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Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Yesterday, 23:54
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By HermitIbis
Many thanks, Manfred and Joachim. I found another...

Many thanks, Manfred and Joachim. I found another informative thread. (https://www.birdforum.net/showthread.php?t=150828) It seems the HDF could work, too, if there is no protective glass (= newer...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 11th December 2018, 10:17
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By HermitIbis
Some threads discuss the Opticron HDF T zoom vs...

Some threads discuss the Opticron HDF T zoom vs the SDLv2, basically (it seems) saving 100 Euro for accepting that it's not fully sealed and therefore needs more care in the field. Would the HDF T...
Forum: Canon Monday 10th December 2018, 12:53
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By HermitIbis
Agreed. - Techradar...

Agreed. - Techradar (https://www.techradar.com/reviews/canon-powershot-sx70-hs-review) has published a review that seems fair. It includes a nice & sharp telephoto of a starling. The real test, for...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 4th December 2018, 07:32
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By HermitIbis
Okay, thanks. It's a pity that there exists no...

Okay, thanks. It's a pity that there exists no adapter for an Opticron EP for my Minox.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 3rd December 2018, 20:43
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By HermitIbis
I am pretty sure you are right and using a...

I am pretty sure you are right and using a TSN-3/4 (77mm) with the Opticron zoom would be a major optical improvement over the Minox. The latter didn't weight much (1.035g), but I often left it at...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Saturday 1st December 2018, 21:20
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By HermitIbis
Thanks for this suggestion. I had much fun...

Thanks for this suggestion. I had much fun yesterday reading up (and google) on your combination, finding your detailed explanation...
Forum: Canon Friday 30th November 2018, 13:58
Replies: 53
Views: 8,452
Posted By HermitIbis
Only one German dealer among 22 claims immediate...

Only one German dealer among 22 claims immediate availablity. The same company offers it on Amazon.de - for delivery circa December 11th. The review on the UK site looks like an outlier.
Forum: Canon Friday 30th November 2018, 12:29
Replies: 53
Views: 8,452
Posted By HermitIbis
The German manual is as poor as the English...

The German manual is as poor as the English version. OK, the camera could still be great. Merely a hint that the SX70 is not a priority for Canon. The new shipping date for the camera seems to be...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 29th November 2018, 23:01
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By HermitIbis
Many thanks for the warning. The double focusing...

Many thanks for the warning. The double focusing system has reminded me of Kowa. But my desire to waste 200 Euro is limited. Also, it weighs 1,700g. Too heavy for this thread, obviously.

I have...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Thursday 29th November 2018, 10:53
Replies: 33
Views: 1,287
Posted By HermitIbis
I have a Minox MD62, diameter 62mm, 20x EP. Got...

I have a Minox MD62, diameter 62mm, 20x EP. Got higher-magnification eyepieces, but returned them, as digiscoping results were disappointing. When given the chance to look through a top Swarovski...
Forum: Olympus Wednesday 28th November 2018, 08:40
Replies: 9
Views: 331
Posted By HermitIbis
Ah the Canon SX50! (thanks Iveljay ;) ) Press...

Ah the Canon SX50! (thanks Iveljay ;) )

Press the small button above the FuncSet control wheel. You can then change the position of the focus square with the direction buttons. It's page 134 or 135...
Forum: Canon Saturday 24th November 2018, 00:58
Replies: 53
Views: 8,452
Posted By HermitIbis
Manuals in various languages are available here....

Manuals in various languages are available here. (https://www.canon.co.uk/support/consumer_products/products/cameras/digital_compact/powershot_sx_series/powershot-sx70-hs.aspx?type=manuals&language=)...
Forum: Sony Sunday 18th November 2018, 16:33
Replies: 198
Views: 25,274
Posted By HermitIbis
Thanks for the reply. The second photo of the...

Thanks for the reply. The second photo of the bird is just great - against the dark water, with the evening sun shining on its back. About your earlier post...



The first shot is lovely, it must...
Forum: Sony Sunday 18th November 2018, 09:25
Replies: 198
Views: 25,274
Posted By HermitIbis
Also, why would anybody turn off a camera when...

Also, why would anybody turn off a camera when birding? Batteries are cheap.
Forum: Sony Sunday 18th November 2018, 09:23
Replies: 198
Views: 25,274
Posted By HermitIbis
Congratulations - splendid photos of an...

Congratulations - splendid photos of an ultra-rarity! I've often tried to shoot swifts. Sometimes I got lucky results of similar quality. However, to get these shots of an individual bird is...
Forum: Nikon Friday 16th November 2018, 22:42
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By HermitIbis
Phantastic series. I see you've posted many fine...

Phantastic series. I see you've posted many fine BIFs at the "nikonites" site. This gull action is of particular interest for me, as it shows nicely what the D500 can do. Last year I've got two...
Forum: Canon Thursday 8th November 2018, 17:10
Replies: 53
Views: 8,452
Posted By HermitIbis
It's easy to see the priorities of Nikon's...

It's easy to see the priorities of Nikon's engineers: reach. Harder to draw a line from the SX50 to the SX60 and deduct Canon's philosophy for the SX70. Could be a prosaic "management wants a new...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 7th November 2018, 20:16
Replies: 53
Views: 8,452
Posted By HermitIbis
A size comparison. ...

A size comparison. (https://camerasize.com/compact/#804,385,571,612,789,ha,t)
Forum: Sony Wednesday 7th November 2018, 10:46
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By HermitIbis
I know what you mean, looking at this size...

I know what you mean, looking at this size comparison of three different cameras. (https://camerasize.com/compact/#804,617,392.417,ha,t) Didn't find the particular Sony model you inquired about. The...
Forum: Sony Saturday 3rd November 2018, 11:29
Replies: 198
Views: 25,274
Posted By HermitIbis
In such a situation, when you have perhaps 4-5...

In such a situation, when you have perhaps 4-5 seconds, can't you focus on a tree close to the raptor's flight and lock focus? A half-decent ID shot would be almost guaranteed, or am I overlooking...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 3rd November 2018, 01:21
Replies: 123
Views: 7,920
Posted By HermitIbis
From the review above:

From the review above:
Forum: Nikon Friday 2nd November 2018, 09:35
Replies: 123
Views: 7,920
Posted By HermitIbis
An informative new review ...

An informative new review (https://uk.pcmag.com/digital-cameras/116298/nikon-coolpix-p1000)was published on the uk.PCMag.com site, including a 3 minutes 4K video with some wader watching at 3000mm....
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 31st October 2018, 08:19
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By HermitIbis
f/14 - are you sure? There are few cases where...

f/14 - are you sure? There are few cases where f/14 is really needed, e.g. a macro shooter who tries to enlarge a razor-thin depth of field. - When I jumped from a bridge camera to Nikon, there was a...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 30th October 2018, 11:17
Replies: 19
Views: 792
Posted By HermitIbis
Congratulations, it seems you are doing well. The...

Congratulations, it seems you are doing well. The third photo is nice. When I recommended to look for swans I meant mute swans, of course. Your whooper swans are a much "better" bird! Actually I...
Forum: Sony Monday 29th October 2018, 21:18
Replies: 198
Views: 25,274
Posted By HermitIbis
The Nikon P900 or P1000 are great for distant...

The Nikon P900 or P1000 are great for distant birds. For an expert who uses a bino and can easily ID birds from their voices, such a bridge camera can be a fine tool - to get ID shots and some wader...
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