New Canon FF slow, smaller lenses

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Henry Richardson Forum Pro • Posts: 18,007
New Canon FF slow, smaller lenses

See the new Canon FF lenses below that are much smaller and have slower apertures. This idea was brought up in the following thread awhile back:

Olympus m4/3 goes the way of Olympus 4/3

New Canon RF mirrorless lenses: 85mm f/2, 600mm f/11, 800mm f/11, 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1

  • 600mm f/11 -> m4/3 300mm f/5.6
  • 800mm f/11 -> m4/3 400mm f/5.6
  • 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1 -> m4/3 50-250mm f/2.25-3.55

The lenses are not very small, of course, but a lot smaller and less expensive than if they were f/4 or f/5.6. Recognition that FF high ISO is pretty good so fast lenses just aren't as useful as they were in film days and earlier digital days.  It looks like the FF mirrorless makers are trying to come up with some smaller lenses.  And m4/3 has been trying to come up with bigger lenses.  They are rapidly meeting.

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