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Forum: Information Wanted Today, 01:17
Replies: 1
Views: 51
Posted By etudiant
Suspect it was more the former, the memory of bad...

Suspect it was more the former, the memory of bad seeds may leave the birds disinterested.
However, fall is also a good time for seeds to be ripe, so perhaps your birds are fattening up...
Forum: Nikon Yesterday, 23:13
Replies: 55
Views: 3,700
Posted By etudiant
What does it take to adapt the Baader zoom to the...

What does it take to adapt the Baader zoom to the Fieldscope series?
Is there an adapter available for purchase?
I use both the ED50 as well as the EDIII and agree that that the Nikon zooms are...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 22nd August 2019, 21:11
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By etudiant
Is it possible to patent a third party design?

Is it possible to patent a third party design?
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 22nd August 2019, 21:09
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By etudiant
My current value measure is $200,000 for a fully...

My current value measure is $200,000 for a fully loaded engineering man year.
So I have no problems with million dollar lenses or billion dollar carriers.
What interests me is the path to profitable...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 22nd August 2019, 20:38
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By etudiant
I have the ED50 angled and a Cullman shoulder...

I have the ED50 angled and a Cullman shoulder stock.
It works ok, but not great. Possibly an ED50 straight would work better, but for me, the combo only works with the Nikon 16x or at most the 20x...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Thursday 22nd August 2019, 13:22
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By etudiant
I'd not appreciated the backpacking aspect. Every...

I'd not appreciated the backpacking aspect. Every pound does indeed matter when it must be carried all day.
That said, I'd wonder whether the bulk of the Benro or the Audubon would not be as much of...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 22nd August 2019, 13:14
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By etudiant
Super informative, thank you! Have to say it...

Super informative, thank you!
Have to say it shows Swaro has surprising capabilities, rather more than generally recognized.
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 22nd August 2019, 01:11
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By etudiant
[QUOTE=John A Roberts;3885755]Hi again...

[QUOTE=John A Roberts;3885755]Hi again Etudient,

As to how Swarovski might develop the monocular, its choices in relation to rangefinder binoculars are interesting

Compared to Zeiss and Leica, the...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 21st August 2019, 16:30
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By etudiant
That makes eminent sense, a lash up under a...

That makes eminent sense, a lash up under a shell.
I'd think the challenge for Swaro is not technical, but social.
They have successfully conditioned birders to view a Swaro as a lifetime item, one...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 21st August 2019, 14:35
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By etudiant
The weight differential would be small for the...

The weight differential would be small for the whole setup. After including head and optics, the weight is likely to be close to 10 pounds in either case.
I use 4 section tripods only because they...
Forum: Swarovski Wednesday 21st August 2019, 01:03
Replies: 20
Views: 1,086
Posted By etudiant
That thing is huge! It seems a step back from...

That thing is huge!
It seems a step back from the Sony DEV-50, which could take pictures and video, while sporting a 12x zoom capability. Admittedly, it did not have the Merlin link, but that is...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 20th August 2019, 10:10
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By etudiant
These seem pretty evenly matched, fold to 24 and...

These seem pretty evenly matched, fold to 24 and 26 inches respectively, leg diameter max 1.1 and 1.25 inches, weight 3 versus 4 pounds.

The Amazon USA reviews of the Benro are generally very...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Tuesday 20th August 2019, 09:31
Replies: 99
Views: 4,685
Posted By etudiant
Very fine looking pooch!

Very fine looking pooch!
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 20th August 2019, 01:08
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By etudiant
Interesting suggestion re possible cooperation...

Interesting suggestion re possible cooperation between Canon and Sony on lens development. The optical specs sure seem similar.
That said, the periodic teardowns posted by Lens Rentals highlight very...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 19th August 2019, 14:24
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By etudiant
Think you have it. The tail is longer than that...

Think you have it.
The tail is longer than that of a Tennessee and there is more of a yellowish tinge. Orange Crowned also has a faint eye line, as is clearly visible in two of the photos.
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Sunday 18th August 2019, 22:49
Replies: 3
Views: 195
Posted By etudiant
Leupold has a good reputation for hunting optics...

Leupold has a good reputation for hunting optics and their Gold Ring offerings are their top of the line.
The smaller 60mm version of this scope has had several reviews, generally praising its...
Forum: Nikon Sunday 18th August 2019, 17:52
Replies: 23
Views: 1,706
Posted By etudiant
Agree entirely, but it strongly suggests Nikon...

Agree entirely, but it strongly suggests Nikon needs a sponsor, a big brother who can absorb the needed investments to become a winner.
Is there anyone who would be acceptable to Japan Inc.?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 16th August 2019, 23:24
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By etudiant
No expert, but think Tennessee, based on the dark...

No expert, but think Tennessee, based on the dark eye line and the dark tail with white under tail covers.
Forum: News From Birding & Nature Organisations Friday 16th August 2019, 19:56
Replies: 36
Views: 10,096
Posted By etudiant
Nice idea, but cats are nocturnal more than dogs,...

Nice idea, but cats are nocturnal more than dogs, plus they tend to be solitary hunters, unlike dogs. so it is much more difficult to monitor stray cats.
I'd like to share your optimism that the...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Friday 16th August 2019, 02:18
Replies: 12
Views: 263
Posted By etudiant
The Audubon Society offers such a tripod, listed...

The Audubon Society offers such a tripod, listed here:
https://www.theaudubonshop.com/product/birder-tripod-legs-only/

Note that it is not light or compact, but it has a sensible design and a...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 14th August 2019, 21:29
Replies: 278
Views: 27,299
Posted By etudiant
Agree entirely, Nikon has limited resources and...

Agree entirely, Nikon has limited resources and really should not throw existing assets such as their Nikon 1 lenses away.
Of course, the 1 series body does need modernization, but that should not...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 11th August 2019, 17:09
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By etudiant
+10!!! The Nikon Action Extreme 7x35 is...

+10!!!

The Nikon Action Extreme 7x35 is excellent, binocs with much better eye relief than the standard Nikon Action offerings. In addition, it is waterproof and fogproof, albeit not a svelte roof...
Forum: Technique Friday 9th August 2019, 00:10
Replies: 22
Views: 569
Posted By etudiant
Your choice is for a sensible combination of a...

Your choice is for a sensible combination of a good basic camera and a reasonably priced long lens. It should give fine images, vastly better than your current Fuji.
That said, you are moving to a...
Forum: Information Wanted Thursday 8th August 2019, 17:27
Replies: 1
Views: 146
Posted By etudiant
Perhaps too civilized for small nesting...

Perhaps too civilized for small nesting passerines?
They need lots of insects to feed their progeny, but insects are not seen as helpful by the parks departments, who spray pesticides liberally lest...
Forum: New York Thursday 8th August 2019, 10:36
Replies: 696
Views: 139,194
Posted By etudiant
Butterfly is a Spicebush Swallowtail. The...

Butterfly is a Spicebush Swallowtail.
The blueish band on the hind wing is a good field mark.
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