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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


With a few threads debating the lens' merits (and lack thereof), what about some images? I would actually love to see what people can do with it. I just went on a quick walk along the creek, and not much was there. Some squirrels, one woodpecker, one bobcat (far, no photo), some ducks, and even a kingfisher that I didn't know lived here.

How I feel about it? First, the zoom throw is a non-issue. The way I hold the lens, I can turn it in one go, not that I see myself doing it often. As speculated, the lens is at 800 most of the time, unless the bobcat suddenly starts running at me (it didn't.) The IQ seems decent, can't really say because I am so used to DXO PR, and that doesn't support this lens yet (they do support my 10-20 since the last update, though.)

What can really skilled people do with it?







Alaska 1191 SNA-SEA, not a Max :)

  Canon EOS R5    RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/1000s    160 ISO    -2.0 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/1250s    640 ISO    -1.0 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/1250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/1250s    800 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/1000s    500 ISO    -0.3 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/1000s    320 ISO    +0.7 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/1000s    1600 ISO    +1.3 EV  




Jan 08, 2024 at 09:56 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


This lens seems to be made for the FM birders....it's the perfect "bird on a perch at close range" lens. I could see myself using this lens on a surf trip when I'm not concerned about the small aperture.


Jan 08, 2024 at 10:10 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


Iíve got some but canít seem to figure out how to post them properly. Any help?


Jan 09, 2024 at 07:20 AM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


Well it's about time you slackers!

Stan, the BG looks nice in your second image of the house finches. How far from the birds were you and how far behind them were the trees?

Compared to your 100-500, what do you think of the IQ?

Let the images begin!



Jan 09, 2024 at 10:43 AM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


lighthound wrote:
Stan, the BG looks nice in your second image of the house finches. How far from the birds were you and how far behind them were the trees?


Metadata says focus distance around 12m, and I'd say the trees are once more that far, maybe a tad more. I can bust out the laser measure over lunch

Compared to your 100-500, what do you think of the IQ?

Firstly, it's a bit comparing apples to grapefruits (like them both), because I'm spoiled by years of DXO PR and I don't have that for the new lens yet. Don't recall seeing a non-DXO'd file in years. Having said that, a few things are immediately obvious:

  1. The IS is much worse. Yes I know I'm comparing an 800 to a 500, but I know what I can hand hold with the 100-500, and no way can I get close to that with this lens.
  2. The 100-500 is decidedly sharper wide open. However, the 200-800 sharpens up nicely.
  3. There's more CA and overall less micro contrast with the 200-800. It definitely looks cheaper.
  4. The AF with the R5 definitely struggles. I know what behavior I'll get with each of my lenses, including 100-500, and this lens is at the very bottom of the totem pole. I didn't try it with the R3 yet, but I don't see ever using this lens with the R3 IRL, so it doesn't really matter for me.
  5. The zoom ring is a non-issue for me. The lack of a focus ring much more so, because I'd like to give the lens a hint where to start focusing since it's struggling so much. That's how I missed the bobcat in the thicket - I could see it, but the camera just couldn't figure it out. I will have to program the ring to be MF.
  6. It's HUGE compared to the 100-500, especially since I can't remove the foot that I'll never use. This will be decisive if I actually take the lens with me: walk down the creek? Sure. My planned drive from Darwin to Alice? Not so sure.

Overall, the overall combo is so-so, it's for a casual walk in the park.



Jan 09, 2024 at 10:58 AM
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G Lavaty wrote:
Iíve got some but canít seem to figure out how to post them properly. Any help?


Hmmm...you could try joining the Upload & Sell for starters...




Jan 09, 2024 at 12:48 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


G Lavaty wrote:
Iíve got some but canít seem to figure out how to post them properly. Any help?


You can direct link to photos on your PBase account: https://pbase.com/help/direct_linking

If you don't want your full set of photos there to be direct linkable, you could create a gallery for photos you want to post to FM and enable it just for that gallery.

Alternatively, you have your own www and could create a folder on it where you keep photos to post to FM and just link to those. Or use a hosting site such as Flickr, Smugmug, or postimage.

