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Sep 18, 2020 17:46 |  #66226

Ray.Petri wrote in post #19126591 (external link)
Mike. I hope your environmental conditions are improving - it seems just one thing on top of another for the whole world these days.
Many thanks for responding with your detailed experience of the R5. Your response was more or less as I anticipated. Do you think the advantage is the improved technology from when the 7DII first entered the market? I am on the fence with this one but waiting to see some more practical results. I will hang on for a bit - I think-?
Maybe the 100-500L would be an inexpensive addition to my system.
I read a rumour that a Canon is planning a new crop mirrorless for later this year. Forget the 8K video, but give me GPS.
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Ray...I have to believe that the technology has improved since the 7DII. But when you look at all the folks here shooing such great images with the 7DII, I have to wonder, "is the technology in the new stuff really that much better?" I don't know what to think sometimes. I do think that if you decide to go the R5 or R6 route, the the 100-500 would a great addition to have.


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Sep 18, 2020 17:49 |  #66227

A House Finch in my yard....


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Sep 18, 2020 18:18 |  #66228

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Northern Harrier

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Excellent harrier shot, Randy!

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Northern Cardinal...


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This is a gorgeous capture, Tom! You really got everything perfect with this shot!

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Widgeon.
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Very nice hen wigeon shot, Ed!


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Sep 18, 2020 18:44 |  #66229

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Sep 18, 2020 20:19 |  #66230

Lame-Duck wrote in post #19126859 (external link)
This is a gorgeous capture, Tom! You really got everything perfect with this shot!

Thanks very much Mike. Your opinions and comments are always appreciated.

Tom

P.S. I'll be joining you and others in posting some R5 photos in a week or so. Just ordered one that should arrive next week. :-)


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Sep 18, 2020 23:13 |  #66231

Lame-Duck wrote in post #19126859 (external link)
Excellent harrier shot, Randy!

Thank you Mike. :-)


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Sep 18, 2020 23:26 |  #66232

Tom in Arizona wrote in post #19126893 (external link)
Thanks very much Mike. Your opinions and comments are always appreciated.

Tom

P.S. I'll be joining you and others in posting some R5 photos in a week or so. Just ordered one that should arrive next week. :-)

That sounds great, Tom. You're going to really like it.


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Sep 18, 2020 23:29 |  #66233

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Sep 18, 2020 23:44 |  #66234

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Sep 19, 2020 01:20 |  #66235

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Sep 19, 2020 01:35 |  #66236

bildeb0rg wrote in post #19126816 (external link)
thanks for clearing that up for me. i've just moved to a park in scotland and the wildlife baffles me, being a towny :-P:-P:-P

Keep on posting and we'll help ya figure 'em all out :) Welcome to the wacky world of wildlife!

Lame-Duck wrote in post #19126846 (external link)
Ray...I have to believe that the technology has improved since the 7DII. But when you look at all the folks here shooing such great images with the 7DII, I have to wonder, "is the technology in the new stuff really that much better?" I don't know what to think sometimes. I do think that if you decide to go the R5 or R6 route, the the 100-500 would a great addition to have.

I don't really know about the actual *imaging* portion; but there are definitely a few bells 'n whistles that have come along in the mirrorless market that are attractive. One being the lack of need for microfocus adjustment to sort out disparities between the AF comms between the body and AF sensor; that alone is a bit of a step up in getting to using your gear. The ability to electronically display things like focus peaking in the viewfinder would be another, or from what I've been reading all over here, the new eye focus for people and animals. None of these things directly enables better image quality, but they surely ease some of the burden from the photographer. Sort of like AF did coming from manual focus systems.
Don't get me wrong; my 7DII isn't going anywhere in a hurry; but with the inception of a similarly set up mirrorless APS-C there is a 100% chance that I will update at some point in the relatively near future just to take advantage of some of those things. Particularly with the ease of adoption they gave us with a reasonably performant adapter for our existing EF glass. It's going to take one HELL of a lens to get me to give up the 100-400 MkII. :)

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A Northern Pygmy Owl glaring at me from its tiny perch

Wonderful Pygmy Owl there, Brad!


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Sep 19, 2020 01:36 |  #66237

You lookin' at ME?!

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Sep 19, 2020 01:37 |  #66238

A couple of House Sparrows having a wash.


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Sep 19, 2020 02:14 |  #66239

bildeb0rg wrote in post #19126695 (external link)
think it's a wren, from the garden

Snydremark wrote in post #19126709 (external link)
Neat captures; particularly the singing Robin :) Your first bird is a Nuthatch, Red-breasted I believe; although, I'm not fully cognizant of all the UK bird variants

Whilst it is indeed a nuthatch it is a Eurasian nuthatch, which is the only variant that we have over here.




  
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Sep 19, 2020 04:18 |  #66240

avondale87 wrote in post #19126812 (external link)
So nice. Another of your beautiful birds.
Love the composition and its pose.

SYS wrote in post #19126840 (external link)
That's a pretty shot ~

Thanks, guys! :-)


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