I read "24"..."70"...."IS"... and got excited. Then I read "f/4", and immediately got a migraine.They love doing that to us
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I would buy the 24-70 f4 IS if it was cheaper than the 24-105 and had better (or similarish) image quality. Size should be compact too. It would fit in nicely with my 17-40 and 70-200 f4 lenses.Similar quality and a price not lower than existing 24-105 = useless lens
Though I kind of think it will cost more than the 24-105.
I really do think this will be the new kit lens for full frame cameras like 6D's and whatever. Marketing wise it makes sense to have less focal range in a kit to later sell more 70-200s.Unless people use their brains and think they do not wish to be milked by Canon
What if its EF M?Now you are talking! This is really interesting (and no kidding this time, although 24mm will be around 38mm)
Even if the 24-70 will be better at 24mm- and that's not certain - it will have a smaller range. Now I have heard of another L lens with an even smaller range that will inevitably be much better at 24mm: It's the 24mm 1.4L II (Surprise!)There are also well known IQ issues with the 24-105 at the wide end that require the lens be replaced or updated before any high megapixel camera is made available for sale. It may be that a 24-105/f4 is unable to deliver the required IQ at 24mm whereas a 24-70/f4 can.
My 24-105 L is tack sharp at 24mm even on the corners (and I only use full frame cameras). I have a 24x36 enlargement taken at 24mm in my place and the corners (as well as overall) are unbelievable sharp. Without question the best general range zoom I have ever had. For the life of me I cannot figure out why they would make a 24-70 f/4 when the 24-105 f/4 is so good.
They better make a superb 24-105 f/4L IS II if they want us to think seriously of it. Just my opinion...It may be easier in F4 lens for 1399$
I can see the benefits of f2.8 IS - but 24-70 f4 IS??
Let me guess...Canon going to charge more for a shorter in lenght(24-105) and slower f-stop(f2. lens.
WOW....their marketing team is getting smarter and smarter everyday.
There will be reasonable explanations for it:
1. STM motor
2. Better focusing with newer bodies
3. Next generation IS
4. Better coatings
5. Less distortion at 24mm
And a sentence: "Specially dedicated for photo enthusiast covering focals above 70mm with their 70-200 zooms, this newly developed best in it's class lens is better optimized through it's whole focal range."
They can't even do that on 24-70 f2.8 II - A $2300 LENS
For me, it would have to be lower than the cost of the 70-200/2.8L IS II, which is a bigger lens, with bigger elements, spectacular optics, and IS. To get there, they'd likely have to reduce the cost of the II non IS.+1
Just noticed now... Why is it your focus is better and a lot sharper when the model doesn't wear anything except paint?The zoom lens got excited
We'll know this for sure within a few days (hours?) but I thought I would take a stab at what lenses they'll announce.
35mm 1.4 II - priced somewhere between $1700-$2100
200-400/1.4x - priced at $10k
TS-E 90 II - magnification near .5x, similar updates to other TS lenses, priced at $2100
TS-E 45 II - similar updates to other TS lenses, priced at $2100
400/5.6 II - much sharper. Has new gen IS. Priced at $2300.
300/4 II - much sharper, takes extenders better. Has new gen IS. Priced at $2300
100-400 II - no more push/pull, much sharper and faster. Priced at $3000.
135/2 II - Priced at $1900.
MP-E 65 II - Significantly better optics, maybe increased magnification. Priced at $2300.
14-24 - Maybe an "in development" announcement, which means 2014
Ok, so it's 10/28 and Photoplus is over. What new lenses were announced?
And where is the new 46mp camera and the 7D II
So, buying cameras as an investment... how is that working out for all of those that bought the 5D3 already?Well that depends.
Number 2 first, I found one I believe in here: http://www.adobe.com/products/photoshop/extend.displayTab2.html#resources In the profile downloader area. There was just one for the lens. In the profile list I think it was listed as canon and not samyang/rokinon/etc. Works great to remove the crazy distortion. There so much resolution everything is still highly sharp after the correction.
I haven't tried the Milky Way yet as the real good parts aren't high up now. I wonder how well it will work as there is a lot of vignetting and light loss at F2.8. May not matter given the brighter parts of the Milky Way get put in the middle. It just has a way of not feeling like F2.8 I guess.
Edge to edge is pretty sharp at F2.8 infinity. It doesn't seem you even gain much more sharpness by stopping down than from where it starts at. But I haven't used this lens all that much yet. And my new/used 5D II also has a flange to sensor plane difference that needs fixed, but even on that it's good to go.
well i just may have to save up a little bit longer then for this since the general figures seem to point towards Lee system.. also something else i would like to clear up is i do plan to move to full frame eventually so it is something i would want to be compatible (doesn't vignette really) whenever that maybe.. the holders are slightly confusing to me.. so can you basically buy a holder then as many adapter rings as you want to fit different size filter threads of your various lenses? or are certain holders only compatible with certain rings?