After seeing some photos taken with the CL and new Sigma 150-600mm by a photographer whose work I greatly admire, I was still on the fence about the lens. A second look showed two more of her shots that I hadn’t seen before, one with the SL2 and one with the CL, equally spectacular and full of fine details. By noon today I had the lens on my CL, ready to head out come afternoon.
As happens too often this time of year, sticky heat and bright sunshine drove the critters to the tree crowns, then turned to thundery showers. I managed to get one bird, posted below, at a long distance.
Although the CL is functionally flawless with the lens, I’m not sure it’s the best camera option for it. In fact, other than the SL2, with its physical heft as well as hefty raw file sizes, I don’t know if there is a right camera currently on the market. The China-made Lumix bodies are an option, but either heavy (S1R) or fewer megapixels than I’d like (S5). The SL 601 may or may not be fully compatible with the lens. The Sony sensor in the fp L is one of Sony’s worst, IMO.
So what to do? Shoot with the CL at least for the time being . . .
. . . until it starts raining . . .