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MedicineMan4040
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Jun 18, 2017 23:55 |  #6976

RAW-Shooter wrote in post #18381563 (external link)
I am going off topic, so I apologize right away.

Dealing with frozen shoulder for 2 years now and it's unknown when it will be back to normal...

Grabbing my 1DMk4 + 100-400 has been a real PITA and I am just glad that photography is just a hobby of mine.

I'd be keen to know how or what features you were looking for to pick Sony over another company and what this specific model made you go for it.

Thanks

Cheers.

Asking me????
I don't know if I'd pick Sony for BIF, just yet. Tomorrow the alpha9 arrives and it might be the mirrorless equivalent of the 1DXii....I've done ok on occasion with
Sony for BIF, but never like I've done with the 7Dii or the 1DXii, but truthfully I've always shot BIF with Canon because I had the Canons. The a6500 is reported as being excellent for BIF but I only have the a6300 :(
But the a99ii is a gem, an awesome melding of the A7Rii sensor with outstanding frame rates and it tracks wonderfully, IF you can afford the a-mount long glass. I can't, and make due
with the 70-400G2. The a99ii also has the DSLR like ergonomics that many like.
Problem is, with the a99ii if you did add the Sony a-mount 500mm it'd be just as heavy as the Canon kit :(
Maybe you saw this one, it was with the a99ii, and I got 15 frames all great of him coming in-
https://www.flickr.com ...5280622595/in/datep​osted/ (external link)

BUT if weight is an issue, an man oh man it is becoming so for me I'd look at mFT. At first many scoff at mFT for BIF but the new OMD M1 mk ii is another mFT beast entirely. Olympus did an outstanding job with many AF points and their tracking.
In my estimation it was the first mirrorless truly capable of BIF. Here are some of Poof's shots with the M1ii + 300/4-

https://www.flickr.com ...5148839832/in/datep​osted/ (external link)
https://www.flickr.com ...4912205732/in/datep​osted/ (external link)
https://www.flickr.com ...5102530705/in/datep​osted/ (external link)
https://www.flickr.com ...4640440121/in/datep​osted/ (external link)
https://www.flickr.com ...3708209394/in/datep​osted/ (external link)
https://www.flickr.com ...4098736280/in/datep​osted/ (external link)

Now Poof has been using Olympus for a long time. She'll tell ya this is the first Olympus she can shoot at ISO 3200 and relax about it. She's obviously better photog than me, I just have more gear, which shows all the gear and money don't beat the eye!
She'd also tell you that light and lots of it are very important for the mFT sensor.
It's still not like using a 7Dii/5Div/etc. but with the 300/4 or in my case the Pan-Leica 100-400, we can hold them all day, carry them all day, and live to tell the tale.

Now give me enough time (maybe August) and I'll be able to report on the a6300 and the new FE100-400. Supposedly this new Sony lens is sharper than the EOS 100-400ii, takes a 1.4TC. We'll see about all that.


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Gas ­ Hog
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Jun 19, 2017 04:48 |  #6977

The danger of this kind of shot is the bay doors opening for a bombing drop :eek:
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Jun 19, 2017 06:48 |  #6978

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Jun 19, 2017 08:16 |  #6979

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18381657 (external link)
Asking me????
I don't know if I'd pick Sony for BIF, just yet. Tomorrow the alpha9 arrives and it might be the mirrorless equivalent of the 1DXii....I've done ok on occasion with
Sony for BIF, but never like I've done with the 7Dii or the 1DXii, but truthfully I've always shot BIF with Canon because I had the Canons. The a6500 is reported as being excellent for BIF but I only have the a6300 :(
But the a99ii is a gem, an awesome melding of the A7Rii sensor with outstanding frame rates and it tracks wonderfully, IF you can afford the a-mount long glass. I can't, and make due
with the 70-400G2. The a99ii also has the DSLR like ergonomics that many like.
Problem is, with the a99ii if you did add the Sony a-mount 500mm it'd be just as heavy as the Canon kit :(
Maybe you saw this one, it was with the a99ii, and I got 15 frames all great of him coming in-
https://www.flickr.com ...5280622595/in/datep​osted/ (external link)

BUT if weight is an issue, an man oh man it is becoming so for me I'd look at mFT. At first many scoff at mFT for BIF but the new OMD M1 mk ii is another mFT beast entirely. Olympus did an outstanding job with many AF points and their tracking.
In my estimation it was the first mirrorless truly capable of BIF. Here are some of Poof's shots with the M1ii + 300/4-

https://www.flickr.com ...5148839832/in/datep​osted/ (external link)
https://www.flickr.com ...4912205732/in/datep​osted/ (external link)
https://www.flickr.com ...5102530705/in/datep​osted/ (external link)
https://www.flickr.com ...4640440121/in/datep​osted/ (external link)
https://www.flickr.com ...3708209394/in/datep​osted/ (external link)
https://www.flickr.com ...4098736280/in/datep​osted/ (external link)

Now Poof has been using Olympus for a long time. She'll tell ya this is the first Olympus she can shoot at ISO 3200 and relax about it. She's obviously better photog than me, I just have more gear, which shows all the gear and money don't beat the eye!
She'd also tell you that light and lots of it are very important for the mFT sensor.
It's still not like using a 7Dii/5Div/etc. but with the 300/4 or in my case the Pan-Leica 100-400, we can hold them all day, carry them all day, and live to tell the tale.

Now give me enough time (maybe August) and I'll be able to report on the a6300 and the new FE100-400. Supposedly this new Sony lens is sharper than the EOS 100-400ii, takes a 1.4TC. We'll see about all that.

Yes, I was asking you...and your comprehensive answer proves that I asked the right guy... :-)
Thank you for taking the time.

Seriously, that picture shot with the Sony sparked my interest and the Massdrop of the OM - so I started toying with the idea going lighter without sacrificing too much..
Canon has been good to me since 1980. As always, I will probably rent it (Sony, OM) first for a week or two and see how this goes.

Cheers


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Jun 19, 2017 14:40 |  #6980

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Jun 20, 2017 10:16 |  #6981

Cliff Swallows

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Jun 20, 2017 10:20 |  #6982

Great Egrets

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Jun 20, 2017 14:12 |  #6983

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Jun 20, 2017 15:45 |  #6984

I've run into this little Night Heron before.

......at least I think I have. A right nice looking bird he is.

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Jun 20, 2017 15:54 |  #6985

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Jun 20, 2017 16:24 |  #6986

soaring...


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touchdown....


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Jun 20, 2017 16:59 |  #6987

I love the way these glide :-)

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Jun 20, 2017 19:56 |  #6988

Black Tern

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Jun 21, 2017 11:11 as a reply to post 18381621 |  #6989

Thank you kindly.

Cheers.


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Jun 21, 2017 12:40 |  #6990

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