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Forum: Canon Friday 21st December 2018, 15:22
Replies: 29
Views: 3,612
Posted By Roy C
I am suprised that no one has mentioned AF...

I am suprised that no one has mentioned AF release prioriy. Re the Camera not firing because it does not achieve focus this can be changed in the menu settings via the AF release priority...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 13th December 2018, 10:38
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Roy C
If the 100-400 mkII is a step to far for you at...

If the 100-400 mkII is a step to far for you at this stage then I would recommend you stay with your 150-600 Tammy for the moment. Yes the newer Tammy 150-600 and the Sigma 150-600 'C' are better...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 12th December 2018, 08:22
Replies: 15
Views: 611
Posted By Roy C
I have owned both the original Tammy 150-600 and...

I have owned both the original Tammy 150-600 and the Sigma 150-600 Contemporary (better than the Tammy IMO).
I then bought a 100-400 MkII and also kept the Sigma 150-600 so I could compare directly....
Forum: Opticron Thursday 6th December 2018, 08:14
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Roy C
Thanks Rob, it must have been the "+" ones that I...

Thanks Rob, it must have been the "+" ones that I tried then - it was not until I got home and started researching online that I found out there was a "+" version. Looking on J&A website it does not...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 5th December 2018, 19:52
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Roy C
Thank you very much Pete :t: I will let you know....

Thank you very much Pete :t: I will let you know. If I go for the Opticron's it will almost certainly be the DBA VHD+ as they are still well within my budget. I never had a lot of time when I went to...
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 5th December 2018, 13:07
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Roy C
Thanks Torview - Unfortunately the only optics...

Thanks Torview - Unfortunately the only optics shop locally do not stock the BGA range so I cannot compare.
Forum: Opticron Wednesday 5th December 2018, 08:01
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Roy C
David here is the response I got from Opticron...

David here is the response I got from Opticron this morning re the "+".
"The only difference is a new coating applied to the prism unit in the VHD+ which increases light transmission resulting in a...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 4th December 2018, 17:16
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Roy C
Thanks 'Torview' - I see there is little...

Thanks 'Torview' - I see there is little difference in weight and fov (both in favour of Bga as you point out) but the extra .5 mtre min focus could be very handy for butterflies etc.
The BGA VHD is...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 4th December 2018, 17:09
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Roy C
Thanks David, I guess the coating change must...

Thanks David, I guess the coating change must have been some sort of upgrade or else why bother (but maybe just minor though) other reason could be cost cutting I guess.
That explains why some...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 4th December 2018, 14:17
Replies: 12
Views: 574
Posted By Roy C
Opticron DBA VHD 8x42 question

Probably a noob question but is there any difference between DBA VHD and DBA VHD + (plus) binos - are they two different versions?
Forum: Binoculars Monday 26th November 2018, 18:00
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By Roy C
Update

Its back to the drawing board for me. Having received a pair of Canon 10x42 L IS binos (almost 200 off for black Friday at WEX) I have concluded that they are just to cumbersome/unwieldy for me so...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 4th November 2018, 10:10
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By Roy C
Thanks Stan and Kimmo - as far as I can tell my...

Thanks Stan and Kimmo - as far as I can tell my IPD is about 61mm so fairly narrow I would have thought!!.

I am reasonable comfortable with my old 8x42 bins as far as shake goes but certainly not a...
Forum: Binoculars Friday 2nd November 2018, 19:47
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By Roy C
Thanks for that 'Stanbo' . I do not know what my...

Thanks for that 'Stanbo' . I do not know what my IPD is (it is not shown on my eye prescriptions).
Strangely I wear prescription glasses which I use for Driving and watching the Tv BUT when viewing...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 30th October 2018, 09:09
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By Roy C
Thanks for all the great advice Guys. Just before...

Thanks for all the great advice Guys. Just before I order a pair of 10x42 L IS Bins I have a query on interpupillary distance - I have a short distance (my current 8x40's are almost closed right up),...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th October 2018, 16:54
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Roy C
Thanks for the conformation Guys.

Thanks for the conformation Guys.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Monday 29th October 2018, 15:16
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By Roy C
Common Buzzard ?? (UK)

I guess this is a Common Buzzard but it looks very pale to me.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 19th October 2018, 11:50
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By Roy C
Thank you very much for all the feedback folk. I...

Thank you very much for all the feedback folk. I have now read a lot of reviews and comments on the 10x42 L IS WP bins and all seem to indicate that the optical image is superb once the IS is...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th October 2018, 12:36
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By Roy C
I understand that Lee but they do a 8 x25 IS

I understand that Lee but they do a 8 x25 IS
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 17th October 2018, 09:19
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By Roy C
Thank you very much for all the replies guys....

Thank you very much for all the replies guys. Over the past 10 years or so I have been mainly photographing birds and currently have several Canon 'L' class IS lenses so know just how good the...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 16th October 2018, 15:18
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By Roy C
Thank you very much for all the info 'Binastro' I...

Thank you very much for all the info 'Binastro' I will go through all the bins you have mentioned.
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 16th October 2018, 15:13
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By Roy C
Thank you very much Marc, for your experience...

Thank you very much Marc, for your experience (via the girlfriend) and the link to the review which I have now read - it seems like the MkIII IS ones are the ones to go for although they are a bit...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 15th October 2018, 20:15
Replies: 24
Views: 1,627
Posted By Roy C
Looking to upgrade

I am looking to upgrade my 25 year old Alderblick MC 8x 42 bins. Was thinking of going for a IS Bin and maybe 10x.
1) What would you recommanded up to 600-700 mark.
2) What do you think about IS...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Monday 18th June 2018, 13:06
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By Roy C
Spotted Wolf Spider ??

Is this a Spotted Wolf Spider (Pardosa amentata) ? Thanks for your help
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th June 2018, 12:24
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Roy C
Thank you Ken, I always have difficulty with...

Thank you Ken, I always have difficulty with these two when the Skylarks crest is not showing.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 16th June 2018, 12:15
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Roy C
Skylark ? (UK)

Is this a Skylark or Meadow Pipit please
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