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Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 18th September 2019, 22:53
Replies: 102
Views: 5,201
Posted By etudiant
Spectacular creature. Would think it has to be...

Spectacular creature.
Would think it has to be one of the largest among the insects of the British Islands. Suspect it would be very disconcerting to have it land on one.
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 18th September 2019, 20:26
Replies: 21
Views: 506
Posted By etudiant
The PH157Q is indeed a great value, a mid sized...

The PH157Q is indeed a great value, a mid sized head that punches above its weight.
However, Velbon chose to use a custom plate, not even close to Arca compatibility. sold both with as well as...
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 18th September 2019, 15:28
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By etudiant
Congratulations! This is an heirloom grade piece...

Congratulations! This is an heirloom grade piece of optics, the last Zeiss that still used lead in the prisms formulation and the widest field 7x that Zeiss produced (151 meters at 1000 meters).
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 17th September 2019, 23:18
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By etudiant
Not to mention a really fine shot! Very well...

Not to mention a really fine shot! Very well done, thank you.
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 17th September 2019, 20:45
Replies: 5
Views: 208
Posted By etudiant
As a birder, not a photographer, I must admit I...

As a birder, not a photographer, I must admit I thought his shots were excellent. To have him say these were routine captures is impressive.

That said, as a birder I cannot carry a big camera, even...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 17th September 2019, 17:33
Replies: 29
Views: 834
Posted By etudiant
Think Kumar is offering excellent advice, the...

Think Kumar is offering excellent advice, the CMBO Fall festival is the best set up venue for evaluating birding optics that I've seen.
All the major brands have stands at the CM Convention Center...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Friday 13th September 2019, 09:52
Replies: 6
Views: 177
Posted By etudiant
On Windows 7, just change the 'Windows Update'...

On Windows 7, just change the 'Windows Update' settings to only install when you choose to.
That way they do not disrupt the work routine.
Do note that you will get a PC Issues message flag, as MS...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 12th September 2019, 00:16
Replies: 5
Views: 353
Posted By etudiant
Red Legged Partridge perhaps.

Red Legged Partridge perhaps.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 10th September 2019, 20:03
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By etudiant
An experiment is certainly appropriate. The...

An experiment is certainly appropriate.
The worry is that any rigid link to the observer will transmit his/her motions to the scope, but perhaps the monopod will offset some of that.
I'm especially...
Forum: Conservation Monday 9th September 2019, 15:34
Replies: 666
Views: 113,892
Posted By etudiant
The key is the management priority focus on land...

The key is the management priority focus on land restoration.
Maximizing short term profit by overgrazing the land desertifies it for a long time.
The desert around the Chiricahua hills by Portal AZ,...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 9th September 2019, 14:59
Replies: 9
Views: 438
Posted By etudiant
The small footprint of the attachment makes the...

The small footprint of the attachment makes the setup with scope or camera very susceptible to tipping over, so a safety cord is essential. That can be confining, yet if it is too long, it is no...
Forum: Conservation Monday 9th September 2019, 13:59
Replies: 666
Views: 113,892
Posted By etudiant
Interesting take, but is there any evidence that...

Interesting take, but is there any evidence that global water vapor levels have risen over the past century?
There is good evidence for rising CO2 levels, which is I think why scientists see it as a...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 7th September 2019, 23:32
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By etudiant
Think you are entirely right and it is a tribute...

Think you are entirely right and it is a tribute to (or indictment of) the camera industry management that they have totally ignored the lessons of the electronics sector.
The ideas of industry...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Saturday 7th September 2019, 01:35
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By etudiant
Seems pushing the sensor boundaries is also...

Seems pushing the sensor boundaries is also getting to be more interesting.

http://image-sensors-world.blogspot.com/2019/09/darpa-starts-curved-ir-imagers-program.html

The focus is for infra red...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 11:40
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By etudiant
It makes one wonder why Sony is trying so hard to...

It makes one wonder why Sony is trying so hard to become the leaders in this market.
Samsung saw the same volume trends and bailed earlier, yet Sony persists.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 3rd September 2019, 02:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By etudiant
In short, it does not matter much, even a very...

In short, it does not matter much, even a very imperfect glass will still be amply adequate for birding use. That does though somewhat undercut the logic of paying heavily for alpha glass.
Forum: Sony Monday 2nd September 2019, 23:13
Replies: 19
Views: 633
Posted By etudiant
That is a serious investment either way. Perhaps...

That is a serious investment either way.
Perhaps you might rent the system for a few days to see how you like it first, maybe as part of a trip.
Lens Rentals ( https://www.lensrentals.com ) is a good...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 2nd September 2019, 17:09
Replies: 98
Views: 3,946
Posted By etudiant
We truly do have a failure to communicate. No one...

We truly do have a failure to communicate.
No one here ever claimed that birders were your peers, that would be the ornithological field workers.
So to persuade them, you need to get published in...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 2nd September 2019, 13:36
Replies: 17
Views: 1,011
Posted By etudiant
Think this would be a highly desirable...

Think this would be a highly desirable development.
Roger Cicala of Lens Rentals (https://www.lensrentals.com/blog/) has done splendid work developing measures of optical performance and product...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 2nd September 2019, 13:11
Replies: 98
Views: 3,946
Posted By etudiant
Shades of John Young and the Night Parrot...

Shades of John Young and the Night Parrot perhaps?
I don't believe the poor guy ever got much benefit from his discovery either, just a lot of grief with the established powers.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st September 2019, 23:38
Replies: 98
Views: 3,946
Posted By etudiant
Honestly, Fishcrow, no need to argue the details,...

Honestly, Fishcrow, no need to argue the details, we all recognize that you have been pursuing this task for more than a decade with great dedication.
However, what may seem ample evidence to you...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st September 2019, 00:04
Replies: 98
Views: 3,946
Posted By etudiant
You may be quite right, but any claim that is...

You may be quite right, but any claim that is made needs to be verified independently.
The current phrase 'picture or it didn't happen' is a reasonable threshold for this aspect of observational...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 29th August 2019, 22:48
Replies: 73
Views: 4,796
Posted By etudiant
Hi Binastro, Thank you for the extra insight....

Hi Binastro,

Thank you for the extra insight.
Microscope eyepieces I would not have thought of as an option.
Although intriguing, the idea is a bridge too far for my circumstances.
I'm resigned to...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 29th August 2019, 21:53
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By etudiant
Breaking binocs is childs' play for the Deutsche...

Breaking binocs is childs' play for the Deutsche Bundespost.
I had a Nobilem Super serviced by Harald Ros, of CZJ fame. It arrived in such disarray that I had to send it back, repackaged, to...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 29th August 2019, 14:51
Replies: 73
Views: 4,796
Posted By etudiant
Thank you very much. On measuring, the barrel...

Thank you very much.
On measuring, the barrel opening diameter for the ED50 is about 0.9", too little for any other brand of eyepieces.
That clears it up for me.
I'm still considering the Baader...
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