Bass-ackwards . . .

With iffy weather predicted for the morning, I headed out with the 7D II and EF 100-400mm. Soon as I reached the open field, bright sunshine accompanied me the rest of the morning. With it expected to continue into the afternoon, I reached for the lighter RF gear and of course it rained 90% of the time I was outside.

My White-Throated Kingfisher friend, first shot below, is very regular about coming out of hiding to watch me pass through his turf, a delightful friend, indeed! The RF 100-400mm showed it’s no slouch with fine feathers, as can be seen in the sunbird shot below.

Previously I mentioned that the EF 100-400mm, unsurprisingly, is optically superior, but I must add that the RF lens is better near MFD. Quality and weight, along with the R6’s astounding AF capabilities, make this first choice heading out the door most days.

The R6 is such a pleasure to shoot that I may cannibalize the Sony setup in favor of adding the RF 100-500mm. Weight/size combination of the Sony coupled with no current ideal application for its use make it the best candidate for the outbound box . . .

Oh, well . . .

7D II/EF 100-400mm IS II
R6/RF 100-400mm/RF Extender 1.4X