I will be heading up to North Dakota next month for a birding trip out on the prairie. Currently i have 7dii and 100-400ii. It would be nice to have a little more reach. Since i cannot afford to rent for 2 weeks or buy a Canon 600 was thinking maybe of renting the sigma or getting a Canon...
Sent in a pair on Nikon 3 10x42 I purchased back in 2011 because the armor was disintegrating, hoping to get fixed under warranty. Bins sent in late January. Nikon did accept as a warranty repair which surprised me as I did not have the original warranty card but did have the purchase...
Looking for a pair of backup bins to have to observe backyard birds and to carry in car for those moments i don't have my regular bin's. Currently using older Nikon Monarch (lower end) that are 10 years old and falling apart.
Looking for 8x42.
Am an eyeglass wearer.
was looking at
"have been told that Canon has plans to announce a “high-end” APS-C camera in late 2020 or early 2021. Product launches are obviously affected by the current global landscape.
Considering a change from my 7DMKii. Main reason since moving to Tennessee I find myself shooting in lower light levels. Forested trails, in the rain, lots of cloudy days. A majority of my birds are static. BIF larger birds, swallows occasionally if light is good. High ISO on 7D just not...
Anyone had an issue with hinge on Ziess Conquest needing to be tighten? Wondering if there is a way to fix this or if i need to send in for repair. And i wonder if US repair even open at this point.
Posted today on Canon Rumors......seems as though the aps-c “might” be dead in in an R body series.
For you 7d mkii users like myself would you consider this as a replacement?
After doing a personal big year in 2019 hope focus on birding new areas around Tennessee and nearby states. Started year in Florida visiting family and friends and was also able to make a few quick stops in Alabama on the way home.
1 Eurasian Collared-Dove Gulfport Beach & Waterfront US-FL...
My wife ok’d purchase of new Vortex Razor for Christmas. Am so very pleased with this new scope. We are down in Florida visiting family and friends so got to try it out at my old stomping ground FT DeSoto Park. Was seeing detail of flocks of Redheads out in bay I never had before with my...
Think I am going to pull trigger On the Pentax. I also have a Pentax 65 so already own a Xw14 and Baader xcell 12. Any further suggestions on additional eyepieces I should add for the Pf80 or just get the zoom. I need to scope large lakes (reservoirs) here in Tennessee
Looking to upgrade my 80 mm scope. Narrowed down to Pentax pf80 and vortex viper. I want a straight scope. Will be used primarily to scope large impounds in the area for ducks and gulls
I tired the Pentax this past week for 4 days using the Pentax zoom. Only thing I would like a wider fov...
Has anyone tried the Baader MK IV zoom on a older Celestron Regal 80 F-ED?
Have not been thrilled with factory zoom. Using scope more now to scan lakes for ducks, grebes, etc. Think i need to change zoom or get a new scope
Found above scope used with zoom under $500. In very good condition.
Current using a 80 mm. Celestron regal.
As anyone familiar with this older kowa scope? Would it be a good replacement upgrade for celestron?
Trying out EM1 - mkii rental this morning for first time and have a couple of questions
Using a panny 100-400. do you set IS for camera or lens
Veiwfinder is a challenge to locate warblers, but this was expected issue i would think. However, part of the problem is view is so bright its...
So is it time to change from DSLR to 4/3 for birding? Would like to shave a few pounds off my kit. Currently 7D MKii & 100-400 Mk ii.
My other concern is the bet's are on no 7d MKiii coming from Canon
My thoughts are moving to Olympus Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II with 300 mm lens. Or to...
Starting a little behind this year. This will first full year birding in Tennessee so will see what happens. Strange weather......Sunday it was high of 70 F today high will be 45 F with lows in teens. Yikes, kinda messed up some of the birds
1 Mourning Dove
2 American Crow
Here is my dilemma.
There are times like today i needed to carry my scope with me in the field. My lightweight rig is a Pentax PF65II and a Velbon EX 630. But i also carry bin's with a chest harness and a Canon 7dii and 100-400 ii. Toting the scope on my shoulder is a pain (and...
Will be in CA during June this year and have been planning a trip to area around Lake Alpine. My concern is with the snow pack this year is it going to be a worthwhile trip. Plan to be up the there w/o June 12. Hearing talk they my still be skiing in area into July.
1. Stay Bear...
Based on suggestions here i traded in my 100-400 vi and 400 5.6l for the newer 100-400 vii. Am blown away by this lens. Using with my 7D Mkii BIF photos are amazing, The overall performance is WOW. Thanks again for the suggestions to make this upgrade.