100-500 I thought we were getting 70-400

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stevvi Regular Member • Posts: 164
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That's the problem with believing the unbridled speculation spouted forth on internet forums and such like

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Dan W Regular Member • Posts: 176
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It's all rumors right? I'm reading the 100-500 will be an L lens with variable aperture. No way, what L zoom has a variable aperture? They save the variables for the cheaper consumer market. And that's fine.

But until it shows up on a Canon site, take it all with a grain of salt...

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stevvi Regular Member • Posts: 164
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Dan W wrote:

It's all rumors right? I'm reading the 100-500 will be an L lens with variable aperture. No way, what L zoom has a variable aperture? They save the variables for the cheaper consumer market. And that's fine.

But until it shows up on a Canon site, take it all with a grain of salt...

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

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Dan W Regular Member • Posts: 176
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stevvi wrote:

Dan W wrote:

It's all rumors right? I'm reading the 100-500 will be an L lens with variable aperture. No way, what L zoom has a variable aperture? They save the variables for the cheaper consumer market. And that's fine.

But until it shows up on a Canon site, take it all with a grain of salt...

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Ah, your right! I forgot about that one... Thanks for the correction.

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Sentenza Forum Member • Posts: 56
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Dan W wrote:

It's all rumors right? I'm reading the 100-500 will be an L lens with variable aperture. No way, what L zoom has a variable aperture? They save the variables for the cheaper consumer market. And that's fine.

But until it shows up on a Canon site, take it all with a grain of salt...

Straight from usa.canon.com website:

"Alongside the EOS R5, Canon is also developing seven RF lenses and two RF lens extenders scheduled for release during 2020, including the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1 L IS"

https://www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/about/newsroom/press-releases/press-release-details/2020/20200212-eos/20200212-eos

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trulandphoto Contributing Member • Posts: 906
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stevvi wrote:

Dan W wrote:

It's all rumors right? I'm reading the 100-500 will be an L lens with variable aperture. No way, what L zoom has a variable aperture? They save the variables for the cheaper consumer market. And that's fine.

But until it shows up on a Canon site, take it all with a grain of salt...

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

And also the 70-300mm L and the 28-300mm L.

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sobrien
sobrien Senior Member • Posts: 1,150
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Dan W wrote:

stevvi wrote:

Dan W wrote:

It's all rumors right? I'm reading the 100-500 will be an L lens with variable aperture. No way, what L zoom has a variable aperture? They save the variables for the cheaper consumer market. And that's fine.

But until it shows up on a Canon site, take it all with a grain of salt...

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Ah, your right! I forgot about that one... Thanks for the correction.

And the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS USM.

And the EF 28-300 f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM.

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Andy01 Senior Member • Posts: 3,076
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Dan W wrote:

stevvi wrote:

Dan W wrote:

It's all rumors right? I'm reading the 100-500 will be an L lens with variable aperture. No way, what L zoom has a variable aperture? They save the variables for the cheaper consumer market. And that's fine.

But until it shows up on a Canon site, take it all with a grain of salt...

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Ah, your right! I forgot about that one... Thanks for the correction.

Given that the RF 100-500L will be the RF equivalent of EF 100-400L ii, it seems perfectly normal that it has a similar variable aperture. My guess is that it is probably going to be f5.6 at 400mm (same as 100-400L), and goes to f7.1 at 500mm.

Colin

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viska Regular Member • Posts: 215
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Stands to reason!

Links up well with 24-105s....depending which is the choice of Tlog.

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RDM5546 Regular Member • Posts: 306
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Andy01 wrote:

Dan W wrote:

stevvi wrote:

Dan W wrote:

It's all rumors right? I'm reading the 100-500 will be an L lens with variable aperture. No way, what L zoom has a variable aperture? They save the variables for the cheaper consumer market. And that's fine.

But until it shows up on a Canon site, take it all with a grain of salt...

EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM

Ah, your right! I forgot about that one... Thanks for the correction.

Given that the RF 100-500L will be the RF equivalent of EF 100-400L ii, it seems perfectly normal that it has a similar variable aperture. My guess is that it is probably going to be f5.6 at 400mm (same as 100-400L), and goes to f7.1 at 500mm.

Colin

It that was my guess too. The EF 100-400f3.5-5.6 L II IS USM one my favorite lenses. I would not buy the RF 100-500mm if the aperature is a dimmer f6.3 at 400mm. For me lots of the action I should are close to sundown and sunrise. The light is diming for a long time before or after then.

I had planned to stick to my beloved EF 100-400 before I say that RF 500mm business even at 7.1 it is interesting. i do currently shoot at f8 for depth of field all the time when the sunlight is strong and I am using my lovely existing lens. The f7.1 may preferable if it mean the size and weight are similar to the EF 100-400mm. I do home the do no have a big throw on the zoom ring like they did on the RF 70-200. I strongly prefer a short throw that can facilitate quick zooming of flying birds.

I suspect the extenders they announced will first work only with this lens. i will want a

1.4X RF lens extender to go with the RF 100-400mm which will be similar but smaller to my Sigma 150-600mm lens.  Maybe it will be lighter too.  That would be a good thing to not have to use a monopod like I current do with the Sigma.

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shawnphoto Contributing Member • Posts: 613
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One does not preclude the other necessarily.

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dmanthree
dmanthree Veteran Member • Posts: 8,269
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There was no announcement from Canon, so it was just a rumor that never happened. No big deal.

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Mike_13 Contributing Member • Posts: 996
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Dan W wrote:

It's all rumors right? I'm reading the 100-500 will be an L lens with variable aperture. No way, what L zoom has a variable aperture? They save the variables for the cheaper consumer market. And that's fine.

But until it shows up on a Canon site, take it all with a grain of salt...

100-400?

70-300?

35-300 / 28-300 (or whatever they zoom out to)?

It has been done, it will be done again

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