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Some Quirks with Canon's RF Trinity Lenses

Mar 25, 2024
yes, you read it, today we are talking about the holy

trinity

of

canon

rf

lenses

, the

trinity

as it is called, uh, good morning, good night, good morning, buenos aires, I just hope everything is okay for you, today we are going to talk about these. three

lenses

, the 15 to 35, the 70, the 24 to 70 and the 70 to 200, all rf, all f 2.8 because what I realized is that there are many videos that talk about why this particular combination of three lenses, these three bad boys right here. They are very important for any photographer's kit, there are

some

weird things about them and I wish

some

one had made this video before I bought them so I understood better what to expect with these three lenses, there are just a few things that Still, I don't know, I don't know why Canon chose to do certain things here.
some quirks with canon s rf trinity lenses
I've been shooting with this kit for almost a year. I was originally shooting with the eos r now with the r5, I have the 24 for I actually shot this video with the 105 as I normally use 15-35 here in the studio so shout out to that lens because I think it's incredibly underrated, but let's delve into the lens trinity and talk about some

quirks

that I think you should know about. The first is the 15 to 35. Now this lens is probably my favorite lens to use. That said, I think one of the things that is missing here is that there is no lock on both the 70 to 200 and the 24 to 70. lock and what that does is make sure you don't extend the lens when it's in your bag or if you carry your camera with you and I don't know why there isn't a lock on this lens It's still a 15 to 35 range zoom lens, which is the distance that lens goes if you want to see that very quickly, it's not much , but it's enough to make me feel a little sketchy, like when I am.
some quirks with canon s rf trinity lenses

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I go hiking and it ranges from 35 to 28 and a lot of times I like to shoot at 35 and I would like it to be locked in there and then know that, hey, if I need to go wider if I want to go wider, I can remove that lock like I do with the 70 to the 200, so that's the first strange thing for this, the second strange thing that I think goes along with the blocking is the fact that This is the only RF lens or the only RF zoom lens that I have ever seen that it rotates in the opposite direction to all the other lenses, so you actually start at 35 and turn clockwise to extend the reach until you reach 15 millimeters where on the rest of the lenses you pull in counterclockwise to zoom out and zoom out, that's a little weird and it's hard on your muscle memory, like if I have 24 to 70 on my camera, I flip it to 15 to 35.
some quirks with canon s rf trinity lenses
Now all of a sudden, I have to rewire my brain and say, "Okay, now you're turning this way if you want to do it." I think actually I guess it makes sense because now that I'm thinking about it, if Starting at 70, you would turn clockwise to not hold it and widen it. Yeah, I guess that makes sense. If you're going to expand on it, I won't. This is what it is. I'm used to turning a certain way and having the throw, go further and that kind of tactile sensation of the weight moving forward as I turn in a certain direction, regardless of the focal range I get, I can see how that makes sense with the change in focal range , as if you wanted to turn more widely.
some quirks with canon s rf trinity lenses
In one way, if you want to punch it more and spin it, another way, but I think because that changes the launch, the weight and the feeling that it feels different, it feels wrong, I guess that's the way I want to say it. , Yes maybe. That's not a big deal to you, but to me, for some reason, that bothers my brain, so I wanted to include it in this video. The last thing I should say about this lens is that people have talked about an ibis waddle waddle hibiscus waddle. um, like it's a penguin or something, not an ivis it wobbles, uh, when you're fully at 15 millimeters, uh, shooting with the r5 or r6, which has body image stabilization that's supposed to work in conjunction with the stabilization of the lens, uh, inside this. lenses, I haven't seen any problems like that in particular, um, but I don't know, I'm not looking for them either.
In fact, I mainly use this lens if I'm making videos, I use it in my 20s. I don't. take it up to 15. I don't know why it's like 24 and 15 are not super desirable focal ranges for me. I really like the look of the 20. I really like the look of the 35. it's effectively a 20 and a 35 lens and everything in between, I don't really touch them, sometimes I do 15. I've done 15 here and there, but yeah, I haven't noticed any wobbles or anything like that. Other than as you know, camera shake when you're not on a gimbal, I've seen it on all the Sony Fuji Canon cameras, so that hasn't really been a concern for me, but leave a comment below if Is that something you've seen or do you have a problem with it, I guess I don't know, those are some of the

