Its $1699.75 now. No problems waiting. The yen continues to tank versus the US dollar. This will have to reflect in prices eventually.
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Still rocking a 20+ year old 50mm 1.8 first version. Build in Japan with the metal mount. Clean, fast , reliable & sharp. Only fault is the 5 blade shutter makes crappy bokeh. I am waiting for a reason to replace it. A $1,200 lens, even if it's 1.2L is not a good enough reason. A 1.4, for $400, even if a tad sharper in the after 2.8 is not a good reason. a 2.5 with 1/2 frame macro, and sharp, for $500 was a good reason. So I bought one of those too. I'm really hoping for a hyper-sharp 1.4 with IS that does not break the bank. Guess I will be holding onto that 1.8 until the first price drop on any new 50mm
The 1.8 Mk I truly is a brilliant little lens, I'm very happy with my immaculate copy
I'm only getting one if the lens zooms backwards too...
Sensor size FF = 24x36 = 864sqmm
Sensor size Canon aps-c= 22.2x14.8 = 329sqmm
So a 21 mp APS-c sensor would ramp up to 21*(864/329)= 55 mp.
The ratio of the areas is 2.63.
One night, while walking home from the local bar, I saw bigfoot and Elvis, but with no camera to take a picture, nobody believes me....
Seriously though..... the site where I work is secure.... fences all around.... 3 kilometers by 8 kilometers in size, and contains a firing range.... It is the perfect spot for wildlife.... the firing range is crawling with wildlife. (It is a career ending move to shoot anything other than targets). Problem is, no cameras allowed. I have seen deer by the thousands, bear, moose, wolves, coyotes, fox, a cougar, there are several Osprey nests, an eagle nest, scads of Red Tailed hawks..... I keep having to chase wild turkeys away....AND I CAN'T TAKE PICTURES WITH MY CAMERA!!!!!
Not too many towns with a population in the 45,000 range are lucky enough to have a pro camera store, I hope to do my part at keeping them here. They do have to custom order big ticket items, Canon is usually pretty good about helping them out. He was going to call the Canon Rep today and see if she could give him some priority, they can take a long time to arrive if they are out of stock.