Are The Canon RF 600mm f/11 and RF 800mm f/11 The Best Wildlife Lenses?

Canon Rf 600mm F/11

Are Canon’s new RF 600mm f/11 and RF 800mm f/11, two relatively affordable lenses for the EOS R system, the best wildlife lenses you might get?

Tony & Chelsea Northrup take a closer look to these lenses, and try to answer some questions. They tested the lenses on an EOS R5.

Table of contents:

  • 0:00 Shameless plug
  • 0:57 Introduction
  • 1:38 Canon 600mm f/11 Overview
  • 2:05 Canon 800mm f/11 Overview
  • 2:47 NOT FOR DSLRs
  • 3:01 Hand-holding
  • 3:49 Sharpness
  • 4:42 Background Blur
  • 5:16 Low-light
  • 6:05 Carry-ability
  • 6:38 Stabilization
  • 7:37 Price
  • 8:03 Lag (electronic viewfinder)
  • 9:01 Autofocus
  • 9:47 Minimum focus distance
  • 10:52 Frames per second (FPS)
  • 11:20 Mechanical vs electronic shutter
  • 11:36 Silent shutter
  • 11:46 Summary

Canon RF 600mm f/11

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Canon RF 800mm f/11

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Canon EOS R5 Review – Comparing To Sony A7R IV For Stills Photography

Canon Eos R5 Review

Here is another Canon EOS R5 review, not pushing the overheating hysteria but comparing the R5 to the Sony a7R IV for still photography.

Matt Granger compares a production unit of the Canon EOS R5 with the Sony a7R IV. How do the two alpha dogs compare? See for yourself.

Sample photos from Matt Granger’s review can be downloaded from here (690Mb).

The EOS R5 seems to be a remarkable and highly regarded stills camera. In particular, the autofocus system is a huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

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Canon EOS R5 Records 4 Hours 4KHQ At 30p Video Externally With Some Simple Tricks

Canon Eos R5 Overheating

The Canon EOS R5 can record up to 4 hours of 4KHQ video at 30p with an external recorder, if you know some simple tweaks.

The tweaks have been discovered by No Life, and are documented in the video below. Wayne of No Life says:

The Canon R5 does not seem to overheat, externally, if you don’t have any cards in the camera. In this video I show (with as much proof as I can), how I’m able to record up to 4 hours in 4KHQ 30fps, 10-bit CLOG, with IBIS and DPAF all on, with no issues like the blackout or screen off issue myself and Gerald were having.

The setup here is as follows – HDMI out of Canon R5, into Atomos, out of Atomos, into ATEM, out of ATEM, into OBS on the PC. This is no different that Geralds livestreaming setup, and showcasing the times you can expect as if you were recording on the Atomos. This was to record for this long period of time, without the MASSIVE Atomos file, and still show the camera was in fact running for the entire time.

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

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Canon EOS R6 body and kits preorder links:

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Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 Review – Good Cameras & Terrible Marketing?

Canon Eos R5 Review

Here is a Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 review by a respected Youtuber.

Coming from Gerald Undone, the Canon EOS R6 and EOS R5 review below states that the R5 and R6 “are great photo cameras with important video improvements over previous models, but they’ve been marketed incorrectly“.

Gerald was among the first to confirm that the R5 abd R6’s video recording times were as declared by Canon.

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the autofocus system seems to be huge leap forwards. More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

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Canon EOS R6 body and kits preorder links:

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Canon EOS R5 Review – Canon’s Best Stills Camera To Date

Canon Eos R5 Review

Among all that hilarious and heated EOS R5 overheating discussion, here is a Canon EOS R5 review that examines the R5 as a still camera.

Gordon Laing reviewed the Canon EOS R5 as a camera for still photography, and says it’s “Canon’s best camera for stills photography to date“. Gordon is a renowned camera reviewer in the community. The video review below is exhaustive and delivers a lot of information about the EOS R5. Enjoy.

More Canon EOS R5 review stuff is listed here, for the EOS R6 see here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

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Is Canon The New Sony? Over-ambitious Specs Might Turn Against The EOS R5

Eos R5 Vs Eos R6

Photographic authority DPReview posted their verdict about the heated Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 overheating discussion.

As we always wrote, both the Canon EOS R6 and R5 work exactly as Canon promised and hence you can’t say there is an issue. DPReview’s tests confirm that the EOS R6 and R5 work as declared by Canon. However, that seems to be not enough.

DPReview saysthe cameras’ specs are rather over-ambitious“. We might add that there are also over-ambitious expectation which might play a role in the overheated overheating-issue discussion. Considering how the masses reacted to the heat production on the R5 and R6, it seems people is expecting a bit too much from these cameras.

One hour video footage shot at 8K produces 1TB of data. Yes, 1TB or 1,000GB of data for one hour of video. Who could possibly think this is possible without a massive heat production? Maybe Canon’s mistake was to assume people had a better understanding of the basic laws of physics.

Or maybe Canon’s mistake was to build a camera, the EOS R5, that packs more video features than it should and people understands. The 4K and 8K slow-motion modes are cool, and sure allow for a lot of fun. And heat. On the other hand, professionals who want to shoot pro-grade 4K and 8K footage are very likely to use a different kind of camera. Neither the R5 nor the R6 were conceived for this kind of video footage. Looking at the Canon R5 (or R6) for this kind of work might be an over-ambitious expectation. This is acknowledged by DPReview:

It should be noted that Canon did not design either the EOS R5 or R6 to be professional video tools, and nor does it market them as such.

Whether it is the over-ambitious specifications or the over-ambitious expectations, it seems Canon is the new Sony here. Packing a lot of innovative video features in a small camera, and facing a massive sh**-storm because of the heat production. There is only one difference with Sony: Canon always stated clearly and transparently the recording limits of the R5 and R6. Sony, in the past, did not.

DPReview is very sober in their analysis of the Canon EOS R5 and EOS R6 heat production and its consequences for video work. They give these recommendations:

EOS R5 suggestions:

  • Expect to shoot line-skipped 30p for the bulk of your footage
  • Only use 8K or oversampled HQ 4K for occasional B-Roll
  • 4K/120 and 8K will cut into your shooting time quickest of all
  • Be aware of your setup time and cumulative usage (including stills shooting)

EOS R6 suggestions:

  • Don’t expect to be able to shoot for extended periods
  • Be aware of the need for extensive cooling periods between bursts of shooting

More Canon EOS R5 reviews and information are listed here, for the EOS R6 see here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

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