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Pauls Camera has the RF 800mm f5.6 in stock if anyone is looking. I never bought from them, just passing on the info.

https://paulsphoto.com/shop/canon-rf-800mm-f-5-6-l-is-usm/f25eff20-77bf-013a-6e47-00163ecd2826?variation=3203619&srsltid=AQP2TeNUI2ULPxuxD50skf_CbEJqSP25X0dWRIThjE1FxeFY5D-hh45BX9o



Jun 30, 2022 at 06:35 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · RF 800mm f5.6 in stock


I'd like to know before I'll die if anyone actually bought this lens...


Jun 30, 2022 at 09:07 PM
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one_abouve_all wrote:
I'd like to know before I'll die if anyone actually bought this lens...


I want to help you ease into the after life. I bought one . I know another member in Canada bought one also.



Jul 01, 2022 at 03:34 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · RF 800mm f5.6 in stock


RobAmy wrote:
I want to help you ease into the after life. I bought one . I know another member in Canada bought one also.


Wow! You understand, you are like a demigod now...



Jul 01, 2022 at 12:47 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · RF 800mm f5.6 in stock


There were two used ones on ebay being sold by an authorized reseller. I was tempted as they were 'only' $11.2k each plus tax. They sold quickly.


Jul 01, 2022 at 11:01 PM
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cohenfive wrote:
There were two used ones on ebay being sold by an authorized reseller. I was tempted as they were 'only' $11.2k each plus tax. They sold quickly.


Wow, that was a heck of a deal. Cheaper then the RF 600mm's. Wonder why such a heavy discount on a hard to get lens, hopefully not a scam. Seems too good to be true. Even at 14K would be a deal vs new.



Jul 02, 2022 at 06:14 AM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · RF 800mm f5.6 in stock


I've never understood the attraction to this lens. Take a 600 f4 and put a 1.4 tc on it and you have 840 @f5.6. What am I missing here?


Jul 21, 2022 at 04:41 PM
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Charlie52 wrote:
I've never understood the attraction to this lens. Take a 600 f4 and put a 1.4 tc on it and you have 840 @f5.6. What am I missing here?


Personally for me I like that is shorter than the 600mm more so with the 1.4x attached to the 600mm. This makes it easier to travel with, fits better in packs and a bit easier to use in a vehicle. Awesome MFD, makes a great close up lens. I can get 1600mm also which works really well including the AF. I also own the RF 400 f2.8, so for me this pairs better than the RF 600mm because I have less overlap owning both. The 400mm makes a great 560 f4 and a 800mm so I really did not gain much except for 1200mm with the 600mm, with the 800mm I get 1120mm and 1600mm. Also I owned the EF 800mm for 9 years and truly loved that lens, this is much lighter vs the EF version and again with an awesome MFD over the EF version. I think the RF 400mm f2.8 is the best lens I have ever owned and seeing this is basically the same lens, it was intriguing to me. I have used it bit and I am very pleased with the performance. I have only used it on the R3 at this point.

I get it is not for everyone for sure, same can be said the 600mm but for me I find the 400mm / 800mm combo pure fun.

Happy shooting



Jul 21, 2022 at 05:01 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · RF 800mm f5.6 in stock


How does the rf 800 compare against the rf 400 with 2x extender?


Jul 22, 2022 at 10:28 AM
 


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crisdesign wrote:
How does the rf 800 compare against the rf 400 with 2x extender?


Nothing scientific but I am finding a bit better image quality and AF is a bit stickier. The backgrounds seem to render very nice also. That said if you only need 800mm and not 100% of the time the RF 400 with the RF extenders is amazing. Personally if I could only have one lens I would go with the RF 400, that f2.8 is nice. I recently posted a dragonfly at 1600mm, great image quality at that size which shows up better on Flickr. Is it worth the price is very subjective, I think $14k would of been a bit more reasonable. I am very pleased with it overall.

Here is an RF 800mm album of some of the shots if interested

https://www.flickr.com/photos/robamyphotos/albums/72177720299265989



Jul 22, 2022 at 02:05 PM
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Loving your photos Rob


Jul 23, 2022 at 12:30 AM
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Makes sense, thanks.


Jul 24, 2022 at 06:23 AM
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I've had the EF version of the 800 5.6 for about 6 years. I love this lens. No, minimum focusing distance isn't as close as the RF but I haven't found that to be an issue for me. When the RF version was introduced I compared the MTF charts -which someone here posted- and don't see a lot of difference. I do understand charts are just that, charts. Real world use would tell the tale.

Its biggest drawback is probably the weight. It's a beast. The fact it's a 5.6 vs 4 isn't a deal breaker either as noise is *somewhat* easy to address these days.

I won't be purchasing the RF 800, of this I'm sure. But I AM curious how the R5/RF 800 compares to the R5/EF 800 I'm currently shooting.



Jul 25, 2022 at 06:01 PM
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Great analysis Rob. The tools they are providing for us these days are beyond amazing……….kind of like your work.


Jul 25, 2022 at 08:55 PM
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RobAmy wrote:
I think the RF 400mm f2.8 is the best lens I have ever owned and ...


That's high praise, especially coming from you. Can you describe in what ways you find the RF 400 f/2.8 better than the EF 400 f/2.8?



Jul 25, 2022 at 09:59 PM
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vbnut wrote:
That's high praise, especially coming from you. Can you describe in what ways you find the RF 400 f/2.8 better than the EF 400 f/2.8?


Sorry for the delay, I give the extra credit due to the use with the RF extenders vs the EF extenders. As far as strait lens to lens they are the same.




Jul 26, 2022 at 07:21 PM
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Jul 26, 2022 at 07:25 PM
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For a second, I thought you were referring to the F/11 version. In my price range, but not quite to my liking.


Jul 26, 2022 at 08:03 PM







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