Here is a round-up of hands-on reviews and previews of the brand new Canon RF…
Whaaaat? a f/11 lens with 800m? Kidding? Read this Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM review and you might get surprised.
At a glance:
- RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
- Fixed f/11 Aperture
- Retractable, Locking Lens Barrel
- Gapless Dual-Layer Diffractive Optics
The RF 800mm seems to be the world’s lightest 800mm telephoto lens. That’s possibile because of the fixed f/11 setting. Photography Blog posted their Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM review. From their conclusion:
[…] there’s no getting away from that fixed f/11 aperture which limits its use to either bright conditions or high ISO speeds (or sometimes both), the lack of any kind of weather-sealing at all may well put off more hard-core users, the 6m minimum focusing distance is a little restrictive, the tripod mount can’t be rotated from landscape to portrait position, there could be some question marks over the long-term durability of the retractable design, and the essential lens hood is unfortunately an expensive optional accessory.
All in all, though, the Canon RF 800mm F11 IS STM is a refreshingly brave attempt to make an otherwise expensive branch of photography more accessible, both in terms of cost and portability – there simply aren’t any other 800mm lenses that are as inexpensive, compact and crucially as good as this one. Bravo to Canon for thinking out of the box.Read the review at Photography Blog
They rated the lens “highly recommended” and gave it 4.5/5 stars. More Canon RF 800mm and RF 600mm coverage is listed here.
Canon RF 600mm f/11
Canon RF 800mm f/11