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Skinny photographer wants your opinion on 600mm f4 IS II

  
 
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p.3 #1 · p.3 #1 · Skinny photographer wants your opinion on 600mm f4 IS II


Beautiful photoslove the bird walking, not something you always see for this type bird. Great job!


Aug 09, 2022 at 07:56 AM
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p.3 #2 · p.3 #2 · Skinny photographer wants your opinion on 600mm f4 IS II


Thanks!


Aug 09, 2022 at 09:18 AM
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p.3 #3 · p.3 #3 · Skinny photographer wants your opinion on 600mm f4 IS II


Sell them both and buy an RF 100-500, you won't be sorry. You simply aren't hand holding a 600, and you'll truly need a tripod with a gimbal.


Aug 09, 2022 at 10:36 AM
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p.3 #4 · p.3 #4 · Skinny photographer wants your opinion on 600mm f4 IS II


tetsu wrote:
Hey there folks, Ive been shooting wildlife (birding and animals mostly) for the past 12 years and I want to buy a 600mm f4, a used one cause the new one is way over what I can pay. Even used is a very steep price for me.

Im about 5'6.54feet tall and I weight around 116lbs. I currently have an R6 that I use with the Sigma 150-600mm and I just bought the new Canon RF 800mm f11. The difference in focus accuracy, speed and tracking of the 800mm versus the Sigma is just amazing, also the stabilization of the 800mm
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It just depends on how much you are able and willing to carry. It's not like the 150-600 C is particularly light.

If I had a 600/4 I'd probably be hh it part of the time, if not most of the time. Yes it's probably a really heavy lens. But 8 lbs isn't really that heavy compared to a lot of things. Not that I'm particularly interested in carrying a lens that big. But if you need 600 and the fast aperture you kinda have to I guess.



Aug 09, 2022 at 11:48 AM
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p.3 #5 · p.3 #5 · Skinny photographer wants your opinion on 600mm f4 IS II


I can carry the 150-600mm and another camera with a 24-70 the whole day. I do this pretty regularly.


Aug 09, 2022 at 12:36 PM
 


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p.3 #6 · p.3 #6 · Skinny photographer wants your opinion on 600mm f4 IS II


Also thinking about this too, before trying the 600mm. Probably that is the best combo, 100-500mm for flexibility, 600mm for when you need the extra reach and that prime look.


Aug 09, 2022 at 12:37 PM
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p.3 #7 · p.3 #7 · Skinny photographer wants your opinion on 600mm f4 IS II




tetsu wrote:
I can carry the 150-600mm and another camera with a 24-70 the whole day. I do this pretty regularly.


I was recently observing and another guy had 300pf+body, medium sized pair of binoculars, and a 150-600 C on a D500. He dropped it all and said it weighed nothing. He used Black Rapid straps.

The 150-600 + extra body + 300pf, + binoculars is probably about the same as the 600/4 you are looking at. So if you can find a good carrying system, it's not necessarily that bad. He wasn't a big guy either.

How heavy is the 24-70 + body you carry? That added to the 150-600 might be close to 600/4 , weight wise. You probably want to take it for scenics, but if you left it and 150-600 that you're already carrying at home might be getting close to 600/4, together.



Aug 10, 2022 at 03:29 PM
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p.3 #8 · p.3 #8 · Skinny photographer wants your opinion on 600mm f4 IS II


The 24-70 + body I guess is around 1.5 kilos.


Aug 13, 2022 at 07:51 AM
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p.3 #9 · p.3 #9 · Skinny photographer wants your opinion on 600mm f4 IS II




tetsu wrote:
The 24-70 + body I guess is around 1.5 kilos.


So you're at 7 lbs or so. 150-600 is 4 lbs 24-70 + body 3 lbs.

The 600/4 II is 8.6lbs or so. So it's pretty similar to what you are carrying. You'd have to leave the body+ 24-70 at home though. Or maybe just take the 24-70 or get a lighter lens



Aug 13, 2022 at 12:12 PM
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