How Much Lens Does $13,000 Get You?

Canon's supertelephoto prime lenses are some of the most extreme lenses out there in terms of image quality, performance, and yes, price. If you are able and willing to shell out for one, though, you can generally expect a superlative experience. So, what exactly does that $13,000 get you? This neat video takes a casual look at the Canon RF 600mm f/4 L IS USM lens to answer that question. 

Coming to you from Mango Street, this fun video takes a look at the Canon RF 600mm f/4 L IS USM lens. Canon's supertelephoto primes are well known for their performance and image quality, and if you look on the sidelines of any major sporting event, you are likely to notice a small sea of them. The thing that really impressed me in this video, however, is just how light the RF 600mm f/4 is. As you will see, Daniel handholds it the whole time. As someone who shoots with an earlier EF 400mm f/2.8 lens and knows the pain of just trying to carry it to a shoot before I can put it on a monopod, I can't fathom shooting with it handheld for more than about five seconds. So, if anyone has $13,000 they would like to spare, please let me know. I'll even let you have my 400mm f/2.8. Check out the video above for the full rundown. 

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Alex Cooke is a Cleveland-based portrait, events, and landscape photographer. He holds an M.S. in Applied Mathematics and a doctorate in Music Composition. He is also an avid equestrian.

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