10-11-2019 07:22 AM
If I had a 7D Mk II there is no way on this Earth I would take an 80D over it. Keep your 7D's!
No one is knocking the 7D Mark II. But, the 7D Mak II does not fair well when tasked with focusing at f/8.
The above shot was with the 7D2, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM + 1.4x III. I think it is a bit soft. It was one of the few "sharp" photos I captured of this bird.
10-24-2019 02:08 PM
I'm renting a Tamron SP 150 - 600 mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens at your suggestion. While jury's still out, I do like it. It doesn't weigh a lot more than my Canon 100 - 400 mm II (4.4 lbs to 3.6 lbs). I attach a northern harrier and osprey in flight. The harrier was in very low light so it's pretty grainy. The osprey was pretty far away so I had to crop a lot and the cropped image still looks pretty good to me. Well, I'll be using it a couple of more times before I decide on it. Just wanted to say thanks for bringing it to my attention.
10-24-2019 04:21 PM
"I'm renting a Tamron SP 150 - 600 mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 lens at your suggestion."
Not at my suggestion. I prefer buying the lens when it is one of these relatively cheap lenses. Why, because the rental could have been applied toward purchase. Now it is just a receipt. But I want to know if I want one! Yeah, I get it, but if you keep everything in perfect condition and all the paper work and box, etc, you can sell it on if it isn't a keeper. Plus this way the 'trial' period can be somewhat longer than the normally week rental. Rent for longer than a week and my way really makes more sense. I have kept some lenses for months, impossible to rent reasonably. It is easy to get 75% to 80% re-sale back. I do it all the time for the last 16 years. So many I have lost count.
The only lens I ever rented is the truly high dollar ones I can't afford.
The Tamron SP 150 - 600 mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD G2 is the best of the crop right now. Probably because it is the newest. It has the dock and fairly well built. I really wish Canon would do one.
About the weight, you have these noobs that complain about the weight and then you find out they are using a lens nearly or just as heavy. It is what it is or get out of the game.