Join for FREE
It only takes a minute!
Magnifying the passion for nature. Zeiss Victory Harpia 95. New!

Welcome to BirdForum.
BirdForum is the net's largest birding community, dedicated to wild birds and birding, and is absolutely FREE! You are most welcome to register for an account, which allows you to take part in lively discussions in the forum, post your pictures in the gallery and more.

Showing results 1 to 25 of 43
Search took 0.01 seconds.
Search: Posts Made By: loranfrfr
Forum: Panasonic Friday 18th November 2011, 14:13
Replies: 4
Views: 2,026
Posted By loranfrfr
is TCON 17 out of production? any alternative?

Hi All.

My TCON 17, which I had for now 2 years, is now dead. Some optical elements got loose inside (I ve heard it is not an uncommon issue for that teleconverter). I was looking at BH photo,...
Forum: Florida Wednesday 24th August 2011, 16:03
Replies: 11
Views: 4,149
Posted By loranfrfr
Final consensus was the bird was a DC cormorant....

Final consensus was the bird was a DC cormorant. Interesting bird.
Forum: Florida Friday 27th May 2011, 19:47
Replies: 11
Views: 4,149
Posted By loranfrfr
Birders from Florida, Anhinga/DC Cormorant ID help needed

Took these pictures a few days ago of a possible Anhinga / or double crested cormorant. We have been debating for days now about the id of this bird.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/

The...
Forum: Nikon Monday 9th May 2011, 18:15
Replies: 12
Views: 6,302
Posted By loranfrfr
Update on my Nikon monarch 8*42. Eye cups broke...

Update on my Nikon monarch 8*42. Eye cups broke for the second time (that's about 2 months after Nikon fixed them). Took really good care of those for those 2 months, so I am very disappointed....
Forum: Nikon Monday 9th May 2011, 18:13
Replies: 6
Views: 2,897
Posted By loranfrfr
Update on my Nikon monarch 8*42. Eye cups broke...

Update on my Nikon monarch 8*42. Eye cups broke for the second time (that's about 2 months after Nikon fixed them). Took really good care of those for those 2 months, so I am very disappointed....
Forum: Colorado Tuesday 15th March 2011, 10:46
Replies: 5
Views: 15,375
Posted By loranfrfr
Hi Chris I ended up switching to California, in...

Hi Chris

I ended up switching to California, in a beautifull lodge in Sequoia National Park. The lodge was perfect, located in the middle of the park. The name of the place was Wuksachi Lodge. There...
Forum: Nikon Friday 11th February 2011, 14:10
Replies: 6
Views: 2,897
Posted By loranfrfr
Just got back my bins from Nikon-US. They...

Just got back my bins from Nikon-US. They replaced the faulty eye cups for free (no discussion necessary), realigned and cleaned the bins (Monarch 8*42 too), in less than 2 weeks, including shipping...
Forum: Nikon Friday 11th February 2011, 12:32
Replies: 12
Views: 6,302
Posted By loranfrfr
Just to close this discussion, I just received my...

Just to close this discussion, I just received my bins back from Nikon US, and they fixed the eye cups for free, including a complete cleaning and an alignment check. They did not charge anything and...
Forum: Computers, Birding Software And The Internet Tuesday 21st December 2010, 13:58
Replies: 1
Views: 1,769
Posted By loranfrfr
go with ebird! that's free and a lot better I...

go with ebird! that's free and a lot better I think
Forum: Panasonic Monday 29th November 2010, 18:58
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By loranfrfr
Thanks for the tip!!!

Thanks for the tip!!!
Forum: Bird Sounds Recording Eqpt & Discussion Wednesday 3rd November 2010, 14:57
Replies: 0
Views: 1,608
Posted By loranfrfr
add a directionnal microphone on Itouch/Iphone?

I've heard that new Itouch 4G has much better recording capacity than the previous generations....does it mean it could be effectively be used to record the occasional odd bird, for later ID? what's...
Forum: Panasonic Friday 29th October 2010, 13:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,272
Posted By loranfrfr
Bean bag for fz's?

I was thinking about doing a bean bag for my fz28. Anyone here has a recommendation of shape, size?
Forum: Panasonic Tuesday 19th October 2010, 12:10
Replies: 1
Views: 965
Posted By loranfrfr
Autofocus Speed for fz serie

Hi All,

Just went though the great thread about fz100. Lots of discussion about autofocus speed. I am myself the happy owner of a fz 28.

