It's no secret that Canon is going to announce a slew of RF mount super-telephoto lenses later in 2021. Which ones will come first remains a mystery, but I'm quite happy to report that Canon has finally patented an RF 200mm f/2L IS USM optical formula, a lens I would be over the moon about when it gets officially announced.
I haven't yet seen an optical formula for the rumored RF 1200mm f/8L IS USM, but I still remain confident that we will see that lens at some point over the next year or two.
Canon News has a good breakdown of the backfocus distances when it comes down to super-telephoto lenses, and it definitely looks like the patented RF 200mm f/2L IS USM is the real deal.
|Canon RF 200mm f/2L IS USM|
|Half Angle of View||6.17|
|Total Lens Length||196.01mm|
|Canon RF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM|
|Half Angle of View||4.23|
|Total Lens Length||273.92mm|
|Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM|
|Half Angle of View||3.15|
|Total Lens Length||371.15mm|
|Canon RF 500mm f/4L IS USM|
|Half Angle of View||2.53|
|Total Lens Length||411.08|
|Canon RF 600mm f/4L IS USM|
|Half Angle of View||2.12|
|Total Lens Length||475.00mm|
|Canon RF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM|
|Half Angle of View||1.59|
|Total Lens Length||498.01mm|
"Environmentalists" would only steal your photos for their "fundraising" and "awareness campaigns". Paying you in crediting you as the photographer without any sort of compensation.
Other times when I am unlucky they edit out my watermark and present it as works of their own.
The really loonie ones will impose their "ethics" on you that you never signed up for. I never joined you happy lil club because I know its reputation years prior.
They'll never speak up that the real reason the habitat is in decline because they're silent with how prolific they are in baby making.
If I instead used the money of those 2 lenses to buy mining shares in PSE:NIKL at ₱1.51/share in Dec 2010 and sold ₱8.97/share in Jan 2015 I'd have made ₱5.3m and avoided people looking for a handout.
Now if I used all the money I spent on camera gear + birding trips on PSE:NIKL at the above buying and selling price I would have made ₱70m.
But it seems with R/RF system Canon sees the chance to dig for really big nuggets.
As long as their market research gives them a go... :unsure:
But a little bit OT, isn't it?
200f2 x 1.4 = 280 f2.8
200f2 x 1.4 = 400 f4
If this RF is really sharp, then it’s like having two extra lens for the price of one, covering multiple genre in one. This setup will probably be lighter than having the real RF 300f2.8 or RF 400f4 DO with a tiny drop in IQ and AF performance.
But still a quite big, heavy and "extreme" lens for its FL, isn't it?
I think of this as a public service for those on the fence for a purchase.
Internet squatters will steal your work. So is it really worth posting it online or even a buy?
I wish someone pointed it out to me in my 20s so I wouldnt waste my time and money with a bunch of social justice warriors who are going after "evil corp" "fighting the good fight" when the real culprit of habitat destruction and flora/fauna extinction are their next door neighbors producing demand by having more than 2 kids.
Think breeding like rabbits of 6 or more offspring.
For me, I’m sure the price will be too high, but I’m not really the buyer they are targeting. Sounds like a great lens though.
If people are willing to shove a handicapped person to get a photograph of a bird then they certainly will steal a photograph.
Which is exactly why I pretty much gave up on any organized "birding". The rudeness is astounding.