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Forum: UK & Ireland County By County Patches Monday 4th July 2016, 20:38
Replies: 0
Views: 11,120
Posted By RonHW
Birding the UK in the fall

Planning a trip to the UK in the fall of 2017 (Sept - Oct).
Wondering if there are birding festivals or planned outings in those months that I should take into consideration. At the moment, my...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 19th May 2014, 20:34
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By RonHW
Thank you Kieth and Niels. I too have not enjoyed...

Thank you Kieth and Niels. I too have not enjoyed my Picassa experiences.

Will try out both ACDSee and FastStone.

Regards,
Ron
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 15th May 2014, 15:49
Replies: 12
Views: 7,271
Posted By RonHW
Just called big pockets. They can no longer get...

Just called big pockets. They can no longer get the tripack.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 15th May 2014, 15:48
Replies: 12
Views: 7,271
Posted By RonHW
Yes please. I too would like to see a picture of...

Yes please. I too would like to see a picture of your rig.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 15th May 2014, 15:35
Replies: 10
Views: 2,423
Posted By RonHW
Photo organization and basic editing

Hi,

I see that it's been several years since this topic came up.

I'm looking for a convenient and worthy program to sort and organize my digital photo files. The program should also be ale to...
Forum: Canon Sunday 11th May 2014, 02:05
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By RonHW
Thank you both for your thoughts.

Thank you both for your thoughts.
Forum: Canon Friday 9th May 2014, 14:58
Replies: 4
Views: 1,167
Posted By RonHW
What about Canon filters?

Hi all,
I just purchased a new 100-400 USM, and would like to add a UV filter.
(I know the pros and cons of using a protective filter).

I've read quite a bit about the Hoya and B&W filters, but not...
Forum: Vortex Wednesday 29th May 2013, 22:03
Replies: 4
Views: 13,548
Posted By RonHW
I enjoyed using the vortex 50. It was bright and...

I enjoyed using the vortex 50. It was bright and crisp.
It's 11 - 33 zoom allows it to be used in somewhat wooded areas, but is limited when scanning fields and bodies of water. Just depends on what...
Forum: Vortex Wednesday 8th May 2013, 03:08
Replies: 0
Views: 8,707
Posted By RonHW
Vortex Viper compared well

Been thinking about purchasing a 65mm (15-45) scope to compliment our Fieldscope ED82. Wanted to stay under $1,000. While at the Magee Marsh Birding festival last week I had the chance to make...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 30th April 2013, 01:23
Replies: 3
Views: 1,889
Posted By RonHW
Hi, It may be obvious, but just to make sure -...

Hi,

It may be obvious, but just to make sure - the manfrotto 055 series are significantly taller than the 190 series. Very similar otherwise. Consider your height, and whether your scope is straight...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 30th April 2013, 01:12
Replies: 1
Views: 816
Posted By RonHW
Congratulations! A very nice camera. A couple of...

Congratulations! A very nice camera.

A couple of suggestions:
Experiment with aperture priority (AV) to get a feel for that 300mm lens on fixed objects in a variety of ISO settings - especially 200...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 27th April 2013, 23:00
Replies: 12
Views: 7,659
Posted By RonHW
700rc2 head is great but will not accommodate my...

700rc2 head is great but will not accommodate my dslr cameras. I switched to the Manfrotto 3160 (128?) which can handle scope and camera nicely.
Forum: Texas Friday 7th December 2012, 23:30
Replies: 3
Views: 2,042
Posted By RonHW
Thanks good information there. I was not familiar...

Thanks good information there. I was not familiar with Sabal Palms. Doubt we'll get to the Valley, but maybe! I'll check out Texbird for local sightings. Thanks again. rw
Forum: Texas Friday 7th December 2012, 18:24
Replies: 3
Views: 2,042
Posted By RonHW
Castroville and Big Bend

Howdy,

Will be in the area of Castroville, for a week or so. Also a few days in Big Bend.
Will try for a one-day run to the Corpus coast if possible.

Familiar with the areas, but not familiar with...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 17th May 2011, 23:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,788
Posted By RonHW
Thank you for the feedback. I'm off to see it...

Thank you for the feedback. I'm off to see it tomorrow.

rw
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 17th May 2011, 01:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,788
Posted By RonHW
What's it worth?

Hello all,

I may have the opportunity to purchase a 16 year-old Swarovski-Optik Model AT 80, 80mm angled scope with 20-60 zoom lens. It is in very good to excellent condition.

Any thoughts on a...
Forum: Vortex Sunday 30th January 2011, 14:47
Replies: 10
Views: 3,257
Posted By RonHW
My experience - the Ranger 8x32 is a nice compact...

My experience - the Ranger 8x32 is a nice compact bin for hiking and traveling about. It fit my hand very comfortably, however I use the Ranger 8x42 for my all purpose glass. also have a 6x32 for...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 30th January 2011, 14:29
Replies: 49
Views: 18,171
Posted By RonHW
Dave, I use the 25-75 zoom on my 82ED. Tried the...

Dave,

I use the 25-75 zoom on my 82ED. Tried the 30x hoping for a wider field of view, but did not perceive much difference at comparable magnification. Stuck with zoom, though still less than happy...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 10th July 2009, 11:53
Replies: 0
Views: 1,106
Posted By RonHW
birding with a Blackberry

Just purchased a Blackberry. Pretty handy. I've already used its recording feature a few times to help with identification.

Anybody have experience with birding applications that can be downloaded...
Forum: Israel Friday 21st December 2007, 18:35
Replies: 0
Views: 1,359
Posted By RonHW
Where to bird?

Hi,

Planning a trip to the Eilat region in mid March. Are there birding guides or location maps that I might find in the US or on line?

What about in the north of the country - other than...
Forum: Canon Thursday 27th September 2007, 03:54
Replies: 19
Views: 2,493
Posted By RonHW
From what I've read and from what I saw in the...

From what I've read and from what I saw in the stores, the Canon 70-300 and 70-300 IS USM are very
different lenses.

rw
Forum: Canon Monday 24th September 2007, 03:06
Replies: 19
Views: 2,493
Posted By RonHW
Pdog, Maybe you can pick up a good used one. ...

Pdog,


Maybe you can pick up a good used one. We've been very pleased.

rw
Forum: Canon Friday 21st September 2007, 15:47
Replies: 4
Views: 1,222
Posted By RonHW
TC for 70-300 IS, Kenko vs Tamron

Greetings,

Iím planning to purchase a 1.4 teleconverter. Iíve read threads going back several years on the subject.

I have a 400D and 70-300 IS (new version). The Canon TC will not work with this...
Forum: Others Wednesday 19th September 2007, 15:40
Replies: 7
Views: 3,755
Posted By RonHW
The Eagle Optics Ranger series are great...

The Eagle Optics Ranger series are great binoculars. We have three pair; 10x42, 8x42, 6x32.

http://www.eagleoptics.com/index.asp?pid=4698

The 6's hang out near the window closest to the feeders. ...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 19th September 2007, 15:28
Replies: 49
Views: 6,138
Posted By RonHW
Dave, Both lenses are great and will not...

Dave,

Both lenses are great and will not disappoint. However no matter what, there will be circumstances when you will wish for a longer lens not matter what you buy.

In addition, weight,...
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