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    Yipee....good for you, congrats!!!! Can't wait to see some images ..... I think you won't regret it (I sold my 7D2 many moons ago)

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    Sweet. Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by DavidEccleston View Post
    Ordered: R7, R8, 2x mount adaptors, 2x Lexar 128GB v60 cards (one free with each camera), 2x Lexar 64GB v90 cards (they write twice the speed), an RF 100-500mm, an RF 1.4x, and a spare battery for each.
    Enjoy!

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    On Flickr - Namethatnobodyelsetook on Flickr
    R8 | R7 | 7DII | 10-18mm STM | 24-70mm f/4L | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 | 50mm f/1.8 | 85mm f/1.8 | 70-300mm f/4-5.6L | RF 100-500mm f/4-5-7.1L

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    Slight improvement in technology from the 7D2

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    Here's an R7 100-500mm + 1.4x shot of a GBH, and the 100% crop around the eye. Shooting semi-hand-held (I believe I was resting on the railing of a bridge). The 100% crop has the same processing, except luma noise reduction is dropped to 0. A touch of clarity and contrast may be accentuating the noise.


    Great Blue Heron by Dave E, on Flickr


    R7 100-500mm/1.4x/100% crop by Dave E, on Flickr
    Last edited by DavidEccleston; 09-10-2023 at 04:37 PM.
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    R8 | R7 | 7DII | 10-18mm STM | 24-70mm f/4L | Sigma 35mm f/1.4 | 50mm f/1.8 | 85mm f/1.8 | 70-300mm f/4-5.6L | RF 100-500mm f/4-5-7.1L

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    The full frame shot is nice and looks even better on Flickr ..... can you share the EXIF data?

    I suspect Topaz DeNoise AI and Sharpen AI would make it really pop.

    The cropped image is pretty noisy but you may be surprised what they can do there too.

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    I specifically left out the noise reduction on the crop to give a sense of what the camera/lens combo can capture. There are some single-pixel wide details, so the resolving power of the lens+extender is there.

    Full EXIF is available from Flickr, but to save you a click: EOS R7 RF100-500mm + 1.4x -- 700mm, F/10.0, 1/400s, ISO 1250.
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    Thanks. I think it's a very good combination for situations where the light is good. At f/10 you may have difficulty in low light but, as you said, resolution and sharpness is good. It's possible the sample image you posted is a little under exposed which can accentuate noise. Congrats on the new gear, I am confident it will be really fun for a long time.

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    Congratulations on the new gear and the beautiful results you shared!

    I had planned to rent the RF 100-500mm for my birthday, which was over the weekend. Coincidentally, the main subject I found was a GBH.

    My usual longest lens is the ancient EF 400mm f/5.6 with a 1.4X teleconverter. Naturally I compared the two. The RF 500 is sharper and focuses faster, though the performance gap between it and the old lens was less than I had expected. The camera was an R5 in crop mode. So not an R7, but I thought the comparison might still be interesting in this thread.

    For sure, David's results were significantly better than any of mine.


    500mm f7_1 ISO 500
    by dfwatsoneuro, on Flickr


    560mm NR added
    by dfwatsoneuro, on Flickr

    I expected him to disappear in a puff of smoke behind the cape!



    560mm f8 ISO 800
    by dfwatsoneuro, on Flickr

    Posing like the villain in a melodrama.
    Last edited by Minerve101; 09-13-2023 at 07:36 PM.

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