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Forum: Olympus Friday 17th July 2020, 00:16
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By pshute
Did you have the camera on a tripod? That would...

Did you have the camera on a tripod? That would make a big difference.
Forum: Olympus Wednesday 8th July 2020, 05:03
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By pshute
A couple more thoughts about why I like my phone...

A couple more thoughts about why I like my phone camera. It geotags the photos, and it can upload them all to google photos before I even get home. Then I can clear the uploade photos off the phone...
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 7th July 2020, 23:13
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By pshute
In other words, people carrying a scope don't...

In other words, people carrying a scope don't need to carry a big camera.

On the other hand, I've heard people say that their big camera is now good enough that they don't need to carry a scope....
Forum: Olympus Sunday 5th July 2020, 21:59
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By pshute
No, barely even for an id shot most of the time....

No, barely even for an id shot most of the time. Does it have to be that way? What's the longest focal length they could set onto a phone? I think they're up to 135mm equivalent, which means even...
Forum: Olympus Sunday 5th July 2020, 21:51
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By pshute
That's normal as you get older. For those of us...

That's normal as you get older. For those of us who have to wear glasses all the time, the answer is to have progressive lenses, the modern version of bi/trifocals. Or you can hang your reading...
Forum: Olympus Friday 3rd July 2020, 03:50
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By pshute
The "easy" fix is to wear them all the time. They...

The "easy" fix is to wear them all the time. They don't get lost if you're wearing them.
Forum: Olympus Tuesday 30th June 2020, 00:28
Replies: 42
Views: 2,169
Posted By pshute
I must admit I've started using a little...

I must admit I've started using a little Panasonic TZ80 for most bird photography. I can put up with a lot of ISO noise in order to always have it available. For normal photography, my phone is...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 11th May 2020, 12:06
Replies: 42
Views: 2,184
Posted By pshute
None of those have a lot of relief, which seems...

None of those have a lot of relief, which seems to be common among monoculars.
Forum: Binoculars Saturday 4th April 2020, 03:31
Replies: 35
Views: 2,753
Posted By pshute
You're a dealer? I've spent ages in shops...

You're a dealer? I've spent ages in shops comparing binoculars, not to work out which is best, but to see if I can see ANY difference, in order to convince myself to buy them. Haven't been very...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 1st April 2020, 07:19
Replies: 35
Views: 2,753
Posted By pshute
Meaning the 8's were better in low light? I...

Meaning the 8's were better in low light? I sometimes wonder if comparisons like this depend more on each pair's optics rather than just the magnification. Eg better coatings, leading to higher...
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 21st March 2020, 02:28
Replies: 68
Views: 6,099
Posted By pshute
What's the difference, please?

What's the difference, please?
Forum: Birds & Birding Thursday 13th February 2020, 09:24
Replies: 19
Views: 891
Posted By pshute
Did you get sore from your P900, or a different...

Did you get sore from your P900, or a different camera? A P900 weighs just under 2 pounds.

My TZ80 weighs about 1/3 of that. I'm tired of lugging cameras around.
Forum: Panasonic Friday 27th December 2019, 15:09
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By pshute
No, on this one there's just one C setting on the...

No, on this one there's just one C setting on the dial. C1-C3 are then selected using the menu.
Forum: Panasonic Thursday 26th December 2019, 20:55
Replies: 2
Views: 701
Posted By pshute
Faster way to change custom modes? (TZ80)

In Custom mode, my TZ80 lets me choose from three custom settings, C1 to C3. I assume a lot of other Panasonics are similar? I use C1 for stationary birds (tiny AF area) and C2 and C3 for settings...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 10th September 2018, 08:28
Replies: 13
Views: 970
Posted By pshute
Why hover when you can extend the eyecups to the...

Why hover when you can extend the eyecups to the right position? I assume yours have several click stops?

Or have I misunderstood?
Forum: Swarovski Saturday 4th August 2018, 19:08
Replies: 31
Views: 5,424
Posted By pshute
Why would that be? I thought relief requirements...

Why would that be? I thought relief requirements to see the full field were purely to do with how far your glasses are from your eyes. If there an optical effect of the glasses lenses that varies...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 19th April 2018, 21:34
Replies: 167
Views: 26,726
Posted By pshute
Given that the results seem to vary with observer...

Given that the results seem to vary with observer and with binoculars weight and shape, I wonder if people should be doing tests for themselves (hand held 8x vs handheld 10x). I'd give it a try, but...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 18th April 2018, 01:15
Replies: 167
Views: 26,726
Posted By pshute
That graph is "efficiency" vs magnification....

That graph is "efficiency" vs magnification. What's "efficiency"?

It shows a steady increase with magnification both hand held and supported, which doesn't match what Gijs said: "at magnifications...
Forum: Binoculars Tuesday 17th April 2018, 00:23
Replies: 167
Views: 26,726
Posted By pshute
No, I was thinking just a hand held test. We're...

No, I was thinking just a hand held test. We're talking about which ones let you see better when birding, and most birding is with handheld binoculars. I'm interested in a true test of how shake...
Forum: Binoculars Monday 16th April 2018, 12:41
Replies: 167
Views: 26,726
Posted By pshute
I haven't read this whole thread, so apologies if...

I haven't read this whole thread, so apologies if this has already been asked. Have any of you actually tried a test with 8x vs 10x? Eg how many metres away can you read a page of newspaper? The...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Sunday 15th April 2018, 07:30
Replies: 33
Views: 4,020
Posted By pshute
I'm just wondering if you've tried a different...

I'm just wondering if you've tried a different card in your Olympus camera, just in case that's the problem with it. It would be pity to let that lens go to waste, even if you opt to use the smaller...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th March 2018, 04:17
Replies: 68
Views: 6,210
Posted By pshute
But thatís comparing a 2.5mm exit pupil with a...

But thatís comparing a 2.5mm exit pupil with a 5.25. Most peopleís pupils can dilate bigger than 2.5. But would 8x56ís (7mm) benefit anyone there? Even people whose pupils can dilate to 7mm in...
Forum: Binoculars Thursday 15th March 2018, 01:52
Replies: 68
Views: 6,210
Posted By pshute
But what weíre looking for here is the ability to...

But what weíre looking for here is the ability to use a large exit pupil resulting from large objectives. Surely we should be testing in the kind of conditions weíll be using the binoculars in? Eg...
Forum: Binoculars Wednesday 14th March 2018, 09:33
Replies: 68
Views: 6,210
Posted By pshute
Have you actually measured that?

Have you actually measured that?
Forum: Binoculars Sunday 11th March 2018, 00:08
Replies: 14
Views: 3,272
Posted By pshute
And this includes your own pupils. Iím under the...

And this includes your own pupils. Iím under the impression that during the day when your pupils are small, using large objectives doesnít result in increased brightness. And that pupils are often...
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