Truland Photography

Tuesday, October 24, 2023

A Slightly Heavier Bag

The gear is now back in the Think Tank Airport Essentials backpack. This bag is not something I hike around with but instead is a storage and transport bag. I put what I'm going to carry around either in a smaller bag or on a strap and in pockets.

This setup weighs 13.8 pounds.

[UPDATE: I'm thinking of adding an EOS R10 body to the kit for use with the 100-400mm lens. The camera would stay attached to the lens and take up the space where the 85mm hood currently is.]

Wednesday, October 18, 2023

And One More Makes Six

Before last week's trip to Maine, I picked up an RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM lens at Best Buy. I have until October 24th to return it should I so choose. At this point I think I will hang on to it.

It's a value lens for sure but it does the job when I want something longer than 105mm. Diffraction doesn't start to soften images until past f/11with my 20MP EOS R6 body and it's diffraction limiting aperture of f/10.6. I'm not sure how I would like using the lens with the EOS R7 body and it's diffraction limiting aperture of f/5.2.

Here are some images with the lens from Maine along with the current bag setup in the Think Tank Photo Streetwalker, which weighs about 11 pounds with this gear, and the RF lens lineup.