Ozark Bill

Joined on Nov 27, 2018

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Mike Fewster: It doesn't have AF. This means it can't be used with af bracketing. AF bracketing is now the standard for the macro work, especially in the field. Note the very limited dof in the sample spider shot. That's where today, you would be using af bracketing. This feature on Olympus cameras is now so good you can use it, with care, in the field without a tripod.
I wouldn't buy one of these Laowas..

I did not know Sony doesn't have in-body focus bracketing available. If you want this feature, I would highly recommend the Helicon FB tube. It works with any AF lens and can be used with flash, unlike the internal focus bracketing feature on the Canon R5.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2022 at 13:48 UTC
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kminkov: Something fishy with the EXIF data - e.g. in the photo of the human eye, it can't be f/2.8 with so many things in focus. I know effective working aperture decreases as you get close to macro range, but it still doesn't look right.

I have two of the Laowa/Venus macro lenses and they do not have any electronic connections with the camera, recording no true EXIF data. In fact, with my R5, I have noticed that I can't even use the remote shutter cable using these lenses, due to this reason I suspect. A pretty annoying problem.

Link | Posted on Jun 14, 2022 at 13:45 UTC
On article Canon EOS R7 initial review (1023 comments in total)
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Ozark Bill: We waited close to three years for this? I long held out hope for a proper mirrorless 7D mkii replacement. I had dreams of what it could have been. Some even predicted an R5 with a crop sensor - I would have loved that.

The decisions made on the R7 means I'll be using the R5 for birds and wildlife for years to come. I doubt the R1 will be less than $7500. The R3, while an amazing camera is a no-go unless you are fortunate enough to own a 600mm f/4. Where to turn? I'm considering the Z9 and Olympus for my birds and wildlife needs. The thought terrifies me, but these options seem to get better and better compared to this crap.

What I'm most disappointed about the R7: lousy video specs. I've fallen in love with 4K/120fps. No CF Express - I already spent an arm and a leg on CFE cards - now I need to buy the fastest SD? Horrible EVF. Terrible buffer. Ultimately, they went way too far on the consumer end with this thing.

IDK, maybe a 7Dmkii replacement is coming down the line.

If I had the characters, I would have listed those points as well, Dan. Those are all killers for me as well. Not what I had been dreaming of, for sure.

I agree, they should sell a lot more R5's for those who have been waiting for this announcement.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2022 at 17:26 UTC
On article Canon EOS R7 initial review (1023 comments in total)

We waited close to three years for this? I long held out hope for a proper mirrorless 7D mkii replacement. I had dreams of what it could have been. Some even predicted an R5 with a crop sensor - I would have loved that.

The decisions made on the R7 means I'll be using the R5 for birds and wildlife for years to come. I doubt the R1 will be less than $7500. The R3, while an amazing camera is a no-go unless you are fortunate enough to own a 600mm f/4. Where to turn? I'm considering the Z9 and Olympus for my birds and wildlife needs. The thought terrifies me, but these options seem to get better and better compared to this crap.

What I'm most disappointed about the R7: lousy video specs. I've fallen in love with 4K/120fps. No CF Express - I already spent an arm and a leg on CFE cards - now I need to buy the fastest SD? Horrible EVF. Terrible buffer. Ultimately, they went way too far on the consumer end with this thing.

IDK, maybe a 7Dmkii replacement is coming down the line.

Link | Posted on May 24, 2022 at 16:12 UTC as 116th comment | 4 replies
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