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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2019 at 21:04
Beautiful sharp crisp shots Bob. My fav. is the second one.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 May 2019 at 22:34
Originally posted by mambo mambo wrote:



My fav. is the second one.

Thanks. Everybody likes a fuzz ball.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2019 at 08:29
Some pretty birds in Thailand

Black and yellow broadbill


Sony ILCE-9 Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM ISO 800 f/4 1/1600s




Sony ILCE-9 Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM ISO 2500 f/4 1/1600s

Green-eared barbet


Sony ILCE-9 Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM ISO 2500 f/4 1/1000s


Blue-throated bee-eater


Sony ILCE-9 FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS ISO 8000 400.0mm f/5.6 1/500s


Edited by maewpa - 26 May 2019 at 08:48
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 May 2019 at 13:38
True Paul, these are beautiful birds expertly captured.

On a side note, what is your experience with canon glass and adapters? How is af? How us the tracking?

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 01:20
Hi Charles,

AF is really good now, especially on the newer Canon “big whites” with MC-11 adapter on A9. Most of the time you forget it is an adapted lens. Seems A7III is similar but A7Rs not quite as good (fine in my experience with the III, but a bit less reliable).

It can only acquire focus across about half the sensor too (the most useful half, but not for portraits). That’s still more than most cameras though - just need to keep in mind. It will track a bit outside that zone too - just no acquisition.

Tracking is fine for the normal stuff, but it will drift off the subject against a busy background more than with a native lens and is not as fully reliable with the really fast stuff. Initial acquisition is not as snappy, either. However, the v5.0 update was so massive that it is tough to know. We have a whole new focus system.

Native lenses are better of course. The 100-400 snapped right on to the bee-eater even in that murky light. Sigma lenses are getting close now, but they seem still to be slower but surer.

I hope that yours wasn’t just a polite question!!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 01:39
Thanks Paul. Very useful information. I had asked the same information in a different thread. I got no responses from canon mount owners.

Both my A77ii and A99 have shutter counts over 100k. They could die any moment. I have been debating a move to e-mount with my next purchase. I have had not so good experience with la-ea4 with my A6300. So, I have been flirting with the idea of canon mount and A7iii
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 07:45
I wonder if I saw that question, Charles. I may not have previously dared answer a question relating to the A7III anyway, but there are enough users reporting now that I can be pretty confident results are similar enough to A9.

LA-EA4 is a completely different experience. I still use my Sony 100 macro on that (mostly used MF anyway) but nothing else. Sony don't actively support it any more anyway.

I would look at Sigma, Sony and other FE options too (more and more manufacturers coming to the party now) if you are going all the way over and plan to use more than 1-2 lenses. I am fine with 2-3 adapted lenses as a trade off for using only one system now, but I wouldn't want to say that Canon lenses work better than on a Canon body. I doubt they do - probably better than my 5DmkIII, but that was quite an old camera.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 14:54
Western Meadowlark





Yellow warbler


Lincoln's sparrow


Edited by mambo - 27 May 2019 at 14:58
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 17:52
#2 is a stunning shot Charles!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 18:08
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

#2 is a stunning shot Charles!


Thanks Fred.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 18:25
Originally posted by mambo mambo wrote:

Western Meadowlark



Great shots, and I to find #2 stunning, very beautiful
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 18:50
Great job Charles with the Sparrow, Meadowlark and Yellow Warbler.

Green Heron makes maiden flight shortly after I take this picture.
Green Heron's Last Day at Home by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Black-necked Stilt juveniles. I tried to get parents in picture but they kept charging ahead.
Stilt Juveniles by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 19:01
Originally posted by pbcbob pbcbob wrote:

Great job Charles with the Sparrow, Meadowlark and Yellow Warbler.

Green Heron makes maiden flight shortly after I take this picture.
Green Heron's Last Day at Home by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
A99, Minolta 400mm F4.5, 1/640, F5.6

Black-necked Stilt juveniles. I tried to get parents in picture but they kept charging ahead.
Stilt Juveniles by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
A99, Sony 70-400G, 1/250, F7.1, 360mm.


Great birds and shots
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 May 2019 at 19:07
Thanks Lars and Bob.

Bob thanks for taking us through the lives of these birds. Great piece of work. Thanks. Now that the birds are fledged, I take it we will not see as much of them.
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