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EF 24-105 f/4L IS II [CR1]

EF 24-105 f/4L IS II [CR1]

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.

CR’s Take
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.



EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS Patent

  • 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
  • Zooming
  • All the lens moves
  • Miniaturization

It looks like a cheap zoom for full frame. 5D3 low end kit lens?




EF 35 f/1.8 & Tales of Backorders [CR2]

35 f/1.8
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! :)