While setting up the pop-up blind close to the bird feeders this afternoon Willard added a new twist to the day's shoot by offering me the use of his new Canon EF 300mm f2.8L IS USM with 1.4x extender. I was quick to accept his offer. With his lens locked onto my camera I settled in and soon the feeders were swarming with birds filling up for the long cold night ahead.
I have been shooting this location quite a bit lately with my Canon 30D and the Canon 100-400mm. The images captured today would allow a good comparison between the two lenses.
My first impression of this lens drawn from this afternoon shoot and the review of the images captured is WOW! The incredible detail & sharpness will probably keep me up at nights trying to figure out how in the world I can squeeze one into the family budget and still have a family :)