I hear ya, Chemist. I don't think I would have spent nearly as much as I have on equipment if I was just a hobbyist.....or maybe I would have. I don't know.
Say goodbye to your tripod, bulliver. Awesome colour.
I wanted to test the power of the telephoto outside this weekend, but I can't see anything (one of those days in Shanghai), so it's pictures of cats and birds for now.
I didn't even really consider using the 80-200mm as a close-up portrait lens, but it's not bad.
It's a fun lens, and I can already tell that I'm going to have a Popeye-like right forearm after carrying this cannon around.