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Forum: Information Wanted Saturday 28th October 2017, 21:13
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By seanofford
Along the railway track past the turn off to...

Along the railway track past the turn off to Machu Picchu was quite productive for me but best I think would be to walk down from the ruins (or up to them at dawn if you are fit enough) via the path...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 21st October 2017, 19:44
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By seanofford
Actually it was B1 I was changing - ISO...

Actually it was B1 I was changing - ISO sensitivity step value. Can see what the point of that menu item is. B2 changes exposure control so it goes up in whole steps - eg shutter speed 500, then...
Forum: Others Wednesday 18th October 2017, 22:11
Replies: 14
Views: 747
Posted By seanofford
I think they might be Zeiss Notarem

I think they might be Zeiss Notarem
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 18th October 2017, 19:28
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By seanofford
Ahh yes thank you so much!! I was changing B2; ev...

Ahh yes thank you so much!! I was changing B2; ev steps for exposure control. Not sure why they even have that menu item??
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 18th October 2017, 17:37
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By seanofford
I have af modes programmed into various buttons...

I have af modes programmed into various buttons so I can go instantly from single point to group or to area af. I'm shooting manual with floating iso and just whacking up iso a couple of stops when...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 21st September 2017, 18:29
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By seanofford
Oh no don't worry Colin I understand now. You are...

Oh no don't worry Colin I understand now. You are just saying that I can use the +-ev button. I'm actually thinking about using A mode so I can turn on easy exposure comp which means not having to...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 21st September 2017, 18:26
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By seanofford
Thanks all. I use BBF but can't get my head round...

Thanks all. I use BBF but can't get my head round the three finger exposure comp adjustment! Colin I may be being daft here but what do you mean by "you can set the camera to change the exposure...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 20th September 2017, 18:51
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By seanofford
How do you deal with underexposed birds against...

How do you deal with underexposed birds against the sky with this setup Colin? I often shoot small passerines as they fly overhead.
Forum: Nikon Sunday 17th September 2017, 17:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By seanofford
Hi Nikonmike. So far my best workaround is to do...

Hi Nikonmike. So far my best workaround is to do the same as you but assign group af to the Pv button so that when a bird flies over I just press that to go from single point to group. But that...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 17th September 2017, 12:12
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By seanofford
Thanks for the reply Ken. I see that you can...

Thanks for the reply Ken. I see that you can assign buttons for various settings but it still seems that I have to change af area, iso settings and shooting mode all separately. It's driving me nuts....
Forum: Nikon Sunday 17th September 2017, 10:33
Replies: 17
Views: 1,378
Posted By seanofford
Nikon D500 novice - settings question

Hi all,

I have been a long time Canon 7d user and I have just taken the plunge and bought a D500, 300mm pf and 1.4 converter. I am a birder and walkabout bird photographer. On my Canon I switched...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 30th August 2017, 22:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By seanofford
I have recently purchased a Nikon 1 V2 and am...

I have recently purchased a Nikon 1 V2 and am very happy with it. Can snap bifs with ease, unlike any super zoom I've ever used and better than the m43 I had a few years ago (although maybe m43 focus...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 16th August 2017, 01:20
Replies: 14
Views: 1,656
Posted By seanofford
Try the Nikon 1 system. 300mm lens becomes 800mm...

Try the Nikon 1 system. 300mm lens becomes 800mm and the focus is snappy - much more so than m43 systems. Super lightweight.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Friday 28th July 2017, 20:18
Replies: 1
Views: 241
Posted By seanofford
Spider Peru

Hi all,
Can anyone ID this Peruvian spider?
https://twitter.com/winterdune/status/890978719849959426
Thanks
Sean
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 12th June 2017, 21:51
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By seanofford
I'm hoping it's a Fen Mason Wasp. Can anyone...

I'm hoping it's a Fen Mason Wasp. Can anyone confirm?
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 12th June 2017, 20:44
Replies: 3
Views: 491
Posted By seanofford
Little Waspy Thing, Norfolk UK

Saw this little creature burrowing down in a hole in the path at Hickling yesterday. Can anyone tell me what it is?
Thanks

Sean
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 6th June 2017, 19:54
Replies: 137
Views: 21,483
Posted By seanofford
I asked about video. Here's the reply: "Hello...

I asked about video. Here's the reply: "Hello Sean. We will add video in the future; we want to make sure the video delivery is reliable before we release anything into the app. It's like to be...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th June 2017, 13:04
Replies: 22
Views: 4,275
Posted By seanofford
True but it would not be very portable if the dad...

True but it would not be very portable if the dad did get into birding...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th June 2017, 10:18
Replies: 22
Views: 4,275
Posted By seanofford
At that range it needs to be a scope and tripod....

At that range it needs to be a scope and tripod. Try something like the Opticron MM4 and zoom lens. If your budget it much less that $700 you will not be able to achieve what you want.
Forum: Canon Saturday 3rd June 2017, 12:09
Replies: 13
Views: 3,917
Posted By seanofford
400 f5.6 is still one of the best lenses for...

400 f5.6 is still one of the best lenses for birds in flight. The 7d is a bit long in the tooth but I still use mine.
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Friday 2nd June 2017, 12:57
Replies: 16
Views: 2,116
Posted By seanofford
Thanks Mike. This is getting more and more...

Thanks Mike. This is getting more and more interesting. I have now ordered a used V1 with 10-30 for 160 and a used 30-110 for 90 so at 250 I am still well below the Panny super zoom price and have...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Friday 2nd June 2017, 12:04
Replies: 16
Views: 2,116
Posted By seanofford
I've just taken a punt on a used Nikon V1 and...

I've just taken a punt on a used Nikon V1 and 10-30 to see if I like the camera set up. If I do then I can see about a long lens. If not I can sell it. When you say basic AF Mike with a converter how...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Friday 2nd June 2017, 08:41
Replies: 16
Views: 2,116
Posted By seanofford
Nikon set up seems well worth investigating but...

Nikon set up seems well worth investigating but on UK eBay I cannot find Nikon V2 only J models. What's the difference? EDIT I can answer my own question - no integrated evf for a start. I can buy a...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Wednesday 31st May 2017, 23:43
Replies: 16
Views: 2,116
Posted By seanofford
Thanks for the replies. I have phone for the...

Thanks for the replies. I have phone for the standard holiday snaps. The camera is for greater reach - often for birds but sometimes for other stuff too. Our holidays are general family...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Tuesday 30th May 2017, 16:29
Replies: 16
Views: 2,116
Posted By seanofford
From super zoom to m43?

Hi all,
My Panasonic FZ150, which I use as an alternative to taking my Canon 7D when I go on holiday overseas, has finally given up on me. I was going to replace it with the FZ330 for around 440...
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