« on: December 09, 2014, 10:46:34 AM »
intown, please when you finally make your move, give us some feedback as to why. Your question is exactly what I'm confronting except that I'm presently used to the 6D. I'm shooting with the 300 2.8 II and the 70-200 2.8 II and actually have been very happy with the 6D other than the obvious negatives.
I don't think the following quote about an upcoming trip to the Queen Charlotte Islands takes this thread off track and may spur some new thoughts in this debate. I have resisted a 1Dx based on weight and size mainly and price.
May is a wonderful month to start off Spring on Haida Gwaii. The first two weeks, HSE has a scheduled trip for the 11th to either Kuuna or in the inlet. May works, many different species are present from cormorants, aucklets, eagles, and a variety of other seabirds. The Delkatla Wildlife Sanctuary in Massett offers a great opportunity to spot many different species passing through the islands (cranes, falcons, etc).
Your dingy should be suffice to shoreline adventures.
Offshore we have the chance to take pictures of shearwaters as they pass by the vessel. Haida Gwaii is home to several species. This year we have been seeing hawks and owls (saw whet, red tail, sharp shrinned) hanging around. Depending the west or east coast, a 45 min zodiac ride out to the West Coast offers glimpses at Tufted Puffins, Pigeon Gillemonts, Rhino Aucklets, Divers, etc.
As for birds, I don't foresee you having any problems other than swivel neck from watching all the kinds of species available to view.
We have a tentative trip scheduled for May 11 if that works.
Weather is flexible, "wait five minutes and the weather will change" as they say. Overall, May tends to bring calmer waters and mrs daylight to explore.
With your motorhome there are several campsites for your pleasure:
Kagan Bay-Outside village of Queen Charlotte
Misty Meadows- Tlall- offers a long stretch of beach (Naikoon) where one can walk and take picks or bino plovers and a variety of birds.
North Beach- Close to Tow Hill there is a setup for your rig.
Sandspit- You could travel out to Gray Bay to camp and enjoy the beach.
Hope this helps