« on: November 27, 2013, 12:52:52 PM »
...and hopefully, Canon will learn from its overpricing of the 24/28/35 IS lenses and just come to market with the right price. I previously said I would gladly pay $799 for all of the above in a 50mm lens. But the market performance of the 24/28/35 puts these lenses in the $500-600 range.
The 135L is a special lens that I don't think will be lumped in with a 50/85 refresh (keep in mind that there also is a 100m F/2 USM that no one talks about, also in need of a refresh). I see the 135L being a very serious piece of kit that will get its own fanfare when it is released.
Canon, give me my new 50!
*sigh* Ok, new lenses, probably better optical IQ than their previous, with IS (yay?), more expensive and a lot slower. Yes, I said it, f/2.8 is slow. For a good quality prime that is. For a zoom, yea, that's pretty fast. But for the 85mm going from f/1.8 to f/2.8? Ugh.
The rumour states f/2 not f/2.8: granted that's 1/3rd stop slower, but not as bad as you're suggesting. I'd take 1/3rd stop slower maximum aperture if it meant higher resolution at f/2 and lower longitudinal CAs than the current 85mm f/1.8.