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Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Thursday 30th November 2017, 18:31
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By iveljay
An update: I bought a (now discontinued) Samson...

An update:

I bought a (now discontinued) Samson Q1U usb microphone for a variety of reasons. The replacement Q2U is available but costs more but has an xlr connector as well which I already have on...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 21st November 2017, 00:02
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By iveljay
In theory the xlr to usb link you have should...

In theory the xlr to usb link you have should have some sort of pre-amp included in the electronics that do the conversion to USB, the fact that it wasn't sensitive is a little dissapointing.

Most...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Monday 20th November 2017, 02:39
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By iveljay
I must admit most of my recording is done using...

I must admit most of my recording is done using recorders, I have the computer capability, but it is fun being a bit retro and if you are mobile it is the easiest approach unless you have to email...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 19th November 2017, 19:00
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By iveljay
Hi James, I like your website, the main...

Hi James,

I like your website, the main questions that come to mind are:

a) what you going to do with your recordings?
b) what are you trying to record?

I will back off giving you any sort of...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 19th November 2017, 12:46
Replies: 10
Views: 693
Posted By iveljay
The Samsung S2 is a mobile phone, the link you...

The Samsung S2 is a mobile phone, the link you provided is to Samson S2 microphone that looks like a Shure SM58 knockoff and it is to be assumed is a straightforward dynamic vocal mike, as no one...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 15th November 2017, 09:17
Replies: 22
Views: 1,281
Posted By iveljay
On the strength of some of this advice I am...

On the strength of some of this advice I am replacing my violin. Clearly the improvement this will bring about will stop the local dogs howling and kids throwing rocks at me.
Forum: Canon Monday 13th November 2017, 21:34
Replies: 6
Views: 675
Posted By iveljay
Used my old 500mm OM cat on my not so old Olympus...

Used my old 500mm OM cat on my not so old Olympus 4/3 E1 slr way back - as the effective focal length was 1000mm I found a very rigid tripod and remote release necessary. Focussing was pedestrian to...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 25th October 2017, 14:17
Replies: 50
Views: 2,645
Posted By iveljay
As I get older steadiness becomes a key factor. I...

As I get older steadiness becomes a key factor. I need something that has a c of g that roughly corresponds with the base of my thumb that provides the main support point. I have a narrowish ipd that...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 19th September 2017, 16:34
Replies: 3
Views: 1,418
Posted By iveljay
Don't forget that the main reason for reversing a...

Don't forget that the main reason for reversing a lens is that lenses are designed to work with the image closer to the rear of the lens than the subject at the front. At macro distances the...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 15th September 2017, 11:03
Replies: 0
Views: 691
Posted By iveljay
Many wrens

There appear to be a lot more wrens in the open this year around my garden (mainly in the past week or so). I don't know if its been a bumper year for wrens or that it is the opposite and they are in...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 14th September 2017, 10:51
Replies: 24
Views: 12,415
Posted By iveljay
Every few years I buy a Nikon to try out, this...

Every few years I buy a Nikon to try out, this time instead of an slr its the turn of a B700.

I am impressed by a lot, it is smaller and lighter than I imagined, but is straightforward to hand hold...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Monday 11th September 2017, 20:17
Replies: 18
Views: 2,837
Posted By iveljay
Definite progress, most small recorders are not...

Definite progress, most small recorders are not good handheld which is one reason many folks use external mics or have a seperate hand grip with a suspension mount for the recorder if they need to be...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Saturday 9th September 2017, 11:05
Replies: 18
Views: 2,837
Posted By iveljay
Well done, its great when a plan comes together,...

Well done, its great when a plan comes together, but remember success can lead to addiction!

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More random thoughts on replacing the Zoom:

Generally,...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 3rd September 2017, 16:10
Replies: 18
Views: 2,837
Posted By iveljay
Almost, if not everyone on this forum uses cost...

Almost, if not everyone on this forum uses cost effective, portable recording gear capable of recording birds from a distance.

I am one of the exceptions, since most of my kit is more aligned to...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 1st September 2017, 09:41
Replies: 18
Views: 2,837
Posted By iveljay
For every audio connector, someone sells an...

For every audio connector, someone sells an adaptor to turn it into something else, so joining things together is not a problem. Sometimes this will reduce the signal being transmitted, usually...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Thursday 31st August 2017, 15:23
Replies: 18
Views: 2,837
Posted By iveljay
I read that interesting bit in the pdf manual,...

I read that interesting bit in the pdf manual, one of the 'fun' things about translated manuals is seperating fact from fiction. It is not totally unknown for the contents to be for a totally...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Thursday 31st August 2017, 09:51
Replies: 18
Views: 2,837
Posted By iveljay
The Zoom output should drive computer speakers...

The Zoom output should drive computer speakers without any problems.

The main potential problem may be the length of cable between the mic and the Zoom that will introduce some degradation of the...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 29th August 2017, 10:33
Replies: 18
Views: 2,837
Posted By iveljay
Firstly :What you are doing here is completely...

Firstly :What you are doing here is completely right, because if someone hasn't actually put together a working rig, the chances are you will spend money on trial and error experiments before you...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 17th August 2017, 22:48
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By iveljay
Another useful, if belated, set of...

Another useful, if belated, set of advice.

http://www.amateurphotographer.co.uk/latest/photo-news/how-to-view-the-solar-eclipse-46092
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 16th August 2017, 10:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By iveljay
Back in 1999 we were in transit and sat on the...

Back in 1999 we were in transit and sat on the side of the road projecting the image using a long ancient lens onto something we thought wouldn't catch fire. Probably would have been better if we had...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 16th August 2017, 09:51
Replies: 1
Views: 1,260
Posted By iveljay
They seem to have died out, they were very...

They seem to have died out, they were very popular when the Rollei tlr was one of the top press cameras and similar models were made for other film slrs and tlrs such as Hassleblad and Mamiya, they...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 15th August 2017, 15:37
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By iveljay
And...

And again

http://www.nikonusa.com/en/learn-and-explore/a/tips-and-techniques/tips-on-preparing-for-the-august-21-total-solar-eclipse.html

It is different to the first, mainly through being briefer...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 15th August 2017, 15:34
Replies: 21
Views: 1,778
Posted By iveljay
Well a long answer from Nikon, but basically both...

Well a long answer from Nikon, but basically both you and the camera need the same...
Forum: Micro Four Thirds 4/3 Photography Saturday 12th August 2017, 17:27
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By iveljay
Hanging head with shame - Mk1 M5s slowly being...

Hanging head with shame - Mk1 M5s slowly being phased out of use, bought some s/h bodies of a newer variety, and your question made me realise I hadn't actualy read the manual yet for the Mk1s!...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 1st August 2017, 12:21
Replies: 2
Views: 2,210
Posted By iveljay
Not sure if this has any...

Not sure if this has any relevance

http://community.usa.canon.com/t5/PowerShot/Canon-SX50HS-Screen-Display-Question/td-p/132333

Sometimes a full reset will clear things, but it feels unlikely in...
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