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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 Image Thread


JRobertson wrote:
Ah hem, I see absolutely ZERO problems here.....and BBL's need love too! (Big Beautiful Lenses)


I can actually perfectly explain every single of the lenses, but when you line them up, I admit it does seem slightly excessive (which is why I took the photo ). In a covid free year they would all get quite some mileage.



Aug 17, 2021 at 04:25 PM
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I had a chance to hold and play around with this lens for the first time yesterday. It is a MONSTER. It is not a lens I would keep on the camera all day long or walk around with. But then again, 3 primes would cost and weigh as much, and take up more space.

More images! :-)



Aug 17, 2021 at 04:27 PM
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stanj wrote:
I can actually perfectly explain every single of the lenses, but when you line them up, I admit it does seem slightly excessive (which is why I took the photo ). In a covid free year they would all get quite some mileage.


No explanation required. Pardon me while I bow and pay homage to their elegance!



Aug 17, 2021 at 04:27 PM
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p.2 #4 · p.2 #4 · Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 Image Thread


stanj wrote:
"casual" is not a word I would use when it comes to describing this lens. I posted this photo in another thread (yes, I have my problems...), and even that doesn't come to do it justice. The lens is huge, big, heavy, and did I mention huge? Plus normal filters won't fit (95mm diameter; I have the Night Sky filter for it, though, and use it on the 50L as well).

It's superb but for normal uses, or as your generic standard zoom, I'd get the 24-70 or 24-105 on any day. As for the fire engine... yes (100%
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Good lord! I wish I had your "problems". Or at least could afford to have your "problems"

The size/weight doesn't bother me as my everyday walk around lens is the 7lb 500 f/4 II, so it would be a welcomed break.
Most likely I'll get cold feet and just go with the RF 24-70 but man would it be nice to have that "Do-all" lens.



Aug 17, 2021 at 06:49 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 Image Thread


Glad to see this thread. I got this lens just around the time COVID started and, as a result, I haven't been able to use it much for my intended purpose of events. It's huge and imperfect but there's also no other zoom like it. I find that you can shoot it at any aperture for portraits and events. For landscape use the main issue is field curvature. For good results across the frame you either need to stop down quite a bit or, preferably, you can focus stack and it is excellent even at wide apertures. Here is a range of images:









































































































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Aug 17, 2021 at 07:01 PM
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I use this lens a ton more than I anticipated. I expected to haul it out for low light events, but I wind up dragging it along all over the place. I've lost a couple pounds in the process.

Another use I've come to have with it: it's my webcam lens. It's funny to see who notices when you're on a web meeting at f/2. The zoom allows me to focus in on my head so I don't need to clean the office, or go wide if I have colleagues on the same meeting.






















Aug 17, 2021 at 07:25 PM
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p.2 #7 · p.2 #7 · Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 Image Thread


I pre-ordered the lens but it is still not in stock yet. So I rented one for a weekend wedding. I shot the whole wedding almost used this lens only (couple of details with macro, and couple of wedding hall with wide angle. I like this lens and I am sure I will keep my order. When I got the lens first, I was surprised how big and heavy it is. After mounted it on the camera (R5 without grip), I do not feel it is that big and heavy though. Because I only used one lens and one camera during the entire wedding, I felt very comfortable without carrying two cameras and keep changing lenses. If you shoot weddings, events and family portraits, high school seniors etc. I think this is a great lens to have. For travel, 24-105 should be a better choice.












Aug 17, 2021 at 08:41 PM
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Aug 17, 2021 at 09:20 PM
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ok, ok...






  Canon EOS R    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    37mm    f/2.0    1/80s    16000 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS R    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    58mm    f/2.0    1/80s    2000 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS R    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    28mm    f/2.0    1/60s    5000 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  Canon EOS R    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    64mm    f/2.0    1/80s    2000 ISO    -1.3 EV  






  Canon EOS R    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    61mm    f/2.0    1/160s    500 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS R    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    32mm    f/2.0    1/200s    100 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS R    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    28mm    f/2.0    1/20s    12800 ISO    -1.0 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    68mm    f/2.0    1/160s    2500 ISO    -0.3 EV  




Aug 17, 2021 at 11:18 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 Image Thread


I find myself using the RF 28-70mm f/2L USM lens more for landscapes than I had anticipated.




