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Sep 13, 2017 19:01 |  #6661

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I saw these previously. A great sales pitch for both the 100-400 II's across the frame sharpness and also the 5D4's crop-ability.


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Sep 13, 2017 20:18 |  #6662

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Bit of a pommy whinge to follow :-)

Just had 3 days in the mountains/rain forest. The first day was ruined by two guided tours of Chinese people who's Australian Chinese speaking guides thought it essential to stereotype their clients by speaking as loudly as possible without actually shouting. God knows what they managed to show their clients as I saw nothing despite putting plenty of distance between us and moving off the track into the undergrowth. Anyways, now I've got got that off my chest!vmad

I decided to opt for the 6D due to it's amazing low light focusing ability (I wasn't disappointed) and abandoned the reach of the 7Dmkll and convertor because invariably, I am on top of a bird anyway before I know it's there in the rain forest as most of them I've encountered rely on their camo and you only see them if they move...............2nd disaster was that no way could I get the 6D to high sync with my 580EXll despite trying it in all "user" modes manual, AV, Sp. There's not much on google other than to say that you simply have to put the flash in high sync mode and the camera settings are up to you but all I got at high shutter speeds was a blank screen despite the flash firing. I must be missing something? Anyways, the cameras fastest shutter speed of 180 when in AV resulted in ghosting so the flash was dumped. I'll post this on the 6D forum in case anyone there can shed some light

If you've got this far :lol: then the previous aside, I'm over the moon that I got four firsts and found another Alberts Lyrebird pair and that despite my poor PP skills, high iso and slow shutter, the fact that these birds are new to me means I'm calling 'em keepers and you'll have to put up with them. First up is Albert with more to follow once I get round to PP. They might look bright but I can asure you, it's bloody dark in there!

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Sep 14, 2017 03:21 |  #6663

They are real keepers for sure. It's good you could get that close to the bird.




  
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Sep 14, 2017 03:37 |  #6664

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They are real keepers for sure. It's good you could get that close to the bird.

Thanks. Crawling through the undergrowth in a full ghillie suit was worth it...............even at my age! :-)


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Sep 14, 2017 03:41 |  #6665

Phone pics but the 100-400 is in there! :-)

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Sep 14, 2017 04:03 |  #6666

This alone make me wish I'm living in Queensland now


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Sep 14, 2017 05:10 |  #6667

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I decided to opt for the 6D due to it's amazing low light focusing ability (I wasn't disappointed) and abandoned the reach of the 7Dmkll and convertor because invariably, I am on top of a bird anyway before I know it's there in the rain forest as most of them I've encountered rely on their camo and you only see them if they move...............2nd disaster was that no way could I get the 6D to high sync with my 580EXll despite trying it in all "user" modes manual, AV, Sp. There's not much on google other than to say that you simply have to put the flash in high sync mode and the camera settings are up to you but all I got at high shutter speeds was a blank screen despite the flash firing. I must be missing something? Anyways, the cameras fastest shutter speed of 180 when in AV resulted in ghosting so the flash was dumped. I'll post this on the 6D forum in case anyone there can shed some light

If you've got this far :lol: then the previous aside, I'm over the moon that I got four firsts and found another Alberts Lyrebird pair and that despite my poor PP skills, high iso and slow shutter, the fact that these birds are new to me means I'm calling 'em keepers and you'll have to put up with them. First up is Albert with more to follow once I get round to PP. They might look bright but I can asure you, it's bloody dark in there!

Hi Kev

Excellent images of the Albert's Lyre bird and you made the right decision to take the 6D.:-)

Here are a couple taken with the 5D Mk III and assuming our processing skills are similar, your images with the 6D are much cleaner and richer than mine with the 5D Mk III although I was shooting at ISO12,800.

I think we were camped on Site 14, looks like we might have been neigbours, albeit 2 years apart.

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Sep 14, 2017 06:45 |  #6668

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Hi Kev

Excellent images of the Albert's Lyre bird and you made the right decision to take the 6D.:-)

Here are a couple taken with the 5D Mk III and assuming our processing skills are similar, your images with the 6D are much cleaner and richer than mine with the 5D Mk III although I was shooting at ISO12,800.

I think we were camped on Site 14, looks like we might have been neigbours, albeit 2 years apart.

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Thanks Dennis. Yes, I'm very rapped with the 6D's ability to instantly focus in that light. Let me know next time you're up this way and I'll make you welcome. at 6400 I just reduced luminence in Adobe RAW by 40 and it cleaned it up nicely without too much loss of detail


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Sep 14, 2017 08:41 |  #6669

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Phone pics but the 100-400 is in there! :-)

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I really don't think its fair you have all those brightly coloured birds Kev.. just sayin lol Nice job on the high iso..


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Sep 14, 2017 08:54 |  #6670

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I really don't think its far you have all those brightly coloured birds Kev.. just sayin lol Nice job on the high iso..

Thanks Jeff...............it ain't fair that y'all got hummingbirds over there and we ain't :-)


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Sep 14, 2017 09:03 |  #6671

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Thanks Jeff...............it ain't fair that y'all got hummingbirds over there and we ain't :-)

lol fair enough lol, you wouldn't like them anyway Kev, They don't bite or sting... and their not poisonous lol


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Sep 14, 2017 10:03 |  #6672

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I saw these previously. A great sales pitch for both the 100-400 II's across the frame sharpness and also the 5D4's crop-ability.

I wanted the crop-ability due to loss of reach. Still deciding what to do with my 7D2. Get another FF or wait for the 7D3. I expect the sensor to be at least as good or better than the 80D. I took some test shots with my 100-400 II. Something special about that sensor.

I don't dislike my 7D2 but I just don't seem to be using it very much these days. I'd like a landscape/architecture body. Thinking about the 5DSR.


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Sep 14, 2017 12:16 as a reply to  @ digital paradise's post |  #6673

I think we are all wanting to move on..


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Sep 14, 2017 12:46 |  #6674

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I think we are all wanting to move on..

Why?


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Sep 14, 2017 15:46 |  #6675

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Why?

because we're sick of the 7DII.. thats Why. I've never had one that wasn't broke. I'm hoping the 1D something I pickup is more capable as a wildlife camera when it comes to AF and durability of buttons and wheels. I pumped this camera up and it has done some good stuff but yes I'm ready for something new.


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