R5 as a birding scope?? 8^)

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Tony Hewitt Regular Member • Posts: 294
R5 as a birding scope?? 8^)

I went to a birding event the other weekend, starting before dawn.  Instead of a spotting scope, I used my R5 to both identify and photograph the birds I saw.

One of the benefits of using the R5 is the Exposure Simulation, which give a better view in low light of the birds we are trying to identify.

The following is no award-winning photo, but it was taken in a wooded area at 7:14am - 3 minutes prior to official sunrise for our location.   The bird was barely visible to the naked eye but not a problem for the R5 (with EF 70-200 2.8).

The first image is Straight Out of Camera simply cropped to 2048 pixels.

The second is adjusted in ACR, run through Topaz Denoise, then through Topas Sharpen and cropped to the same 2048 pixels.

1/50s, f/2.8, ISO 12,800 - R5 with EF 70-200 2.8 @ 200mm

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