Sell me on the 100-400mm

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Re: Budget Lens, Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM Lens

BackToNature1 wrote:

nmphoto1 wrote:

I'm open minded but find myself a bit at a loss with the new 100-400. I know this focal range zoom isn't new, but at $2600 I don't see its place, especially as a first lens beyond 200 for the Z line. If it were less expensive, then its versatility has it's place for me. However, it seems like the epitome of a master of none lens. It seems to have IQ going for it, but it's too short for a lot of wildlife and too slow for most sports. From 100-200 I would never mount an 4.5-5.6 over the 70-200 2.8 for sports and at the long end of 400mm you aren't going to get much subject separation for sports or wildlife at 5.6.

For those who've ordered it, what was the selling point? What's your use case? I'm not trying to knock the lens, just get a better sense of its place.

For those whom budget allows it, I am quite certain anyone can find an case usage for just about any lens at any price. However, I see nothing wrong with Nikon also having also an Budget 100 400 as Canon has. I think most folks on an budget can live with the limitations, cheaper prices usually bring.

Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS USM Lens


Now that is really budget. I'm not sure how many they would sell with Sigma at $800.

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Nikon Z6 II Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 Nikon Z 24-70mm F4 Nikon Z 85mm F1.8 +1 more
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