I’m having a hard time trying to figure out what lenses to keep and which to sell. I’ve just been told that I need surgery for a rotator cuff tear (I’m a 67 year old female) and will need several months of PT. All in all, they estimate 6 months for full recovery.
I carry around way too much gear. I have tried not to but it always seems I have the wrong lens for the shot, so I usually carry two. I have a new 5DIII and a 6D (which I am going to sell locally) thinking I could mount a lens on each so as not to have to change lenses when I’m walking around. Didn’t take long to realize that is way to heavy for me, thus the reason I’m going to sell the 6D.
I mainly shoot birds and one of my first lenses was the 400mm f/5.6. Boy do I love that lens. I also bought a Tamron 70-200 f/2.8 thinking I’d upgrade to the Canon a few years later (never happened; the Tamron is a great lens for me, but it’s heavy). Rather than carrying both of these lenses, I was thinking of selling them both and getting the newer Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM and also the 1.4X III. I’m just not sure about giving up that wonderful 400mm f/5.6.
If I went this route, I’d end up having:
Canon 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM
Canon 16-35mm f/4L IS USM
Canon 24-105mm f/4L IS USM
Rokinon 14mm f/2.8
Canon 1.4X III
For those of you who are bird photographers, will I be making a mistake by selling my 400mm prime? Hope this was the proper place to post this.