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ERHP

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May 9, 2013
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San Diego
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Sitting at a small seep in the local mountains I've gotten to see a number of birds and small mammals this season. All the parents are bringing their young in for a drink but the most numerous have been seven broods of California Quail, all in various stages of plumage. These were with the 1DX MK III and now waiting for Abode to update CC for the R5 files.




 

AlanF

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Aug 16, 2012
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Visited a socially distanced hide yesterday, which was empty but a couple of windows had been left closed. A wren was flapping to get out. I rushed over to let it out and on the way took a couple of shots. My camera had been set up for BIF at 1/3200, iso320, f/5.6 and I wasn't going to waste time changing it with the bird banging against the glass. The output looked like a black cat in a coal cellar but I pushed through 5 stops and got some reasonable output even after cropping.

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digigal

Traveling the world one step at a time.
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Aug 26, 2014
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Now for some awesome R5 picture porn!!:p These were taken through the window pane at my home of a little water fountain we have for the birds. I was using the CF Express card which resulted in very fast focus and accuracy. Was shooting manually at 400mm, 1/1500, f5.6, handheld using the 100-400 II. The first picture shows what the full frame looks like. The rest are 1:1 crops (~ 1200 x 900 out of the original 8200 x 5500). Catherine
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AlanF

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Now for some awesome R5 picture porn!!:p These were taken through the window pane at my home of a little water fountain we have for the birds. I was using the CF Express card which resulted in very fast focus and accuracy. Was shooting manually at 400mm, 1/1500, f5.6, handheld using the 100-400 II. The first picture shows what the full frame looks like. The rest are 1:1 crops (~ 1200 x 900 out of the original 8200 x 5500). CatherineView attachment 191952
The quality is what I was expecting, and it is great to see how well the AF is working, which is what I was hoping for. What AF settings do you use? I haven't used an R and don't know the range of settings.
 

digigal

Traveling the world one step at a time.
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Aug 26, 2014
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For this I was using the full screen with the single point autofocus which I could move to place wherever I wanted it to start tracking. I had it set to Animal + Eye. The level of customization is fantastic so that every button I need to control all the important functions are all clustered around my thumb and forefinger. It's perfectly arranged for me to shoot effectively and is a dream to use.
Catherine
 
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AlanF

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For this I was using the full screen with the single point autofocus which I could move to place wherever I wanted it to start tracking. I had it set to Animal + Eye. The level of customization is fantastic so that every button I need to control all the important functions are all clustered around my thumb and forefinger. It's perfectly arranged for me to shoot effectively and is a dream to use.
Catherine
Thanks. What I was hoping for. I've bought an EOS R adapter in anticipation and my local dealer says he can get me an R5 by the end of the month. A lot of my old bodies will be on the way to buyers, with luck.
 
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