Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cape May Lapland Longspur

At the Cape May Fall Birding Weekend myself and Jim Danzenbacker located a Lapland Longspur feeding on one of the many Jetty's in the area ,, It was double excitement for me with Digiscoping and viewing as a lifer, so I gave my 884/Panasonic GX1/20mm1.7 quite a work out.







Since Hurricane Sandy was bearing down on many of the coastal community's on the Jersey Shore I had to scramble to get some decent pics before the overcast demon shows face, along with having the festival cut one day short.So I headed up to the point for some Yellow Rumps with my 884/SonyRX-100 captures, I am really starting to love this Camera with 20 mega pixs of high resolution detail, To demonstrate to true potentional of the Sony the last to captures were not really downsized for viewing the wonderful detail




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Friday, October 19, 2012

Cape May Fall weekend

Hello ,,

 I along with Sales Manager Jim Danzenbaker will be at the Cape May Fall Weekend October 26 till 28th with Kowa Sporting optics.

I will be happy to answer questions with Digiscoping along with demonstrating many of the fine Kowa products,   or if you feel like stopping by to say hello. It will be great to see some good friends around and some new faces.It's always a good time at the Cape.






Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lincolns Sparrow with the Sony RX-100

I recently picked up the Sony RX-100 from my local camera store and went on an outing.

First impression with the 30wide eyepiece the auto focus is a bit trying ,with accuracy being an issue unlike the NikonV1 but it has potential.

I then did some test shots with the Kowa 25LER which you can be farther away from the eyepiece and the focus was more forgiving.

Wears the Macro Mode???  Sony?? I think I have to go to the website to download the PDF on this camera .

Another note on the RX-100 there is no battery Charger that is extra ,
so you have to plug the camera in the wall socket.

Lincolns Sparrow.



Tuesday, October 9, 2012

With or without the Sun

Here in the Norhtheast the limited Sunshine has been putting a damper on Digiscoping for me ,,and it can be frustrating at times , but I did manage to get a few decent ones with the Nikon V1 of a Palm Warbler , Yellowrumps and a Common Yellowthroat.

I am also using a different lens for the Nikon V1 ,, the 11/27mm which is a liitle more forgiving with the Vignetting on the 30 wide eyepiece and it can fit on the Vortex PS-100 better than the 10/30 mm can .

The 11/27 has the same Fstop and image quality as the 10/30mm, just a tad bit smaller in size.



Saturday, October 6, 2012

A few more Panasonic GX1 captures

The GX1 is a learning curve for me ,, I am still practicing with yard Birds but getting use to manual focus, also shooting in Jpeg is a waste of time with this mode,l I pretty much deleted an entire outing in JPEG cause I had the Camera set to JPEG by accident.

So Titmice and a mourning Dove were the flavor of the day I should be getting out to more productive area"s soon .




Paul Hackett covers all the bases with Kowa

Paul Hackett"s  Digiscoping talent never seems to surprise me but it always inspired me greatly ,so I checked out one of his many You tube videos this  one in particular  on a Uk show the Camera Diner with the host Paul Genges .

In this episode Paul covers all the bases of Digiscoping with Kowa from the point and shoot aspect with the DA3 adapter, along with the TSN-PZ Photo adapter, moving along to the IPhone attachment. Paul also showcases the Kowa telephoto lens with the 350/500/850mm adapters.

I hope you enjoy thanks Paul.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-qkJTojMpMQ&feature=plcp




Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Panasonic GX1-20mm 1.4 Lens

I took some test shots of an American Goldfinch with the Panasonic GX1, and was impressed with the Quality,,Thanks Tara Tanaka for turning me on to this beauty!