Lensrentals.com Puts the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II Through Testing

Lensrentals.com Puts the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II Through Testing

By Canon Rumors | November 30, 2016 | Canon Reviews

Roger at Lensrentals.com has completed his MTF testing of the brand new Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II.

From Roger

As always, I remind you that this has been an MTF test; it was only an MTF test. Had this been an actual photograph you would have been instructed that all differences were simply because of poor technique.

But on the basis of MTF, the 24-105 f/4 IS II is a decent lens, but not a spectacular upgrade. Would I upgrade my old 24-105 f/4 IS? Nope. If I was in the market would I buy one? Well, I’d wait for the price to come down or for it to be available as a kit lens with a new camera. One other thing to consider is that the new 24-105mm is significantly larger than the original version, and for some people, that’s going to be a negative for a walk-around lens. Read the entire article

We were hoping that Canon would continue their run of big improvement over previous iterations, such as the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III and the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II. However, at the price point of the EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II, we’re not surprised to see only moderate improvement.

Sigma Price Increases Coming to Europe

Sigma Price Increases Coming to Europe

By Canon Rumors | November 30, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

According to Nikon Rumors, it looks like Europe is going to see an increase of 9%-28% on most of Sigma’s lenses. This new prices will take effect on January 1, 2017.

We haven’t seen anything that shows increases coming to other parts of the world, but we’ll let you know if we do.

The image below shows some of the lenses and their prices increases.

Patent: Canon Curved Sensor to Reduce Vignetting

Patent: Canon Curved Sensor to Reduce Vignetting

By Canon Rumors | November 30, 2016 | Canon Patents

It looks like Canon is continuing to research curved sensors, this patent is geared towards light fall off on the sides of the sensor.

Patent Publication No. 2016-197663 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.11.24
  • Filing date 2015.4.3
  • The central portion of the light falloff is not noticeable to the flat shape
  • The periphery light falloff is noticeable a curved shape
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