The Canon RF 24-105mm F2.8L IS USM Z has an 11-blade iris – as found in premium RF mount cinema prime lenses – which produces natural round bokeh and softly diffused highlights. "When shooting on the rooftop terrace as the sun was going down, I was getting a real softness with Tommaso backlit," says Jamie, who found the visual quality to be perfect for a fashion photography lens.
"When we were at the Ponte Vecchio, the lens was able to pick up the warmth from the stone, the lovely bokeh in the background, and still have Tommaso pin-sharp at f/2.8," he adds. Kyle also noted the visual quality of footage from the lens. "It has a really nice, organic flare, with great contrast control, but also feels really warm and natural. It has quite a lot of character. With its quality and features, you're entering the cine lens market without having to spend a five-figure sum."
Focus breathing (the slight change in focal length when adjusting focus) was also minimal. "It really blew me away, which is what you want from good focus breathing suppression," Kyle adds. "Being able to pull from almost infinity to close focus with no noticeable breathing was special."
Through a combination of visual and technical excellence, the RF 24-105mm F2.8L IS USM Z and the Power Zoom Adapter PZ-E2 can unlock creative and professional doors for hybrid content creators, journalists and production companies. "It's been hard not to use clichés, but it's a game changer, and that's not a phrase that I throw around readily," says Jamie. "This lens has opened up a wealth of possibilities that I just didn't feel that I had access to before."