« on: November 27, 2013, 06:49:40 PM »
If there is a 135mm f/1.8 IS...
Shut up and take my money canon.
I was just looking at the Olympus 150F2, it's pretty much the same thing (and not cheap).
How much would you pay for a 135f1.8? I mean, if something like that did come out it very well could end up costing $3,000.
You can get away with that if you go all Zeiss Otus on a focal length that has never had an all-around spectacular lens (like 50mm primes!).
But very few folks would pay that much when the current 135mm F/2L is so damn good and so cheap at around $900-$1000. Folks won't pay +$2k for IS and a 1/3 of a stop faster if the resolution is the same as the old 135mm F/2L.
If all they did to the 135L was to add IS, no way would I pay an additional $1K+ for that. I can understand the cost going up some, but I can't believe that the IS system would cost that much additional. $1400 or so at introduction? Maybe. Prices would probably come down to $1200-1300 after a year or two which is decent. If they tweaked the optics a bit and improved them somehow, maybe a touch higher for introduction. Honestly, while f/1.8 would be great, I'm not sure I'd need a 1/3 of a stop. If I was limited to ISO 800, sure, but with pretty good 3200 and often acceptable 6400, 1/3 of a stop is a bit less important IMHO.