The Lens That Delivers The Goods

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RDM5546
RDM5546 Senior Member • Posts: 2,198
Re: The Lens That Delivers The Goods

lawny13 wrote:

RDM5546 wrote:

My RF 15-35 and RF24-70 are my core lenses. Both for me deliver the goods and I use the RF 15-35 indoors maybe more than the RF24-70 but this must vary a lot with what you shoot.

While the RF85mmf1.2 and the RF50mmf1.2 are both amazing in IQ and a little big/heavy. With 45MP the excellent IS with IBIS do matter even a moderate shooting speeds for real world shooting when hand held. I love the 45MP image files though many times I may only actally need 20MP or less. Extra pixels provide versatiliity and flexibility in framing and cropping for me when surprises happen.

For me, I will make due with my existing EF adapted L lenses and some Sigma Art primes. I have to draw the line somewhere. The RF100-500 does intrigue me and I get that inner feeling that could one day dry to own that lens after refurbs or instant rebates are available maybe next Christmas or the following year. For me, the RF100-500 is more want than need. When you add in the TCs too it becomes for me too much of a major budget killer particularly if you already have the very sharp but heavier EF 100-400 II and TCs. Other new excity opportunities to improve my gear may appear too.

I see people comment on instant rebates on the RF 100-500 as a way to wait to get it. But here at least in Europe canon has a promotion. Buy one of the selected bodies and lens and get a selected amount off the lens.
For the RF 100-500 you can get 300 cash back. I saw this promotion after I had bought the R5, and canon informed me that means it would be valid for me to buy the RF 100-500 and get 300 euros off it. The lens needs to be bought within 12 months of the body.
Maybe there is a similar one in the US? Only real issue I have is finding a RF 100-500 to purchase here. It is currently still in a pre-order status on the online shops I have looked at here.

I should keep some powder dry because we have the R1 possibly coming next year too. The rumored R1 may too big and heavy to suit me for field work but already the rumors of quad pixels focus sound intriguing and awe inspiring. The practical side of me says the R5 should be all I need for at least a couple of years. For most of what I do it is the perfect blend of stills and video clips that works with my EF L lens collection and is backed up with the access to amazing RF glass if you need it and are willing to pay for it.

These are exciting times for a Canon shooter like me.

I have never heard of any cash back on the RF100-500.   That would interesting but the word has not reached California and me at least.  I do not need the lens as much as the size/weight.  I probably would not get the TCs at first as I crop a lot and this lens has restrictions in focal range with the TCs.

I have been thinking about the RF 800 again for the weight advantage.  Weight makes a difference as to how and when the lens actually gets used.  I two excellent but pretty heavy lenses: EF 400f2.8L IS USM (12 lbs) and the Sigma 120-300f2.8 (7lbs).   This is are impossible to use except on a tripod for me in most cases.  I can heft the 7lb lens for short periods but the tripod/monopod is much better for me.

Unless I got some cash/back or instant rebate though I would feel wastefuly and spoiled adding these lenses that I do not need but may just want.  I can do just fine with what I have now. More is not always better.

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