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Is an RF 100-500mm lens on the way? [CR2]

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Earlier today I mentioned a possible second lens being announced for the RF mount alongside the new kit lens, the RF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, but that I wasn’t quite sure what it was.

I have been told that an RF 100-500mm lens is coming, unfortunately, I have not been given the aperture range of the lens, nor if it will be an L lens.

We have also received some hints that RF teleconverters are on the way as well.

More to come…

ahsanford

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It's needs a nickname like the 'Bigma', but not that of course....The Cannon?



If it's not L and f/5.6 is no longer an EF mandatory max aperture... this could be a very small and affordable supertele.

I'd be kind of disappointed if they didn't go to 600, though. That's kind of the killer app here.

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Tom W

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Canon really WANTS me to buy stuff! :)

This with an R5 would put me solidly into the mirrorless world. Seriously, I'd be working to move some of my EF collection out, pending the IQ and price.
 

Tom W

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I always thought the 100-400 was a bit short, expecially in comparison to the sigma/tamron/nikon at-least-500 zooms.

I was just talking about that exact thing on another forum. The 100-400 IS II is an exceptionally good zoom, but it's only 400. You can get good 560 with a 1.4X, but then it's an F/8, which starts presenting a challenge in low-light situations when you need shutter speed. Like birding in the thick forest.
 
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ahsanford

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Wish this was a 200-600 f4-5.6L... that would be amazing.....


It's all about 600mm + f/6.3 to me. It's the difference between this lens being somewhere in the same time zone as the Nikon 200-500 5.6's price or being front-elemented out of that price entirely.

Also, how does DPAF impact the rules of teleconverter-ability? How do EF extenders work on adapted EOS Rs (or in LiveView on SLRs for that matter)? If f/5.6 still an absolute must-have to allow an 1.4x to focus?

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ahsanford

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Not for the wallet or the back. A 107mm front element is significantly heavier and more expensive to produce than a 95mm element. I imagine a 200-600 f/5.6 would be at least $2k-$3k more expensive than a 200-600 f/6.3.


^^^ This.

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ahsanford

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The White Whale? Thar she be!


No one said it would be white.

f/6.3 and a cost target under $2k might not see it be an L lens at all. Imagine this, but bigger:

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It could happen.

- A