quirks

from the 15 to the 35.
Then the 24 to the 70. Now I think this lens is the most uh oh, not even I have that. blocking this lens is probably the most, it's the most boring lens, I think in a good way, it's very practical, it works, it does what it says on the tin, it feels normal, it feels natural, you know, these all have rings control, uh. focus, manual focus and focal range control on them, there's autofocus and stabilizer, the switches have the lock on, it's a really normal lens and a big part of this whole L series line is the fact that it's image stabilized.
I already made a full video. Talking about why this ended up on my kit in that sort of middle slot between that 24 ish to 70 range about something like 28 to 70. Part of that was because it didn't have image stabilization. I actually used this lens. We use this lens. uh for shooting a lot of video, especially when we want something more with that 50 millimeter focal range that's still well stabilized, um, this gets us there, I actually think it looks pretty cool and if you're doing something like video and photography, hybrid recording. I think this is the lens to get if you're a wedding photographer and you're just focusing on photography and you need that range between 28 and 70.
That's where I think the f2 28 to 70 really makes sense and I've seen it be a tool amazing for people in that world, but I think if you're doing anything else photography or video related, this is the one to get. In fact, I don't think I have any problem with this. lens I don't think there is anything peculiar about it, this lens is actually totally fine. I agree with this 24 to 70 lens. I know you guys are surprised, surprised right, I already made that whole video about why I chose the 24 to 70 over this 28 to 70. I give you credit, I've seen your thing and they helped me to realize that I don't need 2.0, I need 2.8, so you're telling me that I'm famous on YouTube, that's what You're telling me that there's a guy right here.
You haven't made the right decision. I've actually watched one of my YouTube videos before. Wow, first time on the live stream, that's cool, that's pretty wild, dude, keep going. I'm sure I've seen your stuff, thanks, surprise, surprise, but I wish Canon made more zoom lenses like this image stabilized with a lock it just works, it works, I'm very happy with this lens, good job, good job, finally the piece end of this. Trinity is 70 to 200. This is like I said, these are all f2 8 versions of 70 to 200 now, this has a lot of quirks. I have my notes here and the first quark that comes with this is the stabilization modes on this lens.
I have tried to read the documentation and understand. I feel like I'm a pretty technical person when it comes to these things, but I still don't understand why there are three different stabilization modes on this lens. lens, to me personally it seems kind of like I leave it in mode one and shoot and it seems to be fine. I can do a lot of things on the handheld, uh, slower, like I've done, I think one over four, one and one. half a second shutter speed with this lens and the images come out sharp which is great, in that stabilizer mode, I haven't shot a ton of video with this, a little extra footage here and there, but it's okay, I don't have complaints, just I don't know in what scenario I would need to know to go to mode two or three um it just seems like it's um I don't know if you're using that, please let me know in the comments below like what How do you parse when you need to like?
Oh, this is a situation where I need stabilizer mode one, stabilizer mode two, stabilizer mode three, I don't know, I just leave it in stabilizer mode one and try not to think about it, it seems so. to be more than enough for me, but it's kind of a peculiarity, a little strange, to have that now. The second thing with this 70-200 is this lens hood. These sunshades now have kind of a little slot for, I guess, twisting, turning, adjusting. vnds and cp filters and things like that, the problem is that Canon, even in making this beautiful, perfect trinity, made these two lenses have an 82 millimeter thread mount and this 77 thread mount, which is really inconvenient because if You want to buy filters that cover this full range, do you think I'll buy a step up ring for this lens and that will cover my kit.
