RF24-105/4 performance

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Re: RF24-105/4 performance

Croomrider wrote:

Looking at the overall image and then the size of the crops, I think you are expecting too much from a $1000 zoom lens. I know, it's an "L" lens, but to expect any zoom to be perfect through it's entire zoom range at all apertures seems like a tall order even for a modern lens. I think for what you are trying to accomplish you are going to either have to work around some imperfections or use prime lenses. For the kind of quality you seem to want, I can't believe you aren't looking at a 100 mp medium format camera with primes.

I can understand your POV.

I don't expect a 4x zoom to be perfect. For example at 24mm there is some softness at the edges, but the results are still acceptable - it meets my expectations. Indeed, from about 50mm to 105mm it exceeds my expectations. As such I am absolutely sure that this lens can easily produce high quality large prints. It just may not be consistent at that. Working around the imperfections is definitely a possibility. I am very impressed by its longer F/L's.

The point of my post was to gauge whether the lens is capable of 'acceptable' results across the zoom range, or whether it is common to have 'weak' performance at certain F/L's. The majority seem to indicate that it is capable across the range.

The point of the tree crops was that, all else being equal, there is significant sharpness differences between relatively close focal lengths.

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