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Forum: Canon Tuesday 20th October 2020, 12:00
Replies: 3
Views: 289
Posted By temmie
I have this lens since 2009. Actually, I had one...

I have this lens since 2009. Actually, I had one until 2017 that was a beater in the end, and it got stolen.

I thought long and hard and decided I wouldn't have any benefit from any other lens that...
Forum: Birds & Birding Tuesday 20th October 2020, 10:01
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By temmie
I'd say this depends on how good your seawatch...

I'd say this depends on how good your seawatch viewpoint is. The locations where I seawatch are at least 100 meters from the shore, so it's very very hard for any camera to capture anything at all...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 18th October 2020, 09:38
Replies: 20
Views: 624
Posted By temmie
Hi, advice from a birder who uses a camera for...

Hi,

advice from a birder who uses a camera for ID:
I almost never take the scope (only for twitches or seawatching). I take my binoculars and a canon 7D II with 300mm F4 and 1.4 extender. I walk...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 10th October 2020, 06:05
Replies: 10
Views: 323
Posted By temmie
It is easy to convert extracted data from most...

It is easy to convert extracted data from most online platforms, seamlessly into scythebill, and the other way around. So I agree with all of the above!
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 8th October 2020, 09:35
Replies: 54
Views: 2,759
Posted By temmie
While you are in playful mode, I am sure you...

While you are in playful mode, I am sure you realize the Zeiss's length contributes to better correction for chromatic aberration, and it's surplus weight is probably due to using ocular design that...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 7th October 2020, 06:49
Replies: 41
Views: 1,314
Posted By temmie
Great stuff and a few birds I still miss from...

Great stuff and a few birds I still miss from Peru (or from anywhere else!).
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 7th October 2020, 06:19
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By temmie
If you mention 'lists', I assume those files...

If you mention 'lists', I assume those files aren't too big to store in the cloud (e.g. google drive)?
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Saturday 3rd October 2020, 08:15
Replies: 41
Views: 1,314
Posted By temmie
all birds in bold are birds you have seen, I...

all birds in bold are birds you have seen, I presume?

Maroon-chested Ground-dove is a seriously good bird to see everywhere in its range!

That Wood-quail is officially known as Stripe-faced...
Forum: Vacational Trip Reports Wednesday 30th September 2020, 10:13
Replies: 41
Views: 1,314
Posted By temmie
Great to see a report from YC, especially in...

Great to see a report from YC, especially in these times!

I managed to get to Oxapampa once, but only for a (failed) last-minute end-of-the-trup attempt to see Cloud-forest Screech-owl, so I didn't...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 21st September 2020, 17:04
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By temmie
Regarding the Pochard, maybe my initial guess was...

Regarding the Pochard, maybe my initial guess was a bit optimistic, because I witnessed those 18 ducks back in 2011 in the breeding facility. I saw the succes that year and I reckoned it shouldn't be...
Forum: Birds & Birding Sunday 20th September 2020, 10:01
Replies: 16
Views: 646
Posted By temmie
Grebes and Pochard not on the level of the...

Grebes and Pochard not on the level of the Bristlefront and still breeding.
Serpent eagle numbers are very low, but it occurs in protected areas and I don't see the (low estimated) population...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 30th August 2020, 14:12
Replies: 71
Views: 3,883
Posted By temmie
I liked the design of the Night Owls. Also, I...

I liked the design of the Night Owls.
Also, I have a soft spot for the Leica ultravid 8x32, the zeiss dialyt 8x30 b/ga t* and Nikon 10x42 SE.
Ofcourse I like my 7x42 T*FL and victory 8x25 (form +...
Forum: Birds & Birding Saturday 22nd August 2020, 06:08
Replies: 9
Views: 384
Posted By temmie
Snakes, mammals, other birds. I have seen hummers...

Snakes, mammals, other birds. I have seen hummers get eaten by toucanets. Hummers are fast but nonetheless they face the same dangers as most birds when they perch or roost.
I don’t think any other...
Forum: Birds & Birding Friday 21st August 2020, 05:51
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By temmie
I frankly don't understand why having rules to a...

I frankly don't understand why having rules to a list is a problem for some here:

#1 either you comply to the rules in order to compare lists with others, and you would comment about those rules in...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 19th August 2020, 10:12
Replies: 29
Views: 1,054
Posted By temmie
No you can't. You can count wild birds that are...

No you can't.

You can count wild birds that are free to go / free to hide / free to fly away or come closer. Not birds in captivity.

Mist-netted birds are countable in most countries 24 hours (or...
Forum: Companions for Birding Trips Thursday 13th August 2020, 21:07
Replies: 2
Views: 926
Posted By temmie
No flights until at least end of 2020, strict...

No flights until at least end of 2020, strict lockdown in place again. I fear your plan was a bit optimistic.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 31st July 2020, 08:23
Replies: 138
Views: 6,947
Posted By temmie
not always. The law of diminishing returns: you...

not always. The law of diminishing returns:
you won't notice a wider FOV by 10 feet as much in a wide view as in a narrow view.
And ofcourse the 8x42 will be better. It has a better starting point...
Forum: Swarovski Tuesday 28th July 2020, 08:45
Replies: 143
Views: 13,351
Posted By temmie
You cannot honestly say the armor if Swarovski is...

You cannot honestly say the armor if Swarovski is poor COMPARED to the current products offered by e.g. Zeiss and Leica, because I have seen the same issues.

I can say though:
1. I have never seen...
Forum: Swarovski Sunday 26th July 2020, 14:13
Replies: 831
Views: 89,130
Posted By temmie
This really makes me wonder: did Pekka compare...

This really makes me wonder: did Pekka compare them on a tripod, or handheld (or the NL with the forehead rest)? I cannot, even after not drinking beers and having a good night rest and low heart...
Forum: Swarovski Friday 24th July 2020, 06:08
Replies: 143
Views: 13,351
Posted By temmie
I (and others) have been saying this for years on...

I (and others) have been saying this for years on this forum. Older Trinovids were the biz, as they had ultra durable armour and it was wrapped around the body in a way that didn't leave too many...
Forum: Zeiss Sunday 12th July 2020, 18:31
Replies: 31
Views: 1,994
Posted By temmie
I can't take a guy seriously who says whites are...

I can't take a guy seriously who says whites are creamy at sunset.
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 12th July 2020, 18:30
Replies: 36
Views: 2,902
Posted By temmie
If you can support birdforum with a donation, and...

If you can support birdforum with a donation, and you log in on your own computer which cost on average 500 dollar, you should have, after saving some time, have enough money to at least buy a second...
Forum: Canon Saturday 11th July 2020, 11:02
Replies: 83
Views: 30,104
Posted By temmie
Prices are very good: 700 $ For that 600mm and...

Prices are very good: 700 $ For that 600mm and 900 for the 800mm. Ofcourse you need good light but I feel tempted if the stabilizer works ok.
Forum: Binoculars Friday 10th July 2020, 06:33
Replies: 45
Views: 3,049
Posted By temmie
I feel that this topic is only existing because...

I feel that this topic is only existing because one specific binocular maker doesn't take the effort, while it's clear from other makers that you can have a high quality, CA-free, close-focusing...
Forum: Swarovski Thursday 9th July 2020, 15:52
Replies: 831
Views: 89,130
Posted By temmie
I’ve ridden in an Ariel atom. It’s a rocket on...

I’ve ridden in an Ariel atom. It’s a rocket on wheels but I am more comfortable and would get less speeding fines in my Skoda :)
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