« on: November 12, 2014, 08:18:06 AM »
The 50/1.4 is old and tired.... a refresh with better build,optics and a ring USM motor has to come sooner or later. IS would be nice too.I'm pretty sure the 50/1.4 has a ring usm already. The 1.8 doesn't. That thing is noisy as hell.
The 100 macro? Still a great lens for the price, the only real improvement would be to add IS, but there's the L version, so that isn't going to happen.
Indeed, the 50/1.4 is due for a replacement.
As far as I am concerned if they bring a lens on the market that has same quality, sharpness etc as the latest line of 24, 24 and 35 mm non-l lenses, I will buy one straight away. I have the Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM and absolutely love it.
Also, but most likely a manual lens, a new tilt shift around 50 mm and 90 mm would be fantastic. I would be willing to cough up 3000$ for a 50 mm equivalent of the TSE-24 F3.15 mk II