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Old 04-01-2018, 07:14 AM   #21
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The better question for me is how often to you actually use the camera? Since I switched to the smaller Sony A6500 and bought a comfortable after market strap I almost always take the camera. I must admit that we seldom use it but it is typically with us. I am sure that most cameras have as many settings as the Sony but at times I will have a "practice" day and take the camera into the park with the idea of shooting often and changing settings (such as focus method) just to remember which buttons to use.

Here are a couple shot from the truck on the Safari ride, I was trying to learn the best way to hold and balance the large lens and see how well the 5 axis stabilization worked. Photos have been cropped and auto corrected in Affinity Photo

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The better question for me is how often to you actually use the camera? Since I switched to the smaller Sony A6500 and bought a comfortable after market strap I almost always take the camera. I must admit that we seldom use it but it is typically with us. I am sure that most cameras have as many settings as the Sony but at times I will have a "practice" day and take the camera into the park with the idea of shooting often and changing settings (such as focus method) just to remember which buttons to use.

Here are a couple shot from the truck on the Safari ride, I was trying to learn the best way to hold and balance the large lens and see how well the 5 axis stabilization worked. Photos have been cropped and auto corrected in Affinity Photo

Hippo 1

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Which lens did you use? I often have a hard time getting a good shot of the African dogs, and yours is great!

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The better question for me is how often to you actually use the camera? Since I switched to the smaller Sony A6500 and bought a comfortable after market strap I almost always take the camera. I must admit that we seldom use it but it is typically with us. I am sure that most cameras have as many settings as the Sony but at times I will have a "practice" day and take the camera into the park with the idea of shooting often and changing settings (such as focus method) just to remember which buttons to use.
Hahah.....I pulled out my Nikon yesterday to take some pics of the grandkids and brother's grandkids. I had to keep pausing to figure out which button and settings I was trying to use.......sad.

Also, a buzz kill for taking the photos. Everyone else was using their cellphones to take the same photos as me. By the time we all got home, all the other people had edited, shared and posted all of their photos and I hadn't even loaded mine up to the computer yet. My photos are better in detail, color, etc.....but are already "old" news. A few of the photos I will print and mount, which will look great unlike all those cell phone pics.

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Here are a couple shot from the truck on the Safari ride, I was trying to learn the best way to hold and balance the large lens and see how well the 5 axis stabilization worked. Photos have been cropped and auto corrected in Affinity Photo
Very nice and good detail.
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Which lens did you use? I often have a hard time getting a good shot of the African dogs, and yours is great!

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Which lens did you use? I often have a hard time getting a good shot of the African dogs, and yours is great!

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Hahah.....I pulled out my Nikon yesterday to take some pics of the grandkids and brother's grandkids. I had to keep pausing to figure out which button and settings I was trying to use.......sad.

Also, a buzz kill for taking the photos. Everyone else was using their cellphones to take the same photos as me. By the time we all got home, all the other people had edited, shared and posted all of their photos and I hadn't even loaded mine up to the computer yet. My photos are better in detail, color, etc.....but are already "old" news. A few of the photos I will print and mount, which will look great unlike all those cell phone pics.

Very nice and good detail.
I have been know to upload to my phone if there is something I really want to post. I think you should be able to go straight to the internet from the a6500 using the park WiFi but I have never tried.
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The better question for me is how often to you actually use the camera? Since I switched to the smaller Sony A6500 and bought a comfortable after market strap I almost always take the camera. I must admit that we seldom use it but it is typically with us. I am sure that most cameras have as many settings as the Sony but at times I will have a "practice" day and take the camera into the park with the idea of shooting often and changing settings (such as focus method) just to remember which buttons to use.

Here are a couple shot from the truck on the Safari ride, I was trying to learn the best way to hold and balance the large lens and see how well the 5 axis stabilization worked. Photos have been cropped and auto corrected in Affinity Photo

Hippo 1

sleeping dog 2
Nice shots.

I have found with larger and faster (they are heavy) lenses it is difficult for me to balance the camera with one hand. With 24-70 GM my a7r ii is almost always front heavy and I have to support it at the front end with other hand.
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The better question for me is how often to you actually use the camera? Since I switched to the smaller Sony A6500 and bought a comfortable after market strap I almost always take the camera. I must admit that we seldom use it but it is typically with us. I am sure that most cameras have as many settings as the Sony but at times I will have a "practice" day and take the camera into the park with the idea of shooting often and changing settings (such as focus method) just to remember which buttons to use.

Here are a couple shot from the truck on the Safari ride, I was trying to learn the best way to hold and balance the large lens and see how well the 5 axis stabilization worked. Photos have been cropped and auto corrected in Affinity Photo

Great shots!
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Nice shots.

I have found with larger and faster (they are heavy) lenses it is difficult for me to balance the camera with one hand. With 24-70 GM my a7r ii is almost always front heavy and I have to support it at the front end with other hand.
I almost exclusively use zoom lenses so my hand is almost always under the lens to control the zoom. The 100-400gm lens is a bit interesting because it has three additional function buttons on the lens so you need to be somewhat careful not to accidentally hit one of those if they're assigned.
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I almost exclusively use zoom lenses so my hand is almost always under the lens to control the zoom. The 100-400gm lens is a bit interesting because it has three additional function buttons on the lens so you need to be somewhat careful not to accidentally hit one of those if they're assigned.
Interesting you bought 100-400 GM for a6500 body. Once I was interested in a6500 but ended up second a7rII body as a6500 was full price back then.

How you liking 100-400?
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OK. Thatís hard core! I could do small add-on via Resale for the price of that lens! Clearly, it works well . . .

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