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Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Saturday 4th July 2020, 16:24
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Steve Babbs
I would agree with the comments about caution. I...

I would agree with the comments about caution. I use it for very obvious species and even then I Google for similar species and to put me in the general direction before using more specialist...
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Thursday 2nd July 2020, 08:04
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Steve Babbs
That's probably why NHBS are selling edition 2 of...

That's probably why NHBS are selling edition 2 of cheaply then. I'll hold fire. Thanks.
Forum: Insects, Dragonflies, Arachnids, Beetles & More Wednesday 1st July 2020, 15:38
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By Steve Babbs
Insects of B and I Brock edition 2

I have the first edition Brock insect book. Is it worth replacing it with the second edition?

Any thoughts appreciated.

Steve
Forum: Digiscoping Adapters Sunday 28th June 2020, 09:32
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Steve Babbs
My brain was obviously AWOL when I wrote the...

My brain was obviously AWOL when I wrote the title.
Forum: Digiscoping Adapters Saturday 27th June 2020, 17:57
Replies: 2
Views: 112
Posted By Steve Babbs
Digiscoping with Olympus TG-6 and Nikon 30-60 WA

Hi all

I tried digiscoping with my phone: bought an adaptor completely failed and it's floated around my boot for several months. That is my only experience. But now I have bought an Olympus TG-6,...
Forum: Sony Friday 26th June 2020, 10:37
Replies: 301
Views: 49,205
Posted By Steve Babbs
No worrying times for this system - my very first...

No worrying times for this system - my very first SLR was an Olympus 10 - which is sad because it is a much lighter weight alternative to DSLR and if Sony don't keep pushing the RX10 range there's...
Forum: Sony Wednesday 24th June 2020, 12:33
Replies: 301
Views: 49,205
Posted By Steve Babbs
Niels and I saying basically the same thing at...

Niels and I saying basically the same thing at the same time!
Forum: Sony Wednesday 24th June 2020, 12:32
Replies: 301
Views: 49,205
Posted By Steve Babbs
I guess it partly depends on what ISO they are...

I guess it partly depends on what ISO they are using as the difference is higher at higher ISO but night and day would seem extreme. To put it into perspective my gut feeling (I don't really have the...
Forum: Sony Tuesday 23rd June 2020, 13:30
Replies: 301
Views: 49,205
Posted By Steve Babbs
You might want to read through...

You might want to read through this

https://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4263050
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Monday 15th June 2020, 11:39
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By Steve Babbs
I guess one of us will have to bite the bullet...

I guess one of us will have to bite the bullet and give one a try and feed back. I've just splashed out on a new camera so I'm hoping it's someone else.
Forum: Zeiss Thursday 11th June 2020, 18:28
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By Steve Babbs
Mine cost 619 in 2004 - just found the receipt....

Mine cost 619 in 2004 - just found the receipt. I stopped using it regularly in 2019. So 15 years not 12 like I said earlier. Although I may use it again. An absolute bargain.
Forum: Zeiss Wednesday 10th June 2020, 18:21
Replies: 21
Views: 710
Posted By Steve Babbs
I still have one of these, although I now use a...

I still have one of these, although I now use a lighter scope 50 mm scope for general use and a heavier 82 mm for when I want more light/power but if I had to go to back to one scope I'd use the...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 10th June 2020, 12:49
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks. That was just what I was after and it...

Thanks. That was just what I was after and it worked well.
Forum: Olympus Wednesday 10th June 2020, 08:36
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Steve Babbs
After advice from members of the pan=species...

After advice from members of the pan=species listing FB group, who raved about its macro abilities, I have invested in one. Presently 10% off with a code, given on the site, and they make a donation...
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 9th June 2020, 16:38
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Steve Babbs
Very tempting, especially as I am trying to go...

Very tempting, especially as I am trying to go out more by bike and less by car.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 9th June 2020, 15:51
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks for your reply Niels. That is exactly what...

Thanks for your reply Niels. That is exactly what I have done in the past but it becomes very time consuming when converting a large document. The one that prompted me to post this is 53 pages long.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 9th June 2020, 14:16
Replies: 4
Views: 169
Posted By Steve Babbs
Converting a PDF file to Google Slides

As a teacher I am being provided with lots of good stuff to help with online learning but it's sometimes in PDF form. Is there a easy and free way to convert, sometimes large, PDFs to Google...
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 9th June 2020, 12:31
Replies: 7
Views: 464
Posted By Steve Babbs
I'm attempting to restart this as I'm considering...

I'm attempting to restart this as I'm considering a TG6 anyone's experiences much appreciated.
Forum: Sony Sunday 7th June 2020, 14:19
Replies: 301
Views: 49,205
Posted By Steve Babbs
Tbh I've never tried.

Tbh I've never tried.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Sunday 7th June 2020, 13:55
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By Steve Babbs
I am intrigued by why you are choosing a...

I am intrigued by why you are choosing a omnidirectional mic rather than a directional one.
Forum: Sony Friday 5th June 2020, 16:48
Replies: 301
Views: 49,205
Posted By Steve Babbs
Another thing to think about, especially if you...

Another thing to think about, especially if you use it for general wildlife, is the Sony has better close focusing than the Panasonic lenses. But on the other hand you can't fit a dedicated macro...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Wednesday 3rd June 2020, 09:57
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By Steve Babbs
I was never that much into bird recording but on...

I was never that much into bird recording but on trips abroad in the 90s I did always carry a tape recorder and a directional mic to record bird songs to help with id but also because it did give a...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 15:31
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By Steve Babbs
Please don't think I'm an expert: I'm putting...

Please don't think I'm an expert: I'm putting that forward as a suggestions. I'd love to hear other people's opinions.
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 2nd June 2020, 15:13
Replies: 24
Views: 793
Posted By Steve Babbs
I have been thinking about this too. This would...

I have been thinking about this too. This would seem to be the kind of thing to do the job....
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Thursday 28th May 2020, 09:36
Replies: 10
Views: 355
Posted By Steve Babbs
Thanks for the reply. I tried changing the...

Thanks for the reply. I tried changing the Savedgames folder using the configure Kodu program. That didn't work.
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