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  1. MJN

    Getting ready to purchase L series lense, looking for recommendations.

    Assuming you intend to hold on to the 7D2, the 100-400 you mention is a truly excellent lens and would serve you well. It will work for BIF with a 1.4x attached but would not be my choice for fast action. You may struggle to get the desired background blur with this lens. Perhaps also consider a...
  2. MJN

    Captur Wireless Remote Trigger

    Hahnel have a great technical helpline and will answer your query in a timely manner. I used them a couple of times in the past and they were excellent.
  3. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Very nice images barred wobbler a testimony to Eye af - which I also endorse as being exceptional. You seem to have a deep seated antipathy towards Zone af despite the fact that by your own admission, you've never tried it. That is quite bizarre but each to their own. For the record I don't...
  4. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Good question Roy and I'm still trying to find the best solution. Animal eye is really good and when it works it can be very effective indeed, I was photographing a Dotterel just the other day and when they're feeding, they can scurry around at a fair pace. Animal eye was excellent. When you...
  5. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    What I find is that the eye af works well for flyers providing it's a large and relatively slow moving subject like Gull. It may be my bad technique, I don't know and it's still work in progress. If I didn't instantly lock on using eye af, the focus went wildly out and couldn't refocus in time -...
  6. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Roy. You may need to figure out whether you want to shoot RAW at 20fps for bursts. It's not something that I've done or ever likely to do but worth checking out. I would use the CFE card in that unlikely scenario. BTW. I also bought a slightly faster Sandisk Extreme pro SD card which equated to...
  7. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Hi Roy. For stills only - which is what I do. I bought this and it's just fine. I don't use a card reader though. ref=asc_df_B07T276D4R
  8. MJN

    Upgrade from canon 600d

    Try the 7D2. It's still a great camera. It's actually a newer camera with more MP than the 600d.
  9. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Colin. The R5 is an outstanding camera and light years ahead of the 7D2 but it won't bring anything to the table for you with regards to actual or perceived reach compared to the 7D2 that you already use, particularly as you say, you crop heavily with the 7D2. The crop mode on the R5 is not a...
  10. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    It would be even better if there was something like a 200 - 600 in the mix too. The lenses will be simply the best and no doubt priced accordingly when they arrive. In the meantime EF L glass lenses are not too shabby.
  11. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Lol. https://www.canonrumors.com/well-well-well-could-this-be-canons-lens-roadmap-for-2021-cr2/
  12. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    For bird photography the only reason you would opt for an R6 over an R5 is Cost. The additional cost of the R5 is significant and also includes extra storage, possible PC upgrade and CF Express costs. I originally decided on an R6 but an unexpected windfall enabled an upgrade, which will arrive...
  13. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    It's good to know that your Ok with the electronic shutter Pete. I've never experienced one so don't really know what to expect, perhaps it's fixed at 20fps as a mitigation of rolling shutter effect, I don't know though! I've already ordered the R5 and It's on order from a local retailer so the...
  14. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Thanks for the link Pete. 20fps and no control over it. Also a considerably long list of caveats when using electronic shutter. Not a show stopper but as previously stated, mechanical shutter it will be (when I ever get my hands on it). Well mostly anyway.
  15. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Thanks for that Les. It'll be mainly mechanical shutter for me then, which I believe is very quiet. I could soon lose the will to live just trawling through one 3 or 4 second burst of frames taken at that rate. Mike.
  16. MJN

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Pete/anyone Is the 20 frames per second in Electronic shutter adjustable? TIA. Mike.
  17. MJN

    Rodent ID please

    Thanks for all the replies. Poison isn't an option, I have a hedgehog in the garden as well as at least three cats that visit every night. I've not seen them since but I'm permanently trail camming the garden and I would have thought they'd be after the hedgehog food but nothing as yet. Perhaps...
  18. MJN

    Rodent ID please

    Thanks for the replies. I was rather hoping that they were House mouse - mus musculus. They are way too small for Rats but the thought that they're juveniles is still nagging away at me. Someone else that I've asked leans towards mice. At the moment it's 2-1 for the rat. Grrr.
  19. MJN

    Rodent ID please

    On my garden fence. Mouse (which sort) or perish the thought Baby Rat? Thanks.
  20. MJN

    Camera advice

    You may have answered your own question here Clive. If it has to be Canon, which it does, the best choice for you is the 7D2 because it's the best that Canon have to offer for BIF that's in your price range. Disregard any negative stuff that you have read, it's still a very capable piece of kit...
  21. MJN

    Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO BR lens

    The f11 lenses may well suggest that Canon is very comfortable with the low light performance of their new sensors.
  22. MJN

    New USA Nikon D6 anyone..?

    What is the link between this thread and photography? It's nothing more than some kind of warped ego trip .
  23. MJN

    New USA Nikon D6 anyone..?

    Are you sure that you'll be able to manage with just one D6, bearing in mind you have several D5's?
  24. MJN

    Canon MKIII convertors experiences please

    Do you have an option to borrow some mk3 convertors off a mate to try them? It may be worth a try particularly with the pixel packed sensor of the 90D which also has a fairly basic af system. Using a 90D + 500f4 mk1 + a 2X mk3 may require rock solid support + good conditions + good technique +...
  25. MJN

    Canon MKIII convertors experiences please

    What are the issues with the previous model convertors (mk2) ? I had both 1.4x and 2x for many years and wasn't aware of any issues concerning IQ or AF when used with L glass. In my opinion the Mk3 convertors are not particularly better optically but the 2x mk3 certainly performed better than...
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