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First Shots with the RF 200-800

Tronhard
Elite
Elite

I got it the day before yesterday and went out yesterday to test it at my 'happy place'.

Here is a selection of images, shot on the Canon R6MkII, hand-held, available light, seriously downsized in PS to post, with default lens corrections and some cropping.

Red Panda @10m: 600mm, f/9, 1/500sec, ISO-6400Red Panda @10m: 600mm, f/9, 1/500sec, ISO-6400 Emu: 481mm, f/8, 1/500sec, ISO-2500Emu: 481mm, f/8, 1/500sec, ISO-2500 Emu: 300mm, f/7.1, 1/320sec, ISO-800Emu: 300mm, f/7.1, 1/320sec, ISO-800 2xStick Insects: 200mm, f/7.1, 1/160sec, ISO-64002xStick Insects: 200mm, f/7.1, 1/160sec, ISO-6400 Stick Insect: 200mm, f/7.1, 1/40sec, ISO-6400Stick Insect: 200mm, f/7.1, 1/40sec, ISO-6400 Gouldian Finch: 570mm, f/8, 1/250sec, ISO-6400Gouldian Finch: 570mm, f/8, 1/250sec, ISO-6400 Cockatoo: 570mm, f/8, 1/250sec, ISO-6400Cockatoo: 570mm, f/8, 1/250sec, ISO-6400  Cotton Top Tamarin: 800mm, f/9, 1/500sec, ISO-6400Cotton Top Tamarin: 800mm, f/9, 1/500sec, ISO-6400  Kakariki: 570mm, f/8, 1/400sec, ISO-6400Kakariki: 570mm, f/8, 1/400sec, ISO-6400
Takahe: 570mm, f/8, 1/640sec, ISO-400Takahe: 570mm, f/8, 1/640sec, ISO-400   Ring Tailed Lemur: 227mm, f/9, 1/250sec, ISO-2000Ring Tailed Lemur: 227mm, f/9, 1/250sec, ISO-2000 Brolga: 277mm, f/7.1, 1/320sec, ISO-500Brolga: 277mm, f/7.1, 1/320sec, ISO-500 
Serval: 800mm, f/9, 1/500sec, ISO-6400Serval: 800mm, f/9, 1/500sec, ISO-6400  Serval: 311mm, f/8, 1/400sec, ISO-5000Serval: 311mm, f/8, 1/400sec, ISO-5000 Serval: 250mm, f/8, 1/320sec, ISO-2000Serval: 250mm, f/8, 1/320sec, ISO-2000

I was particularly pleased to get three shots of the Serval (the cat).  It is reclusive in any case, but  because it has incredibly good hearing - it can hear a mouse underground- it is inclined to face away from humanity because we make so much noise.

Overall, I was very impressed with the performance of this lens.


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
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I think there was a lot of concern about the f/9 minimum aperture, but given that a long focal length reduced DoF, having a significant increase in FL did a lot to mitigate that.

I plan to do a lot more experimentation to see how it behaves! 👁


cheers, TREVOR

"The Amount of Misery expands to fill the space available"
"All the variety, all the charm, all the beauty of life is made up of light and shadow", Leo Tolstoy;
"Skill in photography is acquired by practice and not by purchase" Percy W. Harris
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