RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM and RF extenders

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BirdShooter7 Veteran Member • Posts: 4,196
Re: RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM and RF extenders
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So I’m guessing this thing is going to cost at least $2000 when it comes out.  You have to be fairly serious to fork that much out for a lens.

I’m not sure what you mean by the enthusiast market but I deal with tons of hobbyists and they are already struggling with f/6.3 at 600mm and want faster (boy don’t want to pay for it or carry the weight of an f/4...).  I know a lot that bought the 1.4x to use on their 100-400 mk2’s but largely leave it at home because f/8 is too slow.  This is sort of the same deal, you don’t quite get the 560mm and you don’t quite take the speed hit of f/8.  It’s sort of a wash but at least you get the high speed display with this lens so there is that.

I still don’t really understand who this lens is for.

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