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Jan 12, 2019 01:23 |  #2251

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The scenery was nice though chasing the birds :)
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Birds just suck compared to awesome scenery like this! :p

Seriously though, wonderful landscape. :)


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Jan 12, 2019 08:05 |  #2252

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Exquisite. With breathtaking scenery like that, I’m not sure I’d be quite as interested in bird photography anymore.

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I've only really practiced BIFs with seagulls and mallards so far. That said, the mallards have been pretty fast while the segulls just kinda glide. I'm not completely satisfied with the results with my 100-400 II with the 1.4x so far, but attribute it more to my lack of technique and practice. I think when I get the feel of the camera down the BIFs will get better. Do you have any samples of your results with the hawk in flight, even if they're not keepers? I'd be interested to see the outcome.

I've had a result similar to this with one instance of a mallard I saw in flight. It happened very quickly and the light was still too early in the golden hour... couple that with my lack of technique with the camera, I also had a result I thought I got but didn't.

Nothing to share, as I didnt even get a shot in focus using the 2x TC. The combo is as slow as m-o-l-a-s-s-e-s if you aren’t in the general neighborhood with the focus before you hit the AF button.

I’m not much of a BIF shooter because I’m mostly shooting in brushy/wooded areas, so AF has problems locking because there’s too much interference from trees/branches. I wish I knew of a wide open grassy area that hawks frequented and nested bear, but it’s just not that kind of environment.


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Jan 12, 2019 08:43 |  #2253

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When a hawk appears out back, it's one of those "grab the camera and run out of the house quick" situations. Once I got to within a football field of him, he flew away like a scared little mouse. Sparrows have more spine than these hawks. Anyways, I quickly switched to AF Expansion and tried to track him as he circled, and I can officially report that the R + 100-400 II and 2xIII TC is HORRIBLE for tracking BIF.

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There's probably more possible improvement for sensor-based AF than OVF-mode AF down the road, though. The processing and readout speeds need to increase. Sensor-based AF is still in its infancy. The traditional OVF AF seems to fall off a cliff above about f/10 or so, otherwise we may have seen f/11 OVF AF already, at least for center-point. My 7D2 can AF in good conditions at f/9, but no one seems to be getting f/11 OVF AF, even on the 1DxII, which has better AF sensors. I've fished around for comments from people who have tried "tricked" f/11 OVF AF on the 5D4 or 1DxII, to see if it ever focuses at all, and nobody has replied either way. In the past I have run into people who didn't understand the lingo of AF talk and told me that yes, they could AF their camera at f/16 in OVF mode, only to find out after a lot of probing that they were actually talking about their exposure-time Av value (as if that could possibly even be an issue for AF).




  
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Jan 12, 2019 08:49 |  #2254

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This Northern Harrier was about 90 yards and haulin butt... The focus was ok and of course Rookie operator error is bound to happen. Just showing what I observed with this shot. Ive also noticed my bird shots are pretty much...late ! They are already turned away from me and heading for the hills. The camera just doesn't focus as quick. But once again, practice will help. And the 1/500 with 125 ISO is not the settings I thought I had at this moment? Weird.
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Let's say your previous shot of the hawk taking off was proof of concept for BSF - bird starting flight :-)

I get a lot of shots like this so it isn't the 'R' but your description covers most of the reasons I moved from a P & S to a DSLR. I do think people with a high success rate chasing BIF's will be able to compensate a little for the short comings of the 'R'. Gonna be interesting.

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Jan 12, 2019 09:07 |  #2255

These were done with the 1.4x III. The potential is there, I think, as the group of pigeons were quite fast. I can’t remember which AF mode I was using at the time, but I do recall a lot of hunting for focus with the TC.


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Jan 12, 2019 09:41 |  #2256

I just got my R with control ring adapter and grip and I'm shooting everything around the house to get used to the controls.

This camera rocks! This is four things in one as to what I love about it so far:

1) I like shooting low, with the flippy screen, I was able to just bend over and take the shot, no more sniper positioning

2) the focus was spot on with the tag, though I was just aiming for the stuffed animal’s butt

3) my Nifty 50 has come back to life (though I’d love to either get the 1.4 or the 1.2)

4) the low light capabilities are better than I was getting with my 6D

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Jan 12, 2019 10:04 |  #2257

RodS57 wrote in post #18790011 (external link)
Let's say your previous shot of the hawk taking off was proof of concept for BSF - bird starting flight :-)

I get a lot of shots like this so it isn't the 'R' but your description covers most of the reasons I moved from a P & S to a DSLR. I do think people with a high success rate chasing BIF's will be able to compensate a little for the short comings of the 'R'. Gonna be interesting.

Rod

I absolutely agree !


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Jan 12, 2019 10:04 |  #2258

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love it when mother nature comes to life like this. Nice capture

I will be very curious to your thoughts about this body as compared to your Sony


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Jan 12, 2019 10:06 |  #2259

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love it when mother nature comes to life like this. Nice capture

I will be very curious to your thoughts about this body as compared to your Sony

After just a few days, the Sony is in the lead.


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Jan 12, 2019 10:08 |  #2260

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After just a few days, the Sony is in the lead.


Reasons ?? really curious. I know it kills the R with eye focus and it has dual cards. So Big plus.


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Jan 12, 2019 10:33 |  #2261

I had the A7R2 and then A7R3 in September. I got the R in December. I just shipped out my A7R3 on Thursday. Nothing wrong with it. I’m just more comfortable with Canon ergonomics.


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Jan 12, 2019 16:52 |  #2262

Nice sunny day on my day off when I didn't have other things to do for a change so decided to go on a local Photo Safari of sorts. Was able to spend to spend about four and half hours roaming around looking for things to take pictures of. Nothing spectacular but some good shots and good practice.

First up, how about a seven shot panorama of the Olympic Mountains from Everett WA.


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Jan 12, 2019 17:40 |  #2263

Solid photo right there.

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Jan 12, 2019 19:11 as a reply to  @ chuckmiller's post |  #2264

Thanks!


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Jan 12, 2019 19:22 |  #2265

Ok, have had a chance to go through the 270+ photos I took today on my walkabout. Got a good variety and am loving the R even more.

I started the day at the Port of Everett where I found a few USN Destroyers...

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USS Kidd DDG-100 in the background

Also their "guardian"..

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And some port cranes...

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With Mt. Baker in the distance...

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