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Librarian, Photographer, Wildlife Enthusiast

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  • Replied in M5 vs 7DMII
    Interesting to come back to this since I was the OP! lol. So, I ended up with an M6 for travel and a 7DII for wildlife. The M6 really fits the bill given size. The lens selection is "ok", I really ...
  • Its a nice photo, but every photographer's needs are different. There are allot of defections right now to the Nikon D850 / D5 by bird photographers. The autofocus for tracking moving subjects is ...
  • nice job. Agree on that lens, nice addition to the EF-M lineup, IQ nearly on par with the 22 f/2. It's a fixture on my M6 during travel.
  • Replied in 99% humidity
    Great point, and good move on the RH controlled cabinet.
  • Thanks, good reminder on the insurance coverage, I've been meaning to have that as a specific listing on the policy.
  • Yeah sorry to waste your time :-|
  • Created discussion thread Leave in bag or put away?
    Between photography outings, do you all leave your kit packed and ready to go, or do you tuck away in a secure area? I'm not super worried about break ins (big defensive dog lives in my home) but ...
  • Agree with folks. AF micro adjust the combo, up the shutter speed a bit, avoid heat shimmer if you can.
  • I currently am shooting a 7DII that I purchased gray market. Zero complaints, functions perfectly so far.  Once owned a 70-300 L that I didn't know was gray market until I went to trade it in, but ...
  • Thanks for the feedback everyone, much appreciated.
  • I hear you, I just put mine up for sale. I rarely use it, and have to recoop cash for the 300 f2.8 I just bought. Looked at my event images, and saw how many were at 70mm, for which I'm happy to ...
  • Created question thread Landscape long end choices
    If you owned the Canon EF 100-400 f4.5-5.6 L IS II and the EF 24-70 f2.8 L IS II, would you bother picking up a 70-200 f4 for landscape? Other than being a big hefty, would you feel covered for ...
  • I would say that if you AF micro adjust (very important with lens + TC combos) and practice good sharpness techniques you will really be impressed with the performance. ...
  • You would have to pixel peep in my opinion to see the IQ hit from the 1.4XIII TC on the 100-400. That said, f8 limits your light and shutter speed in certain circumstances.
  • Go for the 5DIV. For one, the higher resolution 30mp sensor will allow you to crop more effectively, which you will want to do with the 100-400 coming from an APS-C camera (loss of "reach"). I ...
  • Created discussion thread Just saying I love the EOS M6
    So I picked up an EOS M6 as a second travel body to take in lieu of the 5DIV and heavy L glass. So far...superb! I have a camera with me far more often as a result, and as the saying goes, the ...
  • PETA can never see the optics of their most unpopular endeavors. This is a stunt, and a foolish one, and a distraction in attention, support and resources from very worthy endeavors that reduce...

  • Replied in How and when
    Thanks, yes I recall that in many evaluations the 80D shadow recovery at low ISO is purported to be very good, better in fact than the 6DII. I was influenced by the general rule of FF dynamic ...
  • Replied in How and when
    In short, yes. Particularly for landscape photos looking for clean recovery of detail from areas of shadow, or any shooting in low light.
  • I vote do it, I loved my 6D and still miss it sometimes. Excellent camera and the step up to FF will be noticed in your images.
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