When Canon announced its RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM lens, a lot of photographers were a bit perplexed by the f/7.1 maximum aperture at the telephoto end. Nonetheless, it is a versatile lens, and this great video review takes a look at how it performs in practice.
Coming to you from Gordon Laing, this excellent video review takes a look at the new Canon RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM lens. With a very wide focal length range, the lens looks to be a versatile optic for a wide range of photographers and applications. It has the following features:
- Six UD (Ultra-Low Dispersion) elements and one Super UD element for reduced chromatic aberrations and improved clarity
- Optical Image Stabilizer that offers up to five stops of compensation and three different working modes
- Dual Nano USM focusing system with full-time manual override when using one-shot AF mode
- Customizable Control Ring that can control various settings
- Fluorine coating on both front and rear elements to protect against fingerprints and smudges
- Weather- and dust-resistance
- Zoom ring with adjustable torque
- Lens hood with slide window for adjusting rotating filters more easily
Altogether, the RF 100-500mm f/4.5-7.1L IS USM looks like a great lens for a wide range of scenarios. Check out the video above for Laing’s full thoughts.