Canon RF 100-500mm F4.5-7.1L IS USM

Canon needs to start making their feet Arca compatible. Is this some kind of licensing issue?
I changed the foot of my EF 100-400 to an Arca, it really is a game changer. I would suppose it really is a copyright issue.
 
All nice shots

With the high demand and lack of supply it is started me thinking (always a dangerous thing)
I am on the list for the lens at Hunts Photo in Providence RI but they haven't gotten any in yet, I don't have a lot of hope since I heard that B&H only got 8!
I already have a RF 1.4x, I use it with my RF 100-400

Suddenly I am wondering if I should get the RF 100-500 instead as one they are available and two I am selling some guns over the next month or two so would have the money, also the thought of having enough for the 200-800 and the 100-500 is burning a hole in my pocket. I do already have the EF 100-400L mk II and it is very close in IQ to the 100-500....
Of course I love the RF 100-400, light weight and good IQ since I shoot for the web and don't print it works well. Liking the RF100-400 and having the EF 100-400 it doesn't really make sense to get the 100-500 especially as I will be keeping the EF lens for use with my 90D and 7Dii and 5Dc.

I guess it really makes sense to wait for the 200-800
 
Has anyone else had an issue with accidently turning off IS?

This has happened twice now, I pack the kit away only to find the switch off.

Nothing wrong with the switch, it's just like the others. Never had this issue before.
 
SO I got a RF 100-500 from Canon USA refurbished for $1,899, with case and hood, it looks brand new.

Trying it out with my R7 and R6ii. The focus is very snappy but one of the tests I do and my EF 100-400Lii struggles with it, is to zoom to 500m and to focus through my double hung window at 12 feet and then at a tree 300 feet away. The R7 snaps focus back and forth between them but the R6ii pretty much won't. I have to either zoom back to say 350mm or turn the focus ring and then it will focus. In further testing above 300mm it struggles to go from minimum focus distance to infinity

Has anyone noticed this?
 
Testing out my new RF 100-500, I heard you have to get used to it, but with the EF 100-400Lii it should be that much different. I went to the pond today, 25 degrees so sat in the car with the heater on opened the window and shot out the window. Used both my R6ii and R7, the R7 instead of a RF 1.4x I get more keepers with my EF 100-400Lii and even more with my RF 100-400, it may be that the RF 100-400 is lighter. However when I nail one it is sharper than either of the other lenses. My R7 gave less keepers than the R6ii but it is probably the way it is setup, I need to play with the settings on both.
The seagull was locked on before it went behind the brush and it stayed on it with the R6ii, the Cardinal was shot through my den window about 15 feet away with the R6ii

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Count me in, bought a refurbished copy for $1820 arrived last week, looks great. Tried a few from the backyard :). Fantastic lens
 
I love the 100-500 however I am still on the list for the 200-800 and trying to determine if I want to get it. I will either rent or buy (with option to return). Went to the pond yesterday, it was warm about 30 degrees F. Someone had asked me to post some shots at 100 meters/yards away as I had posted shots up close and up close the 100-500 is great. The first shot is from 10 yards with the R7 w 1.4x at 1120mm it is wow. The rest tell what they are. One shows camera movement but for the most part they are really good even with the 1.4x on the R7. Shot with both R6ii and R7 both with and without extender.
If it weren't for the restriction on the 100-500 to 300mm with the extenders the choice would be crystal clear, yesterday since most of the shots were at 50-150 yards it did ok without missing shots due to the range restriction.

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Still debating on the 200-800 vs the 100-500 with the R7. I like the R6ii better for higher ISO but the R7 makes the 100-500 a 160-800 same as the 200-800 with my R6ii of course and this is the rub I can use the R7 on the 200-800 making it a 320-1280

but think I could just crop on the 100-500..

decisions!
 
Still debating on the 200-800 vs the 100-500 with the R7. I like the R6ii better for higher ISO but the R7 makes the 100-500 a 160-800 same as the 200-800 with my R6ii of course and this is the rub I can use the R7 on the 200-800 making it a 320-1280

but think I could just crop on the 100-500..

decisions!
Yeah, I have all those thoughts. Of course If I get the 200-800 then I have only had the 100-500 for about a year, apart from that I need to get the Mrs agreement.
 
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