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jmeyer

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I’ve been thinking of doing that. What is your battery switching strategy?
I'm not really sure I understand the question. I have a battery grip and usually get a few weeks out of the 2. I have 6 batteries, that I rotate using as they die. When it's really cold, I put them in my jobsite hot box, so they don't die. Hopefully that's what you were looking for.

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JPAZ

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Shot with R5 at 1/320, ISO 500 using my EF 300 f/2.8 mkii and a 2xTC. Handheld which is not too difficult with this lens.

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becceric

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I'm not really sure I understand the question. I have a battery grip and usually get a few weeks out of the 2. I have 6 batteries, that I rotate using as they die. When it's really cold, I put them in my jobsite hot box, so they don't die. Hopefully that's what you were looking for.

Jeremy
Yep. That’s what I was looking for. I’ve been debating about keeping the camera in the car, but during the winter, my OCD might kick in with repeated power level checking. I feel I already have enough compulsions as it is.
 

jmeyer

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Yep. That’s what I was looking for. I’ve been debating about keeping the camera in the car, but during the winter, my OCD might kick in with repeated power level checking. I feel I already have enough compulsions as it is.
I bring it in every night after work and take it back out to my truck in the morning. I'm a pipe fitter, so I don't have the luxury of going into an office every day. If I had an inside job, then I would just take it into work with me. I try to keep the batteries warm if possible, but sometimes I can't. I notice the batteries really take a hit under 20 degrees F, but I've never had a problem. I used to miss too many birds not bringing it, so that's why I made the decision to always have it!

Jeremy
 
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ISv

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Today also raining to almost nothing and again in the same circle, same winds like yesterday but at the beach they were not that strong. I was very disappointed till getting home and checking what I have: the Rudy Turnstone is not interesting - common migratory bird here. But what it got is really strange to me. I have a neighbor who is a professor in marine biology and hopefully he may know. I follow the bird for few more minutes - to check if it will survive that strange snack :LOL: and went home: I was wet and most importantly my equipment was too!

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ISv

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The images can be made full size one at a time or after uploading all, the whole batch. Play around with click inside the thumbnail until it asks you what to do, or at the end go to the dialogue line under the thumbnails and click on that.
Thanks Alan - I almost sent you personal message (I was pretty sure you will know what is going on!) when I notice you already posted some advise - and it works! Thanks again!
 

becceric

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I bring it in every night after work and take it back out to my truck in the morning. I'm a pipe fitter, so I don't have the luxury of going into an office every day. If I had an inside job, then I would just take it into work with me. I try to keep the batteries warm if possible, but sometimes I can't. I notice the batteries really take a hit under 20 degrees F, but I've never had a problem. I used to miss too many birds not bringing it, so that's why I made the decision to always have it!

Jeremy
I have a very short ride to work, and also don’t have a decent storage area there. I also don’t want to leave it in the Northeast cold car during work due to the battery issue, and a having a visible camera/telephoto zoom lens in view.
 

AlanF

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My local dealer dropped round a Canon demo RF800 a couple of days ago for me to play with for a week. The weather has been awful here and f/11 hasn't helped. Initial tests with the R5 on charts at distance and close ups on a £10 note have shown that it gives similar image quality to my 400mm DO II +2xTC at a distance of 20m but gets worse at short distances and is soft at its mfd of 6m. Today I tried it out in a meadow behind my house at iso 3200. By good chance, the local Little Egret perched in a tree and I got a good sharp shot. And, far in the distance, I could see a Blackbird with what appeared to be something white. It turned out to be leucistic. It was really far away, but the 100% crop at iso3200 and pushed through 1 ev is pretty acceptable. However, a close up of a Robin, not shown, was disappointing and I would have got a much sharper shot from the 100-500mm. I'll try it out some more as hopefully there should be better weather this weekend.

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JPAZ

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@AlanF I really appreciate your continued exploration of various lens options. In my hands, the adapted EF 300 f/2.8ii and 2x TC yields best results but it is just so big and impactable to carry far. The adapted EF 100-400 mkii and 1.4x TC is an easier carry but moving to 2x drops the IQ too much. I am trying an RF 800 this weekend but, just using in my yard, I rapidly realize the issues with MFD and no zoom and f/11. I am certain that someday, the RF 100-500 with a TC and, when I know ahead of time, the combo of the 300 with TC will be a better solution. Now, I just need to out how to pay for it.
 

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R5 + 100-400 II




Too far way, I know, but this place provides no hiding opportunities :)
The RF 800 would have helped here! It's great for long distances, shining sun and no rain. And slow, far BIF.
 
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The RF 800 would have helped here! It's great for long distances, shining sun and no rain. And slow, far BIF.
Probably. Still no R5, R6 or RF lenses in our stores. Only overpriced ones on eBay are available. And B&H and Amazon do not ship these models to Qatar for some reason.
 
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