This Is What $13K Luxury Really Looks Like: Canon RF 600mm F4 Review

Super telephoto lenses have been sluggish to arrive in mirrorless mounts. Yet, Canon already has more long lenses than the older Sony E Mount. That’s partly because lenses like the Canon RF 600mm f4 L IS USM adapt the same optical design as the similar DSLR lens. Telling the new RF 600mm apart from the EF version is difficult to do at first glance. But, with closer inspection, the RF lens has a band of silver at the mount and is actually a little longer and slightly heavier. But, with backgrounds as soft as melted butter, Canon’s new 600mm mirrorless mount is just as made for wildlife and sports as the EF lens.

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Sturdy. Sharp. Slow: Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG DN Review

When the L-Mount Alliance formed, it allowed companies like Panasonic to jump into full-frame mirrorless with a list of lenses already available. But, one thing the L-Mount family was missing was a zoom, with optics from Leica topping out at 280mm and, later, Panasonic at 300mm. When Sigma started converting its line-up of lenses to mirrorless, however, the L-Mount family gained a super-telephoto, the Sigma 150-600mm f5-6.3 DG DN Sports.

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LensRentals Finds the Canon RF 600mm F11 Is an Unusual Lens

The Canon RF 600mm f11 is a fixed aperture, collapsible lens, and LensRentals decided to do a big teardown!

Ever heard of a Reflex lens? Well, in some ways, the new Canon RF 600mm f11 is built like one. It has a fixed f11 aperture just like many reflex/mirror lenses from way back in the day. LensRentals decided to take the new Canon RF 600mm f11 apart and see what’s inside. Immediately, they noticed a lack of weather resistance at the mount. This, perhaps amongst everything else, is a huge disappointment. If you’re a wildlife photographer, you’re bound to want to shoot with a 600mm lens outdoors. In fact, Roger Cicala of LensRentals told us a bit more about the lens.

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Nikon Has Two New Big Telephoto Prime Lenses

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Today, Nikon is announcing three new lenses–and two of them are monsters. The company will soon be offering the new smaller AF-S DX Nikkor 16-80mm f2.8-4E EF VR along with new 500mm and 600mm lenses. The lens most likely to be purchased by folks is the 16-80mm f2.8-4, which is designed for APS-C sensor cameras and comes out to render a 24-120mm field of view. The ones that are more exciting though are the new 500mm and 600mm lenses. These are designed for photojournalists, sports shooters, and wildlife shooters.

And man, are they expensive.

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