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Possible location of serial number described by frustrated user and responders.

https://gregorybeamer.wordpress.com/2010/01/14/oregon-scientific-smart-globe-3-fail-website-and-update/

Quoting from the link above:

The serial number of the pen and details I sent to your Parramatta
office attention Tee Tran.
This is all I can find.
>>>
>>> 1. Model/item number (located on battery cover of pen) Item No.SG18
>>> 2. Serial code located inside battery compartment of pen device. XXXXXX
>>>
>>> 3. Access code (6 letter code located in user manual or on CD-Rom cover)
>>> Cannot find these but did register online when bought
>> then
>>> sold the computer with the login.
>>>
>>> 4. Computer operating system. Windows 7
>>> 5. Country of origin? Not sure what you want the pen says "made in China"
>>>
>>> The globe has the number XXXXXX stamped in the bottom.
>>>
Regards
Colin
On 18/12/2012 9:15 PM, Oregon Scientific Customer Service wrote:
> Dear Colin,
>
> Thank you for contacting Oregon Scientific Customer Support. We are
> sorry to hear that you are having issues with your Oregon
> Scientific product.
>
> We received your email inquiry and want to assure you that you will
> hear back from us with a detailed response which is typically within
> 2-3 business days. Please reply to this email with the following
> information for us to provide you the status of the replacement.
>
> 1) Model # of the unit.
> 2) Serial # of the pen located at the battery compartment on white
> sticker.
> 3) Country where the unit is bought.
>
> Hope this information helps and should require further assistance,
> please feel free to call our customer service hotline at 1300-300-155
> (Toll-Free within AU). Phone and email support are available Monday -
> Friday from 9AM to 6PM ADST. Excluding Public Holidays.

Oregon... | Answered 5 hours ago | 26 views


Go to Nikon.com and search for your camera and then look for Memory cards that are compatible

Nikon COOLPIX... | Answered 10 hours ago | 68 views


Please make sure that no cables are plugged in. Many camera when this is done it goes into a remote mode and the screen shuts down.

Nikon Cameras | Answered 10 hours ago | 39 views


Download the software from the mfrs support site.

Logitech Cameras | Answered 12 hours ago | 15 views


You can download the USB driver from Samsung's support website here:
http://www.samsung.com/uk/support/detail/supportPrdDetail.do?menu=SP01&prd_ia_cd=&prd_mdl_cd=&prd_mdl_name=SAMSUNG%20L200
The download is compatible with Windows 98 and above. Just click on the downloads tab and driver sub-menu.

Samsung L200... | Answered Yesterday | 87 views


From the manual (which you could have consulted yourself, I would have thought) :

Charging the battery in the flash module (DSC Flash). Use the provided power supply cable (mini jack to USB) to connect the flash to the USB port of your switched-on computer. Charging commences automatically.
To charge the battery of the flash module without the computer you can use an optionally available power adapter.
A green LED lights up while the internal battery is charging. Charging is complete when the green light goes out.

Minox Cameras | Answered Yesterday | 14 views


Move the switch to the unlocked position

Cameras | Answered Yesterday | 14 views


Contact Fuji directly to inquire.

FUJIFILM Cameras | Answered Yesterday | 14 views


You have two options: upgrade to 1080 TV's or monitors, or downgrade your security system to one compatible with your 720 screen. For security purposes, the 1080 system will offer a clearer picture when details may be of utmost importance. With that in mind, the first option would be the best.

GW Security... | Answered Yesterday | 576 views


I can't say if it needs a battery. If the battery lacks sufficient charge, the motor will of course not operate. There is a circuit breaker to the motor. If it is not engaged, the motor receives no power, at any rate. And if a solenoid is defective, the transmission will not engage for either front or backward movement. These children's toys appear to have had a 30 day warranty on manufacturer's parts. It might be possible to get a part if you can determine the problem. Here is an instructional video regarding the battery although for a different model: https://www.google.com/search?q=lil+rider+support&rlz=1C1AVFC_enUS829US829&oq=lil+rider+support&aqs=chrome..69i57.11486j0j8&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

If the wall charger is defective, here is a link to acquiring a substitute: https://www.amazon.com/KHOI1971-Charger-Adapter-Battery-Powered/dp/B01A7UXPYA

Here is an instructional video regarding assembly on one model:

https://www.amazon.com/Lil-Rider-Motorcycle-Battery-Powered/dp/B00AK8U4JY

So, the task becomes one of narrowing the problem among possibilities ranging from defective charger, defective battery, blown solenoid, disengaged circuit breaker, or something physically loose in the assembly. I think it has a 15A fuse. But discovery of whether any of these are the problem is likely a bit involved. A less hair tearing option might be to look into a replacement at a distributor such as Target. Hopefully, the instructions which came with the rider include contact information for the manufacturer. Assembly instructions I have viewed on the web do not!

