Canon makes great glass. Their telephoto primes are among the best (maybe THE best) ever produced, and a recent teardown of Canon’s 35mm f/1.4 Mark II by the guys at lensrentals.com shows just how much Canon can put into a lens when it chooses to do so.
With a variable aperture and such a wide focal range, however, one can argue that this is likely to be a consumer grade lens – I’d expect to see a constant aperture in an L series lens, and no L series lens has ever come close to the 12x range of this one.
On the other hand, wouldn’t it be something if Canon decided to show what it can really do in a video-centric zoom aimed at enthusiasts and prosumers? I’d love to see a response to Sony’s FE PZ 28-135 f/4 G OSS, one of my new favorites and a 2015 Gear of the Year pick.
PATENT: CANON EF 24-300MM F/3.5-5.6
Via Canon Rumors:
Another patent for a full frame superzoom has appeared from Canon. We’ve written about the development of such a lens a few times since May of 2015, most recently this past November, and we continue to see more patents for such a lens.
Patent Publication No. 2015-215438 (Machine Translated)
- Published 2015.12.3
- Filing date 2014.5.9
- Focal length 24.70 101.33 292.01
- Fno 3.50 4.59 5.87
- ω (degrees) 41.22 12.05 4.24
- Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64
- Overall length of the lens 202.71 232.50 288.71
- BF 38.78 43.69 75.66
Read full article at Canon Rumors “PATENT: CANON EF 24-300MM F/3.5-5.6”
(cover photo credit: snap from Canon Rumors)