Two ‘Big Whites’ coming for the RF mount in 2021 [CR2]

degos

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How big will a 'big white' be in RF mount?

Big. Most of the interior of a big white prime is a void, even in the latest III versions.

Knocking 20mm off the register distance is fairly insignificant on those scales.

Only if they start introducing more DO elements will their length be reduced. Look at the RF 70-200 f/2.8, it's actually longer than the EF lens at 200mm. Physics is physics.
 
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Bob Howland

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400 2.8. The 400 2.8L III is arguably the finest outdoor sports lens available. Seems like a great EF to RF move.
Originally, I thought 300 f/2.8 and 400 f/2.8, since those are the two most important lenses for photographing field sports. But we don't know how many pixels the R1 will have and whether it will have crop modes.
 

Bob Howland

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Not with that attitude, bro...

Haha. All kidding aside, I have the EF 100-400/4.5-5.6Lii and the IS is amazing when paired the R5. The only real benefit of the RF100-500 is the extra 100mm of reach over its EF cousin.
Have you tried the 100-400 with the R5 in 1.6x crop mode? How did it do?
 

lexptr

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Still not in my plans to buy a five-figure priced supertele, but I hope Canon will not sacrifice resolution this time. With mark III on EF they improved corners IQ (and, of course, weight) but lost some resolution. It is seen well when compared with x2 TC. The still-not-updated 300mm f/2.8 mk II is amazing! And 500mm f/4 mk II - too. It is, probably, very hard to make better. But worse is a possibility, unfortunately.
 

blackcoffee17

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Still not in my plans to buy a five-figure priced supertele, but I hope Canon will not sacrifice resolution this time. With mark III on EF they improved corners IQ (and, of course, weight) but lost some resolution. It is seen well when compared with x2 TC. The still-not-updated 300mm f/2.8 mk II is amazing! And 500mm f/4 mk II - too. It is, probably, very hard to make better. But worse is a possibility, unfortunately.

That's what the market dictates unfortunately. If your lens is even 1g heavier than the competitions product, you are a failure.
 

privatebydesign

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You wrote "the 6D II is as cheap was chips"...
Oh! Forgive my errant ways :) and my horrible constantly auto ‘correcting‘ touch keyboard....

Being a relocated Brit I do miss ‘proper’ fish and chips! Oh and I’ve had a hankering for a chip shop battered sausage for days!
 

David - Sydney

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Oh! Forgive my errant ways :) and my horrible constantly auto ‘correcting‘ touch keyboard....

Being a relocated Brit I do miss ‘proper’ fish and chips! Oh and I’ve had a hankering for a chip shop battered sausage for days!
Well, that would be a battered sav (saveloy), a dagwood dog or a pluto pup in Australian parlance. An acquired taste to be sure :)
I learnt far too much at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saveloy
On topic... more big whites would be nice to see but perhaps they will be renamed for political sensibilities.
 
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Well, that would be a battered sav (saveloy), a dagwood dog or a pluto pup in Australian parlance. An acquired taste to be sure :)
I learnt far too much at
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Saveloy
On topic... more big whites would be nice to see but perhaps they will be renamed for political sensibilities.
That’s an interesting point, for years I owned motorcycles, big single trail and supermoto style bikes. The best suspension we had then was by a company called White Power, but after a while it was realized that the name had very negative connotations in world markets so was changed to WP.
 
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David - Sydney

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That’s an interesting point, for years I owned motorcycles, big single trail and supermoto style bikes. The best suspension we had then was by a company called White Power, but after a while it was realized that the name had very negative connotations in world markets so was changed to WP.
I haven't heard anyone referring to the 600/800mm f11 lenses as big blacks... or maybe more accurately big greys
 
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That’s kind of true. But someone somewhere said that we’re in the golden age of lens design, and he’s right. The area in which DSLR’s will fall behind is with newer, better lenses. Not that present ones aren’t fine, but...
 

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That’s kind of true. But someone somewhere said that we’re in the golden age of lens design, and he’s right. The area in which DSLR’s will fall behind is with newer, better lenses. Not that present ones aren’t fine, but...
The only real improvement in lens design is in sharpness, and in my opinion sharpness is vastly overrated in its importance. MILC ‘s do allow for more accurate auto focus as well as much wider scene coverage and lower light auto focus.Indeed I see AF improvements as the biggest advantage for MILC’s over DSLR’s.
 

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The only real improvement in lens design is in sharpness, and in my opinion sharpness is vastly overrated in its importance. MILC ‘s do allow for more accurate auto focus as well as much wider scene coverage and lower light auto focus.Indeed I see AF improvements as the biggest advantage for MILC’s over DSLR’s.
Recently, the biggest improvement has been less weight In equivalent lens FLs.
 
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