- Aug 1, 2014
I still can’t believe the F/11 teles. It is so disappointing that this is what canon is giving us amateur wildlife photographers who want something in the 600mm to 800mm range, but don’t/can’t pony up $13k for a new 600mm f/4 or 800 f/5.6. F/11, are you kidding me? I guess if you want to shoot between 1030-11:15 AM, great.
I don't get why people talk about these things as if they limit Canon from doing anything else. There have been perpetual rumors of Canon releasing a 200-500 F/5.6, and I fully expect that they'll complete their line-up with something similar sometime soon.
For all we know, and I honestly wouldn't be surprised, these lenses could literally be about $600 bucks. These are much more on tier with a 100-300 f/5.6 STM lens than they are even the 100-400mm f/5.6, and I see that as a far more exciting thing for people who can't even consider a $2000 lens, nevertheless the $12,000 lenses.
It's literally just like a brand-name mirror lens, except with good autofocus and image stabilization. Mirror lenses never stopped anyone from making a 200-500 F/5.6, or anything of the like. Same as the 400 f/2.8 didn't stop Canon from releasing a 400 F/4 and a 400 F/5.6. Canon has obviously made huge strides to fill out their high-end workhorse lenses, and this is their wave of consumer lenses.
I look forward to using my 100-400 F/4.5-5.6L IS II and 1.4x extender on the R5 in its 1.6 crop mode at around 18 megapixels(if it is 45mp) to get even more reach than I get right now on my 1DX2, and that in itself is exciting.