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Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 19th January 2018, 22:49
Replies: 9
Views: 332
Posted By etudiant
If the primary use is with a scope, you might...

If the primary use is with a scope, you might consider using a ball head.
They are lighter and smaller, as well as cheaper. Just use the scope body as the lever to steer your view.
My requirements...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 16th January 2018, 00:38
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By etudiant
Canon may be deliberately putting greater effort...

Canon may be deliberately putting greater effort into lens innovations than on improving the body electronics and sensors. Canon leads in lenses, which also have a much longer market life, while...
Forum: Canon Monday 15th January 2018, 02:15
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By etudiant
I'd think a new mount would be an unwarranted...

I'd think a new mount would be an unwarranted risk.
The bread and butter of Nikon is their large stable of excellent lenses. Putting their limited resources into an incompatible new line would be...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 10th January 2018, 02:02
Replies: 18
Views: 905
Posted By etudiant
Impressive performance, seems a very powerful...

Impressive performance, seems a very powerful tool for finding birds that are otherwise inconspicuous, even in daylight.
Presumably it was pretty cold. Any idea of the ambient temperature?
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 9th January 2018, 02:40
Replies: 32
Views: 1,407
Posted By etudiant
I've no trouble holding things steady (previously...

I've no trouble holding things steady (previously carried a Docter 12x50BGA), but just like Kabsetz, now would only buy IS glass, it is such an improvement.

There is a financial benefit, the various...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th January 2018, 13:56
Replies: 32
Views: 1,407
Posted By etudiant
The Canon 10x42 really is optically very good,...

The Canon 10x42 really is optically very good, even without the IS engaged. Decent field of view, adequate eye relief, bright and sharp almost to the edges, very well baffled and fully waterproof....
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 8th January 2018, 13:37
Replies: 3
Views: 234
Posted By etudiant
Sure looks like it. Lovely photo!

Sure looks like it.
Lovely photo!
Forum: Binoculars Monday 8th January 2018, 03:12
Replies: 32
Views: 1,407
Posted By etudiant
As a happy Canon owner, I agree with your...

As a happy Canon owner, I agree with your sentiment!
That said, honesty compels me to add that Canon has a niggardly guarantee and charges stiffly for customer service, while Swaro is the most...
Forum: Sony Sunday 7th January 2018, 22:26
Replies: 86
Views: 6,433
Posted By etudiant
One might hope that the in body image...

One might hope that the in body image stabilization could also deal with any micro focus issues. No idea however whether that has been part of the design criteria.
Forum: Nikon Saturday 6th January 2018, 23:40
Replies: 39
Views: 2,136
Posted By etudiant
A very interesting paper indeed, with prototypes...

A very interesting paper indeed, with prototypes at 1/2.3" and APS-C sensor sizes. Even more interesting, the researchers are working for Microsoft, not any of the big camera shops or semiconductor...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 31st December 2017, 23:54
Replies: 4
Views: 377
Posted By etudiant
It is early in the product life for this camera...

It is early in the product life for this camera and it has gotten very positive reviews both in Europe as well as in the US. Strong demand should be expected consequently.
I'd worry that any deal at...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 30th December 2017, 14:45
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By etudiant
That is an excellent idea, by far the most cost...

That is an excellent idea, by far the most cost effective solution.
Nikon makes superb glass, much better than their marketing efforts.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 30th December 2017, 01:43
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By etudiant
Hi, Your situation is tailor made for a big...

Hi,
Your situation is tailor made for a big scope, you have access to a car and are in a location where reach matters.
You can accept the weight and bulk of a big tripod which is essential to allow...
Forum: Canon Friday 29th December 2017, 20:09
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By etudiant
Hi Chosun, Agree with you entirely on the NX-1,...

Hi Chosun,

Agree with you entirely on the NX-1, a masterpiece, years ahead of its competitors. See Andrew Reid's blog, which has an NX-1 forum and updates: ...
Forum: Canon Friday 29th December 2017, 11:23
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By etudiant
Hi Chosun Juan, Thank you for your enlightening...

Hi Chosun Juan,
Thank you for your enlightening comments regarding Canon.
It seems to me that Samsung would be a logical partner for Canon in the sensor space, as Samsung has stepped out of the...
Forum: Canon Friday 29th December 2017, 00:21
Replies: 21
Views: 2,077
Posted By etudiant
The problem here is not easily solved. Canon...

The problem here is not easily solved.
Canon makes its own sensors apparently, even though it no longer makes economic sense. The cost of a reasonably modern semiconductor sensor fab is in the multi...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 24th December 2017, 00:51
Replies: 113
Views: 4,141
Posted By etudiant
That is an excellent question. The initial take...

That is an excellent question.
The initial take would be that good roofs are well over 90% light transmission and the phase issue has been tamed, so what is the opportunity for blowing away a...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 23rd December 2017, 04:28
Replies: 113
Views: 4,141
Posted By etudiant
Afaik, all the Canon IS binoculars are...

Afaik, all the Canon IS binoculars are porros.
They are probably the most modern models currently on the market, as none were adaptations/modernizations of older designs.
By all accounts, the 10x42...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 22nd December 2017, 02:16
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By etudiant
Look a good fit for Black Throated Sparrow.

Look a good fit for Black Throated Sparrow.
Forum: Leica Saturday 16th December 2017, 00:05
Replies: 112
Views: 6,694
Posted By etudiant
It does seems peculiar to me to make a cosmetic...

It does seems peculiar to me to make a cosmetic change in a 'revival' design and yet to not go the minimal extra distance to fully waterproof an inherently pretty water resistant product. We must be...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 14th December 2017, 19:19
Replies: 28
Views: 1,442
Posted By etudiant
Oh Wow!! I do see what you mean, this is a...

Oh Wow!!
I do see what you mean, this is a case of a true expert using his tools to the maximum!
Sadly the market is the other way around, duffers using the tools to the minimum....

That said,...
Forum: Leica Thursday 14th December 2017, 03:40
Replies: 112
Views: 6,694
Posted By etudiant
Funny, iirc even the old Trinovid 8x32 was...

Funny, iirc even the old Trinovid 8x32 was waterproof and it is difficult to see what savings would be achieved by making a new product less capable.
Plus if Nikon can afford to waterproof the 7x35...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 14th December 2017, 01:23
Replies: 28
Views: 1,442
Posted By etudiant
Fascinating! Seems like a wonderfully convenient...

Fascinating!
Seems like a wonderfully convenient design, all mirrors, so no chromatic aberration. Surprising that no one offers anything like it commercially today. Particularly considering the push...
Forum: Finland Thursday 14th December 2017, 00:45
Replies: 3
Views: 307
Posted By etudiant
Finland is very well birded along the main...

Finland is very well birded along the main highway going north, with volunteers maintaining and monitoring nest boxes all along the road.
One good source would be FinNature http://finnature.com, ...
Forum: Sony Tuesday 12th December 2017, 22:12
Replies: 86
Views: 6,433
Posted By etudiant
The new Sony is weather sealed, which should be a...

The new Sony is weather sealed, which should be a plus in the rainforest.

I'm pretty sure that one of the reviews mentioned a super zoom feature at reduced resolution, so there are interesting...
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