rsmithsd73

rsmithsd73

Lives in United States San Diego, United States
Joined on Dec 23, 2015
About me:

Photographer, Wildlife Enthusiast

rsmithsd73's recent activity

  • I've been scanning the availability of good used EF gear, and probably the first big uptick is the number of used 1DXMII camera bodies. I don't think its the mark III driving that, I think its the R5
  • I'm so sorry to hear about your wife. Wishing you peace through a terrible time.
  • agreed, I feel like Canon is raising profit margins commensurate with shrinking market, with a strong focus on wealthy amateurs and pro photographers. The only "nod" to the more average enthusiast ...
  • I'm there with you, I'm settling in with my 5DIV, thinking of getting a second one at the lowered price. The RF lenses are great but crushingly expensive. And I'm waiting to see the first real ...
  • Nicely done. Indeed, when new gear comes out, old gear doesn't stop taking images. Duckling with a 20 yr old design 300 f/2.8 with a 1dx mark I
  • I guess it boils down to money. If I was made of it, I would upgrade. But I'm not and the R system costs. Plus, my primary lens "system" is an old 300 f/2.8 and TCs, and adapted would be the only ...
  • Created discussion thread Amazon Renewed?
    Anyone have good / not so good experience purchasing "Amazon Renewed"? Ive heard allot of them are just demo and open box items. Hoping for a very low shutter count. To be specific, I'm looking at ...
  • I love my 5DIV, 1DX and 7DII. I think they form a great team and I'm not breaking that up anytime soon. I'm pretty happy with my lens lineup and feel a good creative mojo going with what my bag ...
  • Replied in 5D IV for BIF
    I would always go for the choice, or strategy, that upgrades glass. So if $ is the factor, go 5DIV + the 500 II. Assuming you are not a pro, I've recently read someone say that the pro grade ...
  • Replied in 5D IV for BIF
    So I tend to use the 1DX (note mark 1) for specific circumstances, generally low light and circumstances when I don't have to crop. The 30mp of the 5DIV is noticeable, especially if a crop is ...
  • Replied in 5D IV for BIF
    I do and the AF is quite good. The FPS can be a bit slow and I know frames are missed, but as with many things the 5DMIV "jack of all trades" positions it well for BIF service. taken yesterday, ...
  • Replied in 7D3
    I would assume at this point it will be an RF mount camera, given lens development, etc.
  • Replied in Baby Steps
    Wow, much appreciated. Thanks so much Jason
  • Great job and bird / wildlife photography carries many benefits in my opinion, in addition to emerging with lovely images you also have time outdoors and time spent learning about our wild animals ...
  • Created discussion thread Baby Steps
    A duckling waddles along Lake Murray, San Diego CA in soft evening light. Laid down in the sand on the shoreline for this one, had to give the gear a thorough clean out afterward :-)
  • Created discussion thread 500px, what happened?
    To me, it feels like an abandoned platform. Riddled with bugs, from image feed not working to dysfunctional PM tool to obvious pay for likes behavior. I've "gone back" to Flickr and primarily ...
  • sold my R last week for a price I was happy with.
  • Created discussion thread RF system...up next?
    So the R5 / R6 look like the real deal. I'll want to see AF and EVF real world performance but this looks like the jump to mirrorless for wildlife / landscape in the Canon world. I've shot the RF ...
  • Replied in 7DII in 2020
    I also set up the 7DII for back button focus. Also, the most important set up tweaks are to the AF system custom "cases". This includes fine tuning tracking, etc. depending on your needs. Don't ...
  • Created discussion thread 7DII in 2020
    On another thread in this forum I spoke too hastily and disparaged the 7DII to the Nikon D500. Another member politely reminded me that the 7DII can be a fine tool. That reminded me that chasing ...
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