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Resolved! Lens Magnification Question

Hello, I'm choosing between RF 100-400 and RF 100-500 L lenses. I am somewhat confused about something.If I set both lenses to 400mm and take a photograph of a bird say at the same distance, the size of the bird on the final image files should be the...

MilesP by Contributor
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Diffractive Optics in Canon Lenses

Can anyone point me to a clear explanation of how Diffractive Optics work in Canon lenses? I thought I understood the principle of diffraction (from school experiments involving a surface of water, a wave machine and a diffraction grid). The Wikipedi...

Pancake lens for RF mount?

Nikon have released a proper pancake lens for their Z series cameras.https://www.wexphotovideo.com/globalassets/product-images/3084000/3084044.jpg?width=400 It's so small that it protrudes from the camera body less than the handgrip does. Apparently ...

Best Lens for Canon EOS 5D Mark III

Hi everyone! I was hoping to get your opinion on a good lens to get for my new camera. I recently upgraded and am loving shooting on my 50 mm 1.8 lens. However, I'm hoping to get another lens that is either a wide angle or just a normal frame that is...

Bradenkr by Contributor
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New sigma lens

Received an email which included a review of a Sigma 60-600mm. I didn't look at the details as I'm up to my eyebrows in alligators today. Far from an expert but wouldn't the low end give more versatility for this lens?

Resolved! RF 100-400 f5.6 IS USM Pros and Cons

I'm interested in purchasing a refurbished lens. In particular the RF 100-400 f5.6 IS USM I like to shoot kids, portraits and landscaping. I’m not a professional photography. Any positive and negative on this lens? I just purchased a Canon R6 camera.

Dml13 by Apprentice
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Resolved! Where are all the small lenses?

One of the supposed benefits of mirrorless cameras, resulting from dispensing with the mirror box, was going to be new designs of lenses, including compact wide-angle and standard lenses, since the rear element could now be positioned closer to the s...

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Sigma 18-35mm 1.8 autofocus issues

I have a Canon T7i and have recently bought the Sigma 18-35mm f1.8 because I’ve heard great things about it. The problem is, once I started using it, I kept getting soft/blurry shots 50% of the time (action photos) because the autofocus seems to be o...

shiron00 by Apprentice
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Resolved! EF 16-35 II on R6

Hi all,I recently acquired this EF lens, the II version secondhand and have noticed that unlike the RF 15-35 I tried, no focus scale is indicated in the EV or LCD and that with manual focus the ring does not stop at either end (zero or infinity). Are...

Which Macro Lens Is Better?

I’m looking at Canon’s macro lenses and I don’t know which one would be best. I was looking at the RF35mm F1.8, the RF24mm F1.8, and the RF85mm F2. I really want to get those close up detailed shots of flowers/bugs/small things. I understand that the...

peele87 by Apprentice
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Auto Zoom Lens Recommendations for Birds and Wildlife

Hello, my wife and I are new to photography, and we have a Canon EOS Rebel T7 DSLR Camera.  We would like to shoot some close-up shots of birds and other wildlife, what would be the best auto zoom lens to purchase for beginners like us?Thank you.John

Resolved! What lens to shoot birds/wildlife with my Canon EOS 50D?

I have a Canon 50D and 2 lenses - 18-135 and a 70-300. I'm thinking of adding a telephoto prime lens in the  500-600mm range. Is there anything out there that I might find on the used market in the $500 - $750 range that would be a significant increa...

Saluki by Enthusiast
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Help with recommending the best lens for street portraits

Hello:) I am new to the Canon community and just starting my photography journey. I have read so many different opinions on the best lens. Need help with what others truly recommend. I have been shooting a lot of street photography or outdoors with m...

Court41 by Contributor
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RF 100-400mm F5.6-8 IS USM Free Floating when Vertical

I am new to photography and have recently purchased this lens. My question is when i have the casing held vertical, with little movement the lens inside seems to be free floating. When i turn the casing horizontal again the lens seems to line up perf...

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