Hobbyist Birders Will Love It: Canon 600mm F11 IS STM Review

The Canon 600mm f11 IS STM is a super-telephoto that’s easy to use and wallet-friendly.

We recently reviewed the Canon 800mm f11, and now it’s time to take a look at its smaller brother, the Canon RF 600mm f11 IS STM. Canon broke the mold when they launched these lenses, and many photographers are interested in their performance, especially because of the fixed f11 aperture. So, the biggest question is whether the 600mm version of this lens performs better than the 800mm version. Is it worth your time? Let’s find out in our full review.

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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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