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New 50mm f/1.4 lenses are metal throughout?
« on: October 20, 2012, 03:27:25 PM »
I'm selling my 2011 Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens, and a person interested in the lens has asked me if it's all metal. Mine has a metal mount but plastic body.

The potential buyer claims the "new" 50mm f/1.4's are all metal. Is this true? I follow Canon rumors and other sites daily, and I've never heard of a new all-metal 1.4...
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Re: New 50mm f/1.4 lenses are metal throughout?
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2012, 04:19:09 PM »
I'm selling my 2011 Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens, and a person interested in the lens has asked me if it's all metal. Mine has a metal mount but plastic body.

The potential buyer claims the "new" 50mm f/1.4's are all metal. Is this true? I follow Canon rumors and other sites daily, and I've never heard of a new all-metal 1.4...

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Re: New 50mm f/1.4 lenses are metal throughout?
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2012, 04:25:50 PM »
Only the old FL/FD lenses were metal.  his friend may have them confused with the EF.

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Re: New 50mm f/1.4 lenses are metal throughout?
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2012, 05:36:05 PM »
Thanks for the info!  I'm glad to know I wasn't crazy for doubting the existence of a new, all-metal 50. (Though it'd be great if Canon would make one!)

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Re: New 50mm f/1.4 lenses are metal throughout?
« Reply #4 on: October 22, 2012, 03:36:00 AM »
Thanks for the info!  I'm glad to know I wasn't crazy for doubting the existence of a new, all-metal 50. (Though it'd be great if Canon would make one!)


If Canon made an all metal one, I'd get it in a heartbeat!

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Re: New 50mm f/1.4 lenses are metal throughout?
« Reply #5 on: October 22, 2012, 05:50:13 PM »
OK, I can't help myself:

     How do you see through an all metal lens?

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Re: New 50mm f/1.4 lenses are metal throughout?
« Reply #6 on: October 22, 2012, 06:14:20 PM »
Why does everyone want a heavy metal lens that would cost like 3 times as much?
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Re: New 50mm f/1.4 lenses are metal throughout?
« Reply #7 on: October 22, 2012, 07:04:14 PM »
Why does everyone want a heavy metal lens that would cost like 3 times as much?
Because heavy metal makes everything awesome! :D

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Re: New 50mm f/1.4 lenses are metal throughout?
« Reply #8 on: October 22, 2012, 07:29:29 PM »
Why does everyone want a heavy metal lens that would cost like 3 times as much?

Because Canon figured that you can also sell plastic lenses (100L, 24-70ii, ...) for a price you'd expect a sturdy metal lens to have :-o

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Re: New 50mm f/1.4 lenses are metal throughout?
« Reply #9 on: October 22, 2012, 08:39:18 PM »
Thanks for the info!  I'm glad to know I wasn't crazy for doubting the existence of a new, all-metal 50. (Though it'd be great if Canon would make one!)


If Canon made an all metal one, I'd get it in a heartbeat!

If they can make one without glass, I will buy one too.  :)

As this lens was introduced in June 1993, it seems a bit much to call it new.

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Re: New 50mm f/1.4 lenses are metal throughout?
« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2012, 09:43:29 PM »
Yes indeed, the lenses are all metal. The point is, the newest Canon sensors are too sensitive for glass lenses. At ISO 1000000000 and above you would need a shutter time of a millionth of a second or faster. The simple solution is to make a titanium lens. With that and a recent sensor you can take lovely pictures of black cats in dark rooms. Success!


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Re: New 50mm f/1.4 lenses are metal throughout?
« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2012, 04:55:06 AM »
Yes indeed, the lenses are all metal. The point is, the newest Canon sensors are too sensitive for glass lenses. At ISO 1000000000 and above you would need a shutter time of a millionth of a second or faster. The simple solution is to make a titanium lens. With that and a recent sensor you can take lovely pictures of black cats in dark rooms. Success!

Cats are lazy & slow. A good camera should be able to take shots of black bats racing through dark caves, with the autofocus system & lens tracking the bats as they fly.

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« Reply #11 on: October 24, 2012, 04:55:06 AM »