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

Started Apr 29, 2014 | Discussions thread
Samaistuin Contributing Member • Posts: 793
Re: New RX100 to have 24-70mm f1.8-2.8 lens!

Ron AKA wrote:

The distortion problem is at the wide end, not the long end. The RX100 has essentially zero distortion at 100 mm. At 28 mm however it is really bad. It of course was part of the lens design and the JPEG engine takes it out, and so does the better RAW developers. Time will tell which is worse, but this is what a 28 mm shot looks like from the RX100 without correction. And, yes, the shot is of normal graph paper with straight lines.

Yes, this is what we are saying: that Sony may have cut the long end to improve the wide end.

If the lens no longer has to reach 100mm, the engineers have more leeway to optically correct the 24mm part of the zoom.

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