For $849, I'd expect a 50 f/1.4 to either have Zeiss class build & IQ, or the abilities to make coffee and <self censored>
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Why is the aperture's position not marked, as in other patents?
Maybe there is no aperture, and this 'electronically controlled liquid' is an Apodisation filter/element that can also act as the aperture control?
Really hope this means that a new 135mm f2 L comes out, I have been dying to get one but can't afford it, hopefully they will come out with a new one and I can pick up an old one on ebay on the cheap!
Can't find the source at the moment, but the original claim was that the additional light coming through hits the sensor at such an oblique angle, that it doesn't go into the pixel wells.This explanation applies only to the corner and the edge of the sensor. Does not apply to the middle of the sensor. Therefore you can end up with a highly vignetted at the corners. Canon user with f 1.4 lens does not really complaining about serious vignetting. Therefore your reasoning is questionable.
With current Canon cameras (up to the 7D at least), reports put the fastest aperture that increases light to the sensor at f/2. If you shoot at f/1.4, the ISO is "invisibly" bumped (it still reports as say ISO 100 but the files are noisier than they should be).
I'm sorry but this is simply not true in any way shape or form. The f stop is a ratio that describes the light transmission (I know T-stops are the real deal but we are working in the vernacular here) of the lens. Saying that an f1.4 lens doesn't pass any more light than an f2 lens is nonsense. To suggest that a camera would "know" that an f1.4 lens or faster was mounted and would choose to "throw a way the extra light is also ludicrous.
- 1.4 not 1.8
- USM ring
- round aperture
- sharp wide open
- IS (sure why not)
- great build quality, weather sealed (new 1.4 50L? not likely)
- reasonable price
Yeah, I know, I'm dreaming.
A few years ago I used to have a Carl Zeiss macro lens lens for my Contax camera, a 100mm f4 S Planar bellows lens. This lens produced a much larger image circle than 35mm. It had to be attached to the camera via automatic bellows, which had a swing and shift mechanism built in. Photographing small objects like boxes require converging vertical correction like buildings.
Does anybody think Canon would introduce a 100mm f2.8L TSE macro lens, it would be a worlds first for digital.
I keep saying APS-H is just too good to shelve. It doesn't give up very much to the 5DIII sensor as it is. I wouldn't hesitate to add a 1.3 7D to my stable.
Could this be the 120mps monster they showed a couple of years ago - that would wipe the smirk of the D800 fanboys
Just type 'tc-80n3' into ebay, you'll get a few hundred results.