Mt St. Helens

  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    38mm    f/4.0    1/800s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






Mt St. Helens

  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    28mm    f/4.0    1/1250s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






St. Johns Bridge

  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    28mm    f/4.0    1/800s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






Tunnel on Mt. Rainier

  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    52mm    f/4.0    1/60s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






Wizard Island, Crater Lake

  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    28mm    f/4.0    1/500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






Llao Rock, Crater Lake

  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    49mm    f/4.0    1/500s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






Cleetwood Cove, Crater Lake

  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    28mm    f/4.0    1/200s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






Mt. Hood

  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    66mm    f/8.0    1/640s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  






Toketee Falls

  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    70mm    f/8.0    1/60s    100 ISO    0.0 EV  




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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 Image Thread


Nice shots from the northwest. When I went to Toketee the light was horrible. I need to go back on a cloudy day/in the morning.


Aug 18, 2021 at 07:42 AM
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marximus4192 wrote:
Nice shots from the northwest. When I went to Toketee the light was horrible. I need to go back on a cloudy day/in the morning.


Thanks marximus4192!

Anytime after midmorning can project harsh light on the west facing Toketee Falls. I always bring ND filters here. Lighting was diffused on my recent visit due to smoke from fires, which make the falls illumination easier to deal with. Though there was nothing I could do about the highliners who were setup.



Aug 18, 2021 at 12:35 PM
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p.2 #13 · p.2 #13 · Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 Image Thread


Some very nice photos in this tread, I found one from an AD in NJ - everyone else seem completely sold out and back ordered - so I pulled the trigger. It should be here by Friday.


Aug 18, 2021 at 04:25 PM
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patotts wrote:
Some very nice photos in this tread, I found one from an AD in NJ - everyone else seem completely sold out and back ordered - so I pulled the trigger. It should be here by Friday.


Congrats and welcome to the club.



Aug 18, 2021 at 04:41 PM
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scelia wrote:
Thanks marximus4192!

Anytime after midmorning can project harsh light on the west facing Toketee Falls. I always bring ND filters here. Lighting was diffused on my recent visit due to smoke from fires, which make the falls illumination easier to deal with. Though there was nothing I could do about the highliners who were setup.


I had ND filters, but I was there close to sunset:P. Surprising to see slacklining there. It looks like they'd have difficulty finding anchors for the line.



Aug 19, 2021 at 06:01 AM
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p.2 #16 · p.2 #16 · Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 Image Thread


The 28-70mm is my only RF lens. I know the OP has just got one, but I'm glad to see an image thread on the Canon board. On a gripped R5, the lens balances very well. I suspect the f/1.2 RF primes are a hair better in every way, but for my uses, the zoom's flexibility cannot be beat.

I enjoy how the lens renders tones and colors. It is superb for portraiture (skin tones are very easy to get right) and events/photojournalism (which I sometimes shoot, but do not want to share right now), but stopped down it works really well for travel/handheld landscape photos (though I am not the pickiest about my corners). The lens is heavy, large, and expensive. It's a stop slower than primes, but a stop faster than zooms. It splits the difference very well, I think.




  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/1250s    125 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/640s    200 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    40mm    f/5.0    1/10s    100 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    70mm    f/5.6    1/640s    320 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    28mm    f/5.6    1/1000s    100 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    39mm    f/3.5    1/20s    320 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF28-70mm F2 L USM lens    55mm    f/2.5    1/30s    100 ISO    -1.0 EV  




Aug 19, 2021 at 11:31 AM
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p.2 #17 · p.2 #17 · Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 Image Thread


Oh man, I am now convinced this will be my next lens. Now I just need to find it in stock somewhere!


Aug 20, 2021 at 11:00 PM
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p.2 #18 · p.2 #18 · Canon RF 28-70mm f/2 Image Thread


I purchased a used version here in the B/S pages, but forgot I had ordered one from Canon. I returned the Canon one so keep your eyes open, maybe it will be available this week.

Mtmountainman wrote:
Oh man, I am now convinced this will be my next lens. Now I just need to find it in stock somewhere!




Aug 20, 2021 at 11:23 PM
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goalerjones wrote:
I purchased a used version here in the B/S pages, but forgot I had ordered one from Canon. I returned the Canon one so keep your eyes open, maybe it will be available this week.



Canon had it in stock very briefly two days ago, but with their online store it's hard to know if it is really in stock, or back-ordered. I got burned by Canon on a refurbished 70-200 a while back, so I am hesitant to order. They really need to fix how they track what is in stock.



Aug 21, 2021 at 01:09 AM
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I知 borrowing a buddies to shoot a wedding today and it痴 the second time I致e seen this monstrosity in person, first time I値l have hands on with it for a good number of hours, so I知 excited to see what it can produce. I知 marrying it with my R5 & R6, one of which has the grip and the other does not. I agree that the grip is almost an absolute necessity to balance this beast out. I知 still in absolute awe at the sheer size of this thing (here come the jokes). It痴 not a focal range I tend to use that often, I prefer a bit more distance and compression, but I知 excited get some time with it.

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Aug 21, 2021 at 08:09 AM
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