R5 and 100-500 pics from WPPI

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DPR has some pics up:


R5 looks good with a nice deep grip for larger lenses. 100-500 somewhat larger than the 100-400 though, seemingly noticeably fatter as well as longer
 

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Agreed. The grip looks pretty solid. Hope that the battery grip that accompanies it will feel at least as chunky as this one looks.
 

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DPR has some pics up:


R5 looks good with a nice deep grip for larger lenses. 100-500 somewhat larger than the 100-400 though, seemingly noticeably fatter as well as longer
The 100-500mm looks fatter in one photo and thinner in another. As the two zooms are both 77mm filter fitting, they will be the same diameter. (400/5.6 ~ 500/7.1).
 

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I suppose the announcement of the glacial 100-500 precludes the release of the (CR2) RF 70-400 f/4.5-5.6. Bummer...
 

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I suppose the announcement of the glacial 100-500 precludes the release of the (CR2) RF 70-400 f/4.5-5.6. Bummer...
There’s nothing glacial about the 100-500mm. There are lots of us here who are happy to shoot our f/5.6 and f/4 telephotos with extenders at f/8. A 100-500 f/7.1 is more attractive if you need length than a 70-400mm f/5.6, and zooms in this range are most frequently used fully extended.
 
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There’s nothing glacial about the 100-500mm. There are lots of us here who are happy to shoot our f/5.6 and f/4 telephotos with extenders at f/8. A 100-500 f/7.1 is more attractive if you need length than a 70-400mm f/5.6, and zooms in this range are most frequently used fully extended.
No doubt. Under the right circumstances, I'm sure it will create wonderful images. It's just not the lens for me...
 

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Starting to get real interested in the RF 100-500mm, but only after the RF 70-135mm f/2.

I think the RF 100-500mm will be a big hit.
 

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I suppose the announcement of the glacial 100-500 precludes the release of the (CR2) RF 70-400 f/4.5-5.6. Bummer...
I'm not sure that's the case. A 400mm zoom may not appear in the next year or so, but that doesn't mean if won't show up ever. In the EF lineup we have 70-200 mm L lenses, a 70-300 mm L lens and a 100-400 mm L lens. Obviously Canon is not averse to offering zooms in 100 mm increments. I suspect Canon decided that a new, longer zoom that shows off the advantages of mirrorless was a higher priority than effectively duplicating an existing EF lens, which works flawlessly on R bodies anyway.
 

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I was convinced the 100-500 would be a very small superzoom given the 7.1 apature when extended and thought it would be an acceptable compromise for an excellent travel lens but if it is as big as a 100-400 i dont really see the point
 

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I was convinced the 100-500 would be a very small superzoom given the 7.1 apature when extended and thought it would be an acceptable compromise for an excellent travel lens but if it is as big as a 100-400 i dont really see the point
It looks small and compact to me, something I can shove in a backpack with a smaller body like the R5 when I don't know if I am taking pictures today. I also expect it to be the 100-400 II killer, they gave this thing a development announcement and a lot of fan fair, I think they expect it to be important. They are also showing it off next to the 100-400 and don't appear to be giving this treatment to any of the other RF lenses.
 

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A 100-500 is not what I really wanted, but I seem to be one who is defending it because it is better than nothing. It will be an improvement over a 100-400mm if it can maintain the IQ of the 100-400mm at 500mm and not increase the weight. The complaints against it being f/7.1 are not well founded as at the very worst a 500/7.1 will have no worse noise when shot at a higher iso to maintain the shutter speed as a 400/5.6 and just as good bokeh for cropped images.
 

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I'm not sure that's the case. A 400mm zoom may not appear in the next year or so, but that doesn't mean if won't show up ever. In the EF lineup we have 70-200 mm L lenses, a 70-300 mm L lens and a 100-400 mm L lens. Obviously Canon is not averse to offering zooms in 100 mm increments. I suspect Canon decided that a new, longer zoom that shows off the advantages of mirrorless was a higher priority than effectively duplicating an existing EF lens, which works flawlessly on R bodies anyway.
I didn't mean to imply that the 100-500 would preclude the 70-400 f/4.6-5.6 forever. The CR2 was that it would be announced this year. I suppose I should have said it's not going to be announced any time soon. It's a shame as I thought that it was going to be my next RF purchase.
 

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It looks small and compact to me, something I can shove in a backpack with a smaller body like the R5 when I don't know if I am taking pictures today. I also expect it to be the 100-400 II killer, they gave this thing a development announcement and a lot of fan fair, I think they expect it to be important. They are also showing it off next to the 100-400 and don't appear to be giving this treatment to any of the other RF lenses.
Time will tell I guess and I suppose it all comes down to what focal length the apature climbs over f5.6. if it can maintain 5.6 up to 400 then no probs. it is basically the 100-400 with a bit extra as the cream on top. But if it does not maintain f5.6 at 400mm then it will be a let down in my honest opinion. Or...…….If it is a significant drop in size(or more importantly, weight) then it will be awesome. Grams are critical when I travel
 
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