New Piece of Equipment

Finally all my hard work has paid off and I have saved enough to place an order for this bad boy - The Canon EF 100 - 400 4.5 - 5.6 L is li usm.

Been wanting to get this to replace my trusty Tamron 150-600 vc which I've enjoyed using since I got it for Christmas 2015 but now it's time to upgrade to a faster sharper lense.

Paired with my 7dmk2 I will finally have what many consider for wildlife photography as the best value for money vs results pairing of Camera body and lens you can get.

I spent a long time trying to decide if the 70-200 f2.8 with a 2x teleconverter or a 300 or 400 f4 prime would be a better option but I've decided for the type of photography work I do the 100-400 is going to be my go to lens from now on.

So the new lens finally arrived. I was very excited and then I saw the box 😔 not exactly what I want to see. Box looked like the courier has used it for a game of soccer. Then I opened it up to find that the actual Canon packaging had taken a hit in the corner.... at this point my heart was beating a little faster as there is a lot of expensive glass in that box. 

WTF is What was going through my head at this point!!!

WTF is What was going through my head at this point!!!

Oh Shit, oh Shit was what i was thinking here!!!!

Oh Shit, oh Shit was what i was thinking here!!!!

Thankfully on first examination it appeared to be ok. Canon builds them tough! 

Straight after i got the Lens My Wife Paulette and I went for a road trip down to Rotorua. Thankfully the lens seemed to be working perfectly - Watch this Space!