Sony Alpha 1, SEL 200-600 or Canon R5, RF 100-500

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duncang Contributing Member • Posts: 515
Re: Sony Alpha 1, SEL 200-600 or Canon R5, RF 100-500

win10-64 wrote:

Both shots of Swallows are yours not mine. The first one shot using your A1+200-600mm looks sharper around the eye, head, body and more detailed than your 100-400mm shots.

Sure it is sharp - it was shot in brighter sunlight lower iso so will look cleaner at 100%. But by comparison it lacks detail.

Just look at the purple fringing around the edges - not really evident in the 100-400 image.

If you pixel peep at 100% then the image with less noise will look sharper - but that is not really any and indication of how sharp the lens is.

These two are both 100% crops of the heads. As you can see the one is roughly double the size in pixels so captures far more details.

The 100-400mm shots are blurrier around the eye and elsewhere compared to your 200-600mm shot.

You must be seeing something different to me, but I am pixel peeping on a 40 inch screen so maybe that's the reason, or maybe the 100-400mm shots are cropped too much compared to your 200-600mm shot.

duncang wrote:

win10-64 wrote:

Looking closely, your Swallow image here using the 200-600mm looks sharper and more detailed to me than the images with the 100-400mm.

Great shot - and the most important thing is how it looks to you.

Mine are quite soft because of the even light but pixel for pixel you're not even close

If you want sharper detail in better light here it is.

duncang wrote:

win10-64 wrote:

The A1 with 200-600mm looks sharper for Swallows than the 100-400mm, probably due to the 100-400 not having enough reach.

Would love to see images from any combo that are sharper and show more detail than these.

Nictitating membrane half covering eye is not out of focus blur.

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