The Canon 100-400 is a f/5.6-8 - Yuck

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NickZ2016 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,637
Re: Diffraction Myth - The Canon 100-400 is a f/5.6-8 - Yuck
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Freedolin wrote:

Perfectly fine. For them. And I'd never argue against them. The point was: why do Jeff and I (and many others) not like the towards slower and slower lenses.

There is no trend towards slow lenses. Lens like this are competing with consumer lenses not the Canon big whites. How fast was a 400mm mirror lens?

Arguably the 600 and 800mm F/11 are creating a brand new market. Most people buying them would never have bought the faster pro versions or even the prosumer versions. Especially if you look at the weight and size difference.

Plus these lenses save you the expense of a ND filter

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