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May 08, 2021 22:06 |  #181

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I had the 800 for a while but really wasn't happy with the long MFD and the f/11. IQ was pretty good and I am sure it would have improved as I got used to it more. I liked the handling and size weight a lot.

Now I have the 100-500 and it is a real winner. It is lighter than my 100-400ii, however I don't have the RF teleconverter yet so can't say how well it works. I have always had mixed results with the 1.4TC on the 100-[\400 although the TC's work really well in my hands with my 300 2.8. Maybe it's me I don't know, but when I use the 100-400 with the TC on either my 5DIV or the new R5 it sometimes works really well and other times maybe not so well. The RF 100-500 is pretty great so far. I will admit that my time with it has been a bit limited so far. I took it to the Stick Marsh last Saturday and it was a joy to use. The images looked great when I got home and examined them. And the MFD is pretty amazing although I haven't really wrung that out yet.

PS I got mine from Canon USA when everyone else was out of stock. Go figure. I went on the site just for the heck of it and was startled to see it listed as in stock.

The 800mm and 100-500 with 1.4x are an interesting set to compare. Both have a 70 mm diam front element. So light gathering is the same. If Canon had a 1.6x TC and you put it on the zoom, they would both be 800mm f/11.

I'm thinking the 100-500 would be the winner if the critters were closer, enabling shooting with the bare lens. I think there are lots of times you could have such scenarios in Florida. In most other places I have been to you need more reach, so you really need around 700-800mm, and are often cropping those. With the 1.4x on the zoom, I think the rigs would be similar in IQ. The 100-500mm has much closer focusing, has zoom versatility, but is heavier and costs a lot more. Tough decision.

Let us know your impressions as you get more experience.


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May 08, 2021 22:08 |  #182

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The 800mm and 100-500 with 1.4x are an interesting set to compare. Both have a 70 mm diam front element. So light gathering is the same. If Canon had a 1.6x TC and you put it on the zoom, they would both be 800mm f/11.

I'm thinking the 100-500 would be the winner if the critters were closer, enabling shooting with the bare lens. I think there are lots of times you could have such scenarios in Florida. In most other places I have been to you need more reach, so you really need around 700-800mm, and are often cropping those. With the 1.4x, I think the rigs would be similar in IQ. The 100-500mm has much closer focusing, has zoom versatility, but is heavier and costs a lot more. Tough decision.

Let us know your impressions as you get more experience.

Those are all great points and I agree. We have a lot of close opportunities here not available in many other places where maximum reach is most important.


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May 09, 2021 01:05 |  #183

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It is a really cool shot.

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May 12, 2021 06:36 |  #184

What's it like adding a 2x TC to the 100-500 ? i haven't seen any examples of it, most seem to be shooting with the 1,4x TC on their lens.

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May 16, 2021 11:13 |  #185

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May 17, 2021 15:31 |  #186

I shot down The Moon tonight.. the sharpness of these is outstanding, i didn't even have to add any extra in the post process. These pics were shot using the 1.6x cropmode in camera and then cropped to 1:1 format.


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May 22, 2021 10:17 |  #187

One from the last day before I had to send it back to Lensrentals. A 30mp crop. IQ with the 1.4t/c is great with decent light, but it's a little awkward as a walk around lens since it doesn't fully retract.


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May 23, 2021 04:01 |  #188

Some recent photos with this great lens! :)


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May 23, 2021 08:07 |  #189

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May 27, 2021 13:34 |  #190

First pic with the new lens:-P


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May 27, 2021 13:45 |  #191

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First pic with the new lens:-P

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First impressions, Jan?


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May 27, 2021 14:02 |  #192

@Levina

Fast focussing on the R5, and the stabilisation is really quiet in comparrison to the 100 400 II.
The stabilisator and the ibis on the R5 , let me take sharp dragons pictures with less than 1/50 shutterspeed handheld.
Because of the diafragma of 7.1 at 500mm. i would not use this lens with 1.4 extender.
100mm. more than the 100 400 ii,and i used that 100 400 a lot with the 1.4x iii extender, which caused a lot of hunting of the lens.
With the 100 500 bare on the R5 no hunting

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May 27, 2021 14:59 |  #193

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@Levina

Fast focussing on the R5, and the stabilisation is really quiet in comparrison to the 100 400 II.
The stabilisator and the ibis on the R5 , let me take sharp dragons pictures with less than 1/50 shutterspeed handheld.
Because of the diafragma of 7.1 at 500mm. i would not use this lens with 1.4 extender.
100mm. more than the 100 400 ii,and i used that 100 400 a lot with the 1.4x iii extender, which caused a lot of hunting of the lens.
With the 100 500 bare on the R5 no hunting


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Thanks, Jan!
I'm a bit on the fence regarding this lens. I have the RF 800/11 which is a fun lens for when I need more reach then my EF lenses can give me but truth is that my old and humble EF 400/5.6L and 400/4L are still better: better colours, better contrast, better detail. So I would like something better (edit: than the 800/11 that is). The 100-500 is no doubt a great deal better. But to buy another slow lens, I don't know. I'm actually considering getting a 500/4L now, first version of course. Added benefit is that I would also be able to use that lens on a DSLR. Downside is its weight. Decisions...


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May 27, 2021 15:37 |  #194

Weja wrote in post #19240921 (external link)
First pic with the new lens:-P


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Gorgeous shot. And you're making that lens more tempting than it already is.


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May 27, 2021 23:08 |  #195

Another one from my rental week, with the 1.4x.


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