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    Show your Bird Portraits

    Here are a few heron shots (Great Blue Heron and Black-Crowned Night Heron) at Ladner, BC.
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    Problems from focus, depth of field or high ISO?

    Thanks Mt. Spokane. I have requested a similar focusing rig for Xmas. Does the 5DIV automatically use DPAF in live view or do I have to do something in the menu to activate it? I haven't had a chance to delve into the manual yet.
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    Problems from focus, depth of field or high ISO?

    Here is the frame before the first one posted above. The back wing, head and legs look to be pretty well in focus with the nearest wing tips very soft. I'm guessing I was about 30 ft away when I took the shot. DOFMaster calculator yields a DOF of 1.28ft in front of focus plane for these...
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    Problems from focus, depth of field or high ISO?

    Thanks to all for your comments. I will experiment with a larger range of Av settings and location of focus point, which will be the most difficult part. I also have difficulty in zooming while keeping the focus point on the birds, so need more practice with that. Fortunately there are lots...
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    Problems from focus, depth of field or high ISO?

    Thanks Alan. I'm not quite sure on your terminology regarding "full frame downsized or crops". The Jpeg image size was reduced in Photoshop to 3000X2000 as the full original Jpeg exceeded what this site allows. No cropping of the image was done. I've never used DPP to process an image, so...
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    Problems from focus, depth of field or high ISO?

    I just bought a 5DIV and took it out to test tracking ability. I'm attaching 3 images all taken with 100-400 II. I'm not sure whether my problems with lack of sharpness as well as muddiness in the wings are from poor focus, lack of sufficient depth of field, effects of high ISO or a...
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    M5/M6 and EF-M Lens Questions

    The M5 uses a different battery than the M50. I also use Watson batteries for my 5D III and have been happy with them. Watson makes a charger for the M5 batteries, but doesn't appear to make an LP-E17 battery to go in their charger.
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    M5/M6 and EF-M Lens Questions

    Thanks Neuro. I was really thinking about the clear filter which I may leave on most of the time (but did not express that). However, since I have the polarizer I need to consider it as well. I'll have to play around with both methods with both filters to see which works best (but it's...
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    M5/M6 and EF-M Lens Questions

    Neuro, I can confirm the F-Pro (at least the polarizers) don't interfere with the bayonet lens hoods. Given the low profile of the hood for the 22mm lens, is it best to mount the filter to the hood, or the hood to the filter (reflections or flare off filter vs. vignetting)?
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    M5/M6 and EF-M Lens Questions

    Thanks for your suggestion but I've already ordered two Canon batteries (which together cost substantially more than the last vehicle battery I bought). It looks like nobody has duplicated the chip for this battery.
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    Intervalometer for M5

    Thanks Andrei - that is good to know. If the $8 adapter doesn't work, I may try your idea. I have containers of unused cables laying around; surely there must be a 2.5mm mini-plug in one of them.
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    Intervalometer for M5

    I found an N3 female to 2.5mm male adapter on Amazon for $8 which I can use with my existing N3 intervalometer, so this should solve my problem.
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    Intervalometer for M5

    Thanks for the info. I didn't think of it that way. However, isn't the jack 2.5mm?
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    Intervalometer for M5

    I bought the M5. When reading the manual I was surprised to find that Canon doesn't seem to offer an intervalometer accessory for it. Does anyone have an intervalometer solution for the camera? I've seen a reference to someone using a Neewer intervalometer (available on Amazon) but it I...
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    M5/M6 and EF-M Lens Questions

    Thanks for the clarification.
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    M5/M6 and EF-M Lens Questions

    Thanks Neuro. I looked at the filter details on your M28 review. As I understand it, the ES-22 hood screws onto the small diameter threads on the lens (22mm) and if you want to use a filter with the hood you need to use a 43mm filter mounted on the hood. I don't see any 22mm filters on the...
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    M5/M6 and EF-M Lens Questions

    I'm debating buying either the M5 or M6 with 18-150, 11-22 and possibly 22 prime (the 28 macro comes as a bonus), and 270EXII for an upcoming trip to Iceland and Ireland, rather than taking the 5DIII with 24-105, 16-35F4 and 600EX-RT, but have a few questions. For the M5 users, do you find the...
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    Lens Support Rig for Big Whites

    Does anyone use a lens support rig for their big white lens? If so, have you found it to make a significant (positive) difference over just attaching the lens to the gimbal using the lens foot? An example of what I mean is on the following website...
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    Upgrade to Sypder 5 Elite?

    Thanks to all for your replies. I've not yet got to the point of doing detailed colour work, so an upgrade at this point may not be worth the money. I was just wondering if there was any significant difference between the 4 & 5. On the other hand, I will likely go to a proper monitor...
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    Upgrade to Sypder 5 Elite?

    There is currently an offer in Canada to upgrade any colour calibrator to a Spyder5Elite for CAD199.99. I currently own a Spyder4Elite. Are there any significant advantages to the Spyder5Elite over the Spyder4Elite to justify the upgrade cost?