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  1. Gronk08

    Canon R3 or Canon R5 for bird photography?

    Would depend if you have the need for the 30 FPS that the R3 offers, some reviews state the focusing is great and very quick on the R3 and is held very well through all 30 frames with maybe just one or two that are slightly off. But for cropping I do wonder if the R5 wins due to the higher mega...
  2. Gronk08

    Comment by 'Gronk08' in media 'Squacco Heron'

    Thanks, only my second Squacco last one being the Attenborough bird almost ten years ago
  3. Gronk08

    Comment by 'Gronk08' in media 'Curlew Sandpiper'

    Thanks all for the comments
  4. Curlew Sandpiper

    Curlew Sandpiper

    Single Curlew Sandpiper in the high tide roost at West Kirby Marine Lake
  5. Squacco Heron

    Squacco Heron

    Squacco Heron only the second I have ever seen, this one was at Gronant in North Wales at St Mary's Camp Site next to Big Wood Nature Reserve
  6. Cirl Bunting

    Cirl Bunting

    Male Cirl Bunting taken during my Summer holiday down in South Devon at Stoke Point, was only a mile down from where we were staying.
  7. Gronk08

    Suggestions for APS-C long zoom?

    Not sure if you could stretch to it but the Sigma 100 - 400 maybe of interest. If you can find a second hand model it should be well within reach of your budget. Tim.
  8. Gronk08

    Help! Brand new birder with a Rebel SLR1

    Hi, I would say if you are on a tight budget try and pick up a zoom lens that goes to at least 300mm although if you can stretch your budget further and get a lens that goes to 400mm such as the 400 f5.6. I would also look at Sigma or Tamron as they tend to be cheaper than native Canon glass. I...
  9. Gronk08

    Comment by 'Gronk08' in media '51258737611_13315d902c_k.jpg'

    Thanks both for your comments Cheers Tim.
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    Male and Female Pied Flycathers at Consall Woods in North Staffordshire
  11. Gronk08

    Comment by 'Gronk08' in media 'FH3I5400.jpg'

    Amazing shot Great detail.
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    51183164433_1cc6deabf6_k.jpg

    Male Blackcap in full song
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    51182946471_cb1752bfc6_k.jpg

    Robin with food
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    Cetti's Warbler
  15. Gronk08

    Is the Canon R6 a bird photographer's camera ?

    Not sure how true in a real life setting but have heard that the R6 maybe better for cropping than the R5. Tim
  16. Gronk08

    DSLR's Are Dead

    I think the main change will be the people who do not have the large 500/600 f4's but if you have only a 100 - 400 or similar you might be tempted by the 200 - 500 Canon or 600/800 f11 or if you wanted to go down the Sony route their 150 - 600. Tim
  17. Gronk08

    DSLR's Are Dead

    I think you are right the future is definitely mirror less no matter what system you follow. The biggest decision I think people will have is do you go for a full clear out or just go for a new body and buy a converter for your existing lenses. Also with the proposed R7 crop sensor and maybe...
  18. Gronk08

    Which Canon body for a 100-400 mkII?

    If you wish to go mirror less the Sony system is worth looking at and their 200-600 lens. With Canon I have not seen how the RP works with the 100 - 500 but it's a solid lens although you may not fancy the f7.1 at the top end but looks like a solid lens. Tim.
  19. Gronk08

    So is the Canon R5 a bird photography body?

    Great shots
  20. Gronk08

    Comment by 'Gronk08' in media 'Sanderling'

    Great shot you have captured their habit of running around like mad perfectly
  21. Gronk08

    Newbie Questions

    1 = Yeah no problem adding birds you have already seen as long as you are certain about the identity such as Puffin etc why chase after it if you have already seen it, but to be honest unless you have spent times at reserves before you became a birder you will get them anyway. 2 = Don't ever...
  22. Gronk08

    Annoyed with Tamron

    Do you have any local non Tamron camera repair centres? Sending back to the manufacture will always cost more bit like using your local main car dealer than your local garage? Might be worth seeing if anyone like that can repair the lens often they hold parts from old lens that they can scavenge...
  23. Gronk08

    Error 50

    Cheers for all of the replies, allowed my camera to dry out over night (lens off and insides all exposed battery out etc), the camera is now thankfully back up and running, and me thinking of asking Santa for a water proof cover. Thanks again all Tim
  24. Gronk08

    Error 50

    Cheers Niels, after leaving it all afternoon with the body "open" I came to give it another go as it were, but now the camera wont turn on, hoping maybe the battery was drained flat with all the continuous shooting but got a bit of a sinking feeling that I may need a replacement body:cry: Tim.
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