Lighter Gear for BIF?

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OP fairfaxian Regular Member • Posts: 293
Re: Lighter Gear for BIF- or: Birds on a budget

Thanks for the previous suggestions. We're looking to move up the quality ladder a rung or two. Looks like my GF is more serious about BIF than I realized. And we have a new resident bald eagle in the hood.

So we're thinking Canon 90D, and one of the 100-400mm zooms from either Sigma or Tamron. We had looked at the Canon 70-300, which is faster than the 400's. But the subjects in this area are often very distant. I struggle to get close enough with my 400/7DII rig. Even my 600 often doesn't cut it. But the 90D does offer a lot more pixels.

As mentioned earlier,  we're on a budget, and rig needs to be fairly light due to shoulder injury. Anyone here using a 90D with the one of the budget 400's listed above? Thanks.

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