Here is a page with information relevant to charging the battery:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/B1ZcFqeHgSS.pdf

Cameras | Answered 2 days ago | 13 views


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Samsung Digimax... | Answered 3 days ago | 93 views


Is this an SD card or SDHC card ? If so, have you inadvertently set the write-protect switch to 'ON' ?

To read it on your computer, you will need to get a USB card reader that will read your particular card, then connect this to your computer, which should treat the card as an extra drive.

You say the card has been in use for several years - it may just be corrupted or at the end of its useful life - I should consider replacing it soon.

Olympus Cameras | Answered 2 days ago | 24 views


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Cameras | Answered on Oct 11, 2019 | 29 views


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First, to answer your lens question, 400mm is unlikely to be adequate. On a digital camera this is going to give only 6x magnification. Some nature subjects will require much more than that.

Also, do not need a fully featured 'pro' camera. These have features which you may not want. Look at lenses first, and let that dictate the camera.

It rather depends on your intended subject matter, but in general for nature photography (I presume you are thinking of vertebrate animals, rather than plants or insects.) you require very long focal length lenses. This is because wild animals are very difficult to approach, and many are comparatively small as well. As an example, you may only be able to get within 30ft of a heron however well you are hidden, and for a bird that size at that distance a 400mm lens will just be big enough. Just.

As a rule you want to fill the frame. So to work out what focal length you need you need to work out the size of the image in the camera. This is not difficult to work out, as the magnification is only the ratio of the subject to lens distance to the (Thoeretical) film/sensor to lens distance. (Most long lenses are physically shorter than their theoretical focal length. That's the true origin of the word 'telephoto', the lens is optically 'telescoped' into a shorter package.)

In reality this varies a little as the lens moves in and out to focus it, but in practice you just use the focal length of the lens. So for out Heron which is about 10,000mm away with a 400mm lens the magnification is 400/10,000 = 4/100 =.04. A heron is about .5m tall (18inches roughly), and 500mm x 0.05 = 20mm. The hieght of a digital sensor is about 16mm, so that's full height, but a heron is a tall bird, so portrait mode might be better, and that will be closer to 24mm.

So in our example, a 400mm lens will do but only for an animal half a meter in size, if you can get thirty feet away. And that's pushing your luck. (The nearest I ever got to a heron without sitting all day in a hide hoping for it to show was twice that distance!)

Most subjects will be smaller, or further away. Getting within 150ft of a deer in clear view is quite a challenge even for an expert stalker. At 1.5m tall with a 400mm lens, the image will be 12mm high. If the subject is a grizzly bear, then I doubt you would want to be that close.

Of course if you are wanting to photograph smaller animals, then the problem is compounded. Especially if they are easily spooked.

In essence you want as long a lens as you can manage, so you can photograph from a comfortable (for the amimal) and safe (grizzly bear) distance. However, as in many instances you won't be able to control that, and the range of animals you want to photograph will vary in size, you really want either more than one lens, or a really good zoom.

Really good zooms of long focal length are very expensive, so two lenses might be a better option, or a long lens with a factory matched multiplier would be almost as good. (Zoom lenses cannot perform at optimum over all the focal lengths available, so really good ones are difficult to design and make.)

So you first need to decide what focal lengths you need.

Then you have to consider camera shake. As a rule of thumb you need an absolute minumum shutter speed of 1/(focal length in mm) for hand-held shots. As you will be using long lenses, with small apertures, you won't be able to take shots hand held.

One (partial) solution is to use an image stabilized or shake reduced system.

Image stabilization is built into the lens, and works by moving optical elements to compensate for vibrations. This makes the lenses much more expensive, and will eat batteries. This has the advantage that it is always optimal for the lens.

Shake reduction moves the sensor in the camera, to achieve the same effect. It makes the camera a little more expensive, but the lenses are a lot cheaper, and that's where most of your money will go!

(Note, that digital image shake compensation is not the same thing, and reduces the image sharpness.)

Of course the traditional solution is a really sturdy tripod. Most tripods are simply not up to the job, so you need to check out as many reviews as you can. But be aware a really good tripod will not be cheap.

The camera mount must be really rigid if the camera is not to move during exposure (A camera with a mirror-up function can help. The mirror is the Major source of vibration in a camera, this allows the mirror to flip well before the shutter fires allowing time for vibration to die away.) and the tripod itself must not flex or twist.

A tripod with the means of suspending a weight underneath is useful, extra weight will make sure the tripod feet are firmly placed and help pre-stress the tripod so any residual 'slack' is taken up. (A simple hook that you can hang a kit-bag on will suffice!)

A good tripod and head could cost £200 or more alone!

As for selecting the lenses....

Canon do some very long focal length lenses but they are also very expensive (£2000+) These include a zoom with image stabilization, and a dedicated multiplier to double the range. A good used example will cost over £1000.

However, you should be aware that Canon are generally quite expensive, and other manufacturers produce similar systems, at various prices. I would look at Nikon, and Pentax, these brands are still well regarded.

Canon EF... | Answered on Oct 11, 2019 | 371 views

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