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Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 7th July 2020, 07:05
Replies: 2
Views: 105
Posted By marcsantacurz
You can get film from B&H or Adorama, for...

You can get film from B&H or Adorama, for example. Fuji and Illford and Kodak are all available.

There is a photo print store near where I live that does 35mm and 120 film (positive & negative). ...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 3rd July 2020, 06:51
Replies: 2
Views: 189
Posted By marcsantacurz
Gladiator, That's a nice setup! Some mics have...

Gladiator,

That's a nice setup! Some mics have slightly different performance depending on how they are powered. You should check if the specs show a lower gain for PIP vs phantom.

The other...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 30th June 2020, 01:44
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By marcsantacurz
Yes, I understood you wanted the 8x, but I only...

Yes, I understood you wanted the 8x, but I only have experience with the 10x. I do not think they are physically different size. They are the same weight, listed down to the 10th of a gram, so I...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 29th June 2020, 05:01
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By marcsantacurz
Ohmy, I have the Pentax AD 8x25 WP and the Nikon...

Ohmy,

I have the Pentax AD 8x25 WP and the Nikon 10x25 trailblazer. I also have the Leica 8x20 Ultravid BR. These are my impressions and what I remember from using them (I've not used the Nikons...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 26th June 2020, 19:50
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By marcsantacurz
Adeel, So, that was a lot of advice! Once you...

Adeel,

So, that was a lot of advice!

Once you get to DSLR/mirrorless (crop or full frame), there will be entry-, mid-, high-, pro-level gear in the current versions and the previous one or two...
Forum: Olympus Friday 26th June 2020, 16:58
Replies: 33
Views: 1,289
Posted By marcsantacurz
Too bad for Olympus cameras. One of my first...

Too bad for Olympus cameras. One of my first cameras was an OM-1 (the first was a Minolta I used at my school).

I'm not sure where the money will come from to keep pushing the technology. MFT...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 26th June 2020, 02:36
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By marcsantacurz
You should be able to use most any music manager...

You should be able to use most any music manager software. Normally, they have a system to figure out what a song / album is and download the metadata. But you should be able to create your own...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 26th June 2020, 01:12
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By marcsantacurz
Budget and your weight limit are the controlling...

Budget and your weight limit are the controlling factors. I should also mention that just jumping in to a top-end system will not get you great photos. It is a skill and you need to practice and...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 25th June 2020, 23:06
Replies: 46
Views: 1,792
Posted By marcsantacurz
Returns are a complex topic. I agree that...

Returns are a complex topic. I agree that re-selling as new something that was returned after being used is unethical -- they need to resell it as open box or similar.

The market place has changed....
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 25th June 2020, 21:36
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By marcsantacurz
Hello, The P900 can capture birds in flight, but...

Hello,

The P900 can capture birds in flight, but you need to use a high shutter speed. If you do not have good light, that might result in a grainy photo from high ISO. I usually use 1/1600 -...
Forum: Others Thursday 25th June 2020, 17:23
Replies: 11
Views: 494
Posted By marcsantacurz
Hayden, Specs are good for what they are, but I...

Hayden,

Specs are good for what they are, but I find that the ergonomics make a huge difference. You need to try the binoculars to make sure they are comfortable for you and work OK with your...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 24th June 2020, 17:11
Replies: 39
Views: 1,231
Posted By marcsantacurz
Capture NX-D, in specific, is here:...

Capture NX-D, in specific, is here: https://downloadcenter.nikonimglib.com/en/products/162/Capture_NX-D.html

For Nikon products, in general, start from the Download Page:...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 24th June 2020, 17:07
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By marcsantacurz
Also on a raised elevation, like a cliff, looking...

Also on a raised elevation, like a cliff, looking down, I have sometimes wished for a straight scope. You can do it with an angled, but then you're looking sideways or really hunched over. I...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 24th June 2020, 03:24
Replies: 99
Views: 5,144
Posted By marcsantacurz
Hmm, maybe I should preface this with "My name is...

Hmm, maybe I should preface this with "My name is Marc, and I have a problem...." If someone were to ask me how many, I'd say 5, as that's the number I more or less would keep. But in reality, I...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 24th June 2020, 02:53
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By marcsantacurz
For angled scopes, you can also rotate the eye...

For angled scopes, you can also rotate the eye piece and a shorter person can look at it mode sideways than top-down. That way, you can keep focus on exactly the same spot while adjusting for...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 18:17
Replies: 15
Views: 400
Posted By marcsantacurz
Remember to include budget for a tripod. If you...

Remember to include budget for a tripod. If you have a camera tripod, it should be fine, though you likely want a pan-tilt head not a ball head. Most people also like a quick-release style head...
Forum: Sea Watch Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 01:52
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By marcsantacurz
Not visible along northern Santa Cruz coast, at...

Not visible along northern Santa Cruz coast, at least where I was near Natural Bridges park.
Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd June 2020, 22:11
Replies: 27
Views: 975
Posted By marcsantacurz
I use the Leica Ultravid BR 8x20 as my compact...

I use the Leica Ultravid BR 8x20 as my compact pair. They are so compact they really do fit in a regular pocket. When I want compact, I want really compact. I'm looking through straws, but having...
Forum: Nikon Monday 22nd June 2020, 20:05
Replies: 41
Views: 2,806
Posted By marcsantacurz
In my priorities of what to buy, I'd rather get...

In my priorities of what to buy, I'd rather get the 600/4 or 400/2.8. I use the 500/5.6e (or 800/5.6 AI-s) now as my long lens (sometimes with 1.4x tc). Then I see Canon and Sony are almost 1kg...
Forum: Sea Watch Monday 22nd June 2020, 19:13
Replies: 7
Views: 237
Posted By marcsantacurz
Oh, I wonder if they are down in Santa Cruz now. ...

Oh, I wonder if they are down in Santa Cruz now. I'll have to go look!
Forum: Nikon Monday 22nd June 2020, 19:09
Replies: 41
Views: 2,806
Posted By marcsantacurz
The 120-300/2.8 does not check boxes for me. ...

The 120-300/2.8 does not check boxes for me. It's heaver than the straight 300/2.8g, costs between 2x - 3x more (you can get excellent used copies of the G), and I do not need the 120 - 300 zoom...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 22nd June 2020, 18:47
Replies: 89
Views: 4,169
Posted By marcsantacurz
When I was looking for 8x32, maybe 2 years ago, I...

When I was looking for 8x32, maybe 2 years ago, I tried a lot of models. I am usually taking some bins with me when going to photograph birds either in the morning or in the evening, so glare and...
Forum: Nikon Monday 22nd June 2020, 17:18
Replies: 39
Views: 1,231
Posted By marcsantacurz
What do you think of the d6 vs d5? I've heard...

What do you think of the d6 vs d5? I've heard the new AF is a noticeable step up from the d5.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 21st June 2020, 21:27
Replies: 1
Views: 122
Posted By marcsantacurz
The Nikon P950 (maybe 750 GBP) and P1000 are two...

The Nikon P950 (maybe 750 GBP) and P1000 are two super-zooms (2000mm and 3000mm respectively). There are very long threads on them in the Nikon section. I have only used the older P900. The P1000...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Saturday 20th June 2020, 21:43
Replies: 5
Views: 206
Posted By marcsantacurz
As has been pointed out, storage media can...

As has been pointed out, storage media can degrade and have bit errors.

Diglloyd.com has an article about this. He also offers a product called "integrity checker" or something like that, which can...
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