Shooting Puffins with a Canon (ho ho) has been a favourite pastime of mine for a few years but never been to Saltee. Off to Fair Isle in a couple of weeks but the weight of my usual and preferred Canon gear needs a lot of thought. (Been before but as part of an organised photography group who had a special “book a place on the 7 seater aeroplane for the camera gear” arrangement).
Last year we went during our partial lockdown and I had the 200-400. I decided to travel a bit lighter this year and just packed the 300 f2.8 mkii. Much easier to haul around particularly when we have to travel about a mile out from the coast by fishing boat from Wexford, then transfer to a dingy about 200 yards out from the island before jumping ashore unto the rocky beach. Its a bit of an adventure, but well worth the trip. Island is literally home to 1000's of seabirds.