EOS Bodies / Re: New Versatile CINE-SERVO Zoom Lens from Canon Provides High-Optical Performance and Operation fo« on: April 02, 2014, 11:37:09 AM »
I'm going to save up to rent one for a day ... then live a life of longing for many years
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I'd be happy with a moderately-decent, powered 24-105 f/2.8 (FF equiv) cinema lens, made to match the C100. Get both for $5000 each, and that would be a great indie doc base kit at $10,000.
Is that really too much to ask?
Unfortunately, probably. The closest thing (26-120mm f2.8 equivalent) weighs 15lbs and costs $90,000.
If it is a 50mm f/1.4 IS, that would be a hard choice over the 50mm f/1.2.
The 85IIL is bitingly sharp wide open, although the AF is slow it's still very accurate. But I'm not sure I'd be selling my mkII for a mkIII. There's not much to update here, especially if my existing copy is so good. My copy is sharper than my 135L wide open. It's THAT good!
A new 50mm f1.2 II L, well there's not much more to say to that than "bring it on" and lets hope it's better than the last one. The Zeiss Otus and new Siggi are the new benchmarks, where as most of the 50mm lenses from Canon have been sub optimal in the last 20 years. It's been a game of which drawbacks is a photographer prepared to put up with as opposed to which features are most useful.
The other two lenses? Well, not really my bag.
I hope they release something for non-billionaires
These aren't consumer products intended for consumers(or even rich enthusiasts).
For all those who have been asking for a UWA prime lens specifically designed for APSC, here it is ... but the price is not competitive for a manual lens, I guess it might come down in a few months.Assuming optically the prime is very good, I still don't understand why anyone would pick up the RokiBowYang, even at a discounted street price of say $350.Yep, the Tokina 11-16mm is also f/2.8 and can be had for the same price. And for that I get auto-focus, auto-aperture, existing lens profiles, and a great, proven lens. Oh, and I can use filters.
This thing is gonna have to go <$300 to sell well.
What is the potential risk with ML anyway? I believe I've read something about frying your sensor (!) when using Dual-ISO. Is that a big risk and if so, why?No risk. ML runs on your memory card, the moment you replace the memory card, there is no ML ... use it without fear.
There wouldn't be such a drop in lens shipments if some of they lenses didn't cost as much as a car. Sorry, but $12k for the 200-400 is way out of my budget at this time. Same with Canon "adjusting their prices to match the market" So the 400 just became history unless I pick one up used.
Exactly. Can we get something that's more than $300 but less than $10,000?
What happened is that the size/weight issue of DSLRs is overrated.
Cameras just can't go more portable than cell phones.
And mirrorless is the wrong solution to the problem of DSLRs being too large and heavy. It turns out that users of DSLRs do not mind DSLRs being large and heavy, as long as there is a mature lens system, and the manufacturer being able to reduce the weight just a little bit.