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Stock Notice: Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM at Adorama

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Adorama has limited stock of the brand new Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM.

Key Features

  • High Performance L-series versatile Super-Telephoto Zoom RF Lens
  • Optical Image Stabilization with up to 5 stops of Shake Correction
  • High Speed, Smooth and Quiet Auto Focus with Dual Nano USM
  • Minimum Focusing Distance of 2.95′ (0.9m)
  • 12 pin Communication System
  • Dust and Weather-resistant with Fluorine Coating
  • One Super UD and Six UD Lens

Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM at Adorama

gzroxas

Canon EOS R / Travel and Landscape
Oct 3, 2018
60
78
Italy
This or the 70-200 for someone that does a bit of everything, but mostly travel and landscape?
Thanks for any insight!
 

john1970

EOS R5
CR Pro
Dec 27, 2015
343
436
Northeastern US
This or the 70-200 for someone that does a bit of everything, but mostly travel and landscape?
Thanks for any insight!
For travel and landscapes I would think that the 24-70 mm f2.8 or 24-105 mm f4 would be a better choice than either the 70-200 mm or 100-500 mm. Of course, this is only my opinion and this is an excellent question for crowdsourcing.
 
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gzroxas

Canon EOS R / Travel and Landscape
Oct 3, 2018
60
78
Italy
For travel and landscapes I would think that the 24-70 mm f2.8 or 24-105 mm f4 would be a better choice than either the 70-200 mm or 100-500 mm. Of course, this is only my opinion and this is an excellent question for crowdsourcing.
Thanks for the reply!
I asked because I already know for sure that I will need either a 15-35 f2.8 or a 15-35 f4 when it comes out, as I don’t have a proper wide angle for the R Mount yet and i love their look. I’m trying to achieve highest flexibility with least amount of gear. The 2.8 comes in handy for low light and occasional portraits, which I plan to do more of, but reaching 500 might help getting those very nice compression shots of landscapes
Very though for me, although maybe the compact size of the 70-200 might convince me towards it.
I do own a 24-105 and I really like it, although I prefer more “extreme” looks like wide angles and telephoto
 

john1970

EOS R5
CR Pro
Dec 27, 2015
343
436
Northeastern US
Thanks for the reply!
I asked because I already know for sure that I will need either a 15-35 f2.8 or a 15-35 f4 when it comes out, as I don’t have a proper wide angle for the R Mount yet and i love their look. I’m trying to achieve highest flexibility with least amount of gear. The 2.8 comes in handy for low light and occasional portraits, which I plan to do more of, but reaching 500 might help getting those very nice compression shots of landscapes
Very though for me, although maybe the compact size of the 70-200 might convince me towards it.
I do own a 24-105 and I really like it, although I prefer more “extreme” looks like wide angles and telephoto

The RF 70-200 mm is both exceptionally compact and lightweight so for travel I would recommend it over the 100-500 mm lens. I look at the 100-500 mm lens more as an all around wildlife lens especially with the R5's 17 MP in APS-C crop. Moreover, with the 100-500 mm close focus it is also good for butterflies.
 
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Random Orbits

EOS 5D Mark IV
Mar 14, 2012
2,445
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Thanks for the reply!
I asked because I already know for sure that I will need either a 15-35 f2.8 or a 15-35 f4 when it comes out, as I don’t have a proper wide angle for the R Mount yet and i love their look. I’m trying to achieve highest flexibility with least amount of gear. The 2.8 comes in handy for low light and occasional portraits, which I plan to do more of, but reaching 500 might help getting those very nice compression shots of landscapes
Very though for me, although maybe the compact size of the 70-200 might convince me towards it.
I do own a 24-105 and I really like it, although I prefer more “extreme” looks like wide angles and telephoto

Before getting the EF 100-400 II, The EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS II was my most used lens. For the last couple years, the 100-400 II has been my most used lens: mainly for travel and for the kids' outdoor soccer games. When travelling, I pack the UWA, general purpose zoom, and the 100-400 II. A 70-200 f/2.8 is a lot better for indoor events.

On a recent long weekend trip, I brought the 15-35, 24-70 and 70-200. The compactness and the weight of the RF 70-200 was nice, but I still would have preferred having my 100-400 II. I would not like to choose between having only the 70-200 or the 100-400/500, but if I had to, I'd pick the 100-400/500 and pick up a prime at 85mm or 135mm or portraits and indoor events.
 

gzroxas

Canon EOS R / Travel and Landscape
Oct 3, 2018
60
78
Italy
Before getting the EF 100-400 II, The EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS II was my most used lens. For the last couple years, the 100-400 II has been my most used lens: mainly for travel and for the kids' outdoor soccer games. When travelling, I pack the UWA, general purpose zoom, and the 100-400 II. A 70-200 f/2.8 is a lot better for indoor events.

On a recent long weekend trip, I brought the 15-35, 24-70 and 70-200. The compactness and the weight of the RF 70-200 was nice, but I still would have preferred having my 100-400 II. I would not like to choose between having only the 70-200 or the 100-400/500, but if I had to, I'd pick the 100-400/500 and pick up a prime at 85mm or 135mm or portraits and indoor events.
Thank you, that was something I was considering, I just have to understand how big the 100-500 is in order to plan the space in my bag vs the 70-200.. the 85mm 1.4 from Samyang is very affordable and could serve the purpose of portraits and low light scenarios
I’ll keep reading feedback and then I will decide!
 

Bdbtoys

R5
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2020
414
297
Thank you, that was something I was considering, I just have to understand how big the 100-500 is in order to plan the space in my bag vs the 70-200.. the 85mm 1.4 from Samyang is very affordable and could serve the purpose of portraits and low light scenarios
I’ll keep reading feedback and then I will decide!
Barely bigger in diameter and 2 1/2" longer than the RF 70-200
 

Bdbtoys

R5
CR Pro
Jul 16, 2020
414
297
I see the add to cart, but it's been listed as coming soon for the last several days. Was it actually 'in stock'?
 

john1970

EOS R5
CR Pro
Dec 27, 2015
343
436
Northeastern US
I see the add to cart, but it's been listed as coming soon for the last several days. Was it actually 'in stock'?
Yes it was. I ordered mine about 15 minutes after the initial post and I received a UPS tracking number this afternoon from Adorama and UPS. Should be on my doorstep by tomorrow afternoon. I would expect more coming in during the month of September.
 
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cornieleous

5D4 + R5
Jul 13, 2020
208
737
I see the add to cart, but it's been listed as coming soon for the last several days. Was it actually 'in stock'?
I had one on order for about 2 hours, so yes it was in stock and almost shipped. I cancelled when I found out from BH that my R5 exchange (bad sensor pixels) may be delayed beyond 30 days, which means I couldn't even test the lens with any time left to return if there is a problem.
:/
 
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Richard Anthony

EOS 90D
Feb 24, 2020
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Bert63

What’s in da box?
CR Pro
Dec 3, 2017
1,060
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A mallard I photographed yesterday , ISO 2500 , 500mm , F7.1, 1/320s

Splendid! SOLD! I’ll take one in white!

Was this on the R5? <heavy breathing>

Fast focus? Feel like quality?

These are the first ‘real’ pictures out of that combo - thanks very much!
 

Richard Anthony

EOS 90D
Feb 24, 2020
144
173
Splendid! SOLD! I’ll take one in white!

Was this on the R5? <heavy breathing>

Fast focus? Feel like quality?

These are the first ‘real’ pictures out of that combo - thanks very much!
Yes on the R5 , very quick AF and superb build quality and so light , these were shot handheld with no issues ..
 
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