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Forum: Nikon Friday 13th July 2018, 19:34
Replies: 110
Views: 9,595
Posted By etudiant
Why would any of the current camera leaders...

Why would any of the current camera leaders obsolete themselves by launching a curved sensor?
Afaik, it does not solve any real problems, the chromatic aberration is still there, the only benefit is...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 12th July 2018, 00:36
Replies: 206
Views: 43,035
Posted By etudiant
The reports in the German business press suggest...

The reports in the German business press suggest about 240 jobs are involved, with the restructuring mostly on the production side. Clearly some fairly substantial changes are under consideration,...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Tuesday 10th July 2018, 19:44
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By etudiant
Hummers live about 20x faster than people, based...

Hummers live about 20x faster than people, based on heart rate and life span.
I think they are smart enough to recognize that it is pointless to be aggressive towards anything that slow.
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 9th July 2018, 18:48
Replies: 11
Views: 3,442
Posted By etudiant
If the CDs don't work, the Washington state...

If the CDs don't work, the Washington state cherry farmers solved their bird problem by draping their trees with netting.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 7th July 2018, 23:05
Replies: 7
Views: 365
Posted By etudiant
The military have been dealing with this problem...

The military have been dealing with this problem for decades, which is why they provided yellow and gray filters as part of the standard kit. Producers today don't any more, because they are not...
Forum: Tennessee Saturday 7th July 2018, 10:34
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By etudiant
Very neat nest, the egg color is somewhat akin to...

Very neat nest, the egg color is somewhat akin to that of a Wood Thrush, but not at all expert in this area.
Meanwhile, a month is plenty long enough for this brood to fledge, so hopefully you'll be...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 6th July 2018, 23:09
Replies: 41
Views: 1,677
Posted By etudiant
So true! Still, the Zeiss name plus the extra...

So true!
Still, the Zeiss name plus the extra wide field will ensure it is considered. Imho, it will be the scope to beat if the view is comfortable and the QC is Zeiss grade.
The ball peen hammer...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Friday 6th July 2018, 22:50
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By etudiant
There are portable hard drive backups that have...

There are portable hard drive backups that have built in SD card readers, available for much less than a complete...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 6th July 2018, 22:02
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By etudiant
Warbling vireo perhaps, based on bill hook and...

Warbling vireo perhaps, based on bill hook and nondescript plumage
Forum: Zeiss Friday 6th July 2018, 10:33
Replies: 41
Views: 1,677
Posted By etudiant
That is actually quite cheap, considering the new...

That is actually quite cheap, considering the new Sony 400mm lens is priced at US $12,000 and it is not even a zoom.
Presumably the added cost of the Sony reflects the bigger glass (the objective...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Friday 6th July 2018, 10:20
Replies: 11
Views: 324
Posted By etudiant
Amen to that! Cards are so inexpensive,...

Amen to that!
Cards are so inexpensive, especially in context of any longer trip, that it makes no sense to reuse them. That also avoids wasting time waiting for several gigs to slowly trickle over a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 23:27
Replies: 11
Views: 3,442
Posted By etudiant
Maybe skunks? They eat fruit at a pinch. Afaik,...

Maybe skunks? They eat fruit at a pinch.
Afaik, only the parrot tribe actually eat a fruit, the others mostly poke at it unless they can swallow it whole.
Green limes are pretty nasty to eat, so...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 3rd July 2018, 02:16
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By etudiant
Actually, if they are living in your roof, you...

Actually, if they are living in your roof, you may have an issue beyond your beauty sleep. We had some while in Connecticut and it was a costly repair to roof shingles and soffit, although still...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 1st July 2018, 15:57
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By etudiant
Clickmail is a well known 'direct marketing'...

Clickmail is a well known 'direct marketing' enterprise, so think you are indeed getting undesirable mail here. Click.mail may be an even less reputable (if that is possible) scammer...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 1st July 2018, 15:10
Replies: 7
Views: 208
Posted By etudiant
Hi Delia, Agree with Arthur, it seems suspicious....

Hi Delia,
Agree with Arthur, it seems suspicious.
The One Drive link, like other Microsoft applications, should begin with www.microsoft.com or some similar identifier.
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 1st July 2018, 14:45
Replies: 8
Views: 323
Posted By etudiant
Vaguely remember reading that squirrels will get...

Vaguely remember reading that squirrels will get used to the spicy taste and grow to prefer it.
Re potential harm to birds, the only reassurance is that birds don't have taste buds and so are not...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Monday 25th June 2018, 20:00
Replies: 48
Views: 1,682
Posted By etudiant
The nest boxes are part of a trail, 2000 strong,...

The nest boxes are part of a trail, 2000 strong, that line the road to the northern frontier of Finland. Access to the interior of the forest is quite difficult, so the trail really makes a...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 25th June 2018, 18:03
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By etudiant
Well, the US experience has been that hunters are...

Well, the US experience has been that hunters are by far the most effective conservationists. Their fees are earmarked towards protecting both the habitat and the species with extensive land...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 25th June 2018, 17:32
Replies: 5
Views: 443
Posted By etudiant
Think your sense of value is fully intact. Last...

Think your sense of value is fully intact.
Last time I saw a good condition WW2 era Zeiss 8x60 on Ebay, it went for several thousand dollars.

However, perhaps the glass the ladies were getting...
Forum: Bird Behaviour Monday 25th June 2018, 17:18
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By etudiant
I'd thought the bird on bird predation was mostly...

I'd thought the bird on bird predation was mostly by raptors, owls, corvids and icterids. Having nuthatches and woodpeckers in that boat is definitely a surprise to me.

Could it be the nuthatch was...
Forum: California Sunday 24th June 2018, 17:32
Replies: 7
Views: 388
Posted By etudiant
California spans a decent range of habitats and...

California spans a decent range of habitats and is sizeable, about one tenth the size of European Russia.
Two weeks is much too little for anything comprehensive, you have to decide whether you want...
Forum: Mammals Friday 22nd June 2018, 16:48
Replies: 12
Views: 268
Posted By etudiant
The Gray Squirrels here in NYC Central Park...

The Gray Squirrels here in NYC Central Park coexist very happily with an abundant rat population. The former live in the trees, the latter live in holes, the ground is neutral territory which both...
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 21st June 2018, 18:56
Replies: 206
Views: 43,035
Posted By etudiant
I'd think that not many people spend Zeiss kind...

I'd think that not many people spend Zeiss kind of money without ever reading the reviews.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 20th June 2018, 01:15
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By etudiant
Entirely true, many computer chip versions start...

Entirely true, many computer chip versions start identical, with full capabilities, but are then binned into different categories by blowing fuses which shut off the excess features. I believe the...
Forum: Zeiss Tuesday 19th June 2018, 21:42
Replies: 21
Views: 1,417
Posted By etudiant
Very interesting. So possibly the Canon was...

Very interesting.
So possibly the Canon was initially stopped down to achieve optimum sharpness, but then opened up in a misguided response to consumer pressure?
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