Patent: Canon RF 70-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM and more

SteveC

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The RF 24-105 has been included with what is probably the majority of all EOS R and EOS RP cameras sold so far. I suspect that as people upgrade to the RF 24-70 2.8 or switch to the RF 24-240, they will likely try to unload their used 24-105s. They certainly seem to me to be the most widely available used RF lenses on the market. That wide availability both as new and used should help keep the price of that lens reasonable for the foreseeable future.

If I recall correctly there's 24-105 L RF lens and a non-L one too.

Given how much actual distortion the 24-240 has, if I had a 24-105 L I'd be inclined to keep it.
 
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Optics Patent

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I got a 24-240 with my RP that I never use and might well trade for a 24-105 f4. I’m doubtful there is a non L RF version of the 24-105. And with the 200g weight difference will first test the f2.8 and may end up like everyone else and preferring it.
 

Daner

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If I recall correctly there's 24-105 L RF lens and a non-L one too.

Given how much actual distortion the 24-240 has, if I had a 24-105 L I'd be inclined to keep it.
There is no non-L version of the RF 24-105 (yet).

I have an EOS R with the 24-105L. The IQ issues prevent the 24-240 from being interesting for me. Both my EF 200mm f/2.8L II and my EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II provided good IQ, but I felt that the 100-400 had some focusing issues when using a 1.4 III extender. In any case, I have sold them both and I will be purchasing the RF 70-200 2.8 soon. If this RF 70-400 becomes available it is very likely to be added to my wish list.
 
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SteveC

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There is no non-L version of the RF 24-105 (yet).

I have an EOS R with the 24-105L. The IQ issues prevent the 24-240 from being interesting for me. Both my EF 200mm f/2.8L II and my EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II provided good IQ, but I felt that the 100-400 had some focusing issues when using a 1.4 III extender. In any case, I have sold them both and I will be purchasing the RF 70-200 2.8 soon. If this RF 70-400 becomes available it is very likely to be added to my wish list.
Come to think of it, the non L lens I was thinking bout was an EF lens. I've seen it offered as part of a kit with the R and RP, so now I see what looks like a killer price, I have to check carefully that it's the RF 24-105L I am looking at.
 
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