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Forum: Nikon Friday 19th October 2018, 17:11
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By ljclark
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...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 9th October 2018, 07:45
Replies: 13
Views: 725
Posted By ljclark
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...
Forum: Kowa Monday 11th June 2018, 22:51
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By ljclark
Nice start. Even if that first print is a little...

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.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 7th June 2018, 15:55
Replies: 78
Views: 5,272
Posted By ljclark
Nice. That would be an easy 3D print . Glue...

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...
Forum: Kowa Monday 4th June 2018, 21:48
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By ljclark
Not quite. Think of two parts of this cap, that...

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...
Forum: Kowa Monday 4th June 2018, 18:44
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By ljclark
Right. You want to design of the lens cap with a...

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 --...
Forum: Kowa Monday 4th June 2018, 16:31
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By ljclark
Unless you've already got PLA filament printing...

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...
Forum: Kowa Monday 4th June 2018, 11:40
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By ljclark
Yes...The sacrifices we make for -- errrrrr --...

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...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 3rd June 2018, 01:02
Replies: 38
Views: 2,779
Posted By ljclark
Twenty years in the Coast Guard, four at Marine...

Twenty years in the Coast Guard, four at Marine Safety Office Galveston, will do that to a person.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd June 2018, 02:57
Replies: 38
Views: 2,779
Posted By ljclark
If the OP recovers from the tsunami of Binocracy,...

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:...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 2nd June 2018, 02:54
Replies: 38
Views: 2,779
Posted By ljclark
They should have gone to DRMO (Defense...

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...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 1st June 2018, 17:19
Replies: 38
Views: 2,779
Posted By ljclark
Will you be using the binos to look for the...

Will you be using the binos to look for the "Texas Chicken"?
Forum: Kowa Friday 1st June 2018, 13:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,335
Posted By ljclark
I have that case for a TSN-601 and it's a snug...

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...
Forum: Photo Critique Sunday 27th May 2018, 19:19
Replies: 25
Views: 1,752
Posted By ljclark
One thing that speaks against a strict...

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...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 25th May 2018, 12:49
Replies: 29
Views: 2,960
Posted By ljclark
I've been a Fuji "X" user since the day the first...

I've been a Fuji "X" user since the day the first X100 hit the shelves. The current 24MP X-Trans sensors (I own 3 Fujis with these) have a 1 or 2-stop advantage over m4/3 when it comes to noise. ...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 24th May 2018, 16:44
Replies: 20
Views: 898
Posted By ljclark
A direct flight can have stops and even involve...

A direct flight can have stops and even involve an aircraft change -- as long as it has a single flight number.
Forum: Fuji Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 12:52
Replies: 11
Views: 5,724
Posted By ljclark
Whilst in college I had the pleasure of using one...

Whilst in college I had the pleasure of using one of the first OM-1s in the U.S. and was very impressed. 20 years later I replaced my Nikon MF gear with used OM stuff. Currently I use Fuji gear,...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 12:26
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By ljclark
Like so many things in life ... It's not what you...

Like so many things in life ... It's not what you do, but how you do it. These were inexpensive plates that came with Arca-type clamps and with a different "rubber" formula, could have worked just...
Forum: Fuji Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 04:21
Replies: 11
Views: 5,724
Posted By ljclark
Lightroom's Adobe converter/decoder has had...

Lightroom's Adobe converter/decoder has had issues with Fuji RAW files since Fuji went to X-Trans.

I've been shooting Fuji since the day the X100 hit the shelves but haven't needed to do much RAW...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 22nd May 2018, 03:58
Replies: 20
Views: 1,510
Posted By ljclark
I got a "Really Right Stuff L84 Multi-Use...

I got a "Really Right Stuff L84 Multi-Use Fore-Aft Plate with 1/4"-20 Screw" for my Kowa 663. The plate is 3.6 inches/92mm long and has a lip at one end to square the mounting of the scope to the...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 20th May 2018, 03:24
Replies: 25
Views: 1,932
Posted By ljclark
Good point. In the smaller bodied scopes a...

Good point. In the smaller bodied scopes a 15-45X W might be marketable, considering they will have the 1.6X converter to extend the zoom, and assuming they could get the optical goodies squeezed...
Forum: Kowa Friday 18th May 2018, 18:00
Replies: 25
Views: 1,932
Posted By ljclark
An alternate approach would be for Kowa to...

An alternate approach would be for Kowa to remount the 25-60X Wide zoom eyepiece (which has ED elements) for the System S scopes.

As I've said before, it seems like Kowa is cutting back on SKUs. ...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 17th May 2018, 15:15
Replies: 25
Views: 1,932
Posted By ljclark
I would expect that you'd end up with less than...

I would expect that you'd end up with less than half the light by using the 1.6x extender.
Forum: Kowa Wednesday 16th May 2018, 14:28
Replies: 25
Views: 1,932
Posted By ljclark
All my experience with converters is using them...

All my experience with converters is using them with still photography cameras, so...

Isn't this 1.6x extender essentially the same as a photographic teleconverter? If so, shouldn't I be expecting...
Forum: Vortex Monday 14th May 2018, 05:52
Replies: 45
Views: 5,619
Posted By ljclark
There us a certain amount of leading edge U.S....

There us a certain amount of leading edge U.S. based optical work that we consumers never see when it is produced, but do reap the benefits from down the road a few years.
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