Super-telephotos for the R5

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RDM5546 Senior Member • Posts: 2,238
Re: Super-telephotos for the R5

Tazz93 wrote:

As someone who went from the 400 DO to the 500L II, the focal length bump is very welcome. I didn't expect to care at all because I never felt under-gunned with a 400mm, but it was immense for a 100mm difference and I could go back. Any 400mm for me now has to be supplementary, which effectively takes the DO out of the picture for me.

Personally, I'd say hold out with your 100-500 and see what's on offer when the RF's are announced. You'll either get a discount on a EF lens or a new RF mount lens with great a new functionality. That said, if you do run into a killer deal on a 500L II, know that it will be difficult for Canon to make a meaningful improvement. They may shave 2lbs off, but that has come with a penalty on the two new super teles. Neither is as good with TCs as the version II's.

Thank you for sharing this.  I do like the enabling performance of the 400mmf2.8 but do use the 1.4X TC iii most time and sometimes the 2X TC iii.  It is heavy though even without the TCs so I have to use a tripod or a monopod.   I have never heard any thing but good about the III big whites.  I will be on the look out for the use with the TCs. I doubt my older version will do more than 6 fps on the R5 and may have other limitations.   Before I worry about that I have delivery of my preorder.

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