The people-friendly “telephoto mirror” Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Canon released EOS R5 and R6 on July 9th, and also brought 4 new RF mount lenses, two of which are lightweight ultra Telephoto telephoto lenses: RF600mm F11 IS STM and RF800mm F11 IS STM. The prices for the lens hood ET-88B and lens hood ET-101 are 5298 and 6798, respectively. Weighing only 930g and 1260g, it is truly “ultra-lightweight telephoto that everyone can afford”.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

  一. Overview

   Usually when people talk about telephoto lenses, the first idea must be those long guns and short shots. The main force of sports photography and wildlife photography, such as the Canon EF 800mm F5.6 “heavy artillery”, has excellent image quality and focusing speed, but this type of lens is destined to not be a mass consumer from price to volume. Can experience it. So for a long time, it has been very difficult to experience the super telephoto above 600mm. With the introduction of these two Canon lenses, consumers can feel the fun of shooting with super telephoto at a very low cost. They are two very valuable lenses. For those who like telephoto, these two lenses can definitely be regarded as “moon watching artifact” and “bird shooting artifact”.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   These two lenses, one is 600mm and the other is 800mm, plus the non-adjustable F11 aperture. At first glance, the parameters will definitely make people think of a foldback lens. However, these two Canon lenses are out-and-out “regular lenses”, so as an ultra-telephoto, the image quality of these two lenses is much better than that of the reentrant lens. In addition, the lens is also equipped with optical image stabilization and STM focus motor, so unlike the folding lens, these two lenses not only can obtain excellent anti-shake effect, but also have autofocus and excellent focusing speed.

   From the perspective of the lens itself, in the era of SLR cameras, the F11 telephoto lens is almost unusable. Because it relies on the optical viewfinder to view the view, the viewfinder field of view under the F11 aperture is too dim, and it is difficult to see the subject. In addition, in the SLR era, the low-light focusing performance of the phase focusing module has always been a weakness, and the best SLR phase focusing system can only achieve -4.5EV low-light focusing.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Nowadays, in the era of mirrorless cameras, even with F11 aperture, mirrorless cameras can obtain stable shooting and framing. In addition, with the help of powerful focusing performance, even with Canon’s latest RF mount 2x teleconverter, this lens can achieve smooth autofocus at an aperture of F22.

   There is a point to be explained here, these two lenses are equipped with IS optical image stabilization technology, RF600mm F11 can reach 5 gears, RF800mm F11 can reach 4 gears . We know that EOS R5 and R6 are equipped with powerful body anti-shake effect, but when using these two lenses, they do not have synergistic anti-shake effect. This is because the effective range of the body’s anti-shake is mainly at the wide-angle end, and these two lenses are used as ultra-telephoto lenses. The displacement range of the lens sensor is a drop in the bucket at 600mm. Therefore, optical image stabilization is very Wise choice.

  Second, lightweight super telephoto lens

   First of all, these two The lens is a lightweight ultra-telephoto lens introduced by Canon, so the lens design emphasizes volume and weight.

  From the length of the two lenses, the RF600mm F11 is 199.5mm and the RF800mm F11 is 281.6mm. For an ultra-telephoto lens, the two lenses’ The storage volume is very small. Of course, when the lens is used, the lens needs to be fully expanded, and the length of the lens will change greatly after expansion.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Length of lens storage

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   the length of the expanded lens

   In terms of weight, the weights of the RF600mm and RF800mm lenses are 930g and 1260g, respectively. With the EOS R5 body, you can achieve easy handheld shooting.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   For ultra-telephoto lenses, generally 600mm or 800mm, it is very difficult to shoot high-speed objects such as airplanes or birds, because this type of lens itself is difficult to hold. But with these two Canon lenses, we won’t feel tired even if we hold it for a long time, and we can use various poses to shoot birds or airplanes flying in the sky. When shooting birds or airplanes, this lens has a lightweight design and high-speed focusing. It can be called an “artifact for shooting birds” and an “artifact of aviation”.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   When using the lens, we first unfold the lens and use it. When unfolding, the lens has a locking device. When starting or storing, we first rotate the locking device, then pull the lens out, and then again Rotation is locked, and the lens enters the shooting state.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Although these two lenses are lightweight lens designs, their functional design is still very rich. Take the RF800mm lens as an example. The lens has a focus distance limit lever, a focus mode switch lever, and an anti-shake switch lever.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   lens is equipped with a custom function ring that RF lenses have in addition to the large manual focus ring. We can use the custom function ring on the lens to achieve fast parameter adjustments. So as to achieve the purpose of high efficiency shooting.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

