With a 5D Mark III
Whenever we see a new 5D, I’m told we’ll also see it kitted with a new 24-105 f/4L IS II lens.
There has been talk about this in the past, it’s definitely possible. The optics of this lens could be improved, though I think it’s very good. I’d love to see it with the same hood/zoom design of the 24-70.
I have no idea if there’s some kind of design they could come up with to aid video.
- Patent Publication No. 2010-237455
- Release date 2010/10/21
- Filing date 2009/03/31
- Example 6
- Focal length f = 24.90 – 102.02mm
- Fno = 3.62 – 5.82
- Angle of 81.96 – 23.94 °
- Image Circle 43.28mm
- Total lens length 119.84 – 151.84mm
- BackFocus 38.50 – 51.35mm
- An aspheric surface
- Patent Technology
- Pojitiburidotaipu zoom
- Zoom a positive polarity
- Chromatic aberration, spherical aberration, coma aberration correction
- Refractive index and placement optimization
- Moving the second lensInnerfocusing equation
- All the lens moves
It looks like a cheap zoom for full frame. 5D3 low end kit lens?
A source is nearly positive Canon will be releasing this for Photokina.
70-300 f/4.5-5.6 IS II?
As we reported before, the current version was heavily backordered. A local store has had 3 on order for nearly 2 months. One has been shipped, the other 2 have not yet.
This sort of backorder behavior has lead to replacements in the past.
Other significant backorders?
In Canada, 5D Mark II kits with 24-105 f/4L IS lenses have been backordered for over a month with some retailers.
A lot of retailer info has been coming in globally about 5D Mark II shortages. There could be manufacturing reasons for this, as we expect at least 2 new camera bodies for Photokina and perhaps a 3rd in Q4 2010.
I’ve also had 52mm drop-in filters for supertelephotos on backorder for nearly 2 months. Replacement! :)