Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM Review, And Comparison With EF 50mm f/1.8

Canon Rf 50mm F/1.8 STM Review

Here is a new Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM review along with some comparison to the EF version of the Nifty-Fifty.

Coming from well known camera reviewer Gordon Laing, the video review below looks at at performance of the Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM for EOS R systems and compares it to the iconic EF 50mm f/1.8. Sample images are here, and that’s also where you find Gordon’s written review. From his conclusion:

The Canon RF 50mm f1.8 STM is a low-cost standard lens for the EOS R mirrorless system which, like the EF versions before it, provides an affordable entry into the World of prime lenses, low-light photography and shallow depth-of-field effects.

It may cost roughly double that of the EF 50mm f1.8 STM, but at around 200 dollars or pounds it becomes by far the cheapest native lens in the RF system to date, making it tempting for anyone looking for a second lens to complement an existing kit-zoom. It’s smaller than the EF version when you take a mirrorless adapter into account, and while the overall style and rendering is similar, the newer RF version is noticeably sharper across more of the frame when wide-open.

Read Gordon Laing’s review…

More Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM review stuff are listed here. This lens is a no brainer for every EOS R owner.

At a glance:

  • RF-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.8 to f/22
  • One Aspherical Element
  • Super Spectra Coating
  • STM Stepping AF Motor
  • Customizable Control Ring
  • Rounded 7-Blade Diaphragm

Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 STM:

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Canon EOS R Review – After Using It For A Year

Canon Eos R Review

With all the talk about the Canon EOS R5 (and R6) we might forget that Canon has another very capable full frame mirrorless camera. Here is a Canon EOS R review.

Coming from Photo Tom, the 9 minutes video review below discusses pro and cons of the Canon EOS R.

More Canon EOS R review stuff is listed here.

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Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS Review (expensive but truly awesome)

Canon RF 100-500mm F/4.5-7.1L IS Review

Here is a Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS review. The RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS is an optical masterpiece by Canon, albeit an expensive one.

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

Christopher Frost posted a very good Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS review. The video below shows also some sample pictures shot with the Rf 100-500mm. He says the RF 100-500mm is “truly awesome”.

More Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS reviews are listed here.

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

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Canon EOS R5 Review From Phillip Bloom (a hot and messy start)

Canon Eos R5 Review 8k Video

Here is a Canon EOS R5 review, and as you can easily get from the title, it’s not entirely positive.

Philip Bloom has his take on the Canon EOS R5 in the videos below. He says:

This is my long term “review” of the Canon R5 and I’ve taken a different approach than normal in that I decided to split it into two much parts of a more manageable length.This isn’t about specs, it’s about really living with and using the camera over 4 months.

[…] This is not my usual review, and not strictly a review either. I’ve made two videos which take a look at the Canon R5, the first part is the backstory, the launch and my initial thoughts after buying one. This part is about the experience you get when using it rather than over analysing and going over all the specs as there are countless videos about that. The overheating issues are still a focus, but another focus is the autofocus….with animals. Plus there is a special guest near the end. :)

The overheating issue is also discussed. And here are the two videos. Keep in mind that this is a review coming from a videographer. Enjoy.

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

Canon EOS R5:

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Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM Review With Sample Photos

RF 800mm F/11 IS STM Review

Canon released two unique lenses with the Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM and RF 600mm f/11 IS STM. Here is a RF 800mm f/11 IS STM review.

Christopher Frost Photography posted their Canon RF 800mm f/11 IS STM review.

At a glance:

  • Super-telephoto prime is designed for use with full-frame Canon RF-mount mirrorless digital cameras
  • Fixed f/11 aperture contributes to the sleek and portable form factor as well as a balanced mixture of depth of field and sharpness
  • Gapless dual-layer diffractive optics contribute to a marked reduction in chromatic and spherical aberrations as well as benefit the design of a relatively compact and lightweight lens
  • Retractable/extendable design, with a locking lens barrel, offers an impressively compact form factor considering the super-telephoto design
  • An Optical Image Stabilizer helps to minimize the appearance of camera shake by up to four stops to better enable working in low-light conditions and with slower shutter speeds
  • STM stepping motor offers fast, quiet, smooth, and accurate autofocus performance that is ideal for video recording as well as still shooting
  • Configurable Control Ring can be used to adjust a variety of exposure settings, including aperture, ISO, and exposure compensation
  • Compatible with optional Extender RF 1.4x and Extender RF 2x teleconverters to further increase the effective focal length.

Also interesting: an interview with the engineers who made these unique lenses.

Canon RF 800mm f/11

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Canon EOS R6 and RF 28-70mm f/2L – A Portrait Photography Review

Canon RF 28-70mm F/2L Rf Mount Canon Eos R

The Canon EOS R6 and the amazing RF 28-70mm f/2L lens together. Are they good fpr portrait photography?

Photographer Julia Trotti shares her impression after using the EOS R6 with the RF 28-70mm f/2L.

You can follow Julia and her work on her blog, on Twitter, on Instagram, and on FB.

Canon EOS R6 at a glance:

  • 20mp Full-frame CMOS sensor
  • Sensor-based image stabilisation (IBIS) – works with any lens
  • 3.69m dot electronic viewfinder (EVF), 0.76x magnification
  • 3.0inch vari-angle touch-screen, 1.62m dots
  • 12 / 20fps continuous shooting (mechanical / electronic)
  • ISO100 to ISO102400, Low ISO50, High ISO204800
  • 6072 autofocus points/positions
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Face and Eye-AF tracking
  • Built-in Wi-Fi and Bluetooth
  • Dual SD card slots
  • 4K UHD 60/30/25/24fps
  • FullHD High-speed 120/100fps
  • HDR FullHD Video

For more Canon EOS R6 review stuff see here, a series of enthusiastic RF 28-70mm f/2L reviews are listed here. User manual are available for download for the EOS R5 and the EOS R6.

Canon EOS R6:

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Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L:

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