Someone from the local Canon facility phoned me today to tell me that limited stock for the RF 100-500mm was in and that they would earmark one for me. Last week I had already told another staff member there that I had decided on the EF 100-400mm, but I appreciated the fact that they kept me in mind. And I’m happy with the choice I made.
Camera bodies are another story.
But on days like today, with school holiday in full swing, stalking critters outdoors takes a back seat to dodging bicycles, drones, and people! Ok, so I exaggerate a little, but until public spaces quiet down a little, the most perfect camera on earth won’t capture my understandably skittish critter friends.
Still, it helps to be prepared when the time comes. And I can already see that the Sigma lens deserves a camera that handles better than the CL does. I had briefly entertained the notion of getting the Sigma in E-mount, but Sony’s APS-C sensor noise signature really grates on my nerves. Now I’m seeing that grass in the background of the CL’s shots looks much the same as it does on Sony’s crop sensor bodies. Trying to track with the CL—an exercise in futility. It would focus on everything except the critter! Battery life with the Sigma lens? Maybe 40-50 shots over 2+ hours. Oh, well . . .
So, after the spending the better part of the day in the field, I have only a shot to share that was a leftover from a few days ago. Better go read some more . . .
Update: I just learned why the CL’s crop sensor resembles the ones on Sony bodies: it IS a Sony sensor . . . 😩