Out with the R7/280 setup in decent light this afternoon, focus acquisition went a bit better. And the whole Stork-Billed Kingfisher family patiently gave me enough time to focus carefully and make sure my settings were correct as I shot.
Trouble is, the 180/2X shots made in similar conditions the other day look a heck of a lot better, with more contrast and better color. Dunno whether this is the sensor reflection issue showing itself again or what. But just in case it has to do with the small throat of the R-M adapter, an R to RF adapter is in the cards.
Much as I’d love to have f/4, if the 280 doesn’t work out in the long run, I’ll still be happy with the 180/2X combo, especially for its fast prime option without the 2X. However, that puts things another length down the slippery slope, as there’s already an inclination to shore things up with an AF lens of some kind.
A look at my IG from about a year ago shows that whatever options I was using then were doing a good job. And with a Canon body now in the arsenal . . .