- Dec 17, 2013
I owned two copies of the EF and one of the Art, the Art was superior to both my EF and not just slightly like TDP and oithers remarked. I also group the 17-40L in the same class as the Mark 1 24-105 , if it didn't have a red ring you would never think it deserved one.Well indeed the EF Mark I was pretty lousy. I mean there are years of Internet history calling it a 'faux L'.
The new RF 24-105 is slightly better than the EF Mark II, with more vignetting, and about the same optically as the Sigma Art. Hardly a ringing endorsement for the New Wonder Mount. If the short flange is so capable at the wide end, why wasn't it a 16-105? Now that would have been a game-changer.