Well, as f/2.8 is the NEW f/1.8, we should consider ourselves lucky to get a new f/1.157 and a price tag to rival the old f/1.2
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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.
You forgot to post the obligatory $1900 price tag
This sounds like a very good FF lens and a wicked crop-body lens . . . seriously though, if we're super lucky it'll be $1400
Couldn't Canon make a mirrorless camera with EF mount and a shorter flange distance?But why make it EF mount at all then, since an EF adapter is basically just an extension tube. I mean, look at the patent, it's an extension tube with electrical contacts
Lenses for the mirrorless camera would not focus on other cameras with EF mount, so some special designation like EF-ML would be required, but regular EF & EF-S lenses would mount using an extension tube with contacts.
The only reason to make it EF mount would be so people could use EF lenses right away with no adapter...once you add anything between the lens and the camera, you might as well optimize it for the target market (in this case, small camera with small flange distance). If the EF-ML lenses don't work on DSLR's anyway, there is no reason to build them around an existing idea, especially if something completely new is simpler and smaller
Does look pretty sweet, its even got a top panel LCD. Reading the spec list, it's also meant to have weather sealing!? How are they pulling it off? obviously it won't be top notch weather sealing, maybe a bit behind or equal to a 7D but the whole package is looking very appealing to me as I'v wanted FF for ages and was going to settle on a 5Dmkii and put up with the AF. Hmmmmmm...... I could deal with shooting Nikon and Canon.
They could be losing money on it and recouping it with fx lenses sold. Just one hypothesis I guess. I mean, it would be a good way to get people to buy into their system. I am interested for one.
I think this rumor is CR2 because it's pretty easy to assume 4 DSLRs from Canon this year.
I too find it extraordinary that this new sensor apparently makes no contribution to image capture IQ -- it appears to be more about hybrid AF. We have postulated all along that in order for it to appear "new" Canon would need to either bump the MP count or engage in a marketing thrust to re-educate the public as to why the new one is better. So far, the low noise marketing is aimed Digic 5 in-camera jpg processing which may very well be the (stills) target audience for this camera. So they are touting low noise in ways that most entry level photographers wont really know how to take advantage of, but will be thrilled to know it is there.
I fancy sticking it on the 1D4/1Ds3 as it will make them innocuous
Then try taking it with you 'on the tube' - saw this recently on a camera website - seems UK has become decidedly DSLR unfriendly.....unfortunately