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    #16
    Re: Canon EOS 5D MkIV User Review

    IIRC it ws the Z6 they reviewed, at least that's from the video I watched.

    You're right about taking time, I've had my Z6 for three weeks and only now am I really getting to grips with the handling. Taking photos was easy, adjusting stuff was quite a challenge. For me it's the fine details such as the difference between release and focus priority which is buried in settings. No doubt the R has the same beginning problems which make it hard to get a view with a brief trial.

    The Z6 is a surprisingly chunky little beast. Feels really solid in the hands and is no lightweight. The Panasonics are even bigger from what I hear. The days of mirrorless cameras that have to be small seem to have gone thankfully...
    EOS 7D mk II, Sigma 150-660C, Canon 17-85 EF-S, Tamron 10-24 and a wife who shares my obsession.

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      #17
      Re: Canon EOS 5D MkIV User Review

      Any chance we could get this thread back on track?
      Robert
      robert@eos-magazine.com

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        #18
        Re: Canon EOS 5D MkIV User Review

        I am no a wildlife shooter and so I was in a difficult position when a friend asked me to take her to a bird of prey center and photograph the birds being flown and, more importantly, photograph her flying an owl. I read up on the AF system of my 5D Mk4 and set an appropriate mode to capture birds in flight. The conditions were bright overcast at first and I had very few problems getting shots of most of the birds, although following the Merlin and the Peregrine was very hard to do. The camera's ability to capture moving targets impressed me.
        We were then moved into a patch of woodland and simultaneously mother nature conspired to increase the cloud cover. This was bad news as my friend was about to fly the owl. I had to push the ISO to 1600 in order to get a suitable shutter speed. The camera performed perfectly and I was please with the results, more importantly so was my friend. (the results can be seen on General People and Portraits , 'Olivia with Owls)
        The 5D Mk4 got me through a shooting something way out of my comfort zone and proved to me, yet again, that its a true 'Jack of All Trades' and the best camera I have ever used.
        Last edited by SpringfieldPhoto; 21-10-2019, 17:28.
        Alan

        2 5D Mk IVs, EOS 3, Canon 20mm f2.8, Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art, Canon 85mm f1.4, Tamron 24-70 f2.8, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS Sport and Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro.

        http://www.springfield-photography.com/

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          #19
          Re: Canon EOS 5D MkIV User Review

          I have recently taken up bird photography after a 43 year break. This has really shown the ability of the 5D4. The auto focus system kept up with the birds so long as I could pan fast enough (Merlins, Hobbys and Perigrines being flown to a lure can move like greased lightning), the optical finder is essential with these birds. We started shooting at 10:00 and finished at 15:00 and I shot over 2.200 pictures. The focus tracking was very impressive as the owls often flew so low that spectators heads were in the way but the camera ignored these and stayed locked to the birds.
          Every time I put this camera to the test, it comes out on top. Well done Canon.
          Alan

          2 5D Mk IVs, EOS 3, Canon 20mm f2.8, Sigma 35mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 50mm f1.4 Art, Sigma 105mm f1.4 Art, Canon 85mm f1.4, Tamron 24-70 f2.8, Sigma 70-200 f2.8 OS Sport and Sigma 150mm f2.8 macro.

          http://www.springfield-photography.com/

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