06-08-2021 01:00 PM
will this setup work?
Canon R5 + 2X teleconverter + Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 L IS USM.
of course, R5 would need an RF-EF Adapter. But is this scenario even possible with 4-5.6 Aperture?
Thanks in advance.
06-08-2021 01:25 PM
06-08-2021 02:38 PM
As Wadizzle states, that 70-300 is not compatible with either the 1.4X or 2X converters because of the lens construction which won't allow mounting it.
The IQ of that particular lens isn't great to start with and even Canon's best great white primes produce significantly reduced image quality when used with a 2X converter. Crippling one of Canon's better efforts with a lousy lens setup is a really poor approach. If you are looking for decent image quality, you don't want to choose any lens that requires the use of a 2X to provide the focal length range that you need.
With the better Canon primes (and the later 70-200 f2.8 effort), the 1.4X produces very nice although still somewhat degraged images but if you are at all critical about image quality, the 2X isn't going to suit you. I have Canon's 300 and 400 f2.8 great white primes which I believe are as sharp as anything Canon makes. Images made with either lens and a 1.4X are quite good but the same isn't true when using a 2X.
06-08-2021 05:23 PM - edited 06-08-2021 05:24 PM
If you are looking to use the longer fl on an R5 why not pickup an RF 600mm or 800mm prime. They are f11 only but still work quite well with the R5. They are not real inexpensive but quite a bit of bang for the buck. I have the 600mm and have been very happy with it.