Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM: First Impressions

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Apr 18, 2013
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Took my 5yo granddaughter to a nearby butterfly pavillion to see how the RF 100-400 performs when shooting closeups on an overcast day. We had the place to ourselves so she narrated the tour. Here's a few butterflies and flowers. Not quite a macro lens, but not bad. Even at f/8, the DOF is too narrow in many cases so it isn't as much of a handicap as you might think. Need to go back on a sunny day for comparison to shoot f/11 and f/16 closeups. R6, RF 100-400, DxO PL5.

400mm, f/8, 1/250s, ISO 2000
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400mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 320
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400mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 1000
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270mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 800
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400mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 500
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400mm, f/8, 1/100s, ISO 400
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