By Ad Post| November 30, 2016 |
Roger at Lensrentals.com has completed his MTF testing of the brand new Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II.
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.
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.
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
*note I incorrectly named the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS as the lens pertaining to the issue, when in fact it is the brand new EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens. Sorry about that.
Canon appears to have updated every legacy DSLR that has aberration correction to fix an issue with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM.
- Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to “Enable”, correction will not be applied.
The following DSLRs have available firmware updates.
- Canon EOS-1D X
- Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
- Canon EOS 5D Mark III
- Canon EOS 6D
- Canon EOS 7D
- Canon EOS 70D
- Canon EOS 60D
- Canon EOS Rebel T5i
- Canon EOS Rebel T4i
- Canon EOS Rebel T3i
- Canon EOS Rebel T2i
- Canon EOS Rebel T1i
- Canon EOS Rebel T6
- Canon EOS Rebel T5
- Canon EOS Rebel T3
- Canon EOS Rebel SL1
- Canon EOS M2
- Canon EOS M
Happy firmware updating!