This May Interest Some Of You. For best results, open before 6:59pm eastern time on 29 June, 2017 « Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

This May Interest Some Of You. For best results, open before 6:59pm eastern time on 29 June, 2017

This May Interest Some Of You

Just sharing 🙂

My Favorite

My favorite bird photography camera body remains the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. The 5D IV offers a great AF system, high quality files, great high ISO noise control, and all AF points and all AF Area Selection modes to f/8.

Gear Questions and Advice

Too many folks attending BAA IPTs and dozens of folks whom I see in the field, and on BPN, are–out of ignorance–using the wrong gear especially when it comes to tripods and more especially, tripod heads… Please know that I am always glad to answer your gear questions via e-mail.

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As always–and folks have been doing a really great job for a long time now–please remember to use the BAA B&H links for your major and minor gear purchases. For best results, use one of our many product-specific links; after clicking on one of those you can continue shopping with all subsequent purchases invisibly tracked to BAA. Your doing so is always greatly appreciated. Please remember: web orders only. And please remember also that if you are shopping for items that we carry in the BAA Online Store (as noted in red at the close of this post below) we would of course appreciate your business.

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To show your appreciation for my continuing efforts here, we ask, as always, that you get in the habit of using my B&H affiliate links on the right side of the blog for all of your photo and electronics purchases. Please check the availability of all photographic accessories in the New BIRDS AS ART Online Store, especially the Mongoose M3.6 tripod head, Wimberley lens plates, Delkin flash cards and accessories, and LensCoat stuff.

As always, we sell only what I have used, have tested, and can depend on. We will not sell you junk. We know what you need to make creating great images easy and fun. And please remember that I am always glad to answer your gear questions via e-mail.

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8 comments to This May Interest Some Of You. For best results, open before 6:59pm eastern time on 29 June, 2017

  • avatar Doug

    The 6D2 flip screen is super nice. Given the age demographics of the DSLR market, Canon finally woke up and added the feature to a full-frame. Why it was not added to the 5D4 is bewildering. Canon shooters lay in the mud while Sony shooters simply tilt the screen.

  • avatar David Policansky

    Hi, Artie, and thanks for posting this. As you may remember, I own and love the original 6D. It would kill in the Palouse. It’s image quality and ability to hanmdle low light still blow me away. The Mark II has some nice new features–especially the articulated LCD screen–and if you don’t own a “full frame” camera it probably is a good place to start. But because I own a 7D Mark II as well, I am not tempted to upgrade.

    • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Thanks David. I did think of you when I posted this. Does the screen flip out both ways?

      with love, artie

      • avatar David Policansky

        Artie: It’s my understanding that the screen opens from the right side (hinge on the left) and then swivels. The new mini SL2 at $549 body only actually looks tempting.

  • Apologies if your question is just for Artie, but here’s my opinion, FWIW: I counsel my students 3 things:
    a) I will show you my gear, but do not take it as a recommendation. I do not wish to be a co-defendant in a divorce proceeding 😉
    b) Do not buy gear thinking it will automatically make your images better. Your images get better only when you work hard to improve your ability.
    c) Megapixels are overrated (but a great way to sell cameras because they are quantifiable and thus easily understood by the mass market)

    So, assuming gear is in good shape and (as you say) you’re comfortable with it, buy new gear ONLY WHEN you find yourself bumping up against the limitations of the gear you have.

    • avatar Arthur Morris/BIRDS AS ART

      Hi Geoff, Everyone is always welcome to chip in here. I agree with you almost completely. Here’s what I am using … And here is how I am using it. As I may a living doing this I will often move up to the next best tool even that I almost never find myself bumping into any limitations … Since I just purchased the 8-15mm circle lens I cannot foresee myself purchasing a new lens any time soon. I cannot say that about camera bodies however. That said, I have no desire to try a 6D Mark II. with love, artie

  • avatar Ruth Schueler

    What I honestly do not understand that you always must have the latest gear. If you have your camera body, your lens etc. you feel comfortable with why not stick with it for a couple of years? That’s my opinion, apart from the fact that I am not a millionair……
    Yours truly
    Ruth Schueler