nolten

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Joined on Sep 21, 2003
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5D3 5D4 80D SL2 G1X 16-35f4 Voightlander20 24TSEII 24-105 35f2IS 70-200f4IS 100f2.8L 100-400II 1.4xIII 10-18 15-85 24STM 35f2.8 60f2.8 55-250STM Sigma 100-400

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  • Yup.  My 80D vs my M6II at ISO 1600 and 3200 using the same telephoto lenses in similar situations.  YMMV as they say.  And were not talking significant differences. I've seen the numbers and ...
  • I've been exploring the same tradeoffs as the OP for a while now. IMHO and in a nutshell, for the best image quality you can't beat a full frame sensor and L equivalent lenses. However, many of ...
  • Replied in Lens Question
    Sticking with the EF adapter, the 55-250 STM lens is very good and gives considerable reach.  Its fairly light weight and focuses quite close for a tele zoom.  On the wider end the EF-M 11-22 is ...
  • This is my adventure kit. The G1XIII is my normal lens (and backup to my DSLRs) and the M6II is my action body normally with 55-250 STM or 70-300 IS II attached. I also have the 11-22 and 28 Macro ...
  • Did you see my posts above?  I too was disappointed with the pixel level noise at ISO 1600 and above compared to my 80D.  Then I tried Topaz DeNoise and it recovered all the added resolution ...
  • Thanks Kevin, I'll try this.  I have the subscription LR/PS and Adobe still doesn't deal well with Canon .CR3 colors.  The exception being the EOS R which behaves like the 5D4 I've read.  I'll ...
  • I've found a monopod with a small ball head offers some stability and is easier to use in awkward positions.  If you are kneeling, it needs to telescope short enough to be at the right height. ...
  • I've done some nice focus stacked hand helds with the M6II. Mind you, these are not macros where stability is much more critical. But still ... I shoot in raw and post process in Lightroom, working ...
  • Probably not if you are throwing lenses at your camera. I doubt you'd get it in the hole. :) As for IQ, depends on what you are looking for in your output. A 34% resolution increase might be ...
  • You can try it free for 30 days and sometimes they have discounts.  BTW I tried Topaz Sharpen AI and didn't find it worked for me any better than PS SmartSharpen.  Recovering sharpness doesn't ...
  • I'll reply to both James and R2.  I watch the histograms and try to avoid blown highlights. One thing I like about EVFs is the live histogram display.  I checked Lightroom and I didn't have to ...
  • I find the M6II takes some getting used to when coming from a DSLR. Live view AF is different from DSLR AF even through an EVF. But the M6II AF seems very fast and reliable. I really like the way ...
  • We all have our own style, or several depending on the type of photography.  I use my cameras most when I'm traveling and seeing new things.   Thats why I have several types of cameras.  I don't ...
  • I think you'll find the the M6II a very capable camera. I have both the M6II (my first M) and 80D (most recent in a succession of XXDs). I consider both of these bodies "wildlife" bodies since I ...
  • On this last trip we only visited the Masai Mara in Kenya, northern Serengeti really.  We did a mostly Kenya trip in '99 and visited lots of wonderful places I'd like to visit again with my ...
  • That is a really light weight combination.  The 55-250 focuses quite close so its good for flowers & bugs too.  I pair mine (SL2 or M6II) with a normal range zoom for hiking to cover all the bases ...
  • These images were shot by my granddaughter who accompanied us on this Kenya/Tanzania trip -- her HS graduation present. The images were shot in raw and I post processed them in LR Classic CC. I ...
  • See my reply below where I compare several lenses.  But I'm talking the 70-300 II which is fairly new and IMHO better than the original 70-300 IS.
  • Not necessarily defending Topaz DeNoise AI, it is what it is and needs care in handling. I don't print but view my images full frame on my 5K Retina iMac. The fox' eyes look clearer to me and I ...
  • First image after DeNoise: 25,35,15: Post DeNoise
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