Sorry for the OT. Looking forward to seeing member photos from this lens. So far it looks good!

Edited on Jan 09, 2024 at 01:01 PM · View previous versions



Jan 09, 2024 at 12:58 PM
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G Lavaty wrote:
Iíve got some but canít seem to figure out how to post them properly. Any help?


You can host your images on your website or photo sharing service. Just insert the address and size displayed into this code:

(img width=X height=Y]image url[/img)

Substitute [ for ( at the beginning and ] at the end.

Reverse X and Y to move them horizontal to vertical display.



Jan 09, 2024 at 01:01 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


G Lavaty wrote:
Iíve got some but canít seem to figure out how to post them properly. Any help?


In Flickr all you need to do is select the download (down arrow) in the bottom right then select "all sizes".
A new screen will open showing all the sizes. Single click on the size you want such as "Large 1600".
Then you simply right click on the image and select "Copy image address".
Then past it in your reply here.





Jan 09, 2024 at 01:23 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


roboticspro wrote:
Hmmm...you could try joining the Upload & Sell for starters...



Yes, it would help support a site that you want to take advantage of.



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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


a few with the R7 and 200-800


































Jan 09, 2024 at 09:15 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


beautiful shots Maxhr


Jan 10, 2024 at 01:11 AM
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wcj0 wrote:
beautiful shots Maxhr


Thanks, having a lot of fun with this lens.




Jan 10, 2024 at 06:33 AM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


maxhr wrote:
Thanks, having a lot of fun with this lens.



I agree, those are some gorgeous shots!
I noticed you're stopping down to f/11 on those shots, even at 268mm. I'm curious why? Have you found this lens soft WO from f/6.3 - f/9?



Jan 10, 2024 at 11:47 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


This friend stopped by this morning, in heavily overcast weather, so I tried to drag the shutter a bit. Still not a 100-500, but ok.

For comparison, adding two photos of his cousins taken at the same spot same distance but with the 400/2.8, different time obviously, and cropped.




  Canon EOS R5    RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens    742mm    f/9.0    1/160s    1250 ISO    -1.7 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/125s    4000 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  Canon EOS R5    RF200-800mm F6.3-9 IS USM lens    800mm    f/9.0    1/160s    3200 ISO    -0.7 EV  






  Canon EOS R7    RF400mm F2.8 L IS USM lens    400mm    f/2.8    1/1250s    5000 ISO    0.0 EV  






  Canon EOS R7    RF400mm F2.8 L IS USM lens    400mm    f/2.8    1/500s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  




Jan 10, 2024 at 12:08 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


looks like a winner


Jan 10, 2024 at 01:41 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


stanj wrote:
This friend stopped by this morning, in heavily overcast weather, so I tried to drag the shutter a bit. Still not a 100-500, but ok.

For comparison, adding two photos of his cousins taken at the same spot same distance but with the 400/2.8, different time obviously, and cropped.


People who are speed scrolling and didn't read your post are going to think your RF 400 shots came out of the 200-800.



Jan 10, 2024 at 02:54 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


lighthound wrote:
I agree, those are some gorgeous shots!
I noticed you're stopping down to f/11 on those shots, even at 268mm. I'm curious why? Have you found this lens soft WO from f/6.3 - f/9?


Trying to increase the depth of field, - i often shoot under 7-8 meters distance, dof wide open is very shallow.
stuff like butterflies often around 2 meters.



Jan 10, 2024 at 07:18 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


This lens is looking like a total winner. Really trying hard not to buy one.


Jan 11, 2024 at 02:39 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · Canon RF 200-800 image thread


Hi folks,

My apologies... yesterday I accidently posted a new thread entitled, "Jan and Duade: more great field results: R5 + RF 200-800 + 1.4x TC" into the whole Canon forum (first level) rather than posting it in this thread here. Unfotunately, I don't know how to get that fixed.

Can someone please advise me on that?

Once again my apologies, I wasn't intending on starting yet another thread on this topic.

Thanks,
Rudy



Jan 12, 2024 at 07:46 AM
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