Dave you sure were not twins seperated at birth.
I started witha Minolta3xi, 5xi, 7xi, Sony a350, then a700,....nearly went to a900....but defected to Canon,..
7D & 100-400 have been my main motorsport action lens, great but light hungy n slow really..
Tried a 70-200 IS mk1 ,...loved the bright VF...been deciding on Glass upgrade or body upgrade..
A really nice pre-loved 300f2.8IS came up ,,,bought it.
The a few days later a near new immaculate 70-200 IS VII came up significantly below RRP,..so I bit the bullet.
Now same with 1D4....no more camera gear for a while now ,....
Im just bustin to shoot something neat with the big lens...also got a S/H 1.4 III ...lucky but wish it wasnt all at once....
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