Canon RF 100-500mm Review, Comparison With EF 100-400mm (best RF telephoto)

Canon RF 100-500mm Review

Here is a Canon RF 100-500mm review. The recently announced Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS lens seems to be a rather interesting and well performing lens.

Coming from Gordon Laing, the 29 minutes video-review below looks at the Canon RF 100-500mm from all possible points of view and compares it to the EF 100-400mm lens. Gordon seems to be pretty fond of the RF 100-500mm, calling it the “best RF telephoto” lens. In any case a powerful option for the EOS R system.

Key features:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4.5-7.1 to f/32-54
  • One Super UD Element, Six UD Elements
  • Dual Nano USM AF System

More RF 100-500mm coverage is listed here.

Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS:

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Canon EOS R5 Review For Underwater Photo And Video

Canon EOS R5 Review

Canon set a new reference standard with the Canon EOS R5, overheating drama included. Here is a Canon EOS R5 review for underwater photography and video.

Coming from the folks at Bluewater Photo Store, the video below is…

[…] a full review of the Canon EOS R5 full frame, 45 megapixel mirrorless camera for underwater photo and video. The R5 has some of the best specs on the market including 45 MP still images, 8K video @ 30P with internal RAW recording, 4K video up to 120fps, 5 axis in-body image-stabilization, and more!

The staff at Bluewater Photo and the Underwater Photography Guide took the Canon EOS R5 diving in the cold waters of the Puget Sound, Washington to put it to the test and see just what it could do. We’ve been very impressed with the underwater footage that we captured. However, we do think that the marketing by Canon for the R5 should have been done differently – this is a spectacular still camera with amazing video features, but it should not be relied on for the video features that were initially marketed.

Well, at least underwater the heating issue should be under control ;-)

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 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. My opinion about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Canon EOS R5 Review – A Camera Packed With Special Features

Canon Eos R5 Review

Here is an exhaustive Canon EOS R5 review, a camera “significant and packed with special features“.

Coming from Christopher Frost Photography, the video below discusses all you might want to know about the Canon EOS R5. Says the reviewe:

I never normally review a camera to this level, but the R5 is so significant and packed with special features that I couldn’t resist this time.

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 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. My opinion about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

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Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II Review (and samples shot with FF and APS-C)

Canon EF 70-200mm F/4L IS II

For once we feature a review of an EF optics, and not of an RF lens. The Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II.

Coming from Christopher Frost Photography, the 9 minutes video below examines the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II lens for both full frame and APS-C cameras. Some sample pictures are included. Says the reviewer:

I would never buy a 70-200mm f/4 lens – I like to shoot at brighter apertures – but I still love using them, they’re great fun. Is this most recent of Canon’s one of the best ever made?

Of course it is!

Key features:

  • EF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • One Fluorite Element and Two UD Elements
  • Super Spectra Coating

Canon EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II:

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Canon EOS R5 vs EOS R6 Astrophotography and High ISO Review

Canon Eos R5 Review

Here is a Canon EOS R5 vs Canon EOS R6 review for astrophotographers. High ISO performance is also reviewed.

Brent Hall takes the EOS R5 and EOS R6 out to photograph the milky way and to see how they performa at high ISO settings.

The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 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. My opinion about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

CanonEOS R6body and kits preorder links:

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Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR

Canon EOS R5 Teardown: Weather Sealing A Step Up From Anything Seen Before

Canon Eos R5 Teardown

Roger Cicala at Lens Rentals published his Canon EOS R5 teardown. It seems the R5 has the best weather sealing in the industry.

Roger Cicala says that the weather sealing “seems to be a step up from anything we’ve seen before“. And that means also that there is little opportunity for the heat to escape. Mr. Cicala explains it:

There seem to be two separate heat sinks, one under the voltage board, another between the main PCB and the sensor assembly, with thermal pads to direct heat to each. At least one of them connects to the tripod plate, which might provide a secondary sink. This is a lot of heat sink compared to most photo cameras, but not even a fraction of what we see in a video camera. What I can’t tell from this is how that heat then gets out of the camera. It’s sure not air circulation.

Given how tightly sealed things are, I’m curious as to where the heat goes to get out of the camera; some further investigation is required there.

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I’m a simple person. All I can think of is, ‘how does the heat get out of the camera?’ Sure it goes into the metal sinks, but once they heat up, then where? In a small photo camera, there’s not a lot of ventilation/convection current to get let the heat out. This camera is better sealed than most; I doubt there’s very much ventilation at all.

To me it’s clear: Canon made a game changer with the EOS R5. The artificially ignited overheating soap opera won’t change much. The Canon EOS R5 teardown is documented with pictures and text and step by step, and it’s absolutely worth to be seen at Lens Rentals.

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The EOS R5 seems to be highly regarded as a stills camera. In particular, the EOS R5 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. My opinion about the EOS R5 overheating hysteria is listed here.

Canon EOS R5 body and kits preorder links:

America: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon CA, KEH Camera, BestBuy, Canon CA, Canon USA
Europe & UK: Amazon DE, Amazon UK, Amazon FR, Amazon IT, Wex Photo Video, Park Cameras, Canon DE, Canon UK, Canon IT, Canon FR