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Forum: Cameras And Photography Yesterday, 00:04
Replies: 4
Views: 406
Posted By etudiant
The Sony RX100VII is a splendid camera and a...

The Sony RX100VII is a splendid camera and a worthy, albeit pricey successor to your FZ28.
The advantages are the bigger sensor and the smaller camera size, vastly better video and an increased wide...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Sunday 27th September 2020, 17:57
Replies: 27
Views: 927
Posted By etudiant
Sadly there are no apolitical organizations. An...

Sadly there are no apolitical organizations.
An entity that is international has to navigate the political waters as best it can, but a determined government can always force a decision.
That...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th September 2020, 22:57
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By etudiant
MY bad. Magnolia of course. Hangs head in shame.

MY bad. Magnolia of course.
Hangs head in shame.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 26th September 2020, 17:52
Replies: 6
Views: 159
Posted By etudiant
The light colored feet are a pretty unambiguous...

The light colored feet are a pretty unambiguous feature of the Blackpoll Warbler.
Way back when, this was one of the classics in Peterson's 'Confusing Fall Warblers' section, because the Bay Breasted...
Forum: Nikon Saturday 26th September 2020, 17:18
Replies: 9
Views: 277
Posted By etudiant
The ED50 with the 13-30x is still on Amazon, so...

The ED50 with the 13-30x is still on Amazon, so readily available.
Imho, the 13x30 is just fine, wonderfully compact as befits the ED50, sharp and clear, albeit with limited FoV and eye relief.
The...
Forum: Sony Tuesday 22nd September 2020, 18:48
Replies: 337
Views: 53,406
Posted By etudiant
You'll find that a charger is well worth the...

You'll find that a charger is well worth the extra hassle.
Using the camera as the charger ties up the camera just when you want it. Two batteries means the camera is needed to charge much of the...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Monday 21st September 2020, 23:46
Replies: 27
Views: 927
Posted By etudiant
This discussion simply underlines that Taiwan has...

This discussion simply underlines that Taiwan has no chance of surviving in international bodies, China is determined to extirpate them from international presence.
That suggests that Taiwan urgently...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 21st September 2020, 23:36
Replies: 712
Views: 69,872
Posted By etudiant
The central point I was trying to make,...

The central point I was trying to make, unsuccessfully, is that the variance detected by Henry is not unusual for current binocular QC standards.
I had hoped that the NL would raise the bar, but...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 20th September 2020, 22:51
Replies: 712
Views: 69,872
Posted By etudiant
Gijs, I have no doubt that Swaro does these...

Gijs, I have no doubt that Swaro does these checks and has uniformity standards.
Still, Henry called out a noticeable difference in the optical performance of the two tubes. I think Henry does some...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 20th September 2020, 17:49
Replies: 712
Views: 69,872
Posted By etudiant
The thing that stood out to me in Henry's last...

The thing that stood out to me in Henry's last comment is that the optical performance of the two NL barrels differed.
That indicates the QC standards have not changed and that your chances of...
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Saturday 19th September 2020, 22:43
Replies: 27
Views: 927
Posted By etudiant
As you point out, all organizations where Taiwan...

As you point out, all organizations where Taiwan is a member, whether wildlife conservation, environmental, industrial or engineering standards etc,
are going to be confronted with this issue.
I...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 19th September 2020, 22:27
Replies: 712
Views: 69,872
Posted By etudiant
Some very forceful assertions, without a shred of...

Some very forceful assertions, without a shred of evidence to back them up.
But as he said, he read it on the internet so it must be true!
Forum: Swarovski Friday 18th September 2020, 15:28
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By etudiant
If the money is not the issue, I'd go for it....

If the money is not the issue, I'd go for it.
The NL 12x42 got the highest grade ever given by Allbinos, which does suggest it is a notch above.
That said, the 12x50 EL 12x50 is a superb glass by...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 17th September 2020, 22:20
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By etudiant
Seems a substantial outlay for marginal gain, but...

Seems a substantial outlay for marginal gain, but if you enjoy spending money, don't hesitate.
I'd spend the money differently, Nikon just launched a 10x25 stabilized glass which looks really good....
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Thursday 17th September 2020, 01:00
Replies: 27
Views: 927
Posted By etudiant
Surely no surprise. We all know China is totally...

Surely no surprise.
We all know China is totally paranoid about any potential erosion to their 'one China' posture.
Bird Life correctly decided that their mission would be better served by keeping...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 17th September 2020, 00:50
Replies: 85
Views: 6,056
Posted By etudiant
Thank you, Binastro, for these insights into...

Thank you, Binastro, for these insights into these pioneering optics initiatives.
Creative design in large scale optics surely has lots of antecedents. What surprises me is that while the optics...
Forum: Sony Thursday 17th September 2020, 00:35
Replies: 337
Views: 53,406
Posted By etudiant
All spot on, especially the extra battery(ies)...

All spot on, especially the extra battery(ies) recommendation.
I would add that Sony color is an acquired taste, very subdued indeed, so that it takes real chops in RAW processing to get the vibrancy...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 13th September 2020, 21:35
Replies: 31
Views: 1,772
Posted By etudiant
I think the picture is beginning to become clear,...

I think the picture is beginning to become clear, that optics has so many variables that no manufacturer can afford to optimize them all.
So buyers choose their priorities, obviously robustness for...
Forum: Sony Sunday 13th September 2020, 21:06
Replies: 337
Views: 53,406
Posted By etudiant
Earlier BF comments on the P1000 suggested that...

Earlier BF comments on the P1000 suggested that it was much better for BIF shots because of the manual zoom. Plus there was some follow on indicating the P950 was materially more responsive than the...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 12th September 2020, 18:29
Replies: 31
Views: 1,772
Posted By etudiant
Just asking, if anyone actually designed/built a...

Just asking, if anyone actually designed/built a binocular to high quality optical standards, would the consumer notice?
I assume the Nikon WX is the pinnacle of current binocular performance.
How...
Forum: Zeiss Saturday 12th September 2020, 03:31
Replies: 31
Views: 1,772
Posted By etudiant
Not an expert, but binoculars have multiple...

Not an expert, but binoculars have multiple lenses lined up to perform, so if any of them are slightly tilted or ground off center or the glass composition is a bit off, there will be visible...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 12th September 2020, 03:01
Replies: 85
Views: 6,056
Posted By etudiant
Based on your experience, how wide would you...

Based on your experience, how wide would you expect the sample variation to be?
Does variation increase with the increased size of the optics?
Clearly we are getting into telescope territory here...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Friday 11th September 2020, 01:59
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By etudiant
Thank you, your idea is very much more plausible....

Thank you, your idea is very much more plausible. That means the trees are just the convenient venue for the larger turf fight.
Forum: Bird Behaviour Thursday 10th September 2020, 22:20
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By etudiant
Presumably that means storage trees are a...

Presumably that means storage trees are a limiting factor for these birds.
I wonder whether there would value in providing artificial snags for them to use?
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 10th September 2020, 22:09
Replies: 712
Views: 69,872
Posted By etudiant
Not many consumers have the expertise or the...

Not many consumers have the expertise or the resources to evaluate their purchase of any sophisticated product. Indeed, considering how many badly made hand tools survive in the marketplace, it seems...
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