R5 with RF100-500L Crop or Extender 1.4x which is best ?

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R5 with RF100-500L Crop or Extender 1.4x which is best ?

The sample photos are heavily cropped. I matched them for size by upsizing the cropped version 1.4x  in Photoshop with preserve details.

I have been experimenting with crop vs Extender 1.4x on my R5 with RF 100-500mm L recently.

Which is better ?

The somewhat surprising answer (surprising to me anyway) is that I get better results and a very much better user experience by just cropping.

You can read about it in more detail on my CameraErgonomics blog here http://cameraergonomics.blogspot.com/2021/07/canon-rf-100-500-on-r5-extender-or-crop.html

I think this will be of interest to any R5+RF100-500  owner wondering if they should invest in an extender.

Please note the result might be different is a lower pixel count camera is used.

Regards from


Canon EOS R5
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