The Amazing Detail of the Sony A7r4+200-600

The detail on a bird’s body is like it has been computer generated.

Feathers of all sizes and shapes begin at the head and continue down to the tail feathers.

The resolution you keep with the A7r4 gives you so much room when editing, coming from an APS.C sensor to a full frame camera didn’t bother me from 1.6 crop factor to 35mm.

The Sony 61mp is huge and if you’re not close enough you can use a APS-C mode that gives you extra reach but cuts the resolution down from 61mp to 26mp.

I took these today when the light was poor using an ISO 800 and a Shutter speed of 1/800 on f6.3.

Look at the bird’s eye and the resolution in the bird’s feathers – how clear they are.

Juvenile Robin Sony A7r4+200-600
Female Chaffinch Sony A7r4+200-600
Nuthatch Sony A7r4 200-600
Collard Dove Sony A7r4+200-600

The joy this camera has given me has opened up a new world.

Having the dynamic range and confidence that you can crop in camera is amazing. The beast 200-600 is so sharp it is a wildlife photographer’s dream; so sharp even at 600, and most of the time there is no sharpening needed.

Anyone wanting help with settings, or if you can’t get the images it should be producing, let me know – I’d be glad to help.

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I am 63 years old and and since a boy have had an interest in wildlife and in particular birds. I help my Dad with the rearing of young finches and other birds. I had many small birds as pets and as i got older and joined the Military i purchsed my first Camera, and fold out Kodak. Over a 22 year period i enjoyed many countries outside the uk and observed many species of birds. When i left the military in 2000, i bought my first digital camera a Canon 450D with a Tamron 70-300 and started my journey on capturing images of birds and animals. I quickly learned that there was a lot more to getting a good image of a bird, so i started to research the best settings for my camera in order to capture a better image. Over a 12 month period i realised that needed to invest in a better camera and lens and after research bought a Canon 50D and a 100-400 Lens. It was 2013 when i really got to grips with the setup and came across a lovely Short Eared Owl. From that meeting i started to concentrate on Owls as they fasinated me. From Canon to Olympus i recently jumped ship again to Sony. The variety of birds i have captured over a 10 year period is vast and at present i have a wildlife hide in lancashire where most of my images are captured.

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