My take on the RF 800mm f/11 DO IS STM for birds

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John Sheehy Forum Pro • Posts: 25,103
Re: My take on the RF 800mm f/11 DO IS STM for birds

Marximus wrote:

I have the 100-400 II/1.4x, and I have difficulty justifying this lens, because in crop mode I can get 896mm at f/8.

You can type it or say it, but it isn't meaningful.  If you want to say that it is like 896mm on a FF camera, then you must also multiply the 8 by 1.6, too, because it is like an 896mm f/12.8 on a FF with not a lot of pixels (39% of whatever the entire frame has).

The AF happens at f/8, but noise, DOF, and diffraction are like f/12.8 on the full frame.

I've thought about getting it and using it just on my R6 (like I do the 24-240), because I wasn't thrilled with the sharpness when mounted on the R5,

That's a good thing about the R5; it will have better-sampled, less aliased captures with marginal lens sharpness.

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