Would you take advice from a cartoons stuffed toy?
- Jan 29, 2011
Not really, I'm much more bothered by the fact that a 70-200 f2.8 now costs $2,699, basically $1,000 more than an EF version, an RF 24-70 f2.8 costs $2,299 up $700 from the EF $1,599, an RF 85 f1.2 costs $2,699 and that is $850 more than the EF version.Is no one bothered that the 70-200 mkIII has 1,5 stops of vignetting at 200 and the RF 70-200 has 3 stops?
Now those RF lenses might be a joy to own, they might focus quicker, they might not have the same aberrations, etc etc but I am not seeing images that are $800-$1,000 'better', indeed in a blind test I doubt anybody other than a few geeks could tell the differences.
These new lenses are designed by computers and manufactured by robots Canon designed and built, they should be cheaper than the EF equivalents not more expensive!