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

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

This is a lens for those who prefer relatively lightweight zoom for wildlife.

It will be an excellent lens for many if it is f/5.6 near 400mm.

100-400 is very popular, this lens adds extra 100mm, so a lot of bird/wildlife shooters will be happy. Of course, lots of birders will prefer a longer reach, but that comes with additional size and weight. I have used Nikon 200-500, Sony 200-600  and Tamron 150-600, all are too heavy for me for a half-day shooting. I prefer my 100-400. So, this lens is targetted to those who are mostly happy with 100-400 and will be happier with additional 100mm.

In recent years low light AF has been improved significantly. EOS R's low light AF is just amazing. It will likely improve even more in the coming years. So, f/7.1 won't be an issue for AF. High ISO will be an issue though in low light. Those who mostly shoot in low light this lens is not for them.

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