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Forum: Olympus Yesterday, 23:20
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By iveljay
My respect for plastic components in cameras goes...

My respect for plastic components in cameras goes back to the late 1950s where my first 35mm camera was a Kodak Colorsnap 35, the fixed 40th second shutter speed was more than fast enough for the 10...
Forum: Olympus Yesterday, 17:54
Replies: 4
Views: 96
Posted By iveljay
Seemingly DPReview give it the same battery life...

Seemingly DPReview give it the same battery life as the MkII which was noted as being about 14% less than the MkI, or 6% less than the PEN F. As you indicate, a lot depends on how you use it.

As for...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 22nd September 2019, 01:19
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By iveljay
Marc, you will be relieved to hear that the LS-P4...

Marc, you will be relieved to hear that the LS-P4 weighs in at 75 grams inc battery as opposed to something like a Zoom H4N Pro, which is 294 grams. Most of Olympus advertising for it shows it...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Thursday 19th September 2019, 16:31
Replies: 4
Views: 272
Posted By iveljay
Sony MDR 7506 and many of the older (and since...

Sony MDR 7506 and many of the older (and since they are still around- good) studio headphones have very long fixed cables, for the simple reason that you need to move around when working. These are...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 17th September 2019, 10:28
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By iveljay
One thing to consider is that the OMD-EM10 is...

One thing to consider is that the OMD-EM10 is very compact too, the Sennheiser shotgun is quite long and relatively heavy. Trying to mount it on the camera hot shoe is probably not the way to go....
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Saturday 14th September 2019, 12:28
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By iveljay
Most shotgun mics are designed for close up work,...

Most shotgun mics are designed for close up work, this may sound counter intuitive, but the Olympus ones are great for dictating in a noisy office environment or getting a clear recording of someone...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 13th September 2019, 15:29
Replies: 16
Views: 881
Posted By iveljay
A brief selection of thoughts. My way of using...

A brief selection of thoughts.

My way of using them is to clamp them on to something solid and leave them in situ. For this I use small clamps, rubber bands etc. The battery life is fine for my uses...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Monday 2nd September 2019, 21:55
Replies: 36
Views: 1,793
Posted By iveljay
At the moment I don't have one of these to hand...

At the moment I don't have one of these to hand so am a bit limited on any testing of what really happens, but:

Auto tone - is sometimes referred to as Slate tone. One use is to simplify...
Forum: Opticron Saturday 31st August 2019, 11:43
Replies: 5
Views: 976
Posted By iveljay
Eyecup size is an area where I find that several...

Eyecup size is an area where I find that several are too big for me and I have disposed of several pairs of otherwise good binoculars for this reason. Generally the more modern the design, the more...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 12th August 2019, 08:45
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By iveljay
With this type of camera you can really only set...

With this type of camera you can really only set the focussing to single point as shown on page 37 of your manual, ensure the focussing area on the screen is steadily over the bird, press the release...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Sunday 7th July 2019, 15:44
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By iveljay
Couple of Updates to the above. The old 5 ?yrs...

Couple of Updates to the above.

The old 5 ?yrs ago H4N was superceded recently by the improved H4N Pro it has the same pre-amps as the H5.

However start up times are 43 seconds with a 16 Gig card...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Saturday 6th July 2019, 20:06
Replies: 7
Views: 560
Posted By iveljay
For attaching to a pair of binoculars the LS-P4...

For attaching to a pair of binoculars the LS-P4 is by far the smallest and lightest. Despite its tiny battery, it seems to keep recording for ages. I have regularly run mine recording for well over 3...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 21st June 2019, 12:50
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By iveljay
A quick note on balanced and non-balanced...

A quick note on balanced and non-balanced transmission. A little science?

A balanced cable is pretty well identical to a stereo cable and can use the same physical connectors.

The difference is...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Friday 21st June 2019, 12:24
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By iveljay
The splitter cable you require to make the whole...

The splitter cable you require to make the whole thing work costs about £3 from Amazon UK, it is a very common thing to own if you do almost anything in audio recording or production. Got a bag of...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Thursday 20th June 2019, 23:23
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By iveljay
The Zoom H4N Pro...

The Zoom H4N Pro Manual

https://www.zoom-na.com/sites/default/files/products/downloads/pdfs/Zoom_H4nPro_English.pdf

Page 51 describes how you set about doing what you want to do.

I am new to the...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Wednesday 19th June 2019, 10:25
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By iveljay
A good article for beginners so they understand...

A good article for beginners so they understand what the folks on the forum are talking about.
Wingspan Optics, like a number of brands you find in the USA isn't generally available in the UK,...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Tuesday 18th June 2019, 09:56
Replies: 11
Views: 968
Posted By iveljay
Much the same, I used a Minox Macroscope for...

Much the same, I used a Minox Macroscope for close up views with occasional use at longer ranges, but these days Pentax Papilios have largely replaced them, steadier view and less eye strain.
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 11th June 2019, 14:48
Replies: 36
Views: 1,793
Posted By iveljay
Truth be told, I transitioned from tape to solid...

Truth be told, I transitioned from tape to solid state memory in January 2009. The recorder still works, I have a full set of microphones that go with it and it still gets used.

It has its...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 11th June 2019, 00:56
Replies: 36
Views: 1,793
Posted By iveljay
You earlier asked the question, whether you would...

You earlier asked the question, whether you would hear the difference?

Its a bit like photography, will a very advanced and expensive camera end up giving you better photographs?

The answer to that...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Wednesday 5th June 2019, 12:49
Replies: 36
Views: 1,793
Posted By iveljay
A brief note on the little Olympus. I have in the...

A brief note on the little Olympus. I have in the past said that I prefered its slightly bigger (discontinued) predecessor, however I have an admission.

Despite its small operating controls I do...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Wednesday 5th June 2019, 11:57
Replies: 36
Views: 1,793
Posted By iveljay
Pictures hopefully attached. Illustrating the...

Pictures hopefully attached. Illustrating the sort of range of handhelds around.

The Olympus is clearly the smallest, has a built in retractable usb connector, runs on a single rechargeable AAA...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 4th June 2019, 16:15
Replies: 36
Views: 1,793
Posted By iveljay
Update: Comparative boot times for a number of...

Update:

Comparative boot times for a number of currently commercially available recorders I have lying around. Rounded up to nearest second, in all but the Olympus rounding up was the nearest time...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 4th June 2019, 14:19
Replies: 36
Views: 1,793
Posted By iveljay
The latest version of the Zoom H4n the H4N Pro is...

The latest version of the Zoom H4n the H4N Pro is good and is much heavier than the DR05 as it has XLR connectors that make it easier to connect the better microphones. This latest version also has...
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Tuesday 4th June 2019, 12:09
Replies: 36
Views: 1,793
Posted By iveljay
Sound advice - you won't really know what you...

Sound advice - you won't really know what you want until you give it a try - some folks have a small recorder clipped to their coat left running all the time - others walk around with a small...
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 19th May 2019, 21:44
Replies: 57
Views: 3,567
Posted By iveljay
Of the EIIs I find the 10x35 more pleasant than...

Of the EIIs I find the 10x35 more pleasant than the 8x, it feels more balanced with longer objective tubes, so comes into second place.

The FL 8x32 is probably the most relaxing overall as I can...
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