One of the greatest advancements gear-wise of the last few years has been the proliferation of affordable but high-quality supertelephoto zoom lenses, bringing ultra-long focal lengths and genres like wildlife to many more photographers than before. Nonetheless, at the very top end, supertelephoto prime lenses still sit as the professional equipment of choice, and they command quite high prices — five digits, in fact. So, what does that money get you? This great video review takes a look.
Coming to you from Gordon Laing, this awesome video review takes a look at the Canon RF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM and RF 600mm f/4L IS USM lenses. At $11,999 and $12,999, respectively, the RF 400mm f/2.8L and RF 600mm f/4L are about as expensive as lenses get, but they offer the sort of extreme reach and wide aperture that professional wildlife, bird, and sports photographers need, as they are often a set distance from their subjects, working in dim conditions, and photographing action that requires fast shutter speeds. Of course, at those prices, you can expect some top-shelf performance, and I have to admit, as someone who owns the first version of the EF 400mm f/2.8L, I am really impressed by how much weight Canon has managed to shave off these lenses. Check out the video above for the full rundown from Laing.