Canon RF 100-500mm review by Fro

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I would love to have one of these. It would be such a luxury to feel like I could shoot 99% of distant outdoor scenes with just one lens. The samples impress me and if I can afford one in a couple years, I will gladly pick one up.
 
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Joules

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Any review but from him.
It is a matter of taste, but I couldn't get past his notions that the tripod mount is useless for most folks and that he can't think of a situation where you'd manually focus the lens. And what was that about pointing out the zoom creep ... then pointing out the stiffness adjustement for the zoom ring ... and not pointing out any connection between the two?
 
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YuengLinger

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It is a matter of taste, but I couldn't get past his notions that the tripod mount is useless for most folks and that he can't think of a situation where you'd manually focus the lens. And what was that about pointing out the zoom creep ... then pointing out the stiffness adjustement for the zoom ring ... and not pointing out any connection between the two?
What's recreationally legal in his state?
 

YuengLinger

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Cameralabs has also done a comprehensive review of this lens earlier and they even tested teleconvertors with this lens which Fro seems to have missed out.
I definitely agree with this: "There’s lots of options, although I’d love it if Canon also considers producing a more affordable 200-600 model like Sony in the future as that’s a great length for sports and wildlife."
 
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stevelee

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That was one of his most annoying videos. He rants on about not using a tripod or focusing manually or filters. But with a bit of patience, one can glean helpful information about the lens performance.