Why are people belittling the new 24-85mm VR lens?

Started Dec 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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In reply to losangeles, Dec 16, 2012

It's because the lens is very slow, even for a f4.5 lens.

It terms of light gathering ability, it's almost a stop slower than the old 24-85g af-s lens, even though they are both f4.5 lenses.

It's practically a f5.6 lens as far as brightness is concerned.

At $600 it's quite over priced.

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