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Forum: Sony Monday 12th November 2018, 15:33
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Zackiedawg
Certainly some contrast detect systems are better...

Certainly some contrast detect systems are better than others...though in general it's accepted they aren't as good for tracking focus as PDAF systems. But I was specifically referring to the camera...
Forum: Sony Wednesday 7th November 2018, 19:26
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Zackiedawg
In part, the reason I went with an...

In part, the reason I went with an interchangeable lens camera for birding was that it allowed me to buy a reasonably small body, that when paired with tiny lenses could be used as an all-purpose...
Forum: Sony Tuesday 6th November 2018, 15:51
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By Zackiedawg
First, just wanted to point out one thing - the...

First, just wanted to point out one thing - the HX99 actually does have an EVF (viewfinder) - it's a pop up unit, and electronic - not super high resolution, but it does help for viewing and...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 31st October 2018, 16:24
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By Zackiedawg
You're right on the Auto ISO and lowering the ISO...

You're right on the Auto ISO and lowering the ISO when higher is not needed to keep the aperture in the sweet range. In your case, setting ISO to 800 forced the camera to adjust the aperture to...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 22nd October 2018, 16:42
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By Zackiedawg
In general, on most cameras, AF-S means 'single...

In general, on most cameras, AF-S means 'single focus', in that the camera will try to achieve focus once, lock it, and never focus again until you half-press again. So it wouldn't be the mode to...
Forum: Sony Sunday 14th October 2018, 16:19
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Zackiedawg
It should be called something like 'Live View...

It should be called something like 'Live View Settings Effects' and you want to set it to 'ON'. This will make the EVF and LCD reflect the adjustments to the aperture, ISO, and EV on the screen,...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 10th October 2018, 14:01
Replies: 29
Views: 855
Posted By Zackiedawg
A dual battery charger is always a nice thing to...

A dual battery charger is always a nice thing to pick up if you get into mirrorless cameras. 4-5 batteries sounds a bit much for 1 day of shooting - I'd think 2-3 covers it for most cameras. The...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 8th October 2018, 17:02
Replies: 29
Views: 855
Posted By Zackiedawg
Quite true Juan - there's always consideration of...

Quite true Juan - there's always consideration of the particular camera and lens being used as to how fast it can wake from sleep, or from off. When setting a sleep mode, that's certainly something...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 8th October 2018, 14:21
Replies: 29
Views: 855
Posted By Zackiedawg
Fortunately mirrorless cameras work a little...

Fortunately mirrorless cameras work a little differently when it comes to burst shooting. The estimate of shot life on batteries uses a standard developed by CIPA that involves a complex method -...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 5th October 2018, 15:16
Replies: 29
Views: 855
Posted By Zackiedawg
Another middle-ground option might be the Sony...

Another middle-ground option might be the Sony RX10 series - notably the last two versions, III and IV. The newest RX10 IV is pricey, and you probably won't find one around at your price range - but...
Forum: Sony Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 15:06
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By Zackiedawg
To answer your initial question which I'm not...

To answer your initial question which I'm not sure was ever addressed - YES, the bird photos with the A7RIII and the 100-400mm GM lens will absolutely have the level of detail you are looking for...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Wednesday 3rd October 2018, 14:52
Replies: 65
Views: 1,385
Posted By Zackiedawg
Of course the place where the photographer lives...

Of course the place where the photographer lives or will be shooting needs to be taken into consideration. Birds in tropical places and along heavy migrational routes that pass by or through urban...
Forum: Florida Thursday 30th August 2018, 21:32
Replies: 1
Views: 508
Posted By Zackiedawg
In general, summer birding in Florida is pretty...

In general, summer birding in Florida is pretty slow - mostly the year-round wading species that would still be found in local wetlands. But probably the Sanibel Island area would have the best...
Forum: Technique Thursday 16th August 2018, 19:57
Replies: 14
Views: 690
Posted By Zackiedawg
I think if your goal is to get documentation of a...

I think if your goal is to get documentation of a bird, a rare sighting, etc, then do whatever you have to - crop a lot and try to keep the focus good and shutter speed high enough to avoid blur. ...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Tuesday 7th August 2018, 21:14
Replies: 2
Views: 565
Posted By Zackiedawg
For ID purposes only, you'd probably be fine with...

For ID purposes only, you'd probably be fine with most superzoom or even travel zoom P&S cameras...though if you're shooting from inside to a feeder, and might encounter lower light conditions, you...
Forum: Sony Friday 22nd June 2018, 16:03
Replies: 186
Views: 23,965
Posted By Zackiedawg
Though not the original commenter, I wanted to...

Though not the original commenter, I wanted to just offer some reply to HermitIbis on EVF vs OVF with regard to BIFs of all types. First off, I've been a long-time BIF shooter, with both DSLRs and...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Thursday 7th June 2018, 20:58
Replies: 10
Views: 1,033
Posted By Zackiedawg
I always appreciated the sturdy design and the...

I always appreciated the sturdy design and the backpack style of Kata - they've changed some along the way, but they made a series of backpacks that were wider and flatter than typical 'square'...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Wednesday 16th May 2018, 14:17
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Zackiedawg
Thank you. That's starting to sound like the...

Thank you. That's starting to sound like the most likely scenario. And certainly possible - we're had lots of rain, followed by a week or two of almost no rain, and the water levels in some canals...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th May 2018, 20:11
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Zackiedawg
It stood out very clearly - even as I approached...

It stood out very clearly - even as I approached the island from about 100 feet away I noticed the reddish color before I knew what the bird was...the island has several dozen anhinga nesting on it...
Forum: Bird Identification Q&A Tuesday 15th May 2018, 18:56
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By Zackiedawg
Anhinga in Florida with a very reddish neck?

Among dozens of nesting anhingas in Delray Beach, FL, most of which are typical all-black males or half-black, half-buff-necked females...or the downy white juveniles...I spotted one that stood out...
Forum: Sony Sunday 15th April 2018, 17:32
Replies: 186
Views: 23,965
Posted By Zackiedawg
Make sure when you're going into the menu to save...

Make sure when you're going into the menu to save the settings that you're not going into "Memory Recall" and then choosing 1/2/3...that's for accessing those settings...but for saving the settings,...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Friday 13th April 2018, 15:04
Replies: 34
Views: 2,141
Posted By Zackiedawg
Part of the reason you're having an issue with...

Part of the reason you're having an issue with the superzoom camera matching your 4:3 camera is that you have less reach overall, even if you take cropping into consideration.

With your E400, you...
Forum: Sony Tuesday 3rd April 2018, 17:36
Replies: 186
Views: 23,965
Posted By Zackiedawg
If you're looking to save certain settings in...

If you're looking to save certain settings in different modes like Aperture Priority and Shutter priority, then best to use the MR banks to store those. Each MR mode on the dial can save quite a...
Forum: Sony Sunday 1st April 2018, 22:47
Replies: 186
Views: 23,965
Posted By Zackiedawg
With most Sony cameras, the function of the 'C'...

With most Sony cameras, the function of the 'C' buttons is dependent on what function you decide to save there - some of the modes you can set to those buttons do not require keeping your finger on...
Forum: Cameras And Photography Monday 12th March 2018, 20:10
Replies: 29
Views: 2,988
Posted By Zackiedawg
A sweet spot in my opinion might be looking to...

A sweet spot in my opinion might be looking to one of the current generations of 20-24MP APS-C sensor...and get a reasonably fast lens at least in the F4 range...this will give you significantly...
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