« Last post by tron on December 07, 2016, 09:45:21 PM »
I believe the wildlife in churches and theaters is the same anywhereI really wish the 1DX II had a truly silent shutter, then I would go for Jack's combo for walking bird shots and have a great setup for general large mammal stalking. 1DX II would be preferable for low light, fps and other features over the 5DSR. Unfortunately, my experience with my 1DX shutter is that, while birds will tolerate it, deer, foxes, etc will not and after one shot all you see is an empty frame.
We each have our special preferences, but it does help a lot to hear how others manage the trade-offs.
I don't have the 1DX2, I use the 1DX - which is also remarkably noisy!
I too would like a better silent shutter mode, but for humans not wildlife. With the exception of a fairly close in Vixen - who merely gave me a dirty look - my noisy camera has been completely ignored by wildlife.
With the racket that my camera makes I was expecting problems but, so far, I haven't encountered them. The local deer simply ignore it, but if I twitch they are gone! Birds at 6 to 10 meters couldn't care less. However foxes seem to prefer single shot to machine gun mode. They don't run off but they don't seem to like it - this is exactly the same with my (MUCH quieter) 7D2 as well. Perhaps Foxes just don't like the rapid slap slap of the mirror, but are quite happy with the odd clatter now and again? Who knows.
Despite my initial reservations the racket that the 1DX makes has yet to prove a significant issue - except with humans!
Perhaps your local wildlife is more skittish?