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Jan 01, 2019 12:45 |  #14866

Archibald wrote in post #18782293 (external link)
Laughing Gull in flight.
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Two very nice shots. I especially like the background of water and waves. They add a lot of appeal to the shots. Archibald, I guess I'm way behind the times...when did you get the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV? How do you like it?


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Jan 01, 2019 13:31 |  #14867

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18782353 (external link)
Two very nice shots. I especially like the background of water and waves. They add a lot of appeal to the shots. Archibald, I guess I'm way behind the times...when did you get the Sony Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV? How do you like it?

Hi, Mike! Thanks for the comments.

I got the RX10 about a month ago. I was motivated by the pain in my back (since relieved). I'm not that experienced with it yet, but so far I would say compared to my 7D2:

  • It is light-hungry
  • BIF tracking works very well
  • Exposure control is oddly kind of poor
  • Colors are sometimes a bit off
  • Cropability is marginal unless you are at low ISO.

    I haven't got BBF figured out yet. For now I'm using continuous focus with focus lock (as necessary for recomposing) instead, and it seems unreliable. I'm often getting poor blacks due to flare (I guess) - can be fixed in post. The menu system is chaotic. I'm keeping written notes for different shooting situations, including each setting and where to find it.

    It is actually a heavy camera for its size. But the system is a lot lighter than an APS-C system with equivalent capabilities. Its advantage is that it is much easier to tote all day.

    In short, it is an amazing camera and useful for BIF (and general photography), and can save your back because it is a lot lighter than a 7D2/100-400II. But the latter will give better IQ.

  • Sony RX10 IV, Canon 7D2, Canon 77D, assorted Canon lenses
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    Jan 01, 2019 13:39 as a reply to  @ post 18782275 |  #14868

    Thanks, Archibald. Yes there was a Gull coming into the frame so I had to crop it a little tighter.


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    Jan 01, 2019 13:56 |  #14869

    Pagman wrote in post #18782307 (external link)
    Just my first shot of 2019 gulls wishing everyone Happy New Year.

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    Happy New Year my friend :-)

    Michiel>=-


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    Jan 01, 2019 14:17 |  #14870

    Archibald wrote in post #18782399 (external link)
    Hi, Mike! Thanks for the comments.

    I got the RX10 about a month ago. I was motivated by the pain in my back (since relieved). I'm not that experienced with it yet, but so far I would say compared to my 7D2:
  • It is light-hungry
  • BIF tracking works very well
  • Exposure control is oddly kind of poor
  • Colors are sometimes a bit off
  • Cropability is marginal unless you are at low ISO.

    I haven't got BBF figured out yet. For now I'm using continuous focus with focus lock (as necessary for recomposing) instead, and it seems unreliable. I'm often getting poor blacks due to flare (I guess) - can be fixed in post. The menu system is chaotic. I'm keeping written notes for different shooting situations, including each setting and where to find it.

    It is actually a heavy camera for its size. But the system is a lot lighter than an APS-C system with equivalent capabilities. Its advantage is that it is much easier to tote all day.

    In short, it is an amazing camera and useful for BIF (and general photography), and can save your back because it is a lot lighter than a 7D2/100-400II. But the latter will give better IQ.
  • Thank you very much, Archibald for your very informative reply. I appreciate you taking the time to give me your take on the new camera.


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    Jan 01, 2019 14:22 |  #14871

    Some Flight Images from my trip to Kauaii this past June:

    Red-billed Tropicbird:

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    Red-Tailed Tropicbird:

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    Red-footed Booby:

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    Jan 01, 2019 14:56 |  #14872

    mikeeagle wrote in post #18782423 (external link)
    Happy New Year my friend :-)

    Michiel>=-


    And to you.

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    Jan 01, 2019 14:59 |  #14873

    Don't shoot me for this one folks!

    Fly me to the moon - Let me play among the stars.......


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    And just as it couldn't get any worse........

    Bye the light of the silvery moon - I love to coo....


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    Jan 01, 2019 15:13 |  #14874

    Just going over some of my pics from 2018. Nankeen Kestrel and Snowy Owl.


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    Jan 01, 2019 16:35 |  #14875

    Ray.Petri wrote in post #18782470 (external link)
    Bye the light of the silvery moon - I love to coo....

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    I know. This shot has eluded you your entire photographic career. You searched for days to line up this classic bird with the moon. The golden sphere slowly rose in front of you. You pressed the shutter, a feeling you'll never forget. The moon, perch, and bird.

    You could make yourself rich with photos like these Ray. You just need a bit of Peter Lik marketing balm! :)


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    Jan 01, 2019 16:41 |  #14876

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    Jan 01, 2019 16:48 |  #14877

    Fishing on the frozen Mississippi River...

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    Jan 01, 2019 16:58 |  #14878

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    Jan 01, 2019 17:02 |  #14879

    American Pelican
    (look closely and you can you see his radio transmitter)

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    Jan 01, 2019 17:18 |  #14880

    jimmy_racoon wrote in post #18782549 (external link)
    American Pelican
    (look closely and you can you see his radio transmitter)

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    Nice image. The pelican looks radio-controlled, like a model plane.




      
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