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Been busy moving house. Best part about the move is now I can be a foster carer for doggos in need. This fellas name is Bruce well it is now anyway around 12 months old and very mischievous He was due to be pts until I cam along and said hell no to that. Here are a few shots of us playing together with the camera gear.

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Moar birds!
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With my Canon EOS RP 100-400mm poor man's telephoto lens.
 
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While I was in LA I put out some food in the bird feeder and sure enough the hummingbirds came. Didn't know they were so aggressively territorial. As for mid-flight ofc I am way out of my element with the kit I have, but I was patient enough to get just one:

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While I was in LA I put out some food in the bird feeder and sure enough the hummingbirds came. Didn't know they were so aggressively territorial. As for mid-flight ofc I am way out of my element with the kit I have, but I was patient enough to get just one:

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I actually got a shot of a hummingbird myself earlier in the week. Pardon some of the speckles as the shot was through a window.
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Heron. I think.
 

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I'm too lazy to check, but what shutter speed? Also IS, or no IS?

1/1600 f/4, for action I am usually on 1/2000 and wide open so I don't know what I was doing

No VR/IS/IBIS on any of my lenses or bodies, hard mode only :laugh: I wish I could have gotten a VR but the 80-200 VR is not so great and the new 70-200 VRs are too expensive. I don't want to spend much money on F-mount as it's dying, saving my money for E-mount G Masters

might teleconvert the 80-200 for more reach, or go 300 f/4

Heron. I think.

That's what I thought initially. But the features seem to check all the boxes: Snowy Egret Identification, All About Birds, Cornell Lab of Ornithology
 

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Thrush? But as @tabascosauz has demonstrated, my birding powers are lacking. :ohwell:
 

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Not a bird, but it flies.
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I guess that this also flies too.
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I also found @R-T-B by a pond the other day. He doesn't fly though.
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Question for the group. I was at my brother-in-law’s wedding and noticed the lead photographer using a Canon R5 C, with an adapted EF lens. Everything was EF lenses. Should I be considering getting an EF adapter to widen my lens options for my EOS RP? It seemed like a step backwards, but I’m rethinking that now considering the options on the EF mount.
 

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Question for the group. I was at my brother-in-law’s wedding and noticed the lead photographer using a Canon R5 C, with an adapted EF lens. Everything was EF lenses. Should I be considering getting an EF adapter to widen my lens options for my EOS RP? It seemed like a step backwards, but I’m rethinking that now considering the options on the EF mount.

Order might be a bit backwards there :D usually get the adapter comes after the high end lenses

If you don't already have the lenses, might be worth just buying or waiting for R mount glass u want from Canon or Sigma. idk what Canon is like but pretty much every one of Nikon's new Z mount glass has knocked it out of the park, good thing since Nikon's adapter is garbage
 

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Question for the group. I was at my brother-in-law’s wedding and noticed the lead photographer using a Canon R5 C, with an adapted EF lens. Everything was EF lenses. Should I be considering getting an EF adapter to widen my lens options for my EOS RP? It seemed like a step backwards, but I’m rethinking that now considering the options on the EF mount.

The ef-rf adaptor works perfectly with R bodies. The ef lenses work exactly as they would on a DSLR. As @tabascosauz says, it's only really worth it though if you have ef glass. The cheaper RF lenses, while lacking bells and whistles, have excellent optical quality.
 

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The cheaper RF lenses, while lacking bells and whistles, have excellent optical quality.
I agree, it’s just that there are very few good 3rd party options and the price of RF glass is pretty expensive. Then there are things like the sigma 150-600, where there simply isn’t a comparable RF option other than the 100-500 which is almost 3k USD. An adapter plus lens would be 1k with the sigma. That’s mainly why I’m considering it. I guess I could get one of those new R7s and use my 100-400 with a crop factor. It’d cost less than new glass. :p

Edit: also, used EF glass is pretty affordable.

Edit 2: My mood when I look at RF lens prices.
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