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« on: October 23, 2012, 09:14:00 AM »

What’s in the pipeline?

A few more confirmations about a new EF 800 f/5.6L IS II being in the works. It was stressed that it is no where near market ready and Canon will probably wait for Nikon to get their new 800 to the world. The EF 200 f/2L IS is also on the update radar, but is for the distant future.


Another source claims to have tested a new “Canon ultra-wide zoom on an EOS-1D Xs”.


A New 135L?

We have received lots of information over the last few years about a replacement to the EF 135 f/2L. It reminds me of the EF 24-70 f/2.8L II, which turned out to have a lot of prototypes before it was released and caused me a lot of headaches :). The current tested prototype is said to be an EF 135 f/2L IS. A replacement seems imminent, although I’m not sure if the IS version will ever make it to market.


When is the new stuff coming?

I’m told that current NDA’s expire at the “end of the month”. I hope to know more soon in regards to announcement date(s), there is definitely more coming in 2012.


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Canon EF Lens Speculation [CR1]
« on: October 23, 2012, 09:14:00 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2012, 09:28:27 AM »
Something tells me the price is gonna be double for new EF 135 f/2L IS

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« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2012, 09:28:53 AM »
A new 135mm f/2L IS would be a dream all right - albeit sharpness can take a slight hit, maybe a 135mm f/1.4L?  :D Probably they can find a way to let in more light in a longer lens but the lens could look like a longer 85 1.2L and cost too much.

 

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« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2012, 09:34:45 AM »
Well, no one with decisional power within Canon is likely to read this, but if they release a 135 f/2L with IS as good as the original I'll preorder one, along with a 2x TC.

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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2012, 09:56:06 AM »
If find no priority in replacing the formidable 135L. But where is the long awaited 1.4/50 upgrade? This is important and long overdue.

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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2012, 09:56:16 AM »

Another source claims to have tested a new “Canon ultra-wide zoom on an EOS-1D Xs”.

I hope this is the 14-24 :D
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Re: Canon EF Lens Speculation [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2012, 09:56:28 AM »
Something tells me the price is gonna be double for new EF 135 f/2L IS
Yeah, if it follows the exact price increase of the 24-70, it'd be about $1700-1800 retail (from its $1089 now). That's assuming they wont also charge more for IS, so, who knows.

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« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2012, 09:57:21 AM »
Here's hoping that ultra-wide is the 14-24, and that I don't have to sell both my 16-35II and a kidney to afford it. Any speculation on price? I'd not be the least bit surprised to see it at $2,499.
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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2012, 09:59:25 AM »
Here's hoping that ultra-wide is the 14-24, and that I don't have to sell both my 16-35II and a kidney to afford it. Any speculation on price? I'd not be the least bit surprised to see it at $2,499.
Probably a decent guess. The Nikon version retails a little over $2000, so, a Canon version is probably in the $2500 range.

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Re: Canon EF Lens Speculation [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2012, 10:03:13 AM »
Give me a 135L f/1.8 IS. The current 135L is already perfection, but IS and f/1.8 would only make it irresistible.

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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2012, 10:48:10 AM »
I 2nd the 135/1.8 IS.

Funny that lens speculation is now CR1 for the 800 and 200.
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« Reply #11 on: October 23, 2012, 11:11:04 AM »
Give me a 135L f/1.8 IS.

I think I'd prefer f/2, just add IS.  The extra 1/3 stop of an f/1.8 model would probably increase the front element size up to 77 or 82mm (just a guesstimate) & increase the weight by 20-30% (in addition to the weight increase from the IS system).  That would probably be a ~$2000 lens, if not more.

The beauty of the 135L is amazing IQ, very nice reach for a lot of situations, and an already-awesome f/2 max aperture, all in a very portable & affordable package.

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Re: Canon EF Lens Speculation [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2012, 11:11:57 AM »
Give me a 135L f/1.8 IS.

I think I'd prefer f/2, just add IS.  The extra 1/3 stop of an f/1.8 model would probably increase the front element size up to 77 or 82mm (just a guesstimate) & increase the weight by 20-30% (in addition to the weight increase from the IS system).  That would probably be a ~$2000 lens, if not more.

The beauty of the 135L is amazing IQ, very nice reach for a lot of situations, and an already-awesome f/2 max aperture, all in a very portable & affordable package.

Zeiss already makes a 135mm F1.8.  :P And its awesome. The 2000$+ price tag wouldn't bother me for a lens that I Use the most.
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2012, 11:42:55 AM »
I would hope that if the 135mm gets an update, that the 200mm 2.8 would also be in line.
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2012, 12:24:49 PM »
I would hope that if the 135mm gets an update, that the 200mm 2.8 would also be in line.
The beauty of the 135L is amazing IQ, very nice reach for a lot of situations, and an already-awesome f/2 max aperture, all in a very portable & affordable package.
See, the thing is, the major advantage to the 135L and the 200mm f/2.8 right now is that they are dirt cheap compared to their quality. You can get 70-200L level results from each for <1/2 the price. Once you update both, especially if there is IS, the price moves a lot closer to the 70-200L. Especially for the 200mm f/2.8, when its street price is <$800, I can't see anyone buying the updated IS version for $1500 or so.

I can see the 135L getting that update, because the f/2 is an advantage...the 200mm I hope doesn't get updated, because that means there is always that cheaper option around

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Re: Canon EF Lens Speculation [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2012, 12:24:49 PM »