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- Aug 16, 2012
You are speaking from the perspective of the 1DX2 that has just 61 focus points and not the best DSLRs for BIF. The D500 has 153 cross-type phase-detect focus points, covering most of the view (attached), like the D5, as well as better tracking algorithms, which is why BIF photographers favour them. The new 1DX3 has 155 cross-type focus points, which should greatly enhance it. As yet, the only EVF camera in the same league is the A9/A9II, despite the greater coverage of mirrorless. Not that I find using all the points necessary, and I am happy using my Canon gear with the central 9 points."Thanks Morris....yeah these are big crops and that probably is why the DOF covered both of them most of the time.
These ended up being ~ 4.25MPs out of the 24MPs I started with."
Thanks for posting Alan!
I think that says it all because the biggest challenge is keeping the birds in the viewfinder and next to that is AF spread, which is roughly 100% coverage, and it's speed of tracking. That's where the optical AF falls down and why I'm thinking R5. Shots I did of Redpolls fighting were about half the frame and close, and next to impossible to track and the 1DX2 couldn't refocus at 14 FPS. That's why I could almost be tempted by the 1DX3 but there are just too many negatives with it for me personally and I certainly won't be sacrificing hard to come by $$$ for it. If the R5 is good but expensive I will sacrifice $$$.