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Forum: Baltic States Sunday 19th August 2018, 23:50
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By Oscar56
Talking We will be making a similar 3 week trip in...

We will be making a similar 3 week trip in September and October, 2018. Landing in Tallin, then by bus to Riga and bus to Villnius. We are then hoping to rent a car and make our way back to Tallin,...
Forum: Spotting Scopes & tripod/heads Monday 9th October 2017, 18:01
Replies: 9
Views: 8,051
Posted By Oscar56
Any updates with actual experience using the Mark...

Any updates with actual experience using the Mark IV zoom? I have the Pentax 80 for which I also modified the Mark III zoom to address the back focus issue.
Forum: Pentax Monday 9th October 2017, 17:53
Replies: 0
Views: 1,301
Posted By Oscar56
Pentax 80 and Baader Zoom Mark IV

Has anyone tested this combination yet?

I currently have the Mark III version of this zoom which I had to modify in order to focus in my Pentax spotting scope. The issue was not enough backfocus...
Forum: Panasonic Sunday 8th January 2017, 01:06
Replies: 76
Views: 32,572
Posted By Oscar56
Very nice.

Very nice.
Forum: Panasonic Sunday 8th January 2017, 00:39
Replies: 76
Views: 32,572
Posted By Oscar56
For birding, what lens would you pair with this...

For birding, what lens would you pair with this body?
Forum: Panasonic Sunday 8th January 2017, 00:33
Replies: 1
Views: 3,486
Posted By Oscar56
Favourite Panasonic Kit for Birding?

Too many choices!

i want a camera that I can still capture RAW with that will be used for birding. This is for identification / documentation purposes and perhaps printing up to 8 x 10. Video...
Forum: Panasonic Saturday 7th January 2017, 22:59
Replies: 17
Views: 13,738
Posted By Oscar56
Peter: Was that image processed in camera? How...

Peter:

Was that image processed in camera? How does the original appear compared to what is posted here?
Forum: Panasonic Monday 2nd January 2017, 09:47
Replies: 17
Views: 13,738
Posted By Oscar56
Thanks for posting your initial impressions of...

Thanks for posting your initial impressions of this camera. Any newer insights you care to share?
Forum: Panasonic Friday 30th December 2016, 05:13
Replies: 7
Views: 7,498
Posted By Oscar56
Has anyone here taken the plunge and ordered a...

Has anyone here taken the plunge and ordered a FZ2500?
Forum: Panasonic Thursday 29th December 2016, 15:21
Replies: 218
Views: 146,512
Posted By Oscar56
And which camera are you sticking with?

And which camera are you sticking with?
Forum: Nikon Wednesday 28th December 2016, 21:28
Replies: 936
Views: 443,513
Posted By Oscar56
Do you miss the lack of RAW format with this...

Do you miss the lack of RAW format with this camera?
Forum: Sony Tuesday 27th December 2016, 21:30
Replies: 49
Views: 35,749
Posted By Oscar56
How does this camera do in " hunting" birds in...

How does this camera do in " hunting" birds in shrubs? Is the camera smart enough to focus on the birds and not intervening branches?
Forum: Panasonic Monday 26th December 2016, 01:01
Replies: 218
Views: 146,512
Posted By Oscar56
Now that many of you have had this camera for...

Now that many of you have had this camera for over a year now what are your impressions?
Forum: Nikon Sunday 25th December 2016, 15:26
Replies: 13
Views: 9,776
Posted By Oscar56
Is that a Nikon 300mm prime focus?

Is that a Nikon 300mm prime focus?
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th November 2016, 23:18
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Oscar56
Doh! Thanks Lou. Yes it looks like a female with...

Doh!

Thanks Lou. Yes it looks like a female with non breeding plumage.
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Sunday 13th November 2016, 23:06
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By Oscar56
Grebe? Port Hope, Ontario. November 13.

This little guy has me stumped, first I was calling him a pie-billed grebe, then horned grebe but neither seemed to fit well.

This is a singular bird, on fresh water (Lake Ontario), about 12" in...
Forum: Pentax Saturday 25th June 2016, 01:38
Replies: 6
Views: 4,846
Posted By Oscar56
At the end of the day which zoom gets more use?

At the end of the day which zoom gets more use?
Forum: Pentax Friday 29th April 2016, 15:30
Replies: 11
Views: 7,508
Posted By Oscar56
Explore Scientific has had an eyepiece sale for...

Explore Scientific has had an eyepiece sale for the entire month of April. It was tough to resist so I put in an order to add to my astronomical EPs. When they arrive I will test the ES 68D - 24mm...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Wednesday 30th March 2016, 00:54
Replies: 1
Views: 1,207
Posted By Oscar56
Velbon EX-630 - Replacing the Head?

This tripod came with my Pentax80 scope. The legs are sturdy but the head is sketchy. Although this is one of those all-in-one tripod/head units the head does come off quite easily.

Has anyone...
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Tuesday 29th March 2016, 02:05
Replies: 3
Views: 5,426
Posted By Oscar56
I have downloaded the app yesterday. I think this...

I have downloaded the app yesterday. I think this is going to be my primary camera app for my iPhone 6. The app interface is the closest I have seen to a traditional camera. Most of the normal...
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Sunday 27th March 2016, 18:15
Replies: 5
Views: 7,025
Posted By Oscar56
Roger: Thanks for posting. I am going to try...

Roger:

Thanks for posting. I am going to try this with my iPhone and fixed focal length EPs.

Grant
Forum: Mobile/iPhone Digiscoping Sunday 27th March 2016, 18:04
Replies: 6
Views: 5,631
Posted By Oscar56
Although I have not tried it I understand that...

Although I have not tried it I understand that the earbuds that come with the iPhone can be used as a shutter release.
Forum: Pentax Sunday 27th March 2016, 16:53
Replies: 11
Views: 7,508
Posted By Oscar56
I have now had 3 opportunities to test eyepieces,...

I have now had 3 opportunities to test eyepieces, once in my backyard and twice in the field. Time for my summary.

I have a number of eyepieces for astronomical use, that was the reason for...
Forum: Tripod and Heads Tuesday 22nd March 2016, 19:52
Replies: 5
Views: 2,253
Posted By Oscar56
Thanks for the link to that older thread. My...

Thanks for the link to that older thread. My Pentax80 scope arrived just last week and I need to replace the ball head on my Manfrotto 055 tripod with something suitable for a spotting scope.

I had...
Forum: Pentax Sunday 20th March 2016, 23:49
Replies: 25
Views: 9,676
Posted By Oscar56
As requested here are some photos of the spacer I...

As requested here are some photos of the spacer I constructed yesterday for the Baader zoom. Here in BC our milk comes in plastic 4L jugs. This material is easy to recycle and use for misc...
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