  3. The power of super telephoto

   First, let’s take a look at the actual shooting of 600mm and 800mm As an example, this photo is a photo taken at 70mm using EOS R5 and RF24-70mm F2.8 lens. We can hardly see the existence of the lucky cat on the railing in the distance.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Below we switch to 600mm and 800mm lenses for shooting, we can not only see, but also clearly see distant objects. Moreover, these two lenses can show excellent sharpness when actually shooting.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experienceThe people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   If we use the RF800mm F11 lens to shoot, we can get a bigger picture of the moon, which will look like this. Assuming that we can use it with a 2x teleconverter, we will get a more spectacular picture of the moon. Combined with this lens, the price is only 6499 yuan, which is an out-and-out mirror of the moon.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   If we use the RF800mm F11 lens for shooting, we can get a bigger picture of the moon, which will look like this. Assuming that we can use it with a 2x teleconverter, we will get a more spectacular picture of the moon. Combined with this lens, the price is only 6499 yuan, which is an out-and-out mirror of the moon.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

  Focal length: 800mm  Aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 500 

  Exposure time: 1/80 Exposure compensation: 0EV White balance: Automatic

   To give an example in life, shooting an airplane at the Bagua Station, a famous airplane shooting location in Beijing. Although it is very close to the airplane, If you want to get a very clear frontal photo of an airplane, it is very difficult, but using 600mm or 800mm shooting, we can get a clear frontal photo. Even if necessary, we can get special effects photos of the aircraft.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   For shooting airplanes, one standard is that you can see the cockpit and the rivets of the airplane. For EOS R5, the body has 45 million pixels, and the lens resolution is also very high, so you can clearly see the rivets on the body, you can really see the logo on the door. This kind of shooting effect can be called “aviation artillery”.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   When shooting wild animals, the telephoto lens is more effective. We can even use these two lenses to take close-up pictures of animals. After zooming in on the photo, we can clearly see the outline of the animal feathers. Such a photo shooting experience is difficult to obtain with different telephoto lenses.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experienceThe people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

  For Canon RF600mm and RF800mm, these two lenses have excellent image quality performance and can be applied to different shooting scenes to obtain the best shooting image quality.

   There is one more thing to say about the quality of the lens. These two lenses are used as super telephoto, in fact, the out-of-focus blur ability is also great. And this lens is not a reentrant lens, so the out-of-focus aperture is a normal spot shape. For shooting photos, this spot shape is more in line with the public’s aesthetics.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

  Focal length: 600mm  Aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 2500 

  Exposure time: 1/80 Exposure compensation: -1EV  White balance: Auto

  Four. Focus speed

   Many friends worry about this The two lenses only have an aperture of F11, can the focusing speed keep up? Here we show you a group of continuous shooting GIFs when the plane approaches. Canon EOS R5 and R6 have powerful second-generation full-pixel dual-core focusing, which is not only fast in focusing, but also sensitive in tracking. With an ultra-telephoto lens, it can bring stable focus tracking.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   As for the aperture of F11, in daily shooting, first of all this kind of ultra-telephoto lens, most of the use environment is in the shooting conditions with good light, then the aperture of F11 is actually quite enough . In addition, when we use an ultra-telephoto lens, we also reduce the aperture to ensure sufficient depth of field, so the F11 aperture will not cause any trouble.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

  Focal length: 800mm  Aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 400 

  Exposure time: 1/1600 Exposure compensation: 0EV  White balance: Auto

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Focal length: 600mm  Aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 400 

