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Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 12th November 2017, 01:40
Replies: 11
Views: 853
Posted By pshute
I could hear a few squeaks. Are those birds...

I could hear a few squeaks. Are those birds flying over, or roosting nearby?
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Wednesday 8th November 2017, 00:19
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By pshute
If you're specifically after overhead flight...

If you're specifically after overhead flight calls, yes, forget about the solid roof idea. In my case I'm just recording ambient calls, and it doesn't seem to affect anything.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 5th November 2017, 21:04
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By pshute
Interesting, I didnít know they had that product,...

Interesting, I didnít know they had that product, and theyíve got a foam cover available for it too.

Iíve heard these capsules have some water resistance, but that page warns they arenít water...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 5th November 2017, 10:07
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By pshute
I must confess that it's been so long since I...

I must confess that it's been so long since I wired mine up that I don't know! I'll see if I can find out.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 5th November 2017, 04:28
Replies: 15
Views: 614
Posted By pshute
Iím using a pair of these with my Sony recorder...

Iím using a pair of these with my Sony recorder (which apparently uses the same capsule internally), and Iím told they work well with Olympus...
Forum: Leica Saturday 14th October 2017, 09:24
Replies: 41
Views: 3,401
Posted By pshute
In normal light, 3% more light reaching the eye...

In normal light, 3% more light reaching the eye should result in the pupils shrinking slightly, so one should never notice that the image is brighter.

But a smaller pupil means slightly more depth...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 14th October 2017, 09:10
Replies: 160
Views: 8,582
Posted By pshute
I just thought I'd throw in this story about my...

I just thought I'd throw in this story about my search for better binoculars. I became convinced my old low end Bushnells were out of alignment. I'd always struggled with their stiff focusing, and...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th October 2017, 00:14
Replies: 160
Views: 8,582
Posted By pshute
A birder/researcher I know uses Swarovskis....

A birder/researcher I know uses Swarovskis. Always sceptical, I asked if he thought they were worth the money. He said he’d happily pay double for them.

One comment I heard (elsewhere) was that...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th October 2017, 11:40
Replies: 160
Views: 8,582
Posted By pshute
Probably depends how much play there is. I think...

Probably depends how much play there is. I think stiff focusing might be worse.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 6th October 2017, 02:43
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By pshute
I tried to find a local supplier of these, and...

I tried to find a local supplier of these, and ended up with an identical looking recorder that only recorded in wav format - no mp3, despite listing it in the manual, and it lost the date/time...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 6th October 2017, 02:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,447
Posted By pshute
Iíve been meaning to try something like this...

Iíve been meaning to try something like this myself. Not sure about the LS12, but the LS10 manual says that in 44.1/16 mode, alkaline batteries should last 16 hours. Nothing stopping you carrying...
Forum: Panasonic Thursday 14th September 2017, 01:06
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By pshute
I'll also try setting to a different time zone...

I'll also try setting to a different time zone and taking a test photo and video, and then I can see if the error is still equal to the time difference.
Forum: Panasonic Thursday 14th September 2017, 01:05
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By pshute
I've definitely got the camera set to +10. I...

I've definitely got the camera set to +10. I transferred directly to the phone via wifi using the app - no computers involved.

Note that photos transferred the same way didn't have the...
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 13th September 2017, 07:29
Replies: 4
Views: 745
Posted By pshute
Panasonic Image App gets time wrong on transferred videos

I've been using Panasonic's "Image App" to transfer photos and videos from my TZ80 to my iPhone. It seems to get the dates and times right on the photos, but it's getting video times wrong, and I...
Forum: Panasonic Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 05:24
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By pshute
I've been going through the manual, and I agree...

I've been going through the manual, and I agree with you entirely. An annotated version would be really useful. I wonder if anyone has created such a thing.

I worked out how to make the AF area...
Forum: Panasonic Sunday 20th August 2017, 23:18
Replies: 2
Views: 1,040
Posted By pshute
TZ80 AF questions

After thinking about it for getting on for a year, I found a TZ80 heavily discounted on the weekend, and bought it. Some questions about AF:
- What's the smallest AF area I can set? I assumed I could...
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 00:34
Replies: 14
Views: 3,531
Posted By pshute
A few questions for you: I was hoping the view...

A few questions for you:

I was hoping the view finder (which is the same on the TZ80) would be ok. Comparing to my first digital camera, a Canon S3, the resolution of the viewfinder is about 10x the...
Forum: Panasonic Tuesday 1st August 2017, 02:44
Replies: 14
Views: 3,531
Posted By pshute
I'm still thinking about getting a TZ80,...

I'm still thinking about getting a TZ80, especially now the TZ90 is out and the price has dropped. Anyone here got one?
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 18th June 2017, 05:14
Replies: 3
Views: 3,074
Posted By pshute
I'm interested to know how the quality compares...

I'm interested to know how the quality compares with say a mid range digital recorder. Does even an expensive tape recorder have some tape hiss?
Forum: Bats Saturday 3rd June 2017, 05:36
Replies: 22
Views: 3,321
Posted By pshute
My original reason for wanting to know the...

My original reason for wanting to know the pronunciations was that some publications don't even mention common bat names. So I have to keep looking them up, and I thought I might as well learn them.
Forum: Bats Wednesday 31st May 2017, 11:05
Replies: 22
Views: 3,321
Posted By pshute
But you'd never say ch... for coeli in Italian....

But you'd never say ch... for coeli in Italian. It's only ch if it's followed by e or i. I agree about the different flavours of Latin though.
Forum: Bats Tuesday 30th May 2017, 02:59
Replies: 22
Views: 3,321
Posted By pshute
I found this pdf file, which seems to have the...

I found this pdf file, which seems to have the Australian species I'm interested in:
http://www.ozarkwild.org/manuals/Insectivorous_Bats_JS.pdf

For Chalinolobus gouldii, it advises...
Forum: Bats Tuesday 30th May 2017, 02:38
Replies: 22
Views: 3,321
Posted By pshute
Thanks!

Thanks!
Forum: Bats Monday 29th May 2017, 21:33
Replies: 22
Views: 3,321
Posted By pshute
Species pronunciation

Would it not be Ka-li-etc?

I can't believe I misspelled "pronunciation" in the title of this thread, especially in the way that I have. Looks like I can't edit that. Hope it doesn't attract the...
Forum: Bats Monday 29th May 2017, 19:25
Replies: 22
Views: 3,321
Posted By pshute
I'd like to pronounce them like "everyone else",...

I'd like to pronounce them like "everyone else", and I suspect all three rules you quote would raise eyebrows in a lot of places. According to this page, English pronunciation of scientific names...
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