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Forum: New York Saturday 20th July 2019, 23:43
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By etudiant
Think the New York Audubon web site would be...

Think the New York Audubon web site would be useful for planning your trip.
http://www.nycaudubon.org/home/
Bald Eagles are found along the Hudson, although they are most reliable in winter, when...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 19th July 2019, 21:45
Replies: 34
Views: 1,402
Posted By etudiant
There have surely been improvements in IS...

There have surely been improvements in IS technology since the launch of the Canon 10x42 ISL. However, sales have been too sluggish to justify upgrading this aging flagship. I bought a new one last...
Forum: Nikon Friday 19th July 2019, 10:15
Replies: 262
Views: 25,051
Posted By etudiant
Sadly they are not, even Panasonic (Matsushita)...

Sadly they are not, even Panasonic (Matsushita) is dependent on Tower Semiconductor, a scrappy small ($5B revenue) foundry. There is no Japanese semiconductor firm on par with Samsung or TSMC, even...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 18th July 2019, 23:18
Replies: 262
Views: 25,051
Posted By etudiant
It would be helpful to have a map of the...

It would be helpful to have a map of the corporate relationships in Japan, probably built around the banking networks involved.
Unfortunately, business in Japan is still very determined by these...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 18th July 2019, 23:03
Replies: 40
Views: 1,625
Posted By etudiant
Yours is a common dilemma. The view provided by...

Yours is a common dilemma.
The view provided by a quality 7x42 is so much more comfortable than the best 8x32 alternative that we recoil at the practical considerations of weight and bulk.
It...
Forum: Japan Thursday 18th July 2019, 22:48
Replies: 2
Views: 128
Posted By etudiant
No expert, but these three birds all were well...

No expert, but these three birds all were well seen on the VENT Japan in Winter tour, superbly led by Kaz Shinoda. He is a teacher turned professional bird guide, just a massive asset to help...
Forum: Kowa Thursday 18th July 2019, 07:31
Replies: 9
Views: 874
Posted By etudiant
Nice catch. That's just under the FoV of the...

Nice catch.
That's just under the FoV of the Zeiss 10x32 FL, so in the competitive ballpark.
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 18th July 2019, 07:19
Replies: 34
Views: 1,402
Posted By etudiant
As long as the superior 10x42ISL is available for...

As long as the superior 10x42ISL is available for around $1300, why would anyone pay more for the less capable 12x32 or 14x32?
That said, agree that Canon ergonomics take some getting used to. Still,...
Forum: Conservation Monday 15th July 2019, 23:42
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By etudiant
Seems a wonderful idea if properly implemented....

Seems a wonderful idea if properly implemented. The mere fact that someone is actually watching is the big step forward, it keep the operators honest.
Here in the US, there is no such monitoring at...
Forum: Conservation Monday 15th July 2019, 11:52
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By etudiant
Seems an 'ad hominem' argument. Who cares whether...

Seems an 'ad hominem' argument. Who cares whether the GWPF is funded by skeptics, the substance of the papers seems pretty legit and should not be dismissed simply because one does not agree with the...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Saturday 13th July 2019, 22:28
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By etudiant
Wonder whether that is instinctive behavior,...

Wonder whether that is instinctive behavior, swimming predators are a common threat for water birds, but are at a real disadvantage if tackled in the water and swans have the size to make it...
Forum: Birds Of Prey Thursday 11th July 2019, 22:05
Replies: 13
Views: 469
Posted By etudiant
The Cape May Bird Observatory had a resident GBB...

The Cape May Bird Observatory had a resident GBB Gull that preyed on the local Coots, trapping them in the shallows and gradually pecking them top death. They called the bird 'Cooter' for obvious...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 11th July 2019, 21:55
Replies: 29
Views: 1,035
Posted By etudiant
Suspect the turbine kill percentage is very much...

Suspect the turbine kill percentage is very much larger for large soaring birds such as raptors.
In the US, the wind industry got a pass for killing endangered species such as Golden Eagles, deemed...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 5th July 2019, 00:16
Replies: 35
Views: 2,637
Posted By etudiant
Interesting about Cook City, we went there for...

Interesting about Cook City, we went there for lunch and Black Rosy Finches,
but the road out of Cook City beyond the Park was closed because of snow.

I'd think just that road trip would be an...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 2nd July 2019, 00:08
Replies: 35
Views: 2,637
Posted By etudiant
Was there in early spring, north entrance,...

Was there in early spring, north entrance, through roads still snowed shut, no badgers, no geysers, but grizzlies stealing wolf kills, lots of bison and elks, eagles galore and stunning Mountain...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 1st July 2019, 01:46
Replies: 35
Views: 2,637
Posted By etudiant
This phone is the 10x zoom model recently...

This phone is the 10x zoom model recently introduced?
Seriously, these are nice shots, I especially liked the badgers, I've not seen a family sunbathing before.
Forum: Nikon Sunday 30th June 2019, 00:31
Replies: 49
Views: 2,843
Posted By etudiant
That is just awful! The Kowa is by all accounts...

That is just awful!
The Kowa is by all accounts the top tier scope and priced accordingly.
To hear that a third of the units tested were lemons is disgusting.
Does no one in the optics business have...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 23rd June 2019, 00:46
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By etudiant
Sounds like a Grackle. Presume it had a long tail...

Sounds like a Grackle. Presume it had a long tail as well and was strolling around as though it owned the world.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 11th June 2019, 02:10
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By etudiant
Agree on the Sony RX100 series, very fine quality...

Agree on the Sony RX100 series, very fine quality at a premium price. My wife gave me a Mark VI to travel with and the camera really performs nicely.
While it maxes out at 200mm equivalent, the lens...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 9th June 2019, 23:21
Replies: 15
Views: 770
Posted By etudiant
The Panasonic TZ100 also has a follow on, the TZ...

The Panasonic TZ100 also has a follow on, the TZ 200, which has a 15x zoom, (24-360mm equivalent), with a 20 megapixel 1" sensor.

That said, I suspect the Olympus offers materially better image...
Forum: Kowa Saturday 8th June 2019, 17:24
Replies: 45
Views: 1,891
Posted By etudiant
I have the Velbon Ultra Luxi, a wonderfully...

I have the Velbon Ultra Luxi, a wonderfully compact lightweight tripod for my Nikon ED50, but marginal, imho, for even my 60mm Nikon EDIII, which now rests on a much more sturdy (and heavier) CF...
Forum: Conservation Saturday 8th June 2019, 16:46
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By etudiant
Is there not still a thriving business raising...

Is there not still a thriving business raising tigers for parts and bears for bile as a component of traditional medicines in China?
In much of the world, including Asia, farming the animals seems...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Thursday 6th June 2019, 17:48
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By etudiant
Would think Warbling for pic 1, very plain bird,...

Would think Warbling for pic 1, very plain bird, not much color or bold marking, Red Eyed for the second, nicely clear supercilium and again not much color.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 6th June 2019, 17:45
Replies: 34
Views: 1,955
Posted By etudiant
Think the Austrian G550 falls short in the...

Think the Austrian G550 falls short in the reliability department when compared to the Toyota Land Crusher. Toyota dominates the markets in rural Africa and Asia for good reasons.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 6th June 2019, 17:41
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By etudiant
I do wonder how large the market is for this kind...

I do wonder how large the market is for this kind of gear.
The point and shoot crowd have been hived off by the small sensor superzooms, while the good but not great photo takers are happy with their...
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