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Forum: Canon Monday 20th August 2018, 03:41
Replies: 14
Views: 4,918
Posted By Mick50
Very nice pics. What camera are you using?

Very nice pics. What camera are you using?
Forum: Macro Photography Sunday 5th August 2018, 22:36
Replies: 3
Views: 2,390
Posted By Mick50
Canon EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS & crop camera

I'm currently using a Canon 60D camera and use my 300mm L IS to shoot macro shots of butterflies, insects, etc. I'm thinking of purchasing the 100mm macro but am wondering about the results I can...
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Sunday 5th August 2018, 22:13
Replies: 2
Views: 1,264
Posted By Mick50
Google Pixel 2 & Swarovski scope

I have a Google Pixel 2 phone (my 1st smartphone) and am looking for a good adapter to be able to use it with my Swarovski STS 65HD. I keep an Otterbox on my phone for protection and would like to...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Sunday 5th August 2018, 22:05
Replies: 0
Views: 602
Posted By Mick50
Snowy Egret and Great Blue Heron- feeding style

One of my favorite local birding spots, a small reservoir that is almost fully drained with plans to be turned into a future meadow and wetland area, has been hosting a rare (location and...
Forum: Canon Sunday 5th August 2018, 21:47
Replies: 0
Views: 2,614
Posted By Mick50
Canon 60D and video

Lately when I turn my 60D on to shoot video (mostly birds in their habitat) it will turn off after about 10-15 seconds. I then turn it back on and it seems to be fine. ANy ideas on what might be...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 14th March 2018, 01:43
Replies: 7
Views: 3,461
Posted By Mick50
Hi. Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply and...

Hi. Thanks so much for your thoughtful reply and the pics. I agree with the things you've said on its limitations and uses. You might find this video helpful in programming for C1 and C2. It helped...
Forum: Canon Thursday 22nd February 2018, 00:38
Replies: 7
Views: 3,461
Posted By Mick50
Powershot SX50 HS

After reading a blog post from photographer Lillian Stokes about the Powershot and using it as a lightweight, but still sharp, alternative to a DSLR and long lenses, I purchased a used one. My...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 10th December 2017, 00:34
Replies: 1
Views: 1,048
Posted By Mick50
recommendations for selling

I'd like to sell some old camera equipment and cannot sell here as I am not (yet) a member. I've looked at mpb and keh and wanted to know about people's experience with either one.

With mpb I...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 9th December 2017, 03:08
Replies: 4
Views: 1,412
Posted By Mick50
Use of filters on scopes

Hi all. I finally made my scope purchase- Swaro STS 65mm. I use protective filters on my camera lenses, and was wondering if people use them on their scopes? Suggestions and thoughts appreciated....
Forum: Canon Tuesday 5th December 2017, 21:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mick50
Thanks all

Thanks for all the suggestions & sharing experiences. If I do purchase the Sigma I won't use an extender. I'm still deciding.
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 29th November 2017, 22:01
Replies: 1
Views: 2,131
Posted By Mick50
Swarovski STS 65 HD vs STX 65

I know the STX models are interchangeable, but is there any performance difference/upgrade the new STX has over the older STS model?

If I'm only thinking of buying one scope/size, can I save money...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 29th November 2017, 21:53
Replies: 4
Views: 1,786
Posted By Mick50
Canon 60D and lenses/teleconverters

Hello all. I'm currently using a Canon 60D with a 300mm f/4L IS prime lens and a 1.4x teleconverter.

I'm looking at upgrading to a Sigma 150-600mm f/5‑6.3 DG OS or a Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 18th November 2017, 17:16
Replies: 1
Views: 891
Posted By Mick50
Monopod recommendations

I recently purchased a used Canon Powershot SX50 HS as an alternative to walking distances with my 300mm set-up & binocs combined- getting older is no good for the lower back.

The Powershot is...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 15th October 2017, 03:22
Replies: 155
Views: 104,690
Posted By Mick50
BTX and 65mm

Is anyone using the BTX with the 65mm scope? Wondering how that combination works/looks.

Thanks.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Saturday 14th October 2017, 16:04
Replies: 4
Views: 1,564
Posted By Mick50
Recording with an MP3 player

I'm using an MP3 player to try to do some recordings, and was hoping to be able to edit my recordings using only what's on my computer, Windows Media Player.

Is it possible to edit the recording?...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 14th October 2017, 15:56
Replies: 4
Views: 2,128
Posted By Mick50
There's no rust in there, and I don't use it in...

There's no rust in there, and I don't use it in harsh conditions to get very dirty, but I will look for any dust/dirt.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 14th October 2017, 15:54
Replies: 4
Views: 2,128
Posted By Mick50
If I can fix it that would be much better

Thanks! I'm not mechanically inclined but if I can figure out how to tweak it or make an adjustment that would be great.

The gold "button" seems to stay locked up. I can push it down and then try...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Saturday 7th October 2017, 21:26
Replies: 4
Views: 2,128
Posted By Mick50
Manfrotto & customer service on problems

Hi all. I have a Manfrotto 128RC fluid head that I purchased several years ago. The mechanism that holds the QR plate in place has always been sticky, but now it's giving me major problems to the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 8th September 2017, 22:39
Replies: 9
Views: 3,163
Posted By Mick50
Edit: One reason I'm asking is that I've found a...

Edit: One reason I'm asking is that I've found a used Swaro 65mm for $1600, which is about the same price of a new Razor 85mm.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 8th September 2017, 16:23
Replies: 9
Views: 3,163
Posted By Mick50
Scope size and prices

Hi all. After 10-plus years of birding I recently bought just my 2cd pair of binoculars, upgrading from a $300 pair of Eagle Optics Ranger 10x42 to a Zeiss Victory SF 8x42 (grey), and am loving the...
Forum: Canon Sunday 3rd September 2017, 16:43
Replies: 36
Views: 13,954
Posted By Mick50
Full frame camera question

I'm an enthusiast photographer who primarily enjoys bird photography but also take some classes and shoot other subjects as well.

I'm using a Canon 60D with a 300mm f/4 L IS lens and a 1.4 extender....
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 31st August 2017, 18:24
Replies: 16
Views: 20,094
Posted By Mick50
Edit- sorry...read the responses after my initial...

Edit- sorry...read the responses after my initial post.
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 31st August 2017, 17:55
Replies: 16
Views: 20,094
Posted By Mick50
cost of Kowa "scope"

Very nice review and informative about scopes I am considering, the Gavia and Razor.

One question though...you mention that the Kowa is only about $600 more than a $2000 scope (such as the Gavia)....
Forum: Vortex Monday 28th August 2017, 15:47
Replies: 3
Views: 4,742
Posted By Mick50
Vortex Razor HD 85mm & digiscoping

Is anyone digiscoping with the Razor 85mm and a DSLR?

I have a Canon 60D and use a 300mm fixed lens w/ 1.4 extender to get me to 420mm.

I'd love to try digiscoping with the extra length but have...
Forum: Kowa Sunday 27th August 2017, 20:49
Replies: 23
Views: 10,311
Posted By Mick50
Kowa 88mm vs 77mm

I was thinking or purchasing a Kowa Spotting Scope in 88mm but noticed the 77mm at a savings of $800. Has anyone compared both size scopes to comment on the price difference and quality of what will...
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