Save "IS" for 135mm or longer, so we can shoot 1/60ish
Where is f1.2 or f1.4ish 50mm prime?
That was my first question too immediately after reading this...
Why in the world are they replaceing a f/1.4 with a f/1.8???
They already have the nifty 50 now...and the f/1.4 is ok...but why not improve and upgrade the aging, but still amazing 50L f/1.2??
I had a chance to rent one of these babies a couple weeks ago, mostly for video, and it was amazing...I took that thing into dark rooms, and when I opened it up, it literally appeared that I'd turn the lights on in the room.
Why are they bothering with f/1.8 for a new lens???
I don't get it...
The Nifty-Fifty just doesn't hold up anymore. Nikon replaced their old 50mm 1.8 with a much better lens, while still keeping the price pretty low. It was about time Canon decided to replace their old outdated primes. A 50mm 1.8 IS USM will be welcomed by many. IS is more important to me than 1.4 aperture. I think most would agree that a 50mm 1.8 with IS beats a 50mm 1.4 without IS in most settings.