. . . at me whenever I point the finger of blame toward my gear. Such was the case with the metering issue that plagued me yesterday, as somehow the user profile I set for the lens went to a different type of metering. Once set correctly, no issue.
That didn’t help the dearth of friends encountered during a slightly abbreviated afternoon stroll, though. No gear can make the little ones show themselves if they don’t want to. Again, shades of Cairns, but with a few other local venues to catch up with before I despair.
Somehow, when birds are in short supply, I have a proclivity for focusing on my gear and often becoming hypercritical. Fact is, the present bird-chasing section of the arsenal comprises unassailably great stuff.
Still, the notion of adding a high-megapixel crop sensor body strikes an agreeable chord. No, not for canopy, of course! While the 280 has never looked its best on anything other than full frame, the 180/2X combo produced some great imagery starting with the NEX-7. And who knows what the 280 might do on a newer APS-C option.
With Canon apparently opening up their RF mount to other lens makers now, maybe another look at the R7 is in order. Or maybe the megapixel monster X-T5. Yeah, I know. The slippery slope . . .