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Forum: Binoculars Monday 10th September 2018, 09:28
Replies: 13
Views: 934
Posted By pshute
Why hover when you can extend the eyecups to the...

Why hover when you can extend the eyecups to the right position? I assume yours have several click stops?

Or have I misunderstood?
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 4th August 2018, 20:08
Replies: 31
Views: 4,781
Posted By pshute
Why would that be? I thought relief requirements...

Why would that be? I thought relief requirements to see the full field were purely to do with how far your glasses are from your eyes. If there an optical effect of the glasses lenses that varies...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th April 2018, 22:34
Replies: 167
Views: 25,017
Posted By pshute
Given that the results seem to vary with observer...

Given that the results seem to vary with observer and with binoculars weight and shape, I wonder if people should be doing tests for themselves (hand held 8x vs handheld 10x). I'd give it a try, but...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 18th April 2018, 02:15
Replies: 167
Views: 25,017
Posted By pshute
That graph is "efficiency" vs magnification....

That graph is "efficiency" vs magnification. What's "efficiency"?

It shows a steady increase with magnification both hand held and supported, which doesn't match what Gijs said: "at magnifications...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 17th April 2018, 01:23
Replies: 167
Views: 25,017
Posted By pshute
No, I was thinking just a hand held test. We're...

No, I was thinking just a hand held test. We're talking about which ones let you see better when birding, and most birding is with handheld binoculars. I'm interested in a true test of how shake...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th April 2018, 13:41
Replies: 167
Views: 25,017
Posted By pshute
I haven't read this whole thread, so apologies if...

I haven't read this whole thread, so apologies if this has already been asked. Have any of you actually tried a test with 8x vs 10x? Eg how many metres away can you read a page of newspaper? The...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 15th April 2018, 08:30
Replies: 33
Views: 3,576
Posted By pshute
I'm just wondering if you've tried a different...

I'm just wondering if you've tried a different card in your Olympus camera, just in case that's the problem with it. It would be pity to let that lens go to waste, even if you opt to use the smaller...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th March 2018, 05:17
Replies: 68
Views: 5,720
Posted By pshute
But thatís comparing a 2.5mm exit pupil with a...

But thatís comparing a 2.5mm exit pupil with a 5.25. Most peopleís pupils can dilate bigger than 2.5. But would 8x56ís (7mm) benefit anyone there? Even people whose pupils can dilate to 7mm in...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th March 2018, 02:52
Replies: 68
Views: 5,720
Posted By pshute
But what weíre looking for here is the ability to...

But what weíre looking for here is the ability to use a large exit pupil resulting from large objectives. Surely we should be testing in the kind of conditions weíll be using the binoculars in? Eg...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th March 2018, 10:33
Replies: 68
Views: 5,720
Posted By pshute
Have you actually measured that?

Have you actually measured that?
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 11th March 2018, 01:08
Replies: 14
Views: 2,962
Posted By pshute
And this includes your own pupils. Iím under the...

And this includes your own pupils. Iím under the impression that during the day when your pupils are small, using large objectives doesnít result in increased brightness. And that pupils are often...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Saturday 10th March 2018, 23:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,349
Posted By pshute
Sounds like that robin gets fed regularly. I’m...

Sounds like that robin gets fed regularly.

I’m curious about how you achieved that double spacing in your message.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 7th January 2018, 07:44
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By pshute
I’m envious. I find that my wildlife recordings...

I’m envious. I find that my wildlife recordings sound much better with headphones. I can hear birds I didn’t hear while I was making them.
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 5th January 2018, 23:17
Replies: 6
Views: 879
Posted By pshute
Did you try it with headphones to block out...

Did you try it with headphones to block out background noise? It depends on your computer's sound card, your speakers/headphones, and your hearing.

It cut out at about 10kHz for me, but probably...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 4th January 2018, 09:35
Replies: 100
Views: 8,173
Posted By pshute
Surely this is the answer, unless people also...

Surely this is the answer, unless people also want to complain about the narrowing of the FOV that comes with longer relief.

If it's impossible to design an eyecup that can move out that far, why...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 12th November 2017, 01:40
Replies: 11
Views: 3,127
Posted By pshute
I could hear a few squeaks. Are those birds...

I could hear a few squeaks. Are those birds flying over, or roosting nearby?
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Wednesday 8th November 2017, 00:19
Replies: 19
Views: 4,241
Posted By pshute
If you're specifically after overhead flight...

If you're specifically after overhead flight calls, yes, forget about the solid roof idea. In my case I'm just recording ambient calls, and it doesn't seem to affect anything.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 5th November 2017, 21:04
Replies: 19
Views: 4,241
Posted By pshute
Interesting, I didnít know they had that product,...

Interesting, I didnít know they had that product, and theyíve got a foam cover available for it too.

Iíve heard these capsules have some water resistance, but that page warns they arenít water...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 5th November 2017, 10:07
Replies: 19
Views: 4,241
Posted By pshute
I must confess that it's been so long since I...

I must confess that it's been so long since I wired mine up that I don't know! I'll see if I can find out.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 5th November 2017, 04:28
Replies: 19
Views: 4,241
Posted By pshute
Iím using a pair of these with my Sony recorder...

Iím using a pair of these with my Sony recorder (which apparently uses the same capsule internally), and Iím told they work well with Olympus...
Forum: Leica Saturday 14th October 2017, 09:24
Replies: 41
Views: 7,463
Posted By pshute
In normal light, 3% more light reaching the eye...

In normal light, 3% more light reaching the eye should result in the pupils shrinking slightly, so one should never notice that the image is brighter.

But a smaller pupil means slightly more depth...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 14th October 2017, 09:10
Replies: 160
Views: 23,589
Posted By pshute
I just thought I'd throw in this story about my...

I just thought I'd throw in this story about my search for better binoculars. I became convinced my old low end Bushnells were out of alignment. I'd always struggled with their stiff focusing, and...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 13th October 2017, 00:14
Replies: 160
Views: 23,589
Posted By pshute
A birder/researcher I know uses Swarovskis....

A birder/researcher I know uses Swarovskis. Always sceptical, I asked if he thought they were worth the money. He said he’d happily pay double for them.

One comment I heard (elsewhere) was that...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 12th October 2017, 11:40
Replies: 160
Views: 23,589
Posted By pshute
Probably depends how much play there is. I think...

Probably depends how much play there is. I think stiff focusing might be worse.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 6th October 2017, 02:43
Replies: 16
Views: 4,483
Posted By pshute
I tried to find a local supplier of these, and...

I tried to find a local supplier of these, and ended up with an identical looking recorder that only recorded in wav format - no mp3, despite listing it in the manual, and it lost the date/time...
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