Saturday, 18 June 2016

Kowa Power!

Bullfinch, MVCP, 20th Feb 2016
Bullfinch, MVCP, taken with a Panasonic GX7, 20mm f1.7 lens, Kowa 883 scope, 25-60x eyepiece and the new 1.6 extender
  
I've written a review of the Kowa 1.6 extender which fits on to their top-of-the-range scopes.  I purchased a Kowa 883 'scope last year and have been very pleased with it ever since.  The sharpness and lack of obvious chromatic aberrations makes for an incredible image.


The extra boost from their new 1.6 extender increases their 25-60x zoom to a 40-96x zoom - impressive.  Impressive still is the fact you can stack them together.  Adding two extenders then makes your 25-60x eyepiece in to a 64-153.6x eyepiece - absolutely monster!  No other birding 'scope can come close to matching those stats - and the image is still fantastic.  Much duller, yes, but still extremely sharp and CA isn't really an issue either.

I have been doing some digiscoping using the extender and I am very impressed with it.  I have an album on Flickr which I will update with new images when I take them  The album can be found HERE

If you want to read my full article on the Kowa 1.6 extender then please check this link out too:
Read my review here

Saturday, 14 May 2016

Success!

Black Tern, Derek Whites Eggs pit, 14th May 2016

Black Tern, Derek Whites Eggs pit, 14th May 2016

Black Tern, Derek Whites Eggs pit, 14th May 2016
I popped in to check the terns on Derek's tonight and was delighted to find two of these dudes on the pit - Black Terns.  Until today I'd struggled to get flight shots with my GX7, but a spark last night meant that I decided to ignore the EVF and use a magnified viewer over my screen instead.  It seemed to do the trick - several decent keepers amongst the few hundred shots I took - a better rate than simply using the EVF.

Digiscoped with a Panasonic GX7, 20mm f1.7, Kowa 883, 25-60x.

Monday, 18 April 2016

Cetti's in the open!

Cetti's Warbler, Broom GP, 18th April 2016
This was so good I just had to write a post about it!  A Cetti's Warbler - digiscoped!  Broom's first Cetti's was only last october and now we currently have two birds singing around the site.  This was the first time I've really seen either of them well.  I just couldn't believe my luck when this bird paused in a flowering blackthorn just a few meters from me.  I had just enough time to rattle off about ten shots before it scuttled away again - this is about the best shot I managed.  Brilliant!

Panasonic GX7, 20mm f1.7 lens, Kowa 884, 25-60x eyepiece.

Thursday, 18 February 2016

First shots with the Kowa 1.6 extender

Below are just a few of the images I've got recently using the new Kowa 1.6 extender on my Kowa 883 'scope and 25-60x eyepiece.  The quality of the new extender is impressive and very sharp.  More to follow...

Greenfinch, The Lodge RSPB, 7th February 2016

Chaffinch, The Lodge RSPB, 7th February 2016

Greenfinch, The Lodge RSPB, 7th Feb 2016

Robin, The Lodge RSPB, 7th Feb 2016

Siskin, The Lodge RSPB, 7th February 2016

Brambling, The Lodge RSPB, 7th February 2016

Back to Chiffchaffs

I'm not going to say very much about this bird, other than to say it's a Siberian Chiffchaff, and that I got a great deal of satisfaction digiscoping this one!

Siberian Chiffchaff, Marston Sewage Works, 17th January 2016

Siberian Chiffchaff, Marston Sewage Works, 17th January 2016

Siberian Chiffchaff, Marston Sewage Works, 17th January 2016

Siberian Chiffchaff, Marston Sewage Works, 17th January 2016

Siberian Chiffchaff, Marston Sewage Works, 17th January 2016

Siberian Chiffchaff, Marston Sewage Works, 17th January 2016

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