Extreme birding,G5 and 100-300

Started Dec 17, 2012 | Discussions thread
Chris R-UK Forum Pro • Posts: 18,677
Re: Heavy alright Jim

nzmacro wrote:

jim stirling wrote:

That should be "weigh a ton" bloody Ipad spellchecker has a mind of its own lol


They are that Jim. The FD 500 F/4.5L is going on 3 kg and thats what I use for BIF's hand held. I have an FD 800 F/5.6L arriving soon and that weighs in at 4.2 kg's (9 LB), so that will only be on a tripod. The older I get (going on 60 now) the more of an issue it becomes and I need to seriously look at that in a few years. Hoping m4/3 comes up with something in that line (equivalents) with faster AF. OIS and IBIS not needed.

All the best Jim and you are right mate, they are heavy beasts.


So you don't feel tempted by a Sigma 200-500 f2.8? 

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