  Exposure time: 1/1600  Exposure compensation: 0EV  White balance: Auto

   It is worth noting that Canon EOS R5 and R6 both have animal eye focus, and It supports eye focus when shooting birds. With these two lenses, bird eye focus is also useful. So it is very suitable for shooting wild animals or birds. With an ultra-long focal length of 800mm, such a lens can definitely be regarded as a “bird-fighting artifact”.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   focal length: 600mm  aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 3200 

   exposure time: 1/80 Exposure compensation: -1EV  White balance: Auto

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Focal length: 600mm  Aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 500 

  Exposure time: 1/125  Exposure compensation: -1EV  White balance: Auto

   When the light is not good, in fact, the Canon mirrorless camera has the full-pixel focusing function Very strong low-light focusing ability, so the focus is still sensitive. Moreover, the high-sensitivity control noise of Canon cameras is very good. For example, when shooting with EOS R5, even if ISO 6400 is used, clear and sharp images can still be obtained.

  5. Anti-shake performance

   Canon RF600mm F11 and RF800mm F11 two lenses, both have IS optical image stabilization. Among them, the 600mm lens can achieve 5-speed anti-shake effect, while the 800mm can achieve 4-speed anti-shake effect.

   In actual use, we can achieve 1/60s stable shooting with a 600mm lens.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

  Focal length: 600mm  Aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 400 

  Exposure time: 1/60 Exposure compensation: -0EV  White balance: Auto

Use 600mm to take 100% screenshotsUse 600mm to take 100% screenshots

   When using 800mm to shoot, we can use up to 1/125s, and it’s still possible Ensure a high shooting success rate. For the 800mm focal length, stable handheld shooting at low shutter speeds can be ensured, which can greatly increase the scope of use in daily shooting.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Focal length: 800mm  Aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 400 

   Exposure time: 1/125 Exposure compensation: -0EV  White balance: Auto

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

  Use 800mm to take 100% screenshots

  For ultra-telephoto For the lens, optical image stabilization is an essential performance. In actual shooting, these two lenses can guarantee a stable anti-shake effect of more than 3 gears, which can greatly improve the success rate of shooting during shooting, and can reduce the sensitivity of shooting in dim environments.

  VI. Summary and samples

   Canon RF600mm F11 IS STM and RF800mm F11 IS STM The lens is two very good lightweight ultra-telephoto lenses, the lens price is very affordable, and provides stable shooting quality.

  Using these two lenses, you can shoot a lot of subjects that are difficult to shoot with the usual lens, such as airplane photography, bird photography, animal photography, etc. These two lenses allow Ordinary users can also experience the composition and shooting methods of professional photographers when using telephoto, and it can also give everyone a new improvement in their photography skills.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   For the lens itself, the aperture of F11 is naturally not too large, but with Canon’s recent full-pixel dual-core focusing technology, both lenses have ideal focusing speeds. In the case of poor light, an ideal focus response can be obtained.

   For these two lenses, it is not only suitable for ordinary users, and with the least price, to experience the shooting pleasure brought by the ultra-telephoto lens; it is also suitable for some professional users , Get a lightweight, ultra-telephoto shooting combination that can be carried around.

   Finally, let’s take a look at more samples of these two lenses.

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

  Focal length: 600mm  Aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 2500 

  Exposure time: 1/320 Exposure compensation: -1EV  White balance: Auto

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   focal length: 600mm  aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 2500 

  Exposure time: 1/1250  Exposure compensation: -1EV  White balance: Auto

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Focal length: 600mm  Aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 6400 

  Exposure time: 1/400  Exposure compensation: -1EV  White balance: Auto

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Focal length: 600mm  Aperture: f/11.0  I SO sensitivity: 400 

  Exposure time: 1/400  Exposure compensation: -1EV  White balance: Auto

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Focal length: 800mm  Aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 400 

  Exposure time: 1/1600  Exposure compensation: 0EV  White balance: Auto

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Focal length: 600mm  Aperture: f/11.0  ISO sensitivity: 400 

   Exposure time: 1/1600  Exposure compensation: 0EV  White Balance: Auto

The people-friendly "telephoto mirror" Canon RF600mm, 800mm trial experience

   Focal Length: 800mm  Aperture: f/11.0  ISO Sensitivity: 400 

   Exposure Time: 1/1600  Exposure compensation: 0EV  White balance: Auto

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