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Forum: Canon Friday 20th April 2018, 13:41
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By alphan
After a while without getting any response, I...

After a while without getting any response, I posted at another forum. There it was suggested that I should get a 5D3 or 5D4, both used to suite my budget. Then someone suggested I take a look at...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 14th March 2018, 00:20
Replies: 2
Views: 779
Posted By alphan
Body upgrade advise

I am currently using 7D with Tamron 150-600 G2 for birding having downgraded from Canon 500mm 4.0 L IS due weight limitation on my physical body. I do a lot of birding under tropical rainforest thus...
Forum: Vietnam Tuesday 13th March 2018, 06:29
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Being hotter and wet this trip compared to last...

Being hotter and wet this trip compared to last year, less birds were seen this trip. Birding at Tuyen Lam lake on the Da Tien trails yields poor count and a lot of time spend getting onto the...
Forum: Vietnam Tuesday 13th March 2018, 06:18
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Refer to my earlier picture of the leveled patch...

Refer to my earlier picture of the leveled patch where the trail now commence. This area is now the camping ground with a concrete stage on the slope up side. The parrotfinch was seen near where the...
Forum: Vietnam Monday 5th March 2018, 10:22
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
There is a Park officer at Bidoup Nui Ba NP who...

There is a Park officer at Bidoup Nui Ba NP who do freelance bird guiding but I do find his knowledge of birds rather limiting. A better guide can be hired from Cat Town NP who also freelance bird...
Forum: Vietnam Thursday 22nd February 2018, 11:50
Replies: 22
Views: 1,190
Posted By alphan
Last March, we paid the local private guide US$20...

Last March, we paid the local private guide US$20 per person to use his private spot with hide to get the GP Pheasant and Blue Rumped Pitta.

Most birding activities are confined to the 500m each...
Forum: Nikon Tuesday 12th September 2017, 12:09
Replies: 27
Views: 24,312
Posted By alphan
I am a Canon user. Currently using the 7D with...

I am a Canon user. Currently using the 7D with 500mm 4.0 L IS. I am in the process of downgrading to 100-400 'll with 7D2 due to health issue. I am considering either P900 or B700 as a everyday carry...
Forum: Vietnam Monday 8th May 2017, 14:10
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Another note. Those wishing to hire a MPV, we got...

Another note. Those wishing to hire a MPV, we got a Hyundai Starex in relatively new condition, including a very friendly and responsible driver owner, who charges us USD60/day for further birding...
Forum: Vietnam Friday 21st April 2017, 07:40
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
One note on Tuyen Lam Lake. The old site is a...

One note on Tuyen Lam Lake. The old site is a fair distance from car park.The newer site known as Soui Tia locally, one can get off road on a good condition dirt road a further 300m. Then it's...
Forum: Vietnam Wednesday 19th April 2017, 12:45
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
The pine trees they are preparing as building...

The pine trees they are preparing as building column and the semi completed entrance to the site.
Forum: Vietnam Wednesday 19th April 2017, 12:37
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Two pictures. One for the site where they are...

Two pictures. One for the site where they are going to site a building. The trail got covered by this recently leveled ground. Go to the edge at the middle of picture, climb down the edge of about 8...
Forum: Vietnam Wednesday 19th April 2017, 12:04
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Yes, Ta Nung is still accessible but new owner...

Yes, Ta Nung is still accessible but new owner wants happy money of VND100,000 per head. The resort have resumed building but at a slow pace. They are getting a few columns ready for...
Forum: Vietnam Sunday 5th March 2017, 14:03
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Thanks so much Cendrawasih for the latest news on...

Thanks so much Cendrawasih for the latest news on Ta Nung Valley. I asked local Park guides, freelance guides , local taxi drivers and all thir reply are negative. I shall try my luck on Tuesday.
Forum: Vietnam Wednesday 22nd February 2017, 10:46
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Thanks very much Florian and Glennmanc, will see...

Thanks very much Florian and Glennmanc, will see how best with the last day after our arrival in Vietnam.

Cendrawasih, we are only arriving Vietnam on 28th February, heading to Cat Tien, then Di...
Forum: Vietnam Friday 3rd February 2017, 09:07
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Coming closer to my trip and after much...

Coming closer to my trip and after much assistance from many here, I am getting closer to finalising my itinerary. However, I do still have a couple of questions.

What is the preferred currency for...
Forum: Vietnam Thursday 12th January 2017, 13:02
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Hi Florian, currently there are still available...

Hi Florian, currently there are still available rooms at Di Linh. Just need to confirm the availability of mini van for the 6 of us. Email the hotel at Di Linh and awaiting their reply. Do you know...
Forum: Vietnam Thursday 12th January 2017, 04:01
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Based on your extensive experience, would 2 1/2...

Based on your extensive experience, would 2 1/2 days at Cat Tien with the park guide be enough to cover all or most of it? We would actually be arriving early afternoon at Cat Tien but will be on our...
Forum: Vietnam Wednesday 11th January 2017, 12:32
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Thanks Florian on your advise. To have a guide or...

Thanks Florian on your advise. To have a guide or not the rest of our team will discuss and decide. We would most probably leave Bi Doup peak out at the moment and just concentrate nearer Dalat. If...
Forum: Vietnam Monday 9th January 2017, 12:54
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Thanks Florian for the corrections and further...

Thanks Florian for the corrections and further info. Glennmanc, your latest info on Ta Nung Valley was excellent. Thanks so much.

Since we plan on hiring a van from Cat Tien to Dalat, would it be...
Forum: Vietnam Thursday 5th January 2017, 15:15
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Thanks very much Florian, John and amears for...

Thanks very much Florian, John and amears for your great info. My apology for taking so long to come back here. With my very limited Internet access and going round the virtual world looking for more...
Forum: Vietnam Wednesday 5th October 2016, 05:50
Replies: 39
Views: 7,559
Posted By alphan
Birding at Dalat on a budget

Much had been mentioned about Nam Cat Tien here but I cannot find much info on Dalat. Being a group of retired NGO volunteers with shallow pockets, we would like to visit Dalat after Nam Cat Tien. We...
Forum: Canon Monday 9th July 2012, 09:31
Replies: 27
Views: 7,000
Posted By alphan
Graham, that was a gallery of nice photos. I...

Graham, that was a gallery of nice photos. I assume all are taken with the 300 2.8 IS II? Any specific photo that you can point out with heavy cropping? Any idea how the oldie 300 2.8 (non IS)...
Forum: Canon Monday 9th July 2012, 07:17
Replies: 3
Views: 1,788
Posted By alphan
Hor Kee, thanks very much for chipping in. My...

Hor Kee, thanks very much for chipping in.

My ideal FL of 500-700 is before taking sensor crop into consideration. Even at this FL, I most likely need to crop heavily, but anything longer would most...
Forum: Canon Friday 6th July 2012, 00:42
Replies: 27
Views: 7,000
Posted By alphan
Can anybody advise on the performance of the Non...

Can anybody advise on the performance of the Non IS version against the IS MkI if solely used on tripod? Or is there another site where I can view the comparison like the one linked above?

Thanks.
Forum: Canon Thursday 5th July 2012, 23:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,788
Posted By alphan
More than two hundred view but no word from...

More than two hundred view but no word from anybody? Am I asking the wrong question or have I ask at the wrong place? Not even critics?
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