Lens dilemma for the r5

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RDM5546
RDM5546 Senior Member • Posts: 1,621
Re: Lens dilemma for the r5

poppyjk wrote:

I have the R5 and tried the RF 800 f11 but am returning that lens.

Viewed at 100% the RF 800 is very slightly better than the EF 100-400 II with 2X TC on 4 of 5 shots. BUT the lack of zoom and the MFD made the decision for me. The focus capability of the R5 makes the 100-400 II w/2X TC a pleasure to use.

The nearest focus distance is quite close for the EF 100-400mm II and with a 2X to 800mm this is a useful long working macro lens for skiddish little creatures.   I have a 100mmf2.8L macro but I rarely use it despite being an excellent  f2.8 prime.  When shooting wildlife changing lenses and carrying extra weight is a pain.   The RF 800mm lens has a close focus of 19.7ft which is a lot farther away (6X) for the nearest focus by comparison to the EF 100-400mm II with 2X TC.

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