« on: July 04, 2013, 08:45:02 PM »
I have the 600 II and am awaiting the arrival of my 200-400 .... But, neither of them are light, and hand holding them is not as easy as some of you on this board seem to think it is. Doable, certainly, but challenging, YES. Way too much lens for a small person or a woman to handle, without being on a tri-pod (Wemberley) or at least a monopod
I am glad someone pointed that out. I keep reading different posts with people saying the 400, 500 and 600 ii lenses are handholdable. They are, but only for a (very) limited period of time.
The 600 ii is just under 4kg add that to a 1D X which is 1.4 kg or something, giving you a combined total of around 5.5kgs.