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  1. 16 hours ago, IKLland said:

    The only problem is that the sigma has autofocus issues while in the eye AF mode on the r7.Β 

    There are issues that I have with the eye detect AF on my R6 while using the RF 100-500mm too. While the eye detect AF is great, it's not perfect. Let me reword that, there are a lot of imperfect situations where the eye detect can fail and the AF misses the mark. As an example, if the eye detect locks on to a woodpecker clinging to the side of a tree and the woodpecker turns its head and AF loses sight of the eye, you could find your AF suddenly going up and down the front of the tree while the AF searches the closest object looking for an eye. Any shots you might have been taking at the time would be on the soft side. I speak from a bit of experience of taking some really sharp photos of one particular woodpecker friendly tree trunk. That's just one situation where eye detect can be frustrating. It's a great tool, but it's not a, 'One Tool Does All', kind of tool. I highly recommend using two back buttons for focusing on any camera that allows it, it makes working with/without the eye detect a lot easier for me.

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  2. 19 minutes ago, IKLland said:

    The only problem is that the sigma has autofocus issues while in the eye AF mode on the r7.Β 

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    13 minutes ago, blackburnian said:

    Apparently there are a fair amount of autofocus issues with this pairing. Still capable of getting great shots though.Β 

    For the price of an EF/RF adapter, it might be worth trying the 150-600 before investing in an RF lens. If the 150-600 on the R7 isn't a huge improvement on your keeper ratio, then it hasn't cost you much to find out if the combo is good enough to keep you happy until you can get the lens you want.Β 

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  3. 8 hours ago, IKLland said:

    How do you think I’d be if I got the R7 and the rf 100-400? I know it’s a great combo but my worry is going from 960 effective focal length to 640. It is within my budget, though…

    If you're worried about focal length, wouldn't an EF/RF adapter to pair your current 150-600mm lens to the new R7 be a cheap solution,Β  or are they not compatible?

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  4. 13 minutes ago, DaBirb said:

    The gangster dove has an inappropriate term on it… 😟 

    I see nothing inappropriate, and if it was inappropriate the Mods would/should have been notified and the post removed. I suggest that you look up the meaning of the word. You can do this easily by highlighting the word, right clicking on it and then selecting Look Up. I often use this method to better understand words, and/or phrases that I'm not sure of.Β πŸ˜‰

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  5. 25 minutes ago, chipperatl said:

    Also, since when can Gulls carry things with their feet, or is it stuck on there. Β 

    I was wondering the same thing and thought it might have been part of it's last resting place frozen to it's feet. I had no idea they carried things around with their feet like raptors do.

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  6. BRDL 305
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    Grrrr!!!

  7. Dear onemillionwords17, thank you for providing such a wonderful game. Thanks also for keeping it to North American birds, and for offering to correct the streaks of those who missed the non North American bird posted by accident yesterday.

    I don't know what my streak was before yesterday's failure, I had never checked my Scorecard before so I had to do some math this morning to figure out my streak. I have only lost 8 out of the 109 games showing on my scorecard, so my streak must be 101 and I would appreciate it if you could make my score card reflect that number. Thanks in advance.

    Jokingly Sincere, Birdie Addict # 976845

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  8. BRDL 304
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  9. I hope everyone noticed the apology for yesterday's bird at the top of today's puzzle. Looks like Birdie is trying to take a different direction than BRDL, at least Birdie is trying to stay with North America birds.

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