Canon officially announces the development of the RF 100-500 f/4.5-7.1L IS USM, 1.4x and 2.0x extenders

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    The Company will Also Develop Seven RF Lenses and Two RF Lens Extenders in 2020
    MELVILLE, NY, February 12, 2020 – Canon U.S.A. Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., is developing the highly anticipated Canon EOS R5 full-frame mirrorless camera. The camera will feature a newly designed CMOS sensor and new image processor, along with new state-of-the-art optical technologies the company has been able to cultivate through its long history of groundbreaking camera and digital imaging solutions development. In addition, Canon plans to release seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders that are currently in development. These new photography tools will help to continue to strengthen the EOS R system and cement the RF mount as an industry leader.


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    7.1? What's that with the teleconverter? Ugh..

    Not what I was hoping for. I shoot F.8 with my 100-400L II with the 1.4. Looks like that will continue to be the better combo unless I'm missing something.

    f/holy hell it better be sunny out!
     
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    7.1? What's that with the teleconverter? Ugh..

    Not what I was hoping for. I shoot F.8 with my 100-400L II with the 1.4. Looks like that will continue to be the better combo unless I'm missing something.

    If you’re happy with zooming to 400 at 5.6 then don’t zoom To 500 if you don’t like slightly higher ISOs. This isn’t that hard. It’s the same specs as the beloved 100-400 but with a bit more reach for when circumstances support it.
     
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    Glad I waited, I was going to get the 70-200, but in truth the 100-500 (completely different lens, no argument there) is a better fit to travel alongside the 24-105L. Hoping for a 10-24L in the near future :cool:

    I’d agree for a typical 70-200 but the 6” RF70-200 is so handy as a near normal lens that the 100-500 won’t provide.

    “Both”
     
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    If you’re happy with zooming to 400 at 5.6 then don’t zoom To 500 if you don’t like slightly higher ISOs. This isn’t that hard. It’s the same specs as the beloved 100-400 but with a bit more reach for when circumstances support it.
    I'd bet even money that the 100-500 is at 6.3 @ 400mm
     
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    If you’re happy with zooming to 400 at 5.6 then don’t zoom To 500 if you don’t like slightly higher ISOs. This isn’t that hard. It’s the same specs as the beloved 100-400 but with a bit more reach for when circumstances support it.
    I know all of that. I was hoping for an improvement over the 100-400 II. Thus my statement that I was 'hoping for more..' At least my 100-400 II can do dual duty between the EOS-R and my 5D4. I was hoping for something really different.
     
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    f/holy hell it better be sunny out!
    Not a problem on Deccan plateau even during monsoons... in Western ghats even in summers forget about it.

    On serious note, I am curious about close focusing capabilities of this lens and how it compares to EF 100-400mm II lens.
     
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    I’d agree for a typical 70-200 but the 6” RF70-200 is so handy as a near normal lens that the 100-500 won’t provide.

    “Both”
    And the 70-200 with a 2x teleconverter gives you a nice 140-400mm/5.6... except it looks like the TCs won't fit! Have to buy both anyway dammit! :LOL:
     
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