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Forum: Canon Today, 04:39
Replies: 669
Views: 222,101
Posted By etudiant
Specs say same optics as the SX60, but better...

Specs say same optics as the SX60, but better viewfinder, sensor and processor, so probably better photo performance.
Forum: Panasonic Today, 04:32
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By etudiant
The downside to these new offerings is that they...

The downside to these new offerings is that they remain bulky. They don't change the equation sufficiently to attract a new range of buyers. Yet we now have at least 4 entrants into a stagnant...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Friday 21st September 2018, 13:46
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By etudiant
Believe you are correct. Nice shot.

Believe you are correct. Nice shot.
Forum: Panasonic Friday 7th September 2018, 22:47
Replies: 15
Views: 602
Posted By etudiant
Seems silly to me. Leica has been doing lenses...

Seems silly to me.
Leica has been doing lenses for Panasonic for years, what is the advantage of offering two incompatible mounts from the same stable?
More generally, it seems peculiar that mounts...
Forum: Zen Ray Wednesday 5th September 2018, 03:14
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By etudiant
Zen Ray deserves to get a decent history...

Zen Ray deserves to get a decent history documenting its too short existence.
The brand's rise and fall surely has many lessons for other optics entrepreneurs.
Forum: Arizona Tuesday 4th September 2018, 16:24
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By etudiant
Hi Simon, If in the area, the American Museum of...

Hi Simon,
If in the area, the American Museum of Natural History has a very fine site in the Chiricahuas that is open to individual visitors at a reasonable...
Forum: Birds & Birding Monday 3rd September 2018, 03:00
Replies: 35
Views: 1,169
Posted By etudiant
It is possible that the frequent stop start...

It is possible that the frequent stop start activity overheated the control electronics, which would incapacitate the system. A cooling interval would allow the system to return to...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 30th August 2018, 21:54
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By etudiant
If memory serves, they were sold to the Army as...

If memory serves, they were sold to the Army as integral units, no repairable parts inside, the idea being that the Army could eliminate the repair service function. In actuality, the GIs were harder...
Forum: Nikon Monday 27th August 2018, 17:39
Replies: 22
Views: 909
Posted By etudiant
These seem a later upgrade of the earlier 8x23...

These seem a later upgrade of the earlier 8x23 Venturer reverse porro version that was top rated at the time by Consumer Report.
It is very helpful that these are waterproof, my 8x23s were not and...
Forum: Nikon Monday 27th August 2018, 17:05
Replies: 194
Views: 13,452
Posted By etudiant
I believe you will find very strong agreement...

I believe you will find very strong agreement with this conclusion among the photography pros.
Their thought is why bother if the result is not, but only just as good?
Forum: Garden Birds, Bird Feeding & Nestboxes Saturday 25th August 2018, 14:38
Replies: 3
Views: 334
Posted By etudiant
A high quality problem, as raptors are relatively...

A high quality problem, as raptors are relatively scarce and often hard to find.
That said, there is no real solution, these birds of prey are smart enough to remember where they found lunch and will...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Saturday 25th August 2018, 02:03
Replies: 5
Views: 292
Posted By etudiant
The tail feathers appear fairly uniform to me, no...

The tail feathers appear fairly uniform to me, no clearly graduated lengths and the legs are slender enough imho to not rule out the Sharpshin option.
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 22nd August 2018, 14:32
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By etudiant
The SD card is the most likely culprit here, but...

The SD card is the most likely culprit here, but I'd also wonder whether the camera had some glitch.
It seems peculiar to have the more recent images properly stored while the older ones are...
Forum: Photoshop, Paintshop and Printing Saturday 18th August 2018, 19:09
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By etudiant
Certainly not paranoid, just more prudent than...

Certainly not paranoid, just more prudent than most. :clap:
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 16th August 2018, 15:59
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By etudiant
A neat dodge! I'd thought you had dipped the...

A neat dodge!
I'd thought you had dipped the finger into nectar or some other attractant.
Forum: Butterflies and Moths ID Thursday 16th August 2018, 01:55
Replies: 9
Views: 228
Posted By etudiant
How did you do that? Did you raise it from the...

How did you do that? Did you raise it from the egg?
Lovely creature, am somewhat envious, here in NYC the policy is to spray generously, for fear of West Nile. That keeps the mosquitoes down, along...
Forum: Leica Thursday 16th August 2018, 01:21
Replies: 167
Views: 7,466
Posted By etudiant
You've noted that you've been using the BNs for...

You've noted that you've been using the BNs for the past 3 weeks.
May we take that as an indication that you've made a decision?

Please follow up with a user report, you've been exposed to more than...
Forum: Leica Monday 13th August 2018, 03:14
Replies: 167
Views: 7,466
Posted By etudiant
The actual improvements in binocular performance...

The actual improvements in binocular performance since 1990 are minuscule, a few percent higher light transmission is the main element. The only large innovation has been image stabilization, which...
Forum: Leica Saturday 11th August 2018, 00:19
Replies: 167
Views: 7,466
Posted By etudiant
Mechanically, I don't think there is a better...

Mechanically, I don't think there is a better option at any price. This is a solid glass.
Optically, it is no longer state of the art, as has been explained in some detail, but the gap is not...
Forum: Leica Friday 10th August 2018, 20:03
Replies: 167
Views: 7,466
Posted By etudiant
The mere fact that everyone here knows the BN...

The mere fact that everyone here knows the BN speaks volumes imho.
It is a classic and those are hard to find, especially with a lifetime warranty attached.
Leica used to offer a very handy...
Forum: Zeiss Friday 10th August 2018, 01:39
Replies: 160
Views: 43,354
Posted By etudiant
There is a slight improvement in the light...

There is a slight improvement in the light transmission percentage for dielectric mirrored surfaces vs silver.
From a practical perspective, it is meaningless imho.
The BN is a classic, a superbly...
Forum: Nikon Thursday 2nd August 2018, 13:00
Replies: 30
Views: 2,520
Posted By etudiant
This camera can be seen as an image stabilized...

This camera can be seen as an image stabilized 77mm spotting scope.
If the laws of optics indicate that that can only provide a 1-2 megapixel image at full zoom, they presumably do likewise for a...
Forum: Birds & Birding Wednesday 1st August 2018, 04:05
Replies: 4
Views: 299
Posted By etudiant
It is a thistle seed feeder. These seeds are very...

It is a thistle seed feeder. These seeds are very small and are favored by goldfinches and siskins, who will sit on the perches and happily pull out the seeds all day.
The seeds, also called nijer...
Forum: Nikon Monday 30th July 2018, 03:36
Replies: 30
Views: 2,520
Posted By etudiant
As described, the lens seems a pretty serious...

As described, the lens seems a pretty serious effort, so I'd give Nikon the benefit of the doubt at least until we have independent test results available.
If it performs reasonably, it will likely...
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 25th July 2018, 16:28
Replies: 194
Views: 13,452
Posted By etudiant
Does a larger sensor mandate correspondingly more...

Does a larger sensor mandate correspondingly more heroic lenses or can adapters such as Metabones allow wider options?
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