tron said:Preferring the lowest entry level camera to 7D2 for birding merely for 4 additional Mpixels borderlines to a troll's statement. I do not believe this is your intention though. I believe you haven't tried to shoot even one bird instead. You cannot compare 7D2 handling with the joystick, button reassignment, 65 AF point system, fps and buffer to a toy camera with just 4Mp more than 7D2.9VIII said:I will take this over the 7D2 for birding (and especially the 7D2 since it’s only 20MP).
The ratio of tack-sharp autofocused images is much lower without AFMA, especially as focal lengths increase.
Birding is such an expensive hobby not because it isn't possible to great good photos with cheap equipment, but because the ratio of great photos is so low when we start the hobby. We pay ridiculous amounts of money for little improvements because each one of them helps a tiny bit to get 'the shot'.
I've gotten some good shots with a t2i and 70-300 (where I started with birding). But the problem is, the many, many poor shots.