Canon officially announces the RF 24-240mm f/4-6.3 IS STM

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Since as a travel zoom it will be in AF most of the time I think the design choice to go with a focus control switch instead of a separate focus ring is a nifty way to optimize size and reduce cost. But I hope this does not become a trend. For moderately priced primes akin to the 35 1.8 I would still want 2 rings, for example.
 
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degos

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For a full frame 10x zoom, that is entry level pricing.
Tamron 28-300 Di VC ( full-frame ) is $699 retail. It's not a stunning lens, but it's entry-level.

Canon are on the record as saying that to them full-frame mirrorless is all about fat margins. There's your example.
 

canonical

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Jul 3, 2019
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It's not 24mm wide either.
ofc not. All manufacturers lie like crazy with any of their lenses' main specifications. f-stop, focal length. And are allowed to do so. Should be outlawed.
 
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flip314

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ofc not. All manufacturers lie like crazy with any of their lenses' main specifications. f-stop, focal length. And are allowed to do so. Should be outlawed.
But in this case Tamron is not even claiming it's 24mm. It's marketed as a 28-300mm lens.
 

neuroanatomist

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Nikon has released the NIKKOR Z 50mm f/1.8 S Lens ($596.95 at B&H). I'd pay $596.95 for a Canon RF 50mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM, long before I buy a 24-240 f/4-6.3 kit zoom for $0.02. A Canon RF 85mm f/1.8 Macro IS STM would also be a good addition.
I’d check myself into a mental health facility long before I’d pay $600 for a 50/1.8.
 

c.d.embrey

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Jul 21, 2010
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Bless you heart*.
The purpose of this lens is vastly different than a fixed 50mm/85mm/ anything else. So, whatever (#12).

* Southern meaning #19 = Midwestern "That's nice" meaning #5 = SoCal "Whatever" meaning #12.

I didn't realize that there was a rule against requesting stuff*, I'd like to see, in the future.
I'm sorry that this stuff* offended you! Different strokes for different folks, and all that stuff*.

Stuff* is a place holder for another word that starts with "S." Have a nice day :LOL:
 

neuroanatomist

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It is a lens for all those who didn't want a 24-70 f2 or a 50 f1.2.
It is "a lens for the rest of us". The fact is that despite our CR bubble there are a ton of RP buyers who will be weeping for joy over this lens.
On my last trip I took the EOS R, RF 24-105, and the EF 70-300 L with the adapter. It would have been great to have nearly that entire range in a single lens that’s about the same size as the RF 24-105.
 

neuroanatomist

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I didn't realize that there was a rule against requesting stuff*, I'd like to see, in the future.
I'm sorry that this stuff* offended you! Different strokes for different folks, and all that stuff*.

Stuff* is a place holder for another word that starts with "S." Have a nice day :LOL:
Requesting stuff is fine. However, calling stuff other people may value worthless can sometimes make you look like a stuffhead.
 

Philrp

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Sep 2, 2018
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Aperture

I'm just curious to know how the variable aperture steps up over the range. If it sticks to 4 or 4.5 to or just past 105, this could be a great value.