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    Nikkor 18.5/f1.8 or TLS APO?

    Using a Swarovski STS80HD, Nikon V1 and the Nikkor 18.5/f1.8 lens with a DCA Adaptor I can get decent results for my digicsoping needs. I settled on this option after considerable searching through the many welcome opinions of this forum's users. However, having seen the V1 used instead with a...
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    Eyecups and eye relief

    I sold my "old" 8 x 32 EL's last year and replaced them with the Swarovision 8 x 32. Big mistake. The EL's that I had were several years old, with just the one twist-up position on the eyecups. Despite all the other improvements made in the Swarovision model, I could never get used to the new...
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    West Texas

    Me and my wife are planning a trip to West Texas late April 2013, taking in the El Paso area, Davis Mountains, Guadalupe Mountains and Balmorhea. Can anyone please suggest the best literature/guides to consider? After a quick trawl via Google there still seems to be plenty for the Riog Rande/Big...
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    Central Park Snow 2011

    We made a week's tourist trip to New York at the end of October 2011 but, as always, I packed my bins to do some "light" birding in Central Park. On the day we arrived it had snowed in unseasonally spectacular fashion (more so in Connecticut than New York admittedly). The upshot was that, the...
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    Central Park Snow 2011

    We made a week's tourist trip to New York at the end of October 2011 but, as always, I packed my bins to do some "light" birding in Central Park. On the day we arrived it had snowed in unseasonally spectacular fashion (more so in Connecticut than New York admittedly). The upshot was that, the...
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    Step Up/Down Rings

    Hi, I've just purchased a Ricoh Caplio GX100 and need to "connect" the HA-2 Adapter to the Swarovski DCA Adapter - am I right in getting a step down ring 62mm to 43mm? I know the HA-2 Adapter is 43mm (I have ordered it but not received it yet). Someone told me that the DCA Adapter is actually a...
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    Goodbye Coolpix 4500?

    Having recently returned from a birding holiday to Lesvos I am left wondering whether or not my Nikon Coolpix 4500 is the camera for me, digiscoping-wise. I purchased it in January of this year, using it with my Leica APO 62mm scope, 32mm WA and an Eagle Eye adaptor. Although I admittedly didn't...
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    CP4500 Settings

    I'm confused (not difficult)! I have a Nikon Coolpix 4500, used with a Leica APO 62 32WW, Eagle Eye Adapter. I have set it up as advised elsewhere, i.e. Manual, Quality Fine, Aperture Priority On, ISO 100/200, Macro On, Flash Off, AE Lock Off, AF Area Auto, Single AF, AF Focus Conf. On, Digital...
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    CP4500 Battery Pack

    Can anyone please recommend a good, currently available, external battery pack for use with the Coolpix 4500? I have seen on old threads that Maplins used to sell one (L56AN Maplin stock number/ref.no.36187) but this doesn't seem to be available now (unless I'm not looking properly, which is...
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    Suitable for Leica Aop 62?

    I'm trying to decide on a digital camera for use with my Leica APO 62 (straight) 'scope. Having looked through other threads on the forum I think I am interested mainly in Canon A95, Nikon CP4500 and Fuji F30 (I realise that the first two are not "off the shelf" as such these days). Apart from...
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    External Battery Pack for Contax SL300RT*

    I'm trying to source an external battery pack for my Contax SL300RT* (the one with 4 x AA rechargeables? a P8 Battery Pack? Should they be NiCads?) but am struggling. I've had a couple of false leads through t'internet and notice from threads elsewhere that maybe Maplins may do something to...
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    New Member

    Hi All, I'm new to BF. Love the site already. Plenty of common sense views and very helpful advice. Keep it coming.
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