Wildlife photography can be a tremendously fun and interesting genre, but it often requires very long focal lengths, and the lenses involved can be very expensive. Canon's RF 600mm f/11 IS STM offers the kind of focal length wildlife photographers need at a very affordable price, albeit with some compromises to get to that price level. Is it still worth it? This great video review takes a look at what you can expect.
Coming to you from DPReview TV, this excellent video review takes a look at the RF 600mm f/11 IS STM. No doubt, at $699, the 600mm f/11 is highly affordable. On the other hand, its very narrow (and fixed) aperture may seem like simply too much of a compromise. Nonetheless, with the autofocus and high-ISO capabilities of cameras like the EOS R5, that f/11 aperture is less of a drawback than it might have been several years ago. On the other hand, that does translate to some advantages beyond the price, most notable being its smaller size and portable weight, making it a great option for someone like a landscape photographer who wants it as a secondary option that will not take up too much space in their bag. Check out the video above for the full rundown.