|A Trusting Cottontail|
While I would never argue that for the very sharpest images that nothing can compare with the expensive prime lenses there are times when a smaller, less expensive option will fill the bill quite nicely.
Since using the larger primes virtually requires a tripod, they are not suitable to carry during excursions where something other than photography is the main purpose.
|A Cumulonimbus cloud rises in the eastern sky at sundown|
It is for those times outdoors when photography is secondary that I strap the camera around my neck with the versatile 100-400 F5.6 IS USM attached. With it I am ready for incidental close encounters with wildlife, flower shots, and in some cases even scenic shots.
The photos posted here were all made during my evening walks where exercise is the primary purpose with photography being secondary. These shots were made with a Canon 6D and the handy little 100-400.