$499 for the 100-400!

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Alastair Norcross
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$499 for the 100-400!

As alerted in another thread, you can currently get the RF 100-400 for $499. I thought it was amazingly cheap at $599, but now I wish I'd waited! This is a great little (comparatively speaking) lens. I took it on a walk this morning on my R7, and it felt barely any heavier than the kit lens (18-150). A few examples:

My wife was running circles around me (I am nursing a slight injury, so just walking)

These guys were having fun chasing each other

On the lookout for the other one to chase

I think he spotted him

I didn't have the shutter speed quite high enough for the running squirrel, but I reprocessed that one using Topaz AI, with a bit of motion blur correction. It doesn't work miracles, but it does improve things a bit. This is the version run through Topaz:

Testing the tracking on a cyclist

I think this is the same woodpecker I spotted in my backyard last week (this is the front yard, at the end of my walk)

I love this lens. It pairs really well with the R7 (and the R). If you don't have it yet, and you live in the US, you should jump on it for $499.

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