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    Just a Gull.... with a snack. Good to stretch the legs on the R5 and practice some BIF.

    You really have to force yourself to keep panning with the EVF. But with focus acquisition using zone and then holding with the AF + AED it's definitely more sticky than the D850.

    Would've preferred a little more SS but with the sun in and out of the clouds I kept exp where needed for this series.

    Canon R5
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    Adult Ring-billed in winter plumage. Looks pretty good for limited light and f/8. Fully stopping the wings was gonna be tough, even if you doubled the ISO to 2500.
    All our attention goes to the face anyway with the soft light and gentle color, so that works really well.

    I am so curious to hear your thoughts about the R5. Canon's AF has really fallen behind Nikon and Sony these last few years, so I want to know how the R5 does in
    that department. I've heard many folks touting the AED, but they they post crappy shots of static subjects as evidence (so their opinions are totally useless). I'm
    really hoping the body had stead AF tracking which persists with the 1.4x and 2x. You are a skilled user, so your impressions will be valuable.

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    Down wing position is really nice.
    Seems like the tracking is also good.

    I will be taking a good look at nikon mirrorless soon.

    I wish for better light


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    Well the R5 sure does the business for BIF Brian...Nice flight pose and detail on the bird...I'm sure once you get more practice with the camera, tracking BIF should become easier for you.

    Will

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorian Anderson View Post
    Adult Ring-billed in winter plumage. Looks pretty good for limited light and f/8. Fully stopping the wings was gonna be tough, even if you doubled the ISO to 2500.
    All our attention goes to the face anyway with the soft light and gentle color, so that works really well.

    I am so curious to hear your thoughts about the R5. Canon's AF has really fallen behind Nikon and Sony these last few years, so I want to know how the R5 does in
    that department. I've heard many folks touting the AED, but they they post crappy shots of static subjects as evidence (so their opinions are totally useless). I'm
    really hoping the body had stead AF tracking which persists with the 1.4x and 2x. You are a skilled user, so your impressions will be valuable.
    Dorian, thank you for the kind words.

    Compared to the D850 the R5's technology really shines. I presume that will apply when making a comparison between it and any dslr. Will continue to share as I get more rounds with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Krishna Prasad kotti View Post
    Down wing position is really nice.
    Seems like the tracking is also good.

    I will be taking a good look at nikon mirrorless soon.

    I wish for better light
    Thank you, and agreed on the light Krishna.

    The D850 is not to be forgotten but the future is indeed mirrorless.



    Quote Originally Posted by William Dickson View Post
    Well the R5 sure does the business for BIF Brian...Nice flight pose and detail on the bird...I'm sure once you get more practice with the camera, tracking BIF should become easier for you.

    Will
    Thank you Will. Still a ways to go but making progress.

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    Love your title!
    Good wing position and I like how is skimming just above the surface of the water.
    So glad you are happy with the R5. Still waiting for mine,
    Gail

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    Quote Originally Posted by gail bisson View Post
    Love your title!
    Good wing position and I like how is skimming just above the surface of the water.
    So glad you are happy with the R5. Still waiting for mine,
    Gail
    Thanks Gail, excited for you! Where did you order from?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brian Sump View Post
    Thanks Gail, excited for you! Where did you order from?
    I ordered it from Camera Canada and I will be getting one of the cameras from the next shipment. They did offer me an R5 last month but they could not get me the EF to RF adapter so I chose to wait until they could send me the adaptor and the grip and the extra batteries.
    Gail

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    Quote Originally Posted by gail bisson View Post
    I ordered it from Camera Canada and I will be getting one of the cameras from the next shipment. They did offer me an R5 last month but they could not get me the EF to RF adapter so I chose to wait until they could send me the adaptor and the grip and the extra batteries.
    Gail
    Excellent! I got my 600mm from them, good experience.

    But I had an even better experience from Steve at Bedford camera, where I got the R5. You get an extra 3% off there too with the code BIRDSASART

    Can't wait for ya....
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    Another nice image. I was gonna ask what the prey item was till I noticed the title :)

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    Lookout for the next Firmware update Brian, should be after the 7th or around there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve Kaluski View Post
    Lookout for the next Firmware update Brian, should be after the 7th or around there.
    Will do thanks Steve!

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