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Forum: Tripod and Heads Today, 14:13
Replies: 2
Views: 35
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 with stuck 128RC head

My Manfrotto 128RC head is stuck on my Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 tripod. I bought them separately some years ago, and they get a fair amount of use, both for my birding telescope and for video. And I've...
Forum: Canon Monday 23rd April 2018, 22:04
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
Hi MJN, thanks for the link.

Hi MJN, thanks for the link.
Forum: Canon Monday 23rd April 2018, 08:07
Replies: 5
Views: 258
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
I've bought most of my Canon lenses s/h from LCE,...

I've bought most of my Canon lenses s/h from LCE, and have enjoyed the lower price. Occasionally, I've checked the lens only on an APS-C body, and finding it OK have relaxed. But, I got burnt with...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 13th March 2018, 23:56
Replies: 12
Views: 810
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
I've found exactly the same problem with my...

I've found exactly the same problem with my Bushnell 8x42 Elite ED bins, and solved using a rubber band. An O-ring is a much more elegant solution.

I'm now wondering if my new bifocal-spectacles...
Forum: Canon Sunday 17th December 2017, 00:17
Replies: 28
Views: 4,255
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
I put a spreadsheet together to deal with all of...

I put a spreadsheet together to deal with all of the variables, using the data published in standardised format by the reviews in DPR. For several years it listed the 7D MkII as being the body to...
Forum: Canon Sunday 10th December 2017, 18:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,619
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
Any EF 300mm F/2.8? I don't have a 5D Mk IV, so...

Any EF 300mm F/2.8? I don't have a 5D Mk IV, so can't help.
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 29th November 2017, 20:37
Replies: 25
Views: 2,283
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
Wow! That brings back memories, from the 1960s!...

Wow!
That brings back memories, from the 1960s! I was working in radar research, and specifically portable radar for the Army. What we were offering suffered from vibration effects, and so we...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 29th November 2017, 12:24
Replies: 25
Views: 2,283
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
I'm in Milton Keynes where Minolta had their HQ...

I'm in Milton Keynes where Minolta had their HQ and service facility for several years. I was very impressed by the service I received from them when a pair of 7x50 bins developed poor collimation. ...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 25th October 2017, 21:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,558
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
I've been using a Manfrotto 128RC as my main...

I've been using a Manfrotto 128RC as my main tripod head for several years, and seeing your query, I've had a quick look at mine. The lock button seemed a bit stiff, so I applied one drop of machine...
Forum: Opticron Tuesday 24th October 2017, 17:38
Replies: 4
Views: 2,224
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
I'm a spectacle wearer, and have an HR80 GA ED...

I'm a spectacle wearer, and have an HR80 GA ED telescope with SDL vs 2 eyepiece. I also have a fixed Opticron eyepiece, 27x (with this 'scope) WW HDF eyepiece. Both combos work well. Normally I...
Forum: Canon Wednesday 20th September 2017, 17:10
Replies: 2
Views: 2,183
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
I bought a 7D Mark II after owning and using a 1D...

I bought a 7D Mark II after owning and using a 1D Mark IV - both for birds and for certain sports, mainly cycling. In my experience, the 1D Mark IV simply works and delivers the goods - with very...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 19th September 2017, 09:35
Replies: 3
Views: 2,682
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
I think this is what you are looking...

I think this is what you are looking for:-

http://www.speedgraphic.co.uk/closeup_lenses_adapters/novoflex_eosretro_reverse_adapter_for_canon_eos/8499_p.html

I've never tried one, but I believe it...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 12th September 2017, 19:56
Replies: 2
Views: 2,893
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
My 7DMkII needed a new Compact Flash socket. ...

My 7DMkII needed a new Compact Flash socket. Supply of socket, disassembly & reassembly cost me around 82 from a well recommended Milton Keynes repairer. (Trust me not to check the CF socket until...
Forum: Canon Thursday 31st August 2017, 08:54
Replies: 2
Views: 3,193
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
I was going to respond earlier, but events... I...

