This is one potential reason why I've stayed away from their software. If they can't characterize the lenses correctly, does it affect their software products?
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Nobody mentioned it - I'm quite sure they will block 3rd party lenses (eg a lens needs to identify itself correctly).
Even the Sigma USB dock does not really help. I have the 35 Art lens and you can set only 3 focus distances (~0.30 m, ~0.60m, infinity). While the focus is perfect @ f/1.4 for these distances, it is quite off between 0.60m (+14 in the USB Dock tool) and infinity (+3 in the tool). No way to correct that at the moment. Sigma still has issues here.
I don't think that Canon should replace the 50mm f/1.4 with a f/1.8 IS. The reason being the Sigma Art lenses.
I would hazard a guess that a new Canon 50mm f/1.8 IS would be a similar price to the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4. That would be an interesting choice.
I'd buy a 20mm f1.8 (or 2.0) L if it was on par with the 24L & 35L
You know it's slow in Canon land when people start making lists like this to pass the time!
To be fair, though, the two lenses mentioned here are both rumors. The actual lenses and their respective apertures haven't been announced yet.
As for the three non-L IS versions that have been announced, two of them kept the same aperture as their predecessors (24/2.8 and 35/2). Both jumped in filter size (52mm to 58mm and 67mm, respectively), although Canon doesn't seem to be very concerned with filter sizes any more.
Only the 28mm dropped from 1.8 to 2.8, which is a shame because a 1.8 with IS would have been a great "normal" lens on crop and would have made a real distinction between the new 24 and 28. But Canon has kept the original 28/1.8 thus far, so apparently they weren't ready to kill that particular darling just yet, despite the sense it would have made. Now they have two 28s in the lineup, which sell for about the same amount new, with the only spec differences being aperture and IS.
Trying to make sense out of Canon lineup decisions is maddening. For instance, why start putting IS in your wide angles rather than your telephotos???
kinda curious. I have my M with 2.0.2 firmware verison and Samyang 8mm f/3.5 fisheye. However, I couldn't use this 8mm on M. Shutter button wouldn't work and the touch shutter woudn't either.
I changed mode from Av to Tv to M and P. None of them worked. Neither Intelligence mode nor Video worked.
Anyone got a clue?
OK, looks OK, just OK, but why does Canon still offer 30+ models of P&S cameras? I thought this segment was largely dead, taken over by iPhones. I should think six models would be plenty. Just don't get it.
The way I use a fisheye now is more of a non-essential. It's to have it there when i need it. But i feel that I lug it around as a paper weight more often then not. that's why I ruled out the 14mm. It's just a tad bit too wide for everyday practical use as well as astrophotography and landscapes, given the large price tag.
Does anyone have any experience with the canon 24mm? I really like a fast lens and don't mind that it's fixed focal length. When shooting stars pretty much anything at night more light is always a plus.
as for the Zeiss and the Samyang and maybe Tilt/Shift lenses, I have no experience with Manual focus for more practice uses and everyday stuff.. Is it easy to pick up?