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      09-03-2019, 01:39 AM   #12343
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This black-tailed Jackrabbit has lost the tip of an ear in a fight - Sonoma County, CA.

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      09-03-2019, 08:48 AM   #12344
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This is what I got the 200-600 for
Great eye contact and up-wing pose.

How do you choose between 100-400mm, plus 1.4x and the 200-600mm?
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This black-tailed Jackrabbit has lost the tip of an ear in a fight - Sonoma County, CA.

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Great image Terry.

Have you ever seen the two rabbit bucks fight? They really go at it.
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Big 7x8 Buck Poses Before Sunrise by David Stephens, on Flickr

a7RIII, with FE 400mm f/2.8 GM OSS.

DxO's PRIME noise reduction gets major credit here. The RAW file was dog crap, with HUGE luminescence noise. I set luminescence noise reduction at 25 out of 100, so as not to crush the detail. I added Fine Contrast and raised overall Contrast. PRIME then does a pixel-by-pixel analysis and correction of the file. For internet, the result is darn good, IMO.
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      09-03-2019, 11:12 AM   #12348
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Great eye contact and up-wing pose.

How do you choose between 100-400mm, plus 1.4x and the 200-600mm?
Unless I know for sure I will need the minimum focus distance, which is almost never, I will take the extra 2/3 of a top of light anytime. Depending on how the 7RIV performs, the 100-400 will end up on one camera or the other. I am curious how the 200-600 plus a 1.4 will work on the crop mode of the new one for maximum reach. Obviously it wont be as fast as the A9, but sometimes I don't need fast, just good enough will do.
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Unless I know for sure I will need the minimum focus distance, which is almost never, I will take the extra 2/3 of a top of light anytime. Depending on how the 7RIV performs, the 100-400 will end up on one camera or the other. I am curious how the 200-600 plus a 1.4 will work on the crop mode of the new one for maximum reach. Obviously it wont be as fast as the A9, but sometimes I don't need fast, just good enough will do.
I suppose the AF of the a9 would have been better for all the bee shots that I took, but the a7RIII was good enough. Thing is, bees do the same things over and over, so keeper rate is not near so important as BIF shots.

With 25mm of extension tubes, the 1.4x teleconverter, on the 100-400mm, I found that the minimum focus distance was 18", down from 24". That makes it a hell of a useful macro. BTW, B&H says that the MFD is over 30", so I don't understand that. I measured mine with an accurate tape measure.

With the a7RIV, you'll be able to do some super-critical resolution comparisons of those lenses. I'm anxious to see what you see.
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      09-06-2019, 07:39 PM   #12352
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Dave that is awesome!
Have to agree here. Well done, DC.
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The rut is in full swing at Point Reyes

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Turkey Vulture Flies Close by David Stephens, on Flickr

I've never seen this before, a vulture gliding below the tree tops, riding the wind, evidently for fun. A storm was coming and a 20+mph wind was blowing off the lake, onto the tree-line on shore, so this guy would catch an updraft over the trees, then swoop down behind the trees and out to the edge of the updraft, several times. He would go from far to near so quick, it was hard to keep focus and keep him within the EVF.
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Just got the call from Looking Glass. My A7rIV is ready for pickup. Canít wait to try the 200-600 out on 61mp.
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Its been about 100 here, so i ventured no further than the backyard with the new camera. I only have long glass for the Sony's, so here is Smokey from across the yard.

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