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    BIF definitely is works well with the little I have tried.

    I'll need to get some pics posted. Lots of cool landscapes, some birds and really anything that 300mm will fit in the viewfinder.

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    Hey Joel, I am an orphan and can be adopted.
    If you see me with a wrench, call 911

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    Lol!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Busted Knuckles View Post
    Hey Joel, I am an orphan and can be adopted.
    Ha Ha!

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    I just got a new toy today as well. Canon USA has the RF 600MM F/4 in stock.
    Should arrive sometime next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDNitehawk View Post
    I just got a new toy today as well. Canon USA has the RF 600MM F/4 in stock.
    Should arrive sometime next week.
    Congrats!!! I'm sure you will love it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HDNitehawk View Post
    I just got a new toy today as well. Canon USA has the RF 600MM F/4 in stock.
    Should arrive sometime next week.
    Wow. Congratulations.

    Impulse buy?

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    @HDNitehawk.

    That's awesome! Which version?

    I have been tempted by a 500mm f/4 IS first gen locally. I think it could definitely be a nice for more mid range birding and still handle an 1.4 pretty well.

    And an 600mm as a heavy hitter.

    And of course the 800mm f/5.6 would be my Mike Tyson of birding lenses. Lol.

    I'll be getting two 1Dx III's and 200mm f/2.0 here in the next couple few weeks as well. Yeah I know I talk smack about them for being low in resolution, and I still cringe (To say the least!) at the thought of spending 14k for two 20mp bodies! But they are amazing in every other way and just getting a second (Or is it the 5th body?! LOL.) high resolution body seems to be the best solution for me.

    When the R1 comes out I may snap one up. But who knows when that will be or what it will even be like hence the 1Dx III's. Maybe it will be only 30mp and at that point I think a 1Dx III for the money will seem like a good compromise for me and just shoot it till it breaks. Which might be 15 years or longer considering how well Canon builds these things.

    For me the 1Dx III offers everything I need in a body. I'd upgrade to the R1 if it has 50mp or more. For larger prints and for cropping. BIF comes to mind or just birding in general.
    Last edited by Fast Glass; 02-05-2022 at 03:03 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fast Glass View Post
    @HDNitehawk.]

    That's awesome! Which version?
    I think, for now, the RF 600 is available in only one version.
    Last edited by Kayaker72; 02-07-2022 at 10:39 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayaker72 View Post
    Impulse buy?

    Thanks,

    I had actually been thinking about it for some time. If had been available months ago I would have already bought it.

    Initially I didn't like the idea that it is essentially the EF version with the adapter built in.

    However, thinking it will probably be many years before this lens sees an upgrade.

    I will have to decide what to do with my EF 500mm. I regretted selling my original 500mm as it was a great lens. I could have passed it down to family.

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