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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 10th August 2017, 10:18
Replies: 13
Views: 1,856
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I have an EDIII with a 30x MC wide eyepiece and I...

I have an EDIII with a 30x MC wide eyepiece and I think that it is an excellent scope, especially at the prices which it commands these days secondhand. My only real criticism is that the tripod foot...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 20th June 2017, 00:00
Replies: 22
Views: 3,571
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Hi Nev. It is not very high tech but on my...

Hi Nev.

It is not very high tech but on my Manfrotto tripod I marked the position of the legs by using pieces of masking tape. It depends on there being sufficient clearance for it to pass through...
Forum: Olympus Saturday 17th June 2017, 00:29
Replies: 30
Views: 4,092
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Very good Tord. Which lens were they taken with...

Very good Tord. Which lens were they taken with or was it one of your scopes?

Ron
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 15th June 2017, 19:04
Replies: 41
Views: 5,782
Posted By NoSpringChicken
No, I am not clever or calm at all. Just the...

No, I am not clever or calm at all. Just the opposite in fact but I wouldn't dream of attempting to present a flagship programme on prime time television. My problem with Gillian is that her nervous...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 6th June 2017, 23:05
Replies: 41
Views: 5,782
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Gillian Burke seems pleasant enough and obviously...

Gillian Burke seems pleasant enough and obviously knows her stuff but I find her presenting style in the live sections very difficult to watch. I think she is extremely nervous and she divides her...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 4th May 2017, 12:22
Replies: 22
Views: 3,787
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I see Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch...

I see Springwatch, Autumnwatch and Winterwatch are all coming from the same location now, to monitor the changing seasons. That sounds like a good idea to me. Hopefully it is a good location,...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Thursday 26th January 2017, 23:15
Replies: 23
Views: 6,832
Posted By NoSpringChicken
So was that Martin's last programme? I thought...

So was that Martin's last programme? I thought the new line up was starting with Springwatch this year. There was no mention of it at the end of the programme.

Ron
Forum: Olympus Friday 30th December 2016, 10:33
Replies: 134
Views: 30,641
Posted By NoSpringChicken
There are quite a lot of reports of camera...

There are quite a lot of reports of camera lock-ups with the E-M1 II, possibly due to card issues. I think Olympus need to sort this out quickly if it is to be considered seriously as a pro...
Forum: Olympus Friday 23rd December 2016, 21:00
Replies: 218
Views: 70,764
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I updated my camera firmware to v 4.3 yesterday,...

I updated my camera firmware to v 4.3 yesterday, after holding off for several days. The update went as normal without any problems and everything seems to be working as it should. However, I haven't...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 15th November 2016, 09:49
Replies: 67
Views: 8,909
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I thought the Ibexes were the stars of this...

I thought the Ibexes were the stars of this episode. Seeing them apparently defying gravity on the cliff face with no visible footholds was amazing. It has to be said that the youngsters were...
Forum: Olympus Wednesday 2nd November 2016, 10:00
Replies: 134
Views: 30,641
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Yes, that is well out of my budget. I will read...

Yes, that is well out of my budget. I will read the reviews to see if it is much of an improvement on the Mk 1 version and wait to see what the price is in a year or two.

Ron
Forum: Olympus Wednesday 19th October 2016, 15:27
Replies: 134
Views: 30,641
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Whilst bearing in mind that he is an Olympus...

Whilst bearing in mind that he is an Olympus 'Visionary' this guy is incredibly positive about his pre-production sample of the E-M1 Mark II.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCANrZrq9ws

I am...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Tuesday 11th October 2016, 08:57
Replies: 13
Views: 991
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I thought it was quite brave of the BBC to show a...

I thought it was quite brave of the BBC to show a 90 minutes long programme about butterflies but it was totally engrossing and the time flew by. It was full of interesting information and facts but,...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 19th September 2016, 14:01
Replies: 908
Views: 153,794
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Are you talking about the trick of spinning the...

Are you talking about the trick of spinning the dial backwards and forwards several times to clean the contacts? I know of people who have tried this and it worked as a temporary cure but then the...
Forum: Photography using 'Astro' telescopes Monday 19th September 2016, 10:31
Replies: 908
Views: 153,794
Posted By NoSpringChicken
It does seem a strange location for the right...

It does seem a strange location for the right hand strap lug in that photo. Hopefully, they are screwed on properly with this camera and won't come adrift. I also hope they have sorted out the...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Sunday 18th September 2016, 00:11
Replies: 63
Views: 15,123
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I wasn't expecting that. I wonder if they will...

I wasn't expecting that. I wonder if they will replace him with someone else or just go with two presenters?

Ron
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 25th August 2016, 00:22
Replies: 10
Views: 1,877
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I have been having the same problem on my Mac...

I have been having the same problem on my Mac using Firefox browser. I have NoScript installed and have marked 'viglink' as Untrusted and that seems to have solved the problem at the moment. I...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Monday 20th June 2016, 00:20
Replies: 63
Views: 15,123
Posted By NoSpringChicken
That bit with Martin talking over the Nightingale...

That bit with Martin talking over the Nightingale still bugs me. All they needed to do was show Gary Moore the soundman gradually edging closer to the bird and to relay what he was hearing and...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Friday 17th June 2016, 18:23
Replies: 63
Views: 15,123
Posted By NoSpringChicken
They have had lots of footage of both Weasels and...

They have had lots of footage of both Weasels and Stoats this year. There has been the female Stoat feeding her young and killing everything and the man who has been filming a family of Weasels...
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Wednesday 15th June 2016, 18:51
Replies: 63
Views: 15,123
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I have to admit, I thought exactly the same thing...

I have to admit, I thought exactly the same thing and swore at the tv at that point. I felt really sorry for Gary the soundman. After all that effort!

To give Martin the benefit of the doubt, there...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd June 2016, 22:44
Replies: 17
Views: 3,966
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Just a theory. I understand that Chris Packham...

Just a theory. I understand that Chris Packham suffers from Ménière’s disease, which is a condition of the inner ear which causes dizziness and nausea. I wonder if the steadier view through image...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd June 2016, 16:57
Replies: 17
Views: 3,966
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I have seen Chris using the Zeiss SF in other...

I have seen Chris using the Zeiss SF in other programmes but on Springwatch Unsprung the other night he was definitely using the Canon IS. I don't know why that was the case but it seems he was also...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 2nd June 2016, 00:00
Replies: 17
Views: 3,966
Posted By NoSpringChicken
Yes, when he was in the hide with Aled Jones in...

Yes, when he was in the hide with Aled Jones in the first 'Unsprung' he was using Canon IS binoculars (possibly 10x42). I was slightly surprised as he was well known as a Nikon user.

Ron
Forum: TV & Radio Alert For Birding, Nature and Other Wildlife Saturday 21st May 2016, 22:48
Replies: 2
Views: 934
Posted By NoSpringChicken
I enjoyed the two programmes which have been...

I enjoyed the two programmes which have been broadcast so far. I agree that he is a very good and knowledgeable presenter of programmes like this but I think it was Unsprung which was his downfall....
Forum: Minox Thursday 19th May 2016, 15:20
Replies: 30
Views: 8,037
Posted By NoSpringChicken
My 8x43 HG has 'Made in Germany' printed on the...

My 8x43 HG has 'Made in Germany' printed on the focusing wheel. The serial number on the label is 3900XXXX and it has the US Patent No. below that.

I find that they are very bright but have rather a...
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