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Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 509
Posted By birdboy
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

I agree strictly speaking there are so many other factors but the closer your are under or near the belt gives much better clearer displays. Its best to study the one of the many websites showing...
Forum: The lounge 4 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 509
Posted By birdboy
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

This is a great image for the uk and is ok for us that live in certain parts of the UK but Henry (blu-by-u) lives in Subang Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. Living near the equator I thought he was after...
Forum: The lounge 5 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 509
Posted By birdboy
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

Similar to milkyway focus to infinity, NR off and RAW but use shutter speed between 5-15 secs. 10 sec is good starting point if the lights are very frisky lower the shutter (5s) if they move slowly...
Forum: The lounge 6 Days Ago
Replies: 29
Views: 509
Posted By birdboy
Re: Aurora Lights, where?

Henry as long as you are in the Aurora belt the rest is down to luck there can be no guarantees. Best advise is where ever you are if its not too overcast set up your camera and check in live view...
Forum: Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II 2 Weeks Ago
Replies: 16
Views: 1,172
Posted By birdboy
Re: A Question about Image Stabilization

Nobody has questioned which drive mode folks are using. My early experience was that anti-shock drives single or L Anti-Shock diamond mode works much better. Is Ron using non anti-shock drive mode...
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By birdboy
Re: ISO & Digital Sensors

Surely ISO alone does not change how full the well capacity of the sensor is filled! Only increasing the aperture or opening the shutter longer will put more photons into the well. Its the other...
Forum: General photography discussion 4 Weeks Ago
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By birdboy
Re: ISO & Digital Sensors

After several reads I was no better informed so did my own search and combined it with my own experiences. I think this is just another misleading article to make exposure seem some form of magic...
Forum: Foto Fair 12th August 2018
Replies: 12
Views: 495
Posted By birdboy
Re: Bristol Balloon Fiesta 2018

Wonderful Images. Just love that superbike balloon.*chr
Forum: Foto Fair 11th August 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By birdboy
Re: DSLR & telephoto lens Imaging Planets how realistic?

Yes I feel your pain too Phil. In the daytime you think you are fully prepared and then when night falls everything is different and starts going wrong.. Planets have to be the most difficult and...
Forum: Foto Fair 9th August 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By birdboy
Re: DSLR & telephoto lens Imaging Planets how realistic?

I have some adapters but my rummaging did not find any useful combinations. I have the extension pieces but the eye piece extends outside and the T2 to FT adapter I have is fixed to the 1.25" nose...
Forum: Foto Fair 9th August 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By birdboy
Re: DSLR & telephoto lens Imaging Planets how realistic?

Thanks for this Dave never thought of using my telescope and eyepieces with my OMD I have the adapter. Have you tried this and do you know a good eyepiece projector?
Forum: Foto Fair 9th August 2018
Replies: 11
Views: 385
Posted By birdboy
Re: A few images from Bempton Cliffs.

Great collection of best seabirds.:tup
Forum: Foto Fair 8th August 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By birdboy
Re: DSLR & telephoto lens Imaging Planets how realistic?

You normally just take out the eyepiece and the webcam should have a 1.25" nose to fit in place of the eyepiece. The problem is the back focus of the web cam as sometimes you will need an extension...
Forum: Foto Fair 8th August 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By birdboy
Re: DSLR & telephoto lens Imaging Planets how realistic?

Stellarium does allow you to turn off the atmospheric seeing as if you are taking images from a perfect site. The reason why video gives good results is that it takes lots and lots of frames. ...
Forum: Foto Fair 8th August 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By birdboy
Re: DSLR & telephoto lens Imaging Planets how realistic?

Yes I agree with the points you make Mike and I did not mean to be discouraging, just wanted to let folks know what is realistic. I fell into the trap of looking at pictures of Saturn on the web and...
Forum: Site news 7th August 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 14,610
Posted By birdboy
Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

Its not the ownership of the site that matters to me but if a company benefits from the positive comments on that site and they end up buying a new camera, lens or accessory surely its right that...
Forum: Foto Fair 7th August 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By birdboy
Re: DSLR & telephoto lens Imaging Planets how realistic?

I don't think it meant to be negative but when you have spent some time trying to photo something and someone says it can't be done the reaction can appear to shot messenger. Without thinking about...
Forum: Foto Fair 7th August 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By birdboy
Re: DSLR & telephoto lens Imaging Planets how realistic?

Yes Phil it would. If you want to see the effect use Stellarium and set up the sensor of your compact camera / phone. Small sensors = greater magnification.
Forum: Foto Fair 7th August 2018
Replies: 32
Views: 827
Posted By birdboy
DSLR & telephoto lens Imaging Planets how realistic?

I have seen several attempts of users with mega pixel cameras and telephoto lenses trying to image planets.

I don't want to degrade the efforts I have seen on here because they are pushing the...
Forum: Site news 7th August 2018
Replies: 237
Views: 14,610
Posted By birdboy
Re: The reality is that the e-group needs your help

I also would like to say thanks to Ian and his team for keeping this forum as it is.

I first read this call for help when it was posted. I then stood back for a while to see what direction it was...
Forum: General photography discussion 6th August 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 5,564
Posted By birdboy
Re: Milky Way

Shame about the clouds nothing you can do except try another day.

I am sure their will be plenty of opportunity for you to get the milky way image near where you live. Have a look out for some...
Forum: Foto Fair 5th August 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By birdboy
Re: Star Trail

Great image but interested to know why you stacked these and did not use the fantastic composite mode in OMD cameras? Whenever I see a star trail I think how lucky we are with an Olympus camera to...
Forum: The lounge 3rd August 2018
Replies: 34
Views: 728
Posted By birdboy
Re: Mars...

What lens did you use efl 720mm? Planets are really difficult (no impossible) with DSLR lenses. Have you thought of using the video mode with this lens and stacking the resulting video frames. ...
Forum: General photography discussion 3rd August 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 5,564
Posted By birdboy
Re: Milky Way

If you are still around Stanhope Clear Outside reports clear skies between 10pm and 1am. tonight but it is a forecast however. Sometimes it pays to set up and wait if you are in a dark sky place...
Forum: General photography discussion 3rd August 2018
Replies: 112
Views: 5,564
Posted By birdboy
Re: Milky Way

Thanks Dave shows the effects of light pollution well and oh do I want to go to a dark sky site 50 miles from any big town. Yes Sequator is just what I wanted may even try it for the deep sky stuff.
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