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| p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · Canon announces 4 PowerShots and a EF-S Lens |
Wow just comparing the new 55-250 MTF to the 70-200 f/4 IS charts and it actually has better MTFs at the wide end! Other than for the deep corners. Granted 70mm f/4 is the one weak spot of the 70-200 f/4 IS (contrary to TDP results, photozone, most blogs, my own very careful tests and Canon's own MTF charts all suggest that the 70-300L and Tamron 70-300 VC should be sharper at 70mm f/4 than the 70-200 f/4 IS).
Even at the long end, and this is surprising, the MTF charts look a tiny bit better for it too for the center and center mid (the edges do appear to be worse).
This lens may really deliver and be the new 'hidden' L.
Of course it is a slower lens in terms of aperture, almost surely it has slower AF and it only works on APS-C.
They have a pretty impressive kit set with the 18-55 IS and 55-250 IS STM now, at least when it comes to sharpness.