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Feb 07, 2017 12:41 |  #6271

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18266979 (external link)
Not a mistake. That is a primo lens. Remember its what your enjoying using.
15fps with mechanical shutter
18 or more with e-shutter.
and something crazy like 60 fps with e-shutter and focus locked.
Faster than my 1DXii yes BUT remember the sensor is 1/4 the size, that's how it is so
fast. AND look at the Golden Eagle above a couple of posts at ISO 12.8K, you'll never do that with
mFT.

When you scan all the feature sets of the Oly you will be amazed, well I was. The ability to handhold (even me shaky old man) a 2-3 second
shot without tripod is just awesome. Some with steady hands and/or a wall to lean on have gone lots longer.
Ha! I even read the M1ii does 4K though I've not looked for it.

For anyone seriously thinking about mFT COMING from Canon I highly suggest you borrow or rent first. I just hate to
see people getting disappointed.

Thx for the detailed reply, MedMan. I'm not quite ready to make any kind of jump, but I've been unable to work for the past month due to back issues. I met with the neurosurgeon yesterday..... no surgery necessary which is mostly a plus. The negative: this flare up could happen again.... he thinks it is a psoriatic arthritis flare up. Anyway, I'm gathering info on lighter systems in case I have no choice a bit later on. I'll be 64 in a couple months and in generally good health other than the two kinds of arthritis I have.

Again, thx for your answers to my question.


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Feb 07, 2017 12:55 |  #6272

Okay - I had a fun time a few days watching these little bushtits bath in a puddle in our yard. Too cute not to share - I hope y'all like 'em!


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Feb 07, 2017 12:56 |  #6273

And one with green eyes instead of dark... Not sure if this is unusual or not - I still have TONS to learn about birds :oops:


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Feb 07, 2017 13:00 |  #6274

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Common firecrest on 12.800 iso


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Feb 07, 2017 13:23 |  #6275

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Feb 07, 2017 13:33 |  #6276

MedicineMan4040 wrote in post #18266983 (external link)
Ok everyone, seriously my feelings won't be hurt but if you guys/gals get sick of seeing Cardinals let me know.
Since we have a cat now maybe I can do more images of him?
Anyway working with the poor man's 800 today after lunch.


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Super nice Robert, but remember one thing... Your holding onto over $20,000 bucks to take the female Cardinal compared to $5000 for the MKII Oly


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Feb 07, 2017 13:34 |  #6277

Don't get me wrong,.. I have children and grand children I would sell to have the monster they call the 1DxII


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Feb 07, 2017 13:46 |  #6278

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Don't get me wrong,.. I have children and grand children I would sell to have the monster they call the 1DxII

I wouldn't mind a couple grandkids Jeff. You got a price on 'em ?  :p


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Feb 07, 2017 13:58 |  #6279

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I wouldn't mind a couple grandkids Jeff. You got a price on 'em ?  :p

I do.. do you need male or female. your right here in Ontario so I can deliver ??


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Feb 07, 2017 15:43 |  #6280

Male and Female Stonechat's taken this afternoon using a 1.4x TC (III), I saw 2 pairs.


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Feb 07, 2017 15:51 |  #6281

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I do.. do you need male or female. your right here in Ontario so I can deliver ??

Are they housebroken?


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Feb 07, 2017 16:02 |  #6282

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Are they housebroken?

Some are,..well ok... one is a little iffy here and there but he's only 5.


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Feb 07, 2017 19:54 |  #6283

Same portrait folks just eddited with DXO Pro 9 Elite and finished off in LR5, DXO's noise control is out of this world, just takes ages to process the files through them, this one I started the processing 2 years ago and only just finished (only joking) It did take about 15minutes though.


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Feb 07, 2017 20:24 |  #6284

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Male and Female Stonechat's taken this afternoon using a 1.4x TC (III), I saw 2 pairs.

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Nice, but they have a oversharpening halo. Besides, feathers are supposed to be soft, fluffy things, no?


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Feb 08, 2017 00:10 |  #6285

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Nice, but they have a oversharpening halo. Besides, feathers are supposed to be soft, fluffy things, no?

I believe your absolutely right PhotosGuy......It is a mistake I tend to often make. I get into a habit of pushing the sharpness a few digits to the right rather when I should be knocking the sharpness down a few digits.

Most times I do this without even looking at the photo's :rolleyes:........I sometimes forget how sharp the 500/f4 is. With these birds, they landed on twigs about 4 metres from me, I had to step back to get them in focus.

Thanks for pointing this out to me.


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