RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM and RF extenders

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gimp_dad Senior Member • Posts: 1,857
I missed the part where Canon claimed this was a birding lens
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Looks like a great lens for amateur soccer parents (or grandparents) and a light weight alternative when lighting is great to begin to learn BIF, etc. That's basically the same role the 100-400/LII played in my development as a wildlife shooter. Light weight and relatively cheap compared to big whites, it helped me learn as long as I used it in daylight.

Now I more rarely use the 100-400/LII because for sports and wildlife I prefer 400/4DOII or 400/2.8LIS with various TCs. But I wouldn't have invested in those if I didn't learn on a mid-level product. And I still go out once in a while with the 100-400 (or the Nikon 500pf) when I want light weight and portability at the expense of lower light speed.

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