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Forum: Nikon Thursday 5th December 2019, 11:19
Replies: 52
Views: 2,032
Posted By etudiant
In fairness, these are software updates that...

In fairness, these are software updates that expand the cameras capabilities.
It would be unreasonable to expect all programming to be optimized before offering the product.
Instead, I would applaud...
Forum: Swarovski Monday 2nd December 2019, 02:48
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By etudiant
If you can hand hold the 12x50, it is the clear...

If you can hand hold the 12x50, it is the clear winner, better detail matters.
It may be simply an illusion, but one suspects the higher power glasses get a bit more manufacturing TLC, simply because...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 29th November 2019, 23:17
Replies: 5
Views: 166
Posted By etudiant
With extra ingredients, apparently.

With extra ingredients, apparently.
Forum: Leica Thursday 28th November 2019, 16:04
Replies: 2
Views: 275
Posted By etudiant
It is a very nice little glass. I suspect there...

It is a very nice little glass. I suspect there are quite a few more 'eccentrics', who appreciate good optics in a compact and robust package.
Forum: Nikon Thursday 28th November 2019, 15:58
Replies: 52
Views: 2,032
Posted By etudiant
Not sure how big sports optics are for Nikon, but...

Not sure how big sports optics are for Nikon, but iirc, there had been a comment some years back here on BF from a visitor to the Nikon sports optics office in Japan.
He said he was surprised at how...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 25th November 2019, 21:53
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By etudiant
One potential 'gotcha' is that the QR plates for...

One potential 'gotcha' is that the QR plates for video appear to be incompatible with the Arca plates frequently used for cameras and spotting scopes or with the Manfrotto version.
The video plates...
Forum: Mammals Thursday 21st November 2019, 22:44
Replies: 9
Views: 309
Posted By etudiant
Can wolves predate pigs? Given the proliferation...

Can wolves predate pigs?
Given the proliferation of wild pigs, perhaps the wolves are a natural check.
Of course, wolves are smart and will probably pick sheep as a less hazardous prey than wild...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Thursday 21st November 2019, 22:04
Replies: 31
Views: 885
Posted By etudiant
Works fine for me, as of 5pm New York time today,...

Works fine for me, as of 5pm New York time today, Nov 21st.
Forum: Leica Thursday 21st November 2019, 00:34
Replies: 99
Views: 5,673
Posted By etudiant
In fairness, optical performance was not...

In fairness, optical performance was not necessarily the key issue. Iirc the roofs were not only more compact, but also materially more robust and waterproof as well, features the porros were very...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 20th November 2019, 02:22
Replies: 8
Views: 754
Posted By etudiant
A Finn stick will help ease the Canon weight...

A Finn stick will help ease the Canon weight issue.
Use a QR plate on a ballhead with a folded monopod. It really works very well, the glass is supported by your body while the IS does its...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 14th November 2019, 01:22
Replies: 5
Views: 373
Posted By etudiant
Black Friday

Black Friday
Forum: Say Hello Tuesday 12th November 2019, 21:56
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By etudiant
The Christmas Bird Count was introduced by Frank...

The Christmas Bird Count was introduced by Frank Chapman, an eminent US ornithologist, as an alternative to the Christmas Shoot.
It would be great if some contemporary could introduce the concept...
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 9th November 2019, 21:45
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By etudiant
:t: :t: The Moana Kea skies are just amazing, a...

:t: :t:
The Moana Kea skies are just amazing, a rare place where is is easy to see the zodiacal light after watching for the green flash at sunset (the latter is harder, clouds on the horizon are a...
Forum: Nikon Friday 8th November 2019, 17:22
Replies: 334
Views: 33,659
Posted By etudiant
Yikes is the right word! Profit is evaporating...

Yikes is the right word!
Profit is evaporating even faster than the sales, off 84.7% for imaging products.
Forum: Miscellaneous Nature Study Equipment Friday 8th November 2019, 03:15
Replies: 5
Views: 456
Posted By etudiant
It may have changed in the last few years, but as...

It may have changed in the last few years, but as of about 2015, the frequency range of even top tier hearing aids here in the US was only up to 8000Hz. That limits their coverage for much of the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 7th November 2019, 16:02
Replies: 21
Views: 903
Posted By etudiant
the answer is clearly no even today. There are...

the answer is clearly no even today. There are some 5000 satellites currently in orbit. Firms are already planning to add several tens of thousands more to provide global internet links, so...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 5th November 2019, 00:56
Replies: 3
Views: 128
Posted By etudiant
Gadwalls, note the high forehead. These used to...

Gadwalls, note the high forehead.
These used to be called 'Gray Ducks', for obvious reasons.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 31st October 2019, 23:56
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By etudiant
Thank you for that link, I'd love to see a book...

Thank you for that link, I'd love to see a book about ASML.
They are a remarkable enterprise indeed, coming from nowhere to be the critical supplier to the world electronics manufacturers.
The...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 31st October 2019, 00:43
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By etudiant
Very fine documentary and a tribute to European...

Very fine documentary and a tribute to European researchers. Wonder whether the expertise from CERN was a factor?
They are the only supplier of this capability in the world. Nikon was not able to...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 29th October 2019, 14:40
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By etudiant
Think first is Myrtle Warbler, aka Yellow Rumped...

Think first is Myrtle Warbler, aka Yellow Rumped Warbler,
Second a Cathartus Thrush, possibly Hermit or Gray Cheeked,
Third possibly an Orange Crowned Warbler
Fourth think the local version of the...
Forum: Conservation Sunday 27th October 2019, 23:45
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By etudiant
Actually, I think that the most promising option...

Actually, I think that the most promising option would be to engineer a rakali variant that is dependent on the toad poison to survive, sort of like Monarch butterflies here in the US are grown on...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Sunday 27th October 2019, 01:43
Replies: 7
Views: 828
Posted By etudiant
Can't speak to the prices in Europe, but Velbon...

Can't speak to the prices in Europe, but Velbon has served me well for my small Nikon ED50.
Mine is the Ultra LuxiM, which has been replaced by their model 455. For the Kowa 501, it should be...
Forum: Canon Friday 25th October 2019, 01:58
Replies: 35
Views: 2,650
Posted By etudiant
Not many 6K monitors though, but Dell does have...

Not many 6K monitors though, but Dell does have an 8K on offer for $3900, much less than the price of a 1DXIII. o:D
Forum: Conservation Friday 25th October 2019, 01:19
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By etudiant
Sounds like a rerun of the idea that Mongoose...

Sounds like a rerun of the idea that Mongoose would be great for Cane rat control in Hawaii.
Trouble was, the rats are nocturnal, the Mongoose diurnal, so they flourished side by side, at the...
Forum: Conservation Thursday 24th October 2019, 17:56
Replies: 11
Views: 757
Posted By etudiant
Seems like an obvious application for the...

Seems like an obvious application for the appropriate version of the chytrid fungus. Has anyone been doing any research on these types of biocides?
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