RF 100-400, a great companion to the R7

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Alastair Norcross
Alastair Norcross Veteran Member • Posts: 9,077
RF 100-400, a great companion to the R7

The RF 100-400 is only $599 right now, so I bought it on impulse. I've just received it, and went into my back yard to give it a quick try. I am very impressed so far. It is replacing my Tamron 100-400. It's so much smaller and lighter, even alone. Add in the mount adapter to the Tamron, and the new RF feels like nothing at all. It's also lightning quick to AF, and, from a few test shots at least, sharper than the Tamron. All in all, the advantages seem to more than outweigh the 2/3 stop loss of light. Here are a few bug shots. I happened to see these beetles getting a bit frisky on the leaf of a tree I was pointing the camera at:

Now, I just have to package up my Tamron and 1.4X converter, and send them off to MPB. I think I'll pick up the RF 1.4X to go with this lens too.

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Canon G7 X II Canon EOS R Canon EOS M6 II Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Canon PowerShot S100 (2000) +28 more
Canon EOS R7 Canon RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM
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