Is there any way to quantify the autofocus speed of all...
Forum: Nikon Monday 18th October 2010, 11:58
Replies: 12
Views: 6,302
Posted By loranfrfr
Nikon bins warranty : any experience?

I am not sure why, but the eye cup of my Monarch 8*42 (the best pair of binoculars I was ever able to afford), popped out, and now I need to have it fixed. Not sure If I still have the receipt from...
Forum: California Thursday 15th April 2010, 13:22
Replies: 1
Views: 1,040
Posted By loranfrfr
looking for tips for Sequoia NP

Hi California Birders!

Am from Michigan, and am planning a family trip to Sequoia NP at the end of June. That would be my first birding trip in California, so most birds would be lifers for me
6...
Forum: Panasonic Wednesday 31st March 2010, 11:35
Replies: 22
Views: 5,494
Posted By loranfrfr
I agree with Niels, I don't see any advantage in...

I agree with Niels, I don't see any advantage in using the teleconverter mode (I have been using the TCON17 on my pana fz28 for about 3 months)

Only thing that might have an influence, is the exif...
Forum: Utah Tuesday 30th March 2010, 16:22
Replies: 1
Views: 14,808
Posted By loranfrfr
Will be in Park City in August, any tip?

I will be in Park City in August, with a 1 year old baby, while my wife is attending a conference. Any tip where to go birding? I remember there is quite a nice network of trails, but I would...
Forum: Panasonic Tuesday 30th March 2010, 12:32
Replies: 22
Views: 5,082
Posted By loranfrfr
That's a good test, thanks! Typically I have the...

That's a good test, thanks! Typically I have the same difference of focus quality, unless I get particularly lucky. Did you do the manual focus picture with your loupe?
Forum: Panasonic Monday 29th March 2010, 14:12
Replies: 22
Views: 5,082
Posted By loranfrfr
That's a great find. I was wondering if this...

That's a great find. I was wondering if this could help for the manual focus? So far most of the pictures I took in Manual focus were not perfectly sharp, so maybe this would help?
Forum: Panasonic Monday 29th March 2010, 13:50
Replies: 22
Views: 5,494
Posted By loranfrfr
Mine does. I don't think see any reason why there...

Mine does. I don't think see any reason why there would be other diameters of TCON 17.
Forum: Panasonic Monday 11th January 2010, 13:46
Replies: 3
Views: 3,540
Posted By loranfrfr
Any alternative to the DMW-LA3 adapter?

I ordered yesterday the Tcon17 for my pana fz28 (I live in the US). Only problem I could not find a DMW-LA3 adapter on Adorama or Bh photo (out of stock). On amazon, they propose a new (an cheaper)...
Forum: Panasonic Tuesday 8th December 2009, 12:29
Replies: 14
Views: 4,825
Posted By loranfrfr
I own a pana fz28 and my bro has a canon SX10....

I own a pana fz28 and my bro has a canon SX10. Both are great camera. Only problem on the canon SX10 is you can't add a zoom extension, such as TCON17.
Forum: Colorado Tuesday 4th August 2009, 11:56
Replies: 5
Views: 15,375
Posted By loranfrfr
Looking for a nice birding lodge in the rockies

Hi All. I am a birder and very recent dad, living in Michigan. I am still hoping to do a little bit of birding sometimes in september in the rockies, although I will probably looking after my baby...
Forum: Arizona Tuesday 4th August 2009, 11:48
Replies: 7
Views: 2,441
Posted By loranfrfr
Thanks all for your input!!!!!

Thanks all for your input!!!!!
Forum: Arizona Monday 3rd August 2009, 12:52
Replies: 7
Views: 2,441
Posted By loranfrfr
Looking for a nice birding Lodge in SE arizona

I am birder who happen to be a new dad. My wife and I were thinking about going to SE arizona (no hard core birding, but some new birds would be nice). With the baby, the logistics are really tough,...
Showing results 1 to 25 of 43
 


Fatbirder's Top 1000 Birding Websites

Help support BirdForum

Page generated in 0.12765598 seconds with 8 queries
All times are GMT. The time now is 14:50.