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Forum: Opticron Today, 19:10
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By iveljay
I too have retained the Opticron Discoveries, not...

I too have retained the Opticron Discoveries, not perfect for me but they get used anyway which means a lot. My Nikon Actions are listed for sale in a charity auction on Saturday.

At the same time...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 9th November 2018, 11:16
Replies: 19
Views: 1,007
Posted By iveljay
For your can opener I would substitute my Leica...

For your can opener I would substitute my Leica M3 d/w from 1954, bought second hand donkeys years ago, somewhat battered but still works perfectly.

My Jenoptems bought new, went a year ago, they...
Forum: Others Thursday 8th November 2018, 11:46
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By iveljay
EXPS-I appear to be continuing, just the EXWPIs...

EXPS-I appear to be continuing, just the EXWPIs seem to be replaced.

8x42 : Real Field of view now 7.5deg compared to predecessors 6.3, eye relief the same, but close focus halved to 1.5 m.

Weighs...
Forum: Others Thursday 8th November 2018, 10:47
Replies: 7
Views: 364
Posted By iveljay
Look like Magellan/EXWPI replacements and have...

Look like Magellan/EXWPI replacements and have not yet hit the shops. I assume that the last of the stocks of the extremely long lived EXWPIs are now depleted and Olympus needed a...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 6th November 2018, 10:11
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By iveljay
Unless there is someone out there who already...

Unless there is someone out there who already owns the same Telingra set up, you are not going to get a definitive answer probably. Your recorder can cope with just about anything in terms of...
Forum: Minox Monday 29th October 2018, 20:12
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By iveljay
Just about the least expensive of all Minox...

Just about the least expensive of all Minox binoculars at sub 50 and that will include profit margin, 'free' delivery and tax.
Forum: Opticron Thursday 25th October 2018, 01:02
Replies: 5
Views: 717
Posted By iveljay
I bought the Minox versions of these about 12...

I bought the Minox versions of these about 12 years ago, always one of my favourites.

Fov a bit narrow; focussing not the fastest but silky smooth and the central dioptre correction operates on the...
Forum: Opticron Sunday 23rd September 2018, 22:03
Replies: 16
Views: 926
Posted By iveljay
I agree blackouts with the eyecups at anything...

I agree blackouts with the eyecups at anything less than fully extended were very noticeable, however, they didn't cause a problem to me in that position so I discounted them.

After decades of...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Monday 20th August 2018, 11:26
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By iveljay
There are comparison videos on the internet that...

There are comparison videos on the internet that give some idea of the benefits of parabolic mic systems.

While shotgun mics were not designed to be used as long range devices (most are used over...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Wednesday 1st August 2018, 09:29
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By iveljay
Most of the devices I own, that use a coin...

Most of the devices I own, that use a coin tightened screw, have compression washers or a slightly compressible non-slip surface. The torque being limited by the amount two fingers can exert over a...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Tuesday 31st July 2018, 21:08
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By iveljay
A slightly long thought follows which without...

A slightly long thought follows which without actually having the components with me is obviously hypothetical. (i.e. potentially useless)

The overtorqueing problem is as much an engineering...
Forum: Photographic Tripods / Heads Tuesday 24th July 2018, 09:23
Replies: 15
Views: 749
Posted By iveljay
Amazon UK has vendors selling them for 7-88 to...

Amazon UK has vendors selling them for 7-88 to 11-53 ignoring the people trying to sell them at about 60. Just google Dzus tools, not Dzus screwdrivers. I had a 'car' once with most of the...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 9th July 2018, 09:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,370
Posted By iveljay
I agree with the above, but in reverse. Owing to...

I agree with the above, but in reverse. Owing to my bone structure, big chunky eyecups get nowhere near my eyes and let in so much light that contrast is drastically reduced. Not really a problem as...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 19th June 2018, 12:09
Replies: 23
Views: 2,244
Posted By iveljay
Perhaps unsurprisingly the first Tascam I bought...

Perhaps unsurprisingly the first Tascam I bought was a DR40. Its still around. Its bigger, heavier and obviously a lot more capable than the DR05, both are straightforward and the DR40 has run...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Monday 18th June 2018, 23:57
Replies: 23
Views: 2,244
Posted By iveljay
At first glance it seems good value for a...

At first glance it seems good value for a parabolic microphone, certainly better than the child toy variety that seems to be advertised everywhere.

I suppose a lot depends on whether your main...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 17th June 2018, 11:58
Replies: 23
Views: 2,244
Posted By iveljay
A lot depends on what you intend to do with the...

A lot depends on what you intend to do with the recording and the quality of the analogue side of your kit. However that said you should take a look at the options available on the DR05 for...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 15th June 2018, 13:18
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By iveljay
It is fine for ambient birdsong for nearby birds....

It is fine for ambient birdsong for nearby birds. Note that I put it on the bin to avoid handling noise and for this type of recording left it on max recording volume. Clearly if you want to plug in...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 15th June 2018, 13:00
Replies: 4
Views: 973
Posted By iveljay
Recorded as WAV but downsampled to 1200 MP3 for...

Recorded as WAV but downsampled to 1200 MP3 for size reasons using Audacity. I leave it preset to 24 bit WAV at 96k sample rate but it is easy enough to set it to MP3 if thats what you want.

You...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 14th June 2018, 15:13
Replies: 5
Views: 1,020
Posted By iveljay
Hi Chilt, Different people can accept things...

Hi Chilt,

Different people can accept things that drive others mad, you only have to look at past posts by people who can't cope with a focussing wheel that operates in the reverse direction to that...
Forum: Opticron Monday 11th June 2018, 03:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,486
Posted By iveljay
A nice review by Lee. I was out playing with...

A nice review by Lee.

I was out playing with three comparably costed 7x bins for a bit this weekend, Opticron Imagic TGA WP 7x42, the Nikon Action EX 7x35 CF, and these the Opticron Discovery WP PC...
Forum: Olympus Wednesday 30th May 2018, 09:07
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By iveljay
The Australia office states that it covers New...

The Australia office states that it covers New Zealand as well. Sometimes the telephone call approach works wonders.
I must admit that I have a long list of major organisations that are a bit like a...
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 29th May 2018, 11:54
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By iveljay
Have you...

Have you tried:

https://www.olympus.com.au/Support/Contact-Us

?
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Monday 28th May 2018, 11:44
Replies: 4
Views: 726
Posted By iveljay
One possible benefit of the H5 from your point of...

One possible benefit of the H5 from your point of view is this:

https://www.amazon.com/Zoom-SSH-6-Shotgun-Microphone-Capsule/dp/B00SGDG8TU

Again untested by me but will help you to isolate the...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 24th May 2018, 18:43
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By iveljay
Excellent document, it looks as if the lecture...

Excellent document, it looks as if the lecture must have been fascinating, thank you for pointing us to it.

There is something about going back to original source documents that is unbeatable, such...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 24th May 2018, 16:57
Replies: 10
Views: 891
Posted By iveljay
Hi, 50 years ago British antique shops always...

Hi,

50 years ago British antique shops always had one or two, some had nice leather cases.

Everything Binastro says is correct.

A similar, but shorter design was used for low powered opera...
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