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Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: July 29, 2014, 03:04:14 PM »
I suspect people are forgetting that Canon are in the business of lens manufacturing to make money, not to satisfy photographers economic needs. 

The facts are as I see them, both Sigma & Nikon now have super duper high price 50(58)mm f1.4 lenses for £800 and £1500 respectively, both very likely to be selling at a price that makes a tidy return for both Sigma and Nikon, let's not even talk about the Otus range !   So, Canon has four 50mm lenses, f1.2, f1.4, f1.8 & f2.5 Macro, the last three are all cheap, long in the tooth, possibly getting difficult to manufacture, likely to have limited return on manufacturing costs and are flawed in numerous ways.  Whip out a new design, add a healthy 100-200% margin above the current margin, bingo, great up to date lenses, that photographers will fall over themselves to buy, offer a premium f1.4 in the mold of the 24mm f1.4 II L, sell for about 75% of the 24mm, add a second 50mm f2.0 IS, in the mold of the 35mm f2.0, sell for a similar price as the 35mm....    But what about the f1.2 ?  It's prime for pushing into towards the Otus range, give it AF that works to perfection, deal with the flaws of the current lens, sell for £2k - bingo, profits go up on the 50mm range.  Photogs on here will hate the extra costs, though :-/

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Lenses / Re: New Canon L Primes, but Not Until 2015 [CR2)
« on: July 28, 2014, 02:20:39 PM »
The second is a new 50L in late 2015. The new lens is said to be a lot smaller and lighter, perhaps a drop to f/1.4?

Exactly what I was suggesting just a few days ago on the Photokina thread, the new consumer 50mm IS at f1.8 or even f2.0 makes way for a much better 50mm f1.4 in the same mold as the 24mm f1.4 II L - same with the 85mm, which could also go to f1.4

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Item on PhotoRumors suggests that the Sigma 120-400mm f/4.5-5.6 DG OS HSM (for Nikon) Is now discountinued, could this indicate a possible replacement lens from Sigma ?

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EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2014
« on: July 27, 2014, 09:14:14 AM »
I actually wonder with the anticipated slower 50/85mm IS non-L lenses, if in the longer term, Canon are making way for replacements to the 50/85mm f1.2's with a consistent f1.4 range of L primes - 24/35/50/85 - I read recently that Nikon can't do faster than f1.4 due to the size of the F-Mount opening, would a perfect f1.4 lens suit better than a flawed f1.2 lens especially when the key competitors are pushing excellent high spec f1.4 lenses.

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EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2014
« on: July 27, 2014, 06:32:09 AM »
28-300L mkII

Really ?  Not seen much talk on this here - the other pumper turned to a twist ?

Personally, I'd much prefer something like a 20-135 f4-5.6 in a compact lightweight form, with L quality optics - a little like a EF-S 15-85 for full frame in a package no bigger than a 24-70 f4 L, but given we haven't seen anything patent wise, I'd be surprised to see that in September !!

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EOS Bodies / Re: Photokina 2014
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:19:00 AM »
I'm thinking more realistically here folks - things we've heard about in the last year with parents etc

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Lenses / Re: Help me to decide: 35 vs 50mm
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:16:54 AM »
Wider for me, I'd prefer a 35mm and do indeed shoot lots with my 22mm on my EOS-M, I'd suggest a serious look at the focal lengths you use via Lightroom or similar, to see if you are a long or wide type of shooter

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Lenses / Re: 3 week trip to Finland & Germany, what lenses to take?
« on: July 27, 2014, 03:13:18 AM »
Personally, I'd run with the 24-105 and borrow a 16-35 - I use my ultrawide lots when in London and other European cities, if I was to cull weight, I'd lose the reach, unless you plan specifically on any task that specifically calls for longer reach - birding/airshows but given your lenses, I'm suspecting you don't go long often.

So, 24-105, plus borrow a 16-35

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EOS Bodies / Photokina 2014
« on: July 26, 2014, 05:22:39 PM »
So, Photokina in September, what do we expect to see ?

I'm not expecting all, just some...

Canon EOS 7D MkII with 24mpx and next gen 70D AF tech
Canon EOS 750D with a 18mpx sensor and trimmed down 70D AF tech
Canon EOS M3 with same sensor and AF as 750D

Canon EF 50mm f1.8 IS < hopefully f1.4
Canon EF 85mm f2.0 IS
Canon EF 100-400mm L

Canon EF-M 16-120mm

Sigma 24mm f1.4
Sigma 85mm f1.4

Zeiss Otus 85mm f1.4

New Fuji X with the 24mpx APS-C sensor - probably in the X-Pro 2 with fixed lens first ?

What else ?

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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 21, 2014, 02:49:20 PM »
Why not just use the EF 35mm or the EF 40mm?

Because that wouldn't give the required 20-24mm the OP desires ?

Think you may have got your crop factors the wrong way around. ;-)

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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 21, 2014, 06:22:43 AM »
Would be interesting to see if the flip in 1.4x extender gets rolled out on any other lenses, 300mm f4 IS with 1.4x perhaps ?

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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 20, 2014, 12:01:57 PM »
Out of interest Neuro, do you have the 8-15mm ?

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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 20, 2014, 09:59:05 AM »
The 24-70mm range is "easier" to get right, the extremes of 12-14mm are less easy to engineer, thus more likely to be a compromise solution.

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Lenses / Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« on: July 20, 2014, 05:02:10 AM »
With regards to the 12/14-24 idea, would people prefer f4 and greater sharpness or f2.8 and take a slight hit on absolute sharpness - I don't believe you can have both - personally, I'm holding out for 12-24 to replace my 16-35II, I'd take a hit on absolute sharpness for a f2.8 aparture.

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EOS-M / Re: Next official EF-M Lens
« on: July 20, 2014, 04:54:00 AM »
One slight frustration with the EOS-M system is the currently three different filter sizes across four lenses - is that really necessary ?

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