That's what I thought when I first got here and I was right. I can put on a step-up ring and use all my filters. which I have on the 82 millimeter thread mount, however they are not compatible with this, once you put it there you won't be able to put the hood on or if you try to put it there don't. It will be almost impossible to get those intensified rings off of this lens hood, so it effectively makes this lens hood useless for me unless I'm going to buy a completely different set of filters just for this lens or I guess now that I have the 50 millimeter rf . spoiler alert, you know, I guess I could buy it, but it feels like a waste, it feels like a waste, I wish they'd made it with an 82 millimeter thread mount, uh, just widen it a little more, it goes beyond the glass, that's honestly if you look at the 15 to 35, look at that edge there right now, it has to have some clearance so it can get to that width 15, but since there are a lot of them, I guess bevel is the right word. correct word to describe it, I don't know how to do this so that this lens has an 82 millimeter thread mount.
I have a lot of value in my filters, all of them with an 82 millimeter thread mount because I thought, oh, I'll just step up. this and that is great, I can cover the whole kit and I would like to use the lens hood, especially on zoom lenses like the 70-200. I would like to use the parasol, I think it would be very useful, but you will have to buy it. I have to buy all new filters, that's no fun, I'm not a fan, another strange quirk of this lens is the fact that if you look at most of the rf glass uh the control rings are placed on the front of the lens, I got very used to that especially. coming from 24 to 105 and then going to 15 35 from 24 to 70.
On this lens, its control ring is locked near the mount which is right here, so it's not in that forward position, so a lot of times I end up What I'm doing is changing from 15 to 35 doing some landscapes. I want some detailed shots in the forest, on a lake, somewhere on the glacier, wherever I am. I switch to this thing and all of a sudden I'm. thinking I'm going to control my aperture, which is what I have my control ring set to and I'm changing my focal length, that's not good. I mentioned this, I think in the video I did on the 70-200 if you had been retrofitting your ef glass and you have the rf to ef adapter with control ring, this will fill up naturally.
I've used that adapter, so if you're coming from something like this, this feels normal, this feels good, you're like, okay, hey, that control. The ring is right there, right next to the setting, where I remember it's not bad. I actually don't mind it being there once you get used to it. It's not a big deal, but it took me a while to get used to it. It still surprises me from time to time and for the sake of consistency I just don't know why they didn't do that and I want to even say that I think on the f4 version of this lens I think they actually put the control ring back on the front , which is not consistent.
I don't know, I don't know why Canon does these things to us. I couldn't tell you that the last strange quark I have with this lens is that it won't work. with the new rf extender or converter or at least that's what the specifications of the extender say. I haven't tried it yet because I didn't want to spend all that money just trying to see if I can hack this thing. here, which is kind of a bummer in the ef days, you'd talk about getting 70 to 200 with that 2x range extender and then being able to cover all the way up to 400 with some loss like in your uh in your opening, but yeah, that doesn't seem to be an option anymore, which is kind of a bummer, so okay, it's a lot to talk about when it comes to these three lenses, but I wanted to get it. because ultimately these are amazing lenses.
I highly recommend them if you have the money, especially if you are doing paid client work. I think this should be a kit that most photographers who are on Canon's RF platform should want to have. They are absolutely phenomenal, great looking, glass, durable, I have outgrown them, I have only had this 70-200 for a little less than a year, scratched, scratched,It still works great and I'm a big fan of all the images they produce. Of these peculiarities or problems are problems that are going to affect I think the image quality of these lenses, all of this is a type of quality of life for the photographer, things that I wanted to publish because if you are a photographer, if you are so far away in this video and You're not a photographer, I guess thanks for being here.
I appreciate it for photographers and anyone who shoots video with something like an r5 or any of the RF mount cameras. These are things to think about when you're building this kit thinking about some of those. quirks as far as filter mount thread sizes and like taking certain lenses hiking and not having locks and just having to think about those things, those are all just little things that I wish Cannon had done something about, addressed or fixed and maybe by making this video you'll see it and mark two of all these and whatever four years may be a little bit better, but at the end of the day, incredible image quality and these lenses are pretty incredible. but those are the quirks, those are the weird things with it.
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