ring, a cable tie would not exclusively be stressed in "pull"...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 15th February 2018, 19:19
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Phil, Here's a draft of a version with a...

Hi Phil,



Here's a draft of a version with a quick release, bicycle style.

654001

It's still a bit bulky because the cross dowel is a metal part, and I couldn't find one of less than 12 mm length.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 2nd February 2018, 21:24
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi again, Here's a draft for a configurable...

Hi again,



Here's a draft for a configurable mounting:

652896

It can be switched from left to right mouting by
- removing the arm,
Forum: Live Bird News from around the World Thursday 1st February 2018, 11:33
Replies: 4
Views: 435
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, The German ornithologist Josef Reichholf...

Hi,



The German ornithologist Josef Reichholf in his book "Ornis" briefly discusses the Cormorant versus fish topic for the German rivers. He points out that there is very little data available on...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 31st January 2018, 22:44
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Michal, Thanks a lot - both are pretty rare...

Hi Michal,



Thanks a lot - both are pretty rare in Poland, apparently. But the ornitho.de sightings on Usedom are nicely mirrored by the ornitho.pl sightings in Świnoujście, so the puzzle pieces...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 31st January 2018, 00:51
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Michal, ornitho.de has a helpful page on...

Hi Michal,



ornitho.de has a helpful page on hybrid crows:

http://www.ornitho.de/index.php?m_id=20076

They also link a French article with English picture captions, courtesy of the Swiss:
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th January 2018, 21:44
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Peter, Not that I am any kind of an expert,...

Hi Peter,



Not that I am any kind of an expert, but the bird reminds me a bit of an Emperor Goose.

Regards,

Henning
Forum: Leica Monday 29th January 2018, 12:23
Replies: 1
Views: 228
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Steppsch, Leica occasionally runs...

Hi Steppsch,



Leica occasionally runs Digiscoping workshops, for example at last year's Hansebird fair, where I took part in one. I don't think there's any reason to assume it wouldn't work with an...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 26th January 2018, 00:51
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Jerry, When researching the rail systems, I...

Hi Jerry,



When researching the rail systems, I found a confusing variety of "NATO" rails in the video world, but couldn't quite figure out how to use them constructively. My impression was that...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 25th January 2018, 18:16
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Jerry, Thanks a lot for sharing your...

Hi Jerry,



Thanks a lot for sharing your solution! Great use of multi-purpose components, and looks really sturdy, which I'm sure helps to keep the sight well-aligned!

Looks like the central piece...
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 25th January 2018, 09:42
Replies: 97
Views: 4,189
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Andy, What I tend to do in such a situation...

Hi Andy,



What I tend to do in such a situation is to ask for their advice, describing the some characteristic field mark I just observed that matches my identification, but not theirs. (Or show a...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 24th January 2018, 19:20
Replies: 63
Views: 2,282
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Henry, I wonder if shock indicators are...

Hi Henry,



I wonder if shock indicators are ever used for shipping high-value optics?

Basically, these are small glass tubes that break if exposed to excessively rough...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 24th January 2018, 18:34
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi Jerry, Ah, I see! In that application,...

Hi Jerry,



Ah, I see! In that application, you're probably going to need a lot more accuracy than for merely pointing a scope at a bird :-)

Astro application can use the same parallel sight-line...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 24th January 2018, 17:18
Replies: 106
Views: 10,646
Posted By Hauksen
Hi, Thanks a lot! :-) 3D printing is really...

Hi,



Thanks a lot! :-)

3D printing is really great for these small but highly useful parts the original manufacturers don't provide!

Regards,
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