Apologies for any confusion and the quality of the photos, I realize that they are not great!! I belive that they are different birds, although taken at teh same location, a few days apart
The bird on the post is the bird I was asking about. It was certainly a 'strong flier' based on...
There were no rings or jesses visible. I did not see any interaction with the peregrines (I posted another crappy picture of the peregrine on my flickr site - definitely a different bird)
Thanks for the responses
I took this 2 weeks ago in the Orkneys (Marwick Bay on West Mainland). At first I thought it was a juv peregrine (there were two in the area, seen separately) however this did not look right. I have my thoughts but would welcome others input. Thanks in advance
AQ4Y3178_cr by nc_killie, on Flickr
Save until you can afford the Canon 400mm! Buying an older, inferior lens will just cause frustration and you will be throwing money away. Second hand lenses are an option, as is renting for a special occasion.
Good luck, you will still crave a 'big white'!
I have both the 7DmkII and 5D mkiv. I spent a SIGNIFICANT amount of time conremplating 5D mk IV against IDX but could not justify (nor afford) the difference. yes, I notice a difference in static subects, the 5D mk IV is much better, BIF not enough to determine. Higher ISO allows faster...
DOes anyone have any practical experience of using 1Dxmkii and 5D mkiv? I have read the technical reviews but woudl like some input from someone who has experienced both. I currently have 7Dmkii and was wondering if it worth giving any other part of my anatomy (as well as an arm & leg) to get...
Its all about balancing the ISO, shutter speed and aperture - easy to state but difficult in practice in the environment you may encounter. You can use AUTO ISO (sorry I have never used it)otherwise you have to keep your wits about you and keep checking your exposure - test before you see...
I ahve teh new 100-400 and like it alot, I have seen some very good images with a teleconvertor - sorry I cannot compare with teh 300. Have you tried borrowing or renting either / both to see which suits you best? I am guessing from your description that you will want / need all the reach you...
My options would be:
Camera - 7DMkii or lens
Canon 400mm f5.6
I woudl go for the 7Dmkii and SAVE!! you can get some decent deals on mk1 500mm & 600mm lens but they still cost way more than your current budget. you could always try renting different lenses which woudl give you use but allow you...
+1 - I have 7dmkII and the new 100-400 and my 400 5.6 does not get used now. I would it if I already had teh zoom. You could always rent / borrow one and see what benefits it would give you.
PS is Ma Brows (grey Horse) still open in the village?? Used to live there many years ago!
Flash can be of great benefit if used carefully. A bit of fill in flash can brighten the undersides of a bird in flight (against a light sky) without blowing the sky. It can also make colours 'pop' and give it a boost. You may want to google Glen Bartley, he has published lots on use of flash...
Ask yourself some questions:
What birds do I photograph?
How do i want to photograph them. (Hide, walking miles over hills etc)
Is renting a lens a better financial option??
They are great lenses and you will always want more reach - so when you get teh mk i you will want the mkii for better...