There is very little difference between USB3 and USB2 David it is just as fast and should work fine on your PC
Don't know if something like this will help? Have the converse to connect usb2 kit to the usbC on my laptop.
My understanding is USB 3 has a transfer rate 10x faster than USB 2, obviously if you connect a USB 3 device to older PC with type A ports it with default lower bit rate. The newer USB 3.1 Gen 2 is the big jump now finding its way into new machinesThere is very little difference between USB3 and USB2 David it is just as fast and should work fine on your PC
Great shotsChristmas came early when my R5, ordered 22nd August arrived last Friday. Not much opportunity to use it in anger yet with gloomy weather and heavy cloud most days since then, but I popped up the coast on Tuesday to give it a run out.
Couldn't have got these with my 7D II in a month of Sundays. That Purple Sandpiper with its wings elevated isn't having a stretch, it's actually coming in to land. Not full quality, because these are just images that I edited for facebook, but you'll get the idea.
Hallo DaveI did read that grey imports were going to be targeted in future by our relevant tax people, and the whole future might be dependant on what final Brexit arrangements are made so that too encouraged me to buy now rather than wait any longer.
They were all taken with my Sigma 150-600 Sport, hand held. The first three and the redshank were all at F8, 1/1250sec and ISO 800. The shutter speed was a bit of an oversight. I thought I was using 1/1600 until I noticed the top dial had rolled (my fault). The Godwits were earlier in the day, in difficult back-lighting. F8 1/1600 ISO 2500. Flight shots at such close range on those sandpipers on a short hop of about 20-30 m from one pool to another would never have been possible with the 7D II - I'd never have hefted the camera to my eye and got a focus lock in such a brief time.I am really agonising about the R5. The IBIS and AF are very attractive; along with the better low-light performance. My trusty 7D2 with 100-400 Mk2 are still doing very well - especially when the sun is shining. I have a 1.4 tc Mk3 which I could bolt on to an R5 and this would give me almost the same reach as my current system. Of course, there are rumours of R7 but is it worth waiting for and how long might this be?
I am encouraged by Dave Williams' comments, I would wish to use my EF glass which I consider a good investment, particularly at my advanced age.
I note the Barred Wobbler's comment that he would not have got the shots of the Purple Sandpiper with his 7D2 and wonder which lens he was using and the shutter speed, aperture and ISO involved?
I have an old colleague whose one consistency was his ability to prevaricate...................
I can understand you not going ahead, but who knows what will be launched and when. The R5 does have a 1.6 crop mode but I haven't used it as yet and probably won't either. On my first outing, and I have had only a few opportunities in the last two months, I took this shot of. a dog running towards me using eye detect and it was literally about the 10th shot I'd taken with the camera so it was practice mode. I was using the 100-400 Mk2 with a 1.4TC Mk3 . I was amazed that the sequence of shots were all in focus, the eye detect worked perfectly.Thanks for all the info.
I ordered an R5 and Control Ring adapter from Panamoz yesterday.
To re-cap, I have the 100-400 Mk2 and 1 1.4 tc Mk3.
Using the bare lens on my 7D2, I have a reach of 400mm x 1.6 = 640mm. I already crop heavily, sometimes up to 100% and, to me, the results seem quite acceptable. Using the lens and tc on the R5, I would have a reach of 560mm. The R5 sensor size lends itself to cropping; maybe up to 100%?
I value the versatility of the 100-400, particularly for insects and flowers. I can't see that the RF800mm offers this. I do not often uses hides and would not want to carry two long lenses despite the lightness of the RF11. Part of the attraction of the RF system and adaptor is the possibility to use existing glass.
Who knows when Covid restrictions might be lifted; let lone enough to allow us to safely go on foreign birding trips.
Our local nature reserve is currently submerged.
There are strong hints of a possible R7 APS-C mirrorless later this year.
Sans R5, I would be no worse off than I am now.
Bearing in mind the above, I wondered if the R5 for my purposes might be a beautiful pig in a poke.
After yet more agonising, I equivocate no longer and have cancelled R5 - excellent response from Panamoz, by the way.
Let's see what an R7 might have to offer.