Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS Review (an excellent upgrade, D. Abbott)

RF 100mm F/2.8L Macro IS Review

Here is a Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS review from one of our favorite reviewers.

Key Features

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • 1.4x Magnification with Autofocus
  • Aperture Range: f/2.8 to f/32
  • Minimum Focusing Distance: 10.2″
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Smooth and Quiet Auto Focus
  • Optical Image Stabilization; Hybrid IS
  • Control Ring for Direct Setting Changes
  • 9-Blade Diaphragm
  • Weather-Sealed Construction

Dustin Abbott posted his exhaustive Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS review. From his conclusion:

The Canon RF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS USM is a (mostly) excellent upgrade to the outstanding Canon EF 100mm F2.8L Macro IS.  It gives higher magnification, better resolution, and faster, quieter autofocus.  The improvement to the 1.4x magnification is always welcome, as when you are doing macro work you want as much flexibility as possible.

There are a couple of misses here.  The focus shift issue will impact image sharpness in some situations, and I feel like the SA Control feature is largely going to be a gimmick for most users.  There’s also the reality that the lens has grown a fair bit in size relative to the EF version.  It’s also the best macro option available on RF right now, and the images that it produces are genuinely gorgeous.  Rich color, excellent contrast, and fabulous detail regardless of your distance to the subject.

As usual the review comes with a huge set of sample pictures, comparison charts, and all the information you might want to know. Dustin’s reviews are what I look for when I am about to purchase new gear. And for those who prefer to watch their reviews, Dustin Abbott provides a comprehensive video-review (below, short version first, long version second).

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Pixelpeepers Unite: Canon EOS R3 Studio Scene For Comparing Image Quality

Canon Eos R3

This is for all the pixelpeepers out there. You can now compare the Canon EOS R3 image quality in a studio scene setting.

DPReview added the Canon EOS R3 to their studio scene tool. You can now analyze the image quality of Canon’s first stacked CMOS sensor and compare it to other imaging sensors.

Our test scene is designed to simulate a variety of textures, colors and detail types you’ll encounter in the real world. It also has two illumination modes to see the effect of different lighting conditions.

Click here to access the studio setting tool, and have fun.

You can download the Canon EOS R3 user manual from Canon. Or you might read it online. A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. All EOS R3 coverage is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

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Canon EOS R3 vs Sony Alpha a1 Autofocus Comparison

Sony Alpha A1

Here is another Canon EOS R3 review. This one is comparing the R3’s autofocus with the AF of the Sony Alpha a1.

Coming from Jared Polin, the 28 minutes review below compares the autofocus performance of the Canon EOS R3 and Sony Alpha a1.

You can download the Canon EOS R3 user manual from Canon. Or you might read it online. A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. All EOS R3 coverage is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Order in the USA ($5,999):
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Canon EOS R3 Review With Production Body By DPReview TV

Canon Eos R3 Review

Here is a full and complete Canon EOS R3 review. If it took that long for these guys to get a production Canon EOS R3 I can only guess how difficult it must be be for the rest of us.

Canon EOS R3 at a glance:

  • 24MP Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, Eye Control AF
  • 6K60 Raw and 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 12 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 5.76m-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3.2″ 4.2m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Built-In Vert. Grip
  • CFexpress & SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Wired LAN and 5 GHz Wi-Fi Support

DPReview TV posted their 14 minutes, information packed Canon EOS R3 review, and they had a production model to test. They say:

We finally have a production Canon R3 and we put it to the test – AF performance, high ISO, dynamic range, e-shutter, video quality, heat management and more! Watch our in-depth review of the Canon EOS R3 to find out what you need to know.

Full resolution EOS R3 sample photos from the review are available here. And here is the Canon EOS R3 review:

Table of contents:

  • 0:00 – Intro
  • 0:58 – Electronic vs. mechanical shutter
  • 2:12 – High ISO performance
  • 3:28 – Dynamic range
  • 4:19 – Jacket explanation
  • 4:48 – Overheating
  • 6:16 – Video quality
  • 7:01 – Annoyances
  • 7:48 – Video conclusion
  • 8:57 – Eye-control AF performance
  • 10:13 – Autofocus performance
  • 11:16 – Flash photography
  • 12:10 – Flicker reduction
  • 12:54 – Conclusion

You can download the Canon EOS R3 user manual from Canon. Or you might read it online. A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. All EOS R3 coverage is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

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Canon EOS R3 Review: How Good Are the RAW Files?

Canon Eos R3 Review

Here is a Canon EOS R3 review that looks explicitly at the RAW files outputted by the camera.

R3 at a glance:

  • 24MP Full-Frame Stacked BSI CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II, Eye Control AF
  • 6K60 Raw and 4K120 10-Bit Internal Video
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 12 fps Mech. Shutter
  • 5.76m-Dot EVF with 120 fps Refresh Rate
  • 3.2″ 4.2m-Dot Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD
  • Sensor-Shift 5-Axis Image Stabilization
  • Multi-Function Shoe, Built-In Vert. Grip
  • CFexpress & SD UHS-II Memory Card Slots
  • Wired LAN and 5 GHz Wi-Fi Support

Coming from Jared Polin (aka FroKnowsPhoto) this Canon EOS R3 review analyzes the RAW files coming from the camera. Moreover, the CR3 files are all available for your pixel peeping pleasure. Says Jared Polin:

This is a RAW FILE Review from the Canon EOS R3. I took the Canon EOS R3 with an adapted 400mm f2.8 IS II out to photograph Soccer and wanted to share some RAW files with you. I am leaving the RAW files as CR3, so you see the exact file directly from the camera. What I can tell you is the auto focus is pure insanity on this camera and the files are fantastic as well.

Download Sample RAW FILES https://froknowsphoto.com/r3raw/

– Zip 1 https://bit.ly/3kp0UpN

– Zip 2 https://bit.ly/3n0EywB

You may need to copy and paste the link to download the files.

You can download the Canon EOS R3 user manual from Canon. Or you might read it online.

A technical brochure about the EOS R3 is available. You can watch the EOS R3 live-stream again here. All EOS R3 coverage is listed here. We put together some interesting videos about the EOS R3, listed here. Be sure to check Gordon Laing’s in-depth review of the EOS R3, part 1 and part 2. Oh, and don’t forget to listen how the R3’s 30fps sound. Canon EOS R3 product description after the break.

Preorder in the USA ($5,999):
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Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS Review And Sample Photos

RF 100-400mm F/5.6-8 IS Review

Here is a new Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS review. Interesting land affordable lens the Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/5.6 to f/45
  • One UD Element, One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • Nano USM AF Motor
  • Maximum Magnification: 0.41x at 400mm
  • Optical Image Stabilizer
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm

Photography Blog posted their exhaustive Canon RF 100-400mm f/5.6-8 IS review. There is also a set of sample pictures. From their conclusion:

The new RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM is the best super-telephoto lens for most Canon full-frame mirrorless shooters, delivering satisfyingly sharp results and being compact and lightweight enough to carry around all day, and it’s also something of a bargain to boot.

The main rival to this lens is the RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM, which at an eye-watering £2899.99 / $2699.99 will be well out of the price range of most people.

For everyone except professional users who will use the 100-500mm day in, day out, at just £699 / $649 the new RF 100-400mm makes a lot more sense from a financial point of view.

Thankfully its not just the price tag that’s appealing – it also delivers the goods in most other departments, from image quality to focusing speed, from build quality to feature-set.

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Canon RF 100–400mm F5.6–8 IS:

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