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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Very interesting re the import duty bill. Looks like the grey market might be be getting squeezed out before long.
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Nice shots Mark! As for your 100-500, they are in stock at E-infinity ( and Panamoz too) and would probably arrive within a couple of days. Probably cheaper than your trade in deal too and you get a better warranty too!!
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    Camera for EF 100-400, up to ~ £1000

    For the money a low actuation 7D2 in good condition is the way to go but if I remember correctly it might not be fully functional with some lens and TC combinations and you will have few active AF points too. 100-400 plus a 1.4 allows only centre point and expanded centre point and will be...
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    Gear for costa rica bird trip

    Ooops...I didn't notice it was the Nikon page but nevertheless if GaryD is talking a $10,000 budget he must be considering buying new and at this moment in time I would a) not buy in to a DSLR,I'd be looking at mirrorless and b) consider all manufacturing options and I did actually mention if...
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    Gear for costa rica bird trip

    Personally and if starting from scratch with no other gear I would go with either Sony A1 plus the 200-600mm or Canon R5 plus 100-500mm. Both are within budget if you can source availability. The video below is food for thought.
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Take the 1.4TC off and try again Colin.
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    You could have it enabled all the time but you wouldn't want to as it limits performance in other ways.
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    A couple of distant Swallows using the same technique.By know means prize winning shots due to the size of the crop and the poor light I had to work with to get a decent shutter speed but it does demonstrate to me that the AF works a lot better in this camera than any other Canon body I have...
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    As others have said here and elsewhere there are two drawbacks I have found with the R5. The time it takes to wake up and fire off a shot, and the ability to instantly lock on to a subject in a cluttered leaf bound situation. Once you have found your subject though I find there is a good chance...
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Never switch mine off to be honest, not now, not before the R5, not ever!
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    FYI Roy C .....The swallows were flying in decent numbers but the conditions were not good. No wind to hold them up and generally flying fairly high in the sky. My attempts to catch them in flight with the RF 100-500 plus RF 1.4 were hopeless...just as they always were with the EF500mm f4 plus...
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Yesterday was the first day I fell out with my R5. It was so frustrating being out in woodland trying to photograph small birds flitting from branch to branch because of a) wake up time and b) the reluctance of the R5 with the 100-500 plus 1.4TC to lock focus when there is a lack of contrast...
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Roy, the focus area on the R5 covers about 95% of the whole of the viewfinder and if you can lock on it will track it as long as it's in the screen. Locking on isn't a done deal though especially on small fast moving birds, and as always if you pick the right spot and a decent bit of wind to...
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Maybe you should clear all your settings and start again, forget about movies and just master the basics of still photography with the camera for the time being.Is there no one locally you could ask for help?
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    If your CFexpress card is coming from Tecobuy ignore the tracking info. It should turn up though, but not imminently. I really don't understand why you have a problem opening the CR3 files but as long as you are happy doing it the incredibly long way you are all is well. If you go to your orange...
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Right click your mouse on one of the CR3 file icons, choose open with other, choose Adobe Bridge 21 or Photoshop or whatever and that should do it. Otherwise open Lightroom as suggested before.
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Maybe your best bet is to open the whole folder in Lightroom which also gives the option to edit in Photoshop. Might be quicker once the folder is uploaded
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Roy, The R5 and 800mm might be the lightweight walkabout that's perfect for you, alternatively the 100-500 is excellent and copes well if the light isn't so good. Get them ordered !!
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    You are not being thick at all Colin. My screen looks like this attachment. I have the files in DPP, I left click the mouse on the shot I want to edit in Photoshop and keeping the mouse depressed means it will move the file to where I want to put it. In this instance , I drag it over the...
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    I think you might find that it's more than just the expense of buying the R5 too Roy. You will need, the EF- EOSR adapter, new memory cards, possibly extra storage space in the form of external hard drives, maybe another battery or even the grip and then there's the 10 year old computer that is...
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    I think dealing with opening the files to edit them is pretty important Roy , it's all part of the learning process and I'm interested as much as anyone on how to do things a better way. I see you are using CS6, not Adobe CC which Colin and I are now doing. That could be the reason it's slow on...
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Interesting to try on my recently purchased iMac Roy , it took 72 seconds to open a file from DPP ( using the tools option) in Photoshop. Then when you go to "save as" it took a few seconds to change the file directory where it's saved and also to change it from a Tiff to a jpeg. I wonder is...
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    I rarely use DPP to edit as I find that it applies noise reduction automatically which even when reduced to it's lowest sometimes over does it. If I drag a file from DPP in to Photoshop I get the full original file untouched. Is this why you convert to a TIFF file Roy, to preserve any changes...
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    I haven't spotted that 'send to photoshop' option but you can just drag the image too. Pleased you are seeing some immediate benefit to your new acquisition too Colin! I knew you would enjoy it, a whole new challenge with new tools to learn and play with!
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    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    No I just drag the single shot from DPP viewer in to Photoshop which opens fairly instantly. I'm not sure what the benefit of converting to TIFF might be, Roy will I'm sure explain the benefits. It adds more time to the process though. I was doing that when I was still using Photoshop's CS6 (?)...
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