Canon's release of 600/800mm f11 lenses PROVES you don't need Cannons!

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Messier Object Veteran Member • Posts: 9,533
Re: Struggle? ...

Mark Ransom wrote:

Messier Object wrote:

jwilliams wrote:

Messier Object wrote:

Canon is and will keep making big fast long lenses for those who want and need them.

These slower, smaller, lighter lenses will offer opportunity for those who don't want to spend big $ or carry big/heavy lenses. And they may be attractive to those APS-C (1.6x crop factor) users who otherwise worry that their current EF lenses will be too short if they moved to EOS-R.

But at the edges of the shooting envelope - in dim lighting when high shutter speeds need to me maintained - these lenses will struggle

Struggle? No more so than the fastest 800mm equiv. m43 lens. Nothing in m43 at 400 is faster than f5.6 which is the same as f11 on FF. The 800 sucks up as much light as any m43 400 lens available. Also Canons DPAF is quite good.

My statement has nothing to do with m43 lenses.

Do you think that m4/3 lens owners don't sometimes struggle exactly as you describe, for the same reasons?

I think that with experience, photographers learn the capability envelope within which they can achieve acceptable results with particular gear they use.  After so many times trying to get acceptable IQ in dim conditions they learn when it’s time to pack up and go home or not to even go at in the first place. Or their photo library has a lot of noisey and motion-blurred shots that can’t be rescued by post processing with the latest Topaz product etc

New gear is always a challenge, and part of that challenge is learning its limitations, and after that not wasting effort trying to do the impossible with it. Struggle and disappointment can be part of that, and that experience is not limited to any particular format

Peter

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