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May 19, 2018 09:23 |  #18796

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May 19, 2018 09:28 |  #18797

Raining today... maybe some wet jay shots are in order


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May 19, 2018 09:34 as a reply to  @ post 18628228 |  #18798

Thanks sir! Yesterday was a good day!




  
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May 19, 2018 09:37 |  #18799

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Amazing how well the 7DmkII handles noise. Well done.


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May 19, 2018 09:54 |  #18800

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Amazing how well the 7DmkII handles noise. Well done.

Thanks Bill, Its increasingly more difficult without being able to adjust on the fly.. try not using your top wheel for a bit of shooting. lol..

My first 7DII.. The pre ordered one was so good I'm sure people didn't believe it. Is it possible to mourn the death of a camera ??

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May 19, 2018 09:59 as a reply to  @ Will in Tejas's post |  #18801

Contrary to pop belief on the whole 'full frame is better than crop' bandwagon. I got rid of my 5div and now get better results on a $400 70d that's 5 years old / pos camera body that people silently make fun of.

If you stick with ISO 100-500, which will cover prettymuch the entire day with the exception of the last 45 mins, you'll get all the shots at the quality level you want because the IS on the newer
lenses like the 100-400 II is so good, you can hand hold down to 1/15th if you can calm yourself down during the moment. In these cases then you don't really need to go above ISO 500, unless
you want to maybe his ISO 640 for "insurance" purposes. Silent shutter along with careful focus acquisition will get you where you need to be in the majority of scenarios.

Glass/time in field = 95% of it; Camera body = 5% of it.




  
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May 19, 2018 10:56 |  #18802

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May 19, 2018 11:12 |  #18803

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Contrary to pop belief on the whole 'full frame is better than crop' bandwagon. I got rid of my 5div and now get better results on a $400 70d that's 5 years old / pos camera body that people silently make fun of.

If you stick with ISO 100-500, which will cover prettymuch the entire day with the exception of the last 45 mins, you'll get all the shots at the quality level you want because the IS on the newer
lenses like the 100-400 II is so good, you can hand hold down to 1/15th if you can calm yourself down during the moment. In these cases then you don't really need to go above ISO 500, unless
you want to maybe his ISO 640 for "insurance" purposes. Silent shutter along with careful focus acquisition will get you where you need to be in the majority of scenarios.

Glass/time in field = 95% of it; Camera body = 5% of it.

Yet the big three (Canon/Nikon/Sony) continue to push FF. Sony is the one to watch these days... they are going full bore ahead with their mirrorless FF cameras and neglecting their APS-C line. The new a7 III is revolutionary but is FF. For wildlife if you are reach-limited, it is better to have the pixel density of crop. Plus, crop is lighter and cheaper and easily good enough in IQ as you say.


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May 19, 2018 11:15 as a reply to  @ Archibald's post |  #18804

Yeah and from what I've heard ( 2 people in the field) they are slightly disappointed with the focus acquisition/predictabi​lity of the mirrorless even though on paper they have dodge demon like specs.

I just look at the marketing/never ending treadmill and have found a sweet spot with this 70d+100-400 II combo. Hope to stick with it til a 90d comes out, and the next logical big investment step would
be something like a 500 F4 II or the imaginary 500 F4 DO!!!!!!!!!




  
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May 19, 2018 11:37 |  #18805

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Yeah and from what I've heard ( 2 people in the field) they are slightly disappointed with the focus acquisition/predictabi​lity of the mirrorless even though on paper they have dodge demon like specs.

I just look at the marketing/never ending treadmill and have found a sweet spot with this 70d+100-400 II combo. Hope to stick with it til a 90d comes out, and the next logical big investment step would
be something like a 500 F4 II or the imaginary 500 F4 DO!!!!!!!!!

The one thing I don't like about the mirrorless is the screen viewfinder and the fact it does not show you what your tracking as you shoot. I've only used the sony a9 - a7III and the sony 100-400mm I'm sure its like everything..you can get use to it.


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May 19, 2018 12:10 |  #18806

markesc wrote in post #18628398 (external link)
Yeah and from what I've heard ( 2 people in the field) they are slightly disappointed with the focus acquisition/predictabi​lity of the mirrorless even though on paper they have dodge demon like specs.

I just look at the marketing/never ending treadmill and have found a sweet spot with this 70d+100-400 II combo. Hope to stick with it til a 90d comes out, and the next logical big investment step would
be something like a 500 F4 II or the imaginary 500 F4 DO!!!!!!!!!

The 400mm f/4 DO II moved the DO feature to one of the small internal elements, so there isn't much weight saving if any compared to a non-DO lens. Compare with the 300mm f/2.8 II. These two lenses have the same diameter and filter size. The 400 is 11% lighter, but that could be attributed to it being slightly shorter and the front element being slightly smaller. The advantage to the new DO design seems to be enhancement of the IQ.


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May 19, 2018 13:41 |  #18808

Wet and Blue


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May 19, 2018 14:10 |  #18810

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A drenched BJAY. Nice Jeff.


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