RF 24-105mm F4-7.1 IS STM, priced at $400

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Peter Kwok
Peter Kwok Senior Member • Posts: 2,502
I will wait for the review on corner sharpness

Judging from the list price of $299 for the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM, the new 24-105 will be packaged with the RP or the not yet announced R6 as a kit lens for less than $399 above body only.

As for image quality, it will probably have barrel distortion as bad as the 24-240 at 24mm.  But jpg only shooters will never see it after the body corrects it.  This is the trend started by Panasonic, lousy barrel distortion and correction by firmware.  This is the easiest way to build inexpensive kit lens.  The down side is very poor corner sharpness, as the firmware stretches the corners outward.

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