Standing still at 100mph . . .

The next round of gear changes started rumbling around inside my head more than a week ago. Addition of the Sigma 100-400mm was the very unlikely monkey wrench tossed into the present lineup, with the current Canon headaches a strong catalyst.

A four-day holiday weekend locally with mostly good weather made public parks and gardens too crowded to venture into; and with next to nothing found at the mud flat/seawall area on recent visits, there was no chance to chase critters, which completely removes concerns about gear (and pretty much everything else) from my mind. Instead, plenty of time to stew . . .

. . . first of all, over no word from Canon; and the status report still says “tesing” [sic]. And how the 500mm PF, so good at its one trick, is just that: a one-trick pony of sorts—not helped by the fact that it’s paired with a relative dinosaur of a camera . . .

. . . leaving the Sigma, strangely, as a bright spot, helped immensely by the spectacular imaging capability of the CL. There’s an interest in trying the relatively new Z 100-400mm, as I already have a decent modern camera to use it on without adapter. But the question continues to be whether the Canon gear will come back with better performance or just accompanied by some lame lip service.

In the meantime, at least I’ll be able to head out into the field tomorrow . . .

. . . if it doesn’t rain . . .

CL/Sigma 100-400mm