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  2. I have only had the Merlin App for a month or so and have only really tested it against the birds I am 100% sure about, in other words, I have been watching the singing bird while Merlin is analyzing the song. So far Merlin has been mostly accurate with the occasional west coast bird being suggested when the app fails to find my location. What I like about the sound ID in Merlin is it has suggested IDs to sounds I didn't hear, causing me to look for birds I wasn't anticipating. I'm not going to rely on its accuracy, but I will take advantage of its suggestions of what to look for that I might otherwise miss out on.

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  3. 5 hours ago, lonestranger said:

    I read something somewhere about the R5 being able to turn the LCD screen off except for menus and playback, making it perform the same way as the 7D's LCD screen, a Firmware feature that the R6 is lacking. IΒ thinkΒ the settingΒ mightΒ be found in your playback menu but I'm not sure.

    I was just going through my menu settings, @chipperatl, and the Screen/viewfinder display setting is in the tools menu on the R6. I have 4 options in my menu, Auto1, Auto2, Screen, and Viewfinder. Hopefully you have the extra options that I think I read about.

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  4. Have you gotten a flashing icon from your burst mode setting showing in your viewfinder, @chipperatl? Don't panic if you do. I'm not sure it applies to the R5 but the R6's burst mode icon starts flashes constantly when the battery drops below 60%, or when using a lesser battery like the 7Dii's battery. I had to do some research to discover that it simply indicates that the camera might not achieve maximum frames per second due to the battery performance. I appreciate the warning that my shutter speed might drop as the battery power drops, but that could have been done with a subtle color change of the icon and not the constant flashing that I get. Another annoyance that goes on my hate list.

  5. 42 minutes ago, chipperatl said:

    Now that things have started to calm down a little bit I can take some time to go through more stuff on it. Β I'm not sure if I would even need that touch screen focal point. Β I can just move the camera. Β I also need to work on getting the histogram in the viewfinder, just haven't taken the time. Β I keep over exposing shots because they look to dark in the screen to me. Β 

    Use the Info button to display the histogram while viewing a photo and it will then show up in the viewfinder during the camera's quick preview after you release the shutter button. Highlight Alert blinkies for over exposure can be enabled in the Playback menu, tab 5 on the R6 if that helps any for the R5.

  6. On 5/10/2022 at 4:34 PM, chipperatl said:

    Also I can't use the touchscreen for adjusting the single point focus as my nose kept hitting the screen and moving it to bottom corner. Β 

    I read something somewhere about the R5 being able to turn the LCD screen off except for menus and playback, making it perform the same way as the 7D's LCD screen, a Firmware feature that the R6 is lacking. IΒ thinkΒ the settingΒ mightΒ be found in your playback menu but I'm not sure.

    Since I don't have that option, one which i hateΒ not having, I have chosen to turn the LCD screen off by disabling it entirely. I only flip the screen open for close scrutiny of photos, I use the viewfinder for quickly checking the histogram and focus. Hopefully you can take full advantage of your LCD screen without the annoyances that I have with mine.

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  8. 14 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

    I do care strongly about my reputation with that guy on the other side of the bathroom mirror.Β  I find that staying straight with him usually keeps me covered as far as everyone else is concerned.

    That guy on the other side of my mirror is hard to figure out. Sometimes he's my best friend and other times he's my worst enemy. Sometimes he'll pat me on the back and make feel good about myself and other times he'll knock me down harder than my worst critics. He's always honest with me though, and because of that, it's his respect that I strive to achieve the most.

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