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      10-30-2017, 08:00 PM   #11177
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Ed, great series of shots. I particularly like the Peregrine portrait.
Thanks Dave. He was a very patient model. I took shots of him with 3 different cameras, and still have a bunch to process. Sadly that tree lost a lot of branches over the summer and is about 15 feet shorter than it used to be. It was a favorite perch for the eagles, so I will have to see what happens this year.

Speaking of eagles, I am heading up to Klamath Falls Oregon with some friends over the Veterans Day weekend to see if we can catch some raptors at the Lower Klamath and nearby Tule Lake National Wildlife Refuges, as well as Crater Lake and Lassen national parks. It's a bit early in the season, but I have the time off so I am going to give it a whirl. I am taking 4 cameras and ally my whites (and some Fuji Blacks) so my friends have some gear to use as well.
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Having a lot of fun shooting with all the leafs on the ground

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[QUOTE=Ickdeep;22366079]Having a lot of fun shooting with all the leafs on the ground

Looks like I'm not the only one that enjoys falling leaves! Last fall I borrowed my friends Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II to try out on my Sony body and found it to be an excellent combination. Here is a newly fallen leaf floating down a stream in the shade of an over hanging tree. Taken at 100mm, f/2.8, ISO-800, 1/3200 sec.
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      10-31-2017, 08:54 AM   #11181
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      10-31-2017, 10:45 PM   #11183
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Ed, great GHO.
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      11-01-2017, 10:38 AM   #11184
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Ed, great GHO.
Thanks Dave. I almost missed him tucked away in the tree there.
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      11-02-2017, 11:25 AM   #11187
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Same bird different camera. This one was taken with the X-T2 and Fuji 100-400.

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      11-03-2017, 08:03 PM   #11188
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So as much as I would love a shiny new Sony A9, I just can't pull the trigger on one at the moment. I know that along with the new camera would come a few K more in glass, and I am going to have to buy a new van this new year, not to mention my TV just took a dump and that was another unplanned expense (although I got a really nice LG to replace it). That said, when I was looking at the Sony stuff, I got intrigued by their newest bridge camera, the RX10 MkIV. 24fps and a Zeiss lens with a 35mm equivalent reach of 24-600mm. Its one inch sensor sounds small, but it gets very high marks, so I cashed in a few years of amazon points and it came yesterday. Pretty impressive AF so far.

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      11-03-2017, 08:52 PM   #11189
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So as much as I would love a shiny new Sony A9, I just can't pull the trigger on one at the moment. I know that along with the new camera would come a few K more in glass, and I am going to have to buy a new van this new year, not to mention my TV just took a dump and that was another unplanned expense (although I got a really nice LG to replace it). That said, when I was looking at the Sony stuff, I got intrigued by their newest bridge camera, the RX10 MkIV. 24fps and a Zeiss lens with a 35mm equivalent reach of 24-600mm. Its one inch sensor sounds small, but it gets very high marks, so I cashed in a few years of amazon points and it came yesterday. Pretty impressive AF so far.
Impressive image from a "super-zoom". Would you say that the AF is superior to your Canons?

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Impressive image from a "super-zoom". Would you say that the AF is superior to your Canons?

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Tough to say at this point. Today was the first day I used it, but it was straight out of the box and without touching any of the settings it grabbed a bunch of keepers like the one above. I bought it mainly for my train pics, as the zoom range makes it ideal for that subject, and sensor size isn't a huge factor for railroad shots. Still, this thing seems to punch way above its weight. Taking it out again tomorrow to put it through more paces.
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Well here is an example of the focus capabilities of the RX10M4. I doubt any of my Canons would have kept on this one. For me, who can't carry the big gear due to physical limitations, this bridge camera is a game changer, at least when I can't shoot from the car.

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Well here is an example of the focus capabilities of the RX10M4. I doubt any of my Canons would have kept on this one. For me, who can't carry the big gear due to physical limitations, this bridge camera is a game changer, at least when I can't shoot from the car.
Looks every bit as good as the a9:

Juvenile Red-tail Hawk Hunts, Unsuccessfully by David Stephens, on Flickr

Those that haven't tried these shots, don't realize how hard it is with an "ordinary" DSLR, like a 1DX MkII. The Sony AF system is a game changer.

Does it have "Lock-on - Wide" point selection, along with other "Lock-on" modes? Those are simply KILLER.

I've pre-ordered an a7R III, in hopes that the AF is close to the a9.
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Does it have "Lock-on - Wide" point selection, along with other "Lock-on" modes? Those are simply KILLER.

I've pre-ordered an a7R III, in hopes that the AF is close to the a9.
I'm still trying to figure everything out. The manual is not the greatest. The a7RIII looks to be an amazing camera. The 42mp makes it almost like a built in teleconverter as you can shoot in crop mode and still have a big file. I'm waiting to read some hands on reports on how good AF works and how much of a lag if any the evf wiill have in burst mode.
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I'm still trying to figure everything out. The manual is not the greatest. The a7RIII looks to be an amazing camera. The 42mp makes it almost like a built in teleconverter as you can shoot in crop mode and still have a big file. I'm waiting to read some hands on reports on how good AF works and how much of a lag if any the evf wiill have in burst mode.
This weekend, I spoke to an unnamed source, in Canada, that got his hands on a pre-production Sony a7R III and he said that the AF seemed as good as the a9. He's on lock-down and can't share files, or even much real information, but he's a wildlife and bird guy, so I think he'd have warned us off, if were a clunkier, in that regard.
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