Let me start off by saying it is WAY too early to jump to any conclusions about my new combination of a Canon 7D Mark ii and a Canon 100-400mm IS mark ii. I have 15 days to keep or return it. This morning I headed out in 3 degrees, -20 wind chill looking for a one of my Snowy Owls. I figured if I could catch on a pole or post I could do a side by side comparison. No luck on the Snowy Owls, but I did find 14 Male Pheasants.
Pheasants aren’t native to Illinois or even America. They were introduced from Asia into the United States as a game bird, they took hold and strived!
I was going to strip off all info and have you guess which camera took which photo, but I’ll do that later.
Pheasants with the new Canon 7D mark ii + 100-400mm IS mark ii These are farm raised in pens and then released into a state park for hunters. This poor guy doesn’t have any tail feathers! I am guessing they were picked off from other birds in the pen, but maybe he froze his a$$ off 🙂 Couple from the trusty Canon 1DX and 500mm f4 IS Prime.
I am headed to the river to see how this combination handle my Eagles and birds in flight. I was going to micro adjust the pair, but after today I am going to wait on that step.
What do you think so far?
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