Truland Photography

Monday, November 20, 2023

A Final Gear Alteration

Having doused the desire for a second camera body to accompany the EOS R6, I decided that I would exchange my two zoom lenses for a single super zoom to eliminate the need for lens changes. Gone are the RF 24-105mm f/4-7.1 IS STM and RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM lenses. Arriving is the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS USM lens, a lens I have previously owned but sold when the software it requires for lens corrections no longer worked on my MacBook Air.

Although I lost money on the 100-400mm lens by missing the return deadline at Best Buy by a couple of weeks, by including my EF to RF adapter and a Think Tank bag in the sale to MPB it was not so bad. I had purchased the 24-105mm lens used from lens rentals and I actually received more than I paid for it. The 24-240mm lens is a refurbished lens purchased directly from Canon. It was manufactured in July of this year.

I have had the lens for a while now and it remains on the EOS R6 except for when I want a very small setup, more light gathering ability or a shallow depth of field. Here are samples of the focal length extremes of the same scene followed by a couple of intermediate focal length samples and a shot of the gear in the bag. This bag setup weighs 13.8 pounds.