Who'd like a RF 70-300L?

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OP Blokfluitist Contributing Member • Posts: 748
Re: Who'd like a RF 70-300L?

axlotl wrote:

Blokfluitist wrote:

What do you think about the rumoured 70-400 f/5.6-7.1 IS USM (ie: non L) lens? Definitely not what I was hoping for Why 70-400? Maybe some people will welcome a cheaper long zoom. I'm not interested in the extra 100mm as I already have the 100-400 but that's too big and heavy to carry around most of the time and I would much prefer a RF 70-300 f/4-5.6L for compactness and portability.


Yes I understand that.

The RF 100-500mm L is actually lighter and slightly shorter (if you include the adapter) than the EF 100-400 L.

My guess is that Canon will try to do something similar with the RF 70-400 (non-L) as a successor to the EF 70-300 (non-L).

We will know soon enough.


I do like the idea of trading my 100-400 for the 100-500 simply because it's lighter and shorter. I had my left shoulder replaced 3 years ago and holding the 100-400 with 1.4x is not as comfortable as it used to be (and never will be now). I think if I had the money burning a hole in my pocket I would just pull the trigger, especially if I could afford to add the 1.4x. But that's a lot of money to shell out just for convenience as the IQ of the two lenses isn't that different. Maybe I'll get to the point where comfort matters more than anything else. Or I suddenly come into some money! LOL

But I just wouldn't pair the 100-500 with a 70-400 because there's too much overlap and for me, the whole point of the 70-300 is its compactness and portability. I can carry it around happily all day and not think twice. Would I replace both 70-300 and 100-400 with a 70-400 f/4-5.6L? Quite possibly, especially if it took a 1.4x, but it would still have to be compact enough for me to carry around all day.

First world problems...;-)

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