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Peewhit or Lapwing at rest.

By paulbroad  
Shot yesterday in a test at the local bird sanctuary, Alkborough Flats. MY friend is looking at my Fuji 100/400 before committing to a Canon 500 F4 - 7K!!!!!!

He got a shock I fear. Still evaluating results, but we used our own gear for a while, then swopped. He has an EOS 7D with 300mm L lens and 1.4 converter. I was using Fuji 100/400 with 1.4 convertor. So far I am finding my shots with the Fuji are significantly sharper than I took of the same subject with the EOS. May be a factor of size as the Fuji had more power, but lighting very good.

Birds about 40 yards away. This is about half the frame.


Tags: Lens Water Reflection Bird Testing Lapwing Wildlife and nature

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cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
21 Jan 2017 10:30AM
Lovely detail...didn't know they carried the same name 😊
prabhusinha 14 5 5 India
21 Jan 2017 10:41AM
Too good
JuBarney Plus
10 36 5 United Kingdom
21 Jan 2017 11:53AM
Terrific shot of these lovely birds
21 Jan 2017 5:16PM
Excellent capture ***** SmileSmileSmileSmileSmile
dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1895 England
21 Jan 2017 5:39PM
Not a lot to say about the comparison, unless you can post comparable shots (which would be fascinating!)

This doesn't really work for me - the birds are too close to each other, and there's no shape to the group, if you know what I mean...

That all feels rather negative, but I realise that the point of the day was to compare cameras in working circumstances.
paulbroad Plus
14 131 1293 United Kingdom
22 Jan 2017 8:12AM
Not very well thought out in my case. Will post one of similar content from the Canon. Final analysis sees to be that the Fuji is sharper on static subjects, possibly due to a bigger image in the first place with respect to focal length. The Canon was faster at focusing, especially when tracking.

The real question is just how good the new xt2 body is in that respect?

dudler Plus
18 1.8k 1895 England
22 Jan 2017 3:07PM
Indeed. I think I've seen a review that suggested the XT-2 was a big improvement for focussing.

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