Beautiful shots, Alan.
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Thanks to both of you for your comments. It did seem like it wouldn't provide me any significant advantage over my current equipment. However, I don't know how much reach I will need to get good shots of the animals that I will see. Some subjects (i.e. elephants, giraffe, zebra, hippo) will not be moving quickly, so advanced AF is not imperative.
Another point of contention that I've given thought to is which lens/body combination would be best suited for my interest in this case. Prior to reading a recent thread about FF vs. crop for IQ and distant subjects, I assumed that I would use the 70-200 with the 2x converter on my crop body. After reading those posts, I'm more inclined to use it on the 5D3 and use either the 17-40 or 24-105 on the crop body for wider shots. It does seem counterintuitive to use a FF for longer shots instead of crop. I do recall Neuro stating on more than one occasion that the only advantages crop provides are size and cost.
Ah, the orange would have made for such good contrast. Oh well. My maple had barely dropped a leaf until today. Now, a third of the leaves are on the ground, and it went from nearly 80°F to 40°F in a couple hours, and the low is 34°F tonight. It doesn't look like snow...yet...but winter is almost here.We had our first snow yesterday, which is early ... And the 7DII does not arrive until late November, which means any real testing with the long whites will be wet, cold and in dull colors, with most of the birds on vacation in the south ...
It is a POS! Who cares about a 5K display if it is only sRGB
"5120‑by‑2880 resolution with support for millions of colors"
Millions? What about BILLIONS... like 1.07 Billion give or take to be exact.
This is the problem I see with most 4K or 4K plus displays, lack of color depth.
The ASUS PB287Q may only be a 4K monitor but it handles 60x more colors.
All you hear people harp on is Dynamic Range... Dynamic Range... And then you throw away a BILLION colors?
I am sure it is a "nice" display, and it is a "big" foot print. But I like colors... Lots of colors.
And even if you do get one of the few 1 Billion+ display monitors that are out there, so still need a card that can handle that as well.
Not far, but at least 1/2 a step better?It is - no question. I've seen it very clearly in the conversions I've done.
I've owned a 70D (which I frequently use, to great effect, at high ISO - I know what I'm doing) for some time, and have converted a number of high ISO 7D Mk II Raw files (from Imaging Resource), comparing them with equivalent 70D files from the same site.
The 7D Mk II is better - and that's before the best converters have officially caught up with it (Photo Ninja converts 7D Mk II files already, even though it doesn't officially support them).
I've also compared it with the "best of the rest" in the crop camera world (Nikon D7000/D71000, Pentax K-5/K-3) - I'll take the 7D Mk II's results any day.
Once Photo Ninja and Capture One catch up with the 7D Mk II, things are going to be really good. DPR's Raw conversion examples are crap (how many more times? ACR (and Lr) are not "state of the art" converters any more, especially used as badly as they've been here) - but hey, they do give The Usual Suspects something else to fixate on and whine about, so they've got some value...
Seriously - download some 7D Mk II files from Imaging Resource and convert them yourselves - the latest DPP (which I don't regard very highly at all as a converter) supports the 7D Mk II, and gives better results than these DPR monstrosities.