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Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 8th May 2018, 10:49
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By bugbear
TBH, that was the idea in my head when I bought...

TBH, that was the idea in my head when I bought it.

But "proper" hide supports (i.e. advertised as such) seem to have much more height (6-12 inches).

Most hid shelves (now that I've looked) appear...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 8th May 2018, 10:00
Replies: 6
Views: 322
Posted By bugbear
Table camera clamp - what for?

I recently got a table clamping camera fixing (ok, it was a car boot, and it was cheap).

It's OBVIOUS what it does; it clamps to a table or shelf edge, and provides a ball head mount for a small...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Wednesday 1st November 2017, 13:07
Replies: 1
Views: 766
Posted By bugbear
Improving motion on a Manfrotto ball head?

I have an old Manfrotto #168 ball head, mounted on an equally old Manfrotto #55 tripod. Both car boot bargains.

The motion has become rather "sticky" - I have to slack the tension right off before I...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Monday 25th July 2016, 08:34
Replies: 4
Views: 5,276
Posted By bugbear
I drilled out the 2mm pilot/test hole to 5mm, and...

I drilled out the 2mm pilot/test hole to 5mm, and tapped to 1/4" x 20 TPI.

I fixed a 1/4" pan head bolt to the end of a dowel with blu-tack, and inserted it all the way up the tube, and managed to...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Friday 22nd July 2016, 12:27
Replies: 4
Views: 5,276
Posted By bugbear
Some probing with a piece of 5mm dowelling from...

Some probing with a piece of 5mm dowelling from below revealed that the machined-top is definitely hollow, to some extent.

A trial 2mm axial hole drilled from the top, showed that the top "skin" of...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Monday 6th June 2016, 08:05
Replies: 4
Views: 5,276
Posted By bugbear
Replacing head on Slik 500 ?

I was wandering a car boot (yard sale, USA) when I saw a small tripod.

I picked it up to take a look, and was amazed at the low weight.

Everything seemed OK, so I bought it.

A quick bit of...
Forum: Norfolk Monday 16th May 2016, 12:35
Replies: 4
Views: 2,255
Posted By bugbear
I've had another sighting; my attention was drawn...

I've had another sighting; my attention was drawn (again from my kitchen window...) to a tiny coloured light flashing in the shrubs.

It turned out the "light" was just some INCREDIBLY brightly...
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 5th April 2015, 18:30
Replies: 4
Views: 2,255
Posted By bugbear
Having looked at more images, I think I may have...

Having looked at more images, I think I may have seen a monochrome firecrest!

I'll have to see it again and REALLY look around the eye to be sure.

Thanks for your help.

BugBear
Forum: Norfolk Sunday 5th April 2015, 18:18
Replies: 4
Views: 2,255
Posted By bugbear
Question Identification - monochrome goldcrest?!

I just saw a bird out of my kitchen window on my patio (the sacrifices we make for birding, eh?).

It looked, to my inexpert eye, like a goldcrest. It was tiny (wren size) and (as per the books)...
Forum: Suffolk Monday 30th September 2013, 06:54
Replies: 1
Views: 1,520
Posted By bugbear
Googling ebay (!!) says they're pigeon tail...

Googling ebay (!!) says they're pigeon tail feathers.

How dull!!

BugBear
Forum: Suffolk Saturday 28th September 2013, 10:49
Replies: 1
Views: 1,520
Posted By bugbear
Feather Id from garden

This doesn't look like a pigeon feather (to me...)

Can anyone ID it?

The photo was taken in a north facing room, with the camera white balance adjusted against a white card, so the colour should be...
Forum: Information Wanted Monday 13th June 2011, 15:33
Replies: 4
Views: 835
Posted By bugbear
relationship of BTO and RSPB

I'm slightly confused that we have TWO large organisations doing the "bird thing" in this country.

Can anyone explain the roles of them, how they differ, overlap, that kind of thing?

BugBear
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Tuesday 29th June 2010, 10:38
Replies: 1
Views: 1,236
Posted By bugbear
Flash of recall, and a better google...

Flash of recall, and a better google search...

http://www.tvwg.nl/testrapporten/statieven/statieven.htm

It's in Dutch...

BugBear
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Wednesday 2nd June 2010, 12:45
Replies: 1
Views: 1,236
Posted By bugbear
trying to recall tripod review?

A while ago (possibly 2 years) I read a very thorough review/test
of tripods for digiscoping.

The tripods were either top end carbon fibre, or wood. No centre columns were used (even if available),...
Forum: Cambridgeshire Tuesday 17th November 2009, 08:24
Replies: 2
Views: 1,770
Posted By bugbear
Buzzard(?) near Sawtry

whilst visiting a friend in Sawtry on Sunday, we went for a walk.

Around a mile west we saw a Kestrel and a "sodding great bird" (circa 4-5 foot wingspan, at a guess) with squarish wings.

From my...
Forum: Digiscoping Adapters Monday 1st June 2009, 13:10
Replies: 4
Views: 1,123
Posted By bugbear
basic question on focusing

I have a "universal" digiscoping adapter, that is slightly cumbersome to set up.

e.g.

http://www.amazon.com/William-Optics-Universal-Digiscoping-Diameter-Eyepieces/dp/B000AMNZ3M

Assuming I have...
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Tuesday 19th May 2009, 16:26
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By bugbear
I've finally found something I can put my finger...

I've finally found something I can put my finger on, although I'm still at a loss for the (exact) cause-and-cure

http://i48.photobucket.com/albums/f234/bugbear33/photo_tech/tiles_hist.png

That's a...
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Tuesday 19th May 2009, 15:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By bugbear
I though the way the lens focused (what moves,...

I though the way the lens focused (what moves, what stays still) was also suitable - IIRC my A630 is NOT liked for digiscoping, due to the lens (in ways I do not understand)



That may be worth a...
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Tuesday 19th May 2009, 14:44
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By bugbear
It's the end result (captured images) that I'm...

It's the end result (captured images) that I'm presently worried about, although other factors (e.g. poor display) may affect me as I go on.

BugBear
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Tuesday 19th May 2009, 08:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By bugbear
Thanks for that - the 620 is actually the "big...

Thanks for that - the 620 is actually the "big boy" from the previous generation (where the low-res/high-res pair was A610/A620). The next generation was the A630/A640 pair.

I got the A630 following...
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Monday 18th May 2009, 09:55
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By bugbear
Question Canon a590 - quality

I note (from googling) that the Canon a590 is quite widely used for Digiscoping, and is considered something of a bargain.

Given that my (fairly beloved) Canon a630 had acquired some dirt inside its...
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