Just picked up my new 500 f4 MkII - Wow its light!

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Just picked up my new 500 f4 MkII - Wow its light!
Mar 15, 2013

I have been all over the place wondering whether to upgrade my 500 f4 to either the new 300 f2.8 MkII or the new 500 f4 MkII. Well, in the end I decided there is nothing like having the reach so I did a deal and got the new 500 f4 MkII and a 1.4 MkIII.

The weight difference is amazing the new MkII is definitely light enough for me, puny muscles, to hand hold or use on a mono-pod. I knew the MkII's were going to be lighter but it's not until you pick it up and try it out you really find out by just how much.

All I need now is a day when I can get out and use it, which probably won't be for at least a week 

I will have to make do shooting out in the back garden when I can

Lets hope the birds are obliging in a weeks time.

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