[midvalleybirds] Linn Say's Phoebe, and Canon 7D Mark II v SX70

tom at barbless.com tom at barbless.com
Fri Jan 18 13:31:06 PST 2019


As first reported by Alex, a Say's Phoebe on the north side of Ward Butte,
on Morgan Drive.




In very poor light (!), three photos in the eBird report were taken with my
Canon 7D Mark II with 100-400mm L lens (5lbs 11oz, $4,000+), and three more
with my new Canon SX70 (1lb 7oz, $550, Dec. 2018 release date). All photos
were stored as fine-large-jpeg, typically taken at the long end of the lens,
and typically cropped about 50% prior to posting in eBird. No other image
tweaks were applied. IMHO, the SX70 doesn't touch the 7DMII setup wrt image
stabilization and focusing speed/agility thru brushy conditions, but it is
proving decent and far easier to carry around. With a tad more light, I
would expect both picture sets to look far better.




P.S. I hope to see some of you at tomorrow's Willamette Valley Bird
Symposium in Corvallis.


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