R7 Extreme Cropping and Noise

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Wildkits Regular Member • Posts: 278
R7 Extreme Cropping and Noise

Okay, this post is really more about cropping in as much as I never raised the ISO above 800. Some of these crops are under 2MP! When I go again this weekend, I'll try higher ISO, but for me, I think that 2500 will be my max.

Even at ISO there is a lot more noise than I'm use to seeing in full frame images, but the noise cleans up nicely in Topaz. Again, I think that I could probably raise it to 2500 with these relatively heavy crops. If I can fill the frame, perhaps ISO 3200 will be possible. But, lol, when I fill the frame, I struggle.

In short, it is a very good camera, but like most tools, it takes time and effort to master. Personally, I struggle with the limited customizations and buttons available, but then I remind myself that this is a $1500 camera, that goes toe to toe with my R5.

I'm a long way from mastering BIF shots with the R7, but what I've seen is promising .

Absolutely beautiful images when the subject is still

I need practice making sure the bird fits in the frame. I probably should have shot this bird using a wider focal length, but I was so close, I was already at 100mm on the 100-500..

I'm blown away at the cropping ability. This black-crowned night heron was standing in the middle of a lake (I couldn't get closer), so cropping was essential. I was pleasantly surpised at the IQ.

You almost can make out the detail of the small fish the heron is eating.

This grackle looks like she has lost a few fights. Again, reasonable detail given the distance.

Alright, this sand hill crane filled the frame. Undoubtedly a full frame camera would have done better (less noise), but you'd only see the difference via a direct comparison.

This large crop with an assist from Topaz.I once again and impressed by the detail that survives the cropping.

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