Canon RF 24-105/F4 versus RF 24-240/F4-6.3?

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ProDude Senior Member • Posts: 2,124
Re: RF Lenses Seem to be Designed Requiring Digital Correction

I was so intrigued with the 24-240 I just had to try one. I have a RF24-70 f2.8L IS USM for serious stuff where I don't need the reach the other provides. I have a RF100-500 on the way but longed for the concept of a lighter walk around lens that would take care of moderate tele. So I went down to the river to try out some ducks and geese and such with it. Also some landscapes.

What I found was the central 1/3rd of the frame is about as sharp as anything from 24mm to at least 150mm. At 240mm it's a tad less sharp but is decent when sharpened up in post. I'm talking however at 100% on screen. If you take it down to 75% or 50% on screen it's dang sharp all over the place due of course to interpellation and if one were to print a shot well up to at least 13x19 it would be near flawless. So you have to determine first what your plans of it's use are. If you're going to crop way outside the center forget about it. If you're planning on 22x17 prints, stick to the center. Otherwise it's a fine performer. Focus is rather instant and the build is fine. I find myself shooting a lot more Jpeg as the Jpegs out of camera on the R5 are so darned sweet to begin with. My new DXO 4 does a fine job of the needed instant profile corrections from RAW so likewise it's NO big deal.

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Canon EOS R5 Sigma 14-24mm F2.8 DG HSM Art Sigma 105mm F1.4 DG HSM Art Canon RF 24-70mm F2.8L IS USM Canon RF 70-200mm F2.8L IS USM +17 more
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