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Forum: Swarovski Sunday 30th July 2006, 18:02
Replies: 24
Views: 14,232
Posted By mickporter
I would advise you to go to a dealer and let him...

I would advise you to go to a dealer and let him put you both scopes side by side for you to test.

I tried both the Zeiss and Swarovski together intending to buy the Swaro, but found to my eyes the...
Forum: Northumberland Sunday 30th July 2006, 17:45
Replies: 16
Views: 2,702
Posted By mickporter
I have just returned from my trip. It was...

I have just returned from my trip. It was absolutly fabulous!!

I visited the islands twice. First a full day trip on the two islands. On Staples Island, the Razorbills and Gillimots were still...
Forum: Northumberland Sunday 30th July 2006, 17:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,931
Posted By mickporter
I have just returned from a week at Seahouses.......

I have just returned from a week at Seahouses.... I spent two days on the Farnes..... was just in time to see the Razorbills and Gillimots before they left this week.


Thousands of puffins, Common,...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Thursday 20th July 2006, 11:40
Replies: 46
Views: 5,496
Posted By mickporter
Those pictures look pretty good to me, so I don't...

Those pictures look pretty good to me, so I don't think you are rubbish!!

I think maybe if you are using the Andy Bright settings you may find that he says somewhere that they may provide slightly...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Thursday 20th July 2006, 11:33
Replies: 87
Views: 11,529
Posted By mickporter
Hehehe yes I agree, my camera is probably a...

Hehehe yes I agree, my camera is probably a dinosaur now, but at the time it was state of the art. It does, and I do take multiple piccys, although at a high quality setting which I prefer, it is...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Thursday 20th July 2006, 07:53
Replies: 87
Views: 11,529
Posted By mickporter
I mean that 'in my experience', using a camera...

I mean that 'in my experience', using a camera without a cable release is invariably doomed to failure more often than not.

I know lots of guys who like you take pictures by pressing the camera...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Wednesday 19th July 2006, 22:27
Replies: 87
Views: 11,529
Posted By mickporter
Frank congratulations on your perseverance. I...

Frank congratulations on your perseverance. I don't own your brand of camera so I cannot help much with settings etc. But what I want to comment on or at least reinforce:


Is the need to focus the...
Forum: Northumberland Monday 17th July 2006, 23:08
Replies: 16
Views: 2,702
Posted By mickporter
Cheers guys I feel a lot more confident now. One...

Cheers guys I feel a lot more confident now. One last question is it too late for puffins? or may there still be some there??

All my years birdwatching I have never seen a puffin!!
Forum: Camera Settings Monday 17th July 2006, 17:09
Replies: 6
Views: 2,757
Posted By mickporter
Like any new skill, digiscoping takes some...

Like any new skill, digiscoping takes some getting used to. Fairly static birds can be easy providing the camera is set correctly and everything is focused in. The difficulties come because birds are...
Forum: Northumberland Sunday 16th July 2006, 23:37
Replies: 16
Views: 2,702
Posted By mickporter
Farne Islands

Mabe a daft question, but: I am off on holiday in a week to Northumberland, and wife permitting I am planning a full day on the Farne Islands.

Should I travel light with just binns etc. Or should I...
Forum: Butterflies and Moths Sunday 2nd April 2006, 22:48
Replies: 1
Views: 997
Posted By mickporter
Opticron Magnifying stand

I saw an opticron magnifying stand in a local dealers recently. It combines with a small monocular which can be got in varying magnifications to make a sort of field microscope.

I wondered if...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Thursday 23rd March 2006, 07:25
Replies: 2
Views: 1,319
Posted By mickporter
Nikon 4500 RAW mode

Someone tells me that the Nikon 4500 can be made to shoot in a RAW mode by using a patch. Presumably this tells the camera not to use any image compression or alterations etc....

Has anyone used...
Forum: Digiscoping Adapters Sunday 19th March 2006, 13:25
Replies: 9
Views: 2,109
Posted By mickporter
Ken if the camera lens is the same size as the...

Ken if the camera lens is the same size as the Finepix 602 which I think it is, then no.

The lens has a 55mm internal thread, and cannot be stopped down to suit a scope eyepiece. You will either...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Friday 17th March 2006, 16:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,937
Posted By mickporter
Its much much better to go somewhere where they...

Its much much better to go somewhere where they will allow you to spend some time looking through lots of choices.... Somewhere that you can actually use the scope and watch a few birds.

Scope vary...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Friday 17th March 2006, 16:33
Replies: 3
Views: 1,111
Posted By mickporter
Adobe have a program called photoshop album, for...

Adobe have a program called photoshop album, for which you can download a free demo version. This is supposidly very good for organising and storing photos.... maybe worth a looksee
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Friday 17th March 2006, 07:59
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By mickporter
On what basis do you make this assumption??? ...

On what basis do you make this assumption???

Have you got the opticron kit?

This is really not a very helpful reply!!

The opticron kit at InFocus costs 399 which includes a 5 Mpixel Samsung...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 12th March 2006, 23:14
Replies: 15
Views: 9,183
Posted By mickporter
My friend was afraid of the opticron window mount...

My friend was afraid of the opticron window mount causing a strain on the glass of his window and breaking it, so his wife made him a large bean type bag which works fine. He puts it on the door with...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Sunday 12th March 2006, 23:07
Replies: 5
Views: 1,724
Posted By mickporter
Some software actually embeds your details into...

Some software actually embeds your details into the picture, either visible or hidden. That way no one can clone it out and claim your picture....

I am not sure of name but a search of web will find...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Sunday 12th March 2006, 23:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,497
Posted By mickporter
Take a look at the opticron kit. It is sold with...

Take a look at the opticron kit. It is sold with camera, adaptor and all you need to digiscope (except for a scope of course!!)

You are not too far from InFocus which is inside Martin Mere (you...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Saturday 11th March 2006, 22:10
Replies: 24
Views: 12,156
Posted By mickporter
Just one last question which may seem daft. When...

Just one last question which may seem daft. When focusing on a bird or whatever through the telescope, is it ok to rough focus on the object, half press the camera button to allow the camera to focus...
Forum: Digiscoping cameras Monday 6th March 2006, 22:55
Replies: 10
Views: 1,768
Posted By mickporter
InFocus at Martin Mere have 4500's in stock,...

InFocus at Martin Mere have 4500's in stock, presumably other branches also have them. No idea of prices.......
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Monday 6th March 2006, 20:21
Replies: 24
Views: 12,156
Posted By mickporter
I tried the new settings John, and voila had much...

I tried the new settings John, and voila had much much better results. Normally I get one reasonable shot out of around ten taken. I generally take a few shots continuously to ensure I get at least...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th March 2006, 20:06
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By mickporter
Yes thats right sadly I believe it was shot. I...

Yes thats right sadly I believe it was shot. I suppose if this one is a Japanese Pheasant then it must be an escapee and may well suffer the same fate.... Unless someone claims it. It seems to spend...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 6th March 2006, 17:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,676
Posted By mickporter
Pheasant, Mere Sands Wood, Lancashire

For some while now at Mere Sands Wood there is a Male Pheasant which is almost totally green apart from a red wattle on its face.

Whereas normally they have a metallic green neck, and a golden...
Forum: The Birdforum Digiscoping Forum Sunday 5th March 2006, 22:41
Replies: 24
Views: 12,156
Posted By mickporter
Thanks John, I have checked my settings and will...

Thanks John, I have checked my settings and will give it another whiz tomorrow. I think my fixed aperture setting may have been one I have just altered, I will find out. Maybe some of my problems...
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