I was going to respond earlier, but events...
I have an EF 500 F/4L IS, and also the shorter 300 F/2.8L IS. Some years ago I bought the appropriate circular polarising filter, the 52mm, and after...
Forum: Canon Saturday 26th August 2017, 08:43
Replies: 11
Views: 4,000
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
How can a lens be faulty with respect to...

How can a lens be faulty with respect to vignetting as in this thread? Vignetting is essentially a geometric effect caused by the mechanics and physics of the lens, and unless some internal shade or...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 22nd August 2017, 10:32
Replies: 68
Views: 12,106
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
Marketing - hardly! After a few year's interval,...

Marketing - hardly!

After a few year's interval, I visited Birdfair last Saturday. The weather was good and my attention was grabbed by the red of the Meopta stand. I quickly found their 8x42 and...
Forum: Trail Cams - Camera Traps - CCTV Systems Wednesday 2nd August 2017, 23:25
Replies: 2
Views: 2,435
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
So, I am not alone having problems getting my...

So, I am not alone having problems getting my Bushnell Trail Cam (basic model) to work. Most other cameras and camcorders etc., I have no trouble with, but my trail cam is in a different league. ...
Forum: Canon Friday 21st July 2017, 18:33
Replies: 1
Views: 3,263
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
I'm not sure if I can help in this - but, I do...

I'm not sure if I can help in this - but, I do have a 7D Mk II, and I was out shooting some cyclists two weeks ago.
Like you, I used AIServo, and reviewing my shots (using Breeze Browser Pro with...
Forum: Canon Friday 21st July 2017, 11:39
Replies: 22
Views: 8,349
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
Very difficult to say just what caused my lens to...

Very difficult to say just what caused my lens to fail - and as I was using the supplied Canon padded case, I feel it's worth mentioning - particularly as board-walks aren't uncommon at bird...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 18th July 2017, 16:36
Replies: 22
Views: 8,349
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
Just to add a note of caution to using wheels...

Just to add a note of caution to using wheels when transporting Canon's USM lenses. My first big white was an EF 300 F2.8L and I transported it in its Canon padded case in a wheeled trolley at the...
Forum: Canon Tuesday 18th July 2017, 11:58
Replies: 22
Views: 8,349
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
I carry my EF 500 F/4L IS in a Lowe Pro Flipside...

I carry my EF 500 F/4L IS in a Lowe Pro Flipside 300, complete with both 1.4x and 2x extenders - that goes on my back. I carry my 1D MkIV separately, probably with a near standard or 70-200 F/4L...
Forum: Canon Saturday 8th July 2017, 17:00
Replies: 2
Views: 3,693
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
No real idea, but have you tried disabling the...

No real idea, but have you tried disabling the GPS? With the GPS fully "Off" I'd expect you to get a longer period from your battery.
Forum: Canon Saturday 8th July 2017, 16:57
Replies: 6
Views: 4,094
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
The Canon Eos M5 has a Canon APS-c sensor with a...

The Canon Eos M5 has a Canon APS-c sensor with a crop factor of 1.6x, so if you want a reach of 600mm, you'll need a 400mm lens, with a 640mm reach. Canon offer several lenses at this focal length,...
Forum: Canon Monday 19th June 2017, 14:42
Replies: 10
Views: 5,369
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
I've had good results with my 7D MKII and an EF...

I've had good results with my 7D MKII and an EF 500 F4L IS when shooting birds; and I've not noticed any of the problems I observed with my 5D some years ago when the drain from big lens stopped the...
Forum: Canon Thursday 15th June 2017, 11:28
Replies: 10
Views: 5,369
Posted By Malcolm Stewart
Did I miss the camera you used for your shots? ...

Did I miss the camera you used for your shots?
When using "big whites", I've found differences between normal sized bodies, eg 5D, and the much more sure-footed performance with a 1D III, or 1D IV.
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