New RX100 to have 24-70mm f1.8-2.8 lens!

Started Apr 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
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Re: New RX100 to have 24-70mm f1.8-2.8 lens!

Samaistuin wrote:

Ron AKA wrote:

Bringing the lens down to 24 mm is going to mean major barrel distortion that is going to have to be corrected in the RAW software.

Seeing that they're sacrificing the long end of the zoom so as to widen it, why would it be?

Exactly, Ron is wrong in his assumption. It is a different lens, not the original 28-100 stretched even further down. Shorter maximum tele, shorter zoom reach - both should help in producing better image quality, if they want (= if they don't try to make the lens even more compact than it already was). Just look at APS-C and FF, there are some excellent lenses with that focal length range and very little distortion.

If anything, 28mm on the RX100-3 should have less distortion and sharper corners than 28mm on the RX100-1/2.

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