And people say Canon isn't innovating...
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This is only interesting if you shoot at higher ISO settings.It's a big win for video shooters; you now pay even less of a penalty by shooting at high ISO, which means you need to spend less on lighting, etc.
There's no assurance this patent will result in a lens sold on the shelves, but if 10 years of digital photography didn't kill the 135mm f/2.8 w/ softfocus, it must sell well enough to justify it's continue production, and even upgrade.Actually, the 135mm f/2.8 is discontinued. I don't think Canon officially discontinued it, but, try and find it from a reputable dealer anymore...it's dead. The price of the 135mm f/2 coming down a lot basically killed it.
Ok, I'll try this again.The reason you are getting no traction is because this is always the source of patents for canon lenses. If this is a fake post, so are about 1,000 others on Canon patents.
I think this is a FAKE post.
Just look at the block diagrams before you get too excited!
Too bad the tamarin review did not compare this lensgenerally speaking, it's regarded slightly below the 50-500 from Sigma. Having read the Tamron review, I'd probably opt for that over this, as $150 savings probably isn't fully worth it. The Sigma will soften after 400mm where the Tamron is sharper til 500mm.
I do know I would like to stay close to business portraits, fashion, products, and maybe some weddings (low-light ability for not being able to use flash is key) areas of photography. I like shooting with natural light but I do have a Canon EX550 (I know I have Sony but it was free so I use it manually with a converter). I also have a set of flashpoint studio strobes.Based on those, I'd say your best bet is getting into the flash/strobe game more. Business, fashion, and product photography get infinitely harder if you are relying on natural light; I can't even imagine business and product photography without controlling your light.
It's January 6th and you've already given up on dslr/lens announcements for the entire year? Companies announce at different times.Besides, CES is a consumer show, not a pro show. Notice that Sigma didn't wait til CES to announce the 18-35 and Tamron didnt wait for it to announce the 150-600. Sigma is instead announcing a fairly standard 50mm lens, and a superzoom that is probably <$500.
I strongly recommend that you do not purchase 5 lenses when getting started in photography. Even if you are already knowledgeable (say moving from Nikon) I still highly recommend that you stick with two lenses and hold the rest of your budget for later.
If there is a 24-70 f2.8 II IS version in the making, it will probably cost in excess of 3500$ (my guess). So, there's no price drop here.Likewise, not long after the 70-200 came out, they did similar rebates (got it down in the $1800 range), and then when Feb/March hit they went away. You had to wait a full year for those to come back. Waiting around for another $100 drop or so is likely gonna backfire. Cheapest prices are almost always Nov-Feb
Before anybody jumps into some sort of comparison you need to share what kind of pictures you take, what are you unable to take and why you are unable to take them with your current gear.Yep, without this info, every response you've gotten so far won't be very useful. If you are shooting pictures of your kids and family you'd want a very different lens than if you were doing landscape work, or sports shooting.
That's a narrow range. f/2? Really? On an UWA? Why? I'd be happy with a 16-24/2.8. Just my $.02It's targeting people who work in really low-light (street/night) where the difference between f/2 and f/2.8 is whether the milky way shows up, or whether they get motion blur. Not really sure the point of a zoom, I think an 18mm f/2 would be a nice split. And obviously when you don't need to shoot at f/2, it would sharpen up nicely at f/5.6-8