phil from seattle

phil from seattle

Lives in United States Seattle, WA, United States
Works as a Slacker - Retired SW Engineer
Joined on Aug 10, 2016
About me:

Interested in Electronics, Woodworking, Photography, Travel, Food, Wine, Scotch Whooskee

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  • Good point.  We took image stabilized binocs - think OIS.  My wife has Parkinsons so they made a huge difference for her.  After using them, I may get a pair for myself. Good for use from a moving ...
  • Replied in Safari newbie
    We did a Kalahari Camp and did an all day game drive in the Makgadikgadi (ma-kadi-kadi) Pans Park.  Still a lot of game (lots of Zebras, Elephants, Impalas, Giraffes). Unfortunately, there is ...
  • Replied in Safari newbie
    One other thing.  It seems like all the guides/rangers are trained to bias at showing you lions.  If you let them, they will spend a lot of time tracking them down.  The problem I have with that is ...
  • Replied in Safari newbie
    Thanks for the nice comments. I'm working on the photos now. 3/4 TB of photos. sigh, gonna be a while... I will write up a travelogue about the camps, too. Some fatigue but every game drive brought ...
  • Replied in Safari newbie
    I just returned from a 26 day trip to Botswana, South Africa and Mozambique. We stayed in 6 safari camps for a total of 18 days and went on about 30 game drives. I took 2 bodies - both EM1 mk IIs. ...
  • Another way to go about it is to use an ND filter so you can lower the FStop and drop the speed, too. I find a 2 stop filter helps when shooting aircraft in bright sunlight. That gets me to f/6.3 ...
  • Looked around and didn't see a "what's new".  Anyone know the details? I, also, am amazed that they rolled over the major digit and did not charge an upgrade fee.  I would have gladly shelled out a ...
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