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Recent content by ljclark

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    Nikon CoolPix P1000 Bird-watching Mode

    For Tripod Use... If you want to shift the P1000's tripod mounting a bit forward (for better balance), you can use the ReallyRightStuff L84 Lens Plate. It has a anti-twist flange on the rear of the plate which, when fitted to the P1000, still allows movement of the camera's LCD. I fits...
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    Nikon CoolPix P1000 Bird-watching Mode

    The Nikon P1000 is an interesting case. I'm a bit of a lens snob, so I've not paid much attention to the super-zoom bridge cameras, but apparently Nikon has. A very interesting feature is the Bird-watching Mode -- made more effective by way of the extreme range of the zoom lens. The bad news...
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    Kowa TSN-2 help.

    Nice start. Even if that first print is a little rough, the cap is fully functional. When you get things tuned, it's as easy to print two as it is to print one -- and you've always got a spare.
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    Swarovski Universal tripod adapter review

    Nice. That would be an easy 3D print . Glue pads down, and use a couple of button head screws to secure a long slot/two slot Arca plate. Alternatively, you could produce yours in burled walnut or maple. ;)
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    Kowa TSN-2 help.

    Not quite. Think of two parts of this cap, that will be printed as one. Go back to my first illustration... The first piece is a ring about 20-21mm high. The inside diameter of the ring is the outside diameter of the end of the scope (o.d. of the lens hood for this scope) PLUS 1mm to 3mm...
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    Kowa TSN-2 help.

    Right. You want to design of the lens cap with a deep enough "cup" so that you can apply a full width of the Velcro tape without having to slit it. Velcro requires both "hook" and "loop" fabric -- loop being "fluffy". Measure two layers of Velcro loop with a caliper and make your best guess...
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    Kowa TSN-2 help.

    Unless you've already got PLA filament printing totally nailed, I don't see a need for the flexible filaments. Make the recess deep and count on the Velcro loop tape. To keep the flexible filament from hanging up, you'd probably want to make little ribs inside the cavity -- like the...
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    Kowa TSN-2 help.

    Yes...The sacrifices we make for -- errrrrr -- science. On a more serious note; if you have (or have access to) a 3D printer this is a relatively simple project. Search sites that have downloadable files for "parametric lens cap" or similar search terms. Or you could design your own online...
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    Review by 'ljclark' on item 'Papilio II 6.5x21'

    I just got a pair of the 6.5 x 21 Papilio IIs. And I follow the trend that rates these 8 or 9 but they are binoculars you shouldnt pass by. They DO punch above their weight. 8 plus a bonus point. The day after I got them I took advantage of early opening at the Omaha zoo. They have a...
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    need a small set of binos

    Twenty years in the Coast Guard, four at Marine Safety Office Galveston, will do that to a person.
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    need a small set of binos

    If the OP recovers from the tsunami of Binocracy, being a pilot, he should be able to explain it. ;) Edit: Hmmm. To keep folks from falling off the edge of their seats anticipating... Wikipedia: "The 'Texas chicken' maneuver is known to mariners who regularly navigate large vessels on the...
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    need a small set of binos

    They should have gone to DRMO (Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office) where they would have been available to other federal agencies as well as state and local government (which includes schools and universities). Anything left over should have been auctioned. The problem is that the...
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    need a small set of binos

    Will you be using the binos to look for the "Texas Chicken"?
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    Kowa TSN-2 help.

    I have that case for a TSN-601 and it's a snug fit. I can't imagine it fitting a 77mm scope. The best approach might be to look for a case for the current TSN-77# scopes -- maybe. Length inside and the ability to handle the different "bulges" at the rear of the TSN-2 would be a concern...
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    Frame or Mounting Image

    One thing that speaks against a strict interpretation of the "Rule of Thirds" (strict interpretation being that the interest point of the photo is at one of the four intersections) is that the owl's head is turned more than 90 degrees from the central axis of the body (pesky owls). The body...
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