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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2012, 09:19:32 AM »
A new 50 would be great. I very much liked the 1.4 USM, although it lacked sharpness in the highest aperture levels. Also it's kinda ancient, how long has it been out now, almost 20 years?

Let them bring a new 1.4 with USM, my dream would be if it came with a red letter.
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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2012, 09:19:32 AM »

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #16 on: November 04, 2012, 09:25:41 AM »
I really don't see the need for IS at 50mm.  I don't have the steadiest hands, but I usually have stable enough hands to get off a shot with a 50mm on a crop sensor (80mm) without issue.

Well...lowlight 1.4 and IS means u can use slower shutter speeds so u can perhaps keep one iso level lower before motion blur sets in which means more details.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2012, 09:35:40 AM »
I'd like f/1.4 and internal focusing like the new 28mm f/2.8 IS.
I really don't like the way the front element extends on the current f/1.4 version.
I tend to agree that f/2.8 would be no good for a 50mm prime. I might be interested at f/1.8 but ideally it needs to be f/1.4 to be a proper fast prime.
I personally don't need IS but then again it may be a really good addition so lets wait and see.
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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #18 on: November 04, 2012, 09:51:36 AM »
I really don't see the need for IS at 50mm.  I don't have the steadiest hands, but I usually have stable enough hands to get off a shot with a 50mm on a crop sensor (80mm) without issue.

I'm sure if the proposed logic for the recently released 24mm 2.8 IS exists... I probably don't have to finish that sentence, right? Anyways, Canon doesn't care what an individual person thinks. If they did, they'd have to release billions of unique products just to satisfy one person who doesn't shoot video or someone who lacks the desire to shoot lower shutter speeds to keep the ISO low in moments where even a human tripod couldn't keep still. I mean uh, who would buy an IS lens that "wide"? You'd be surprised.
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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #19 on: November 04, 2012, 09:53:23 AM »
F1.4 or f1.8 - yes
True ring ism - yes
IS - don't care prefer one model with and one without

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #20 on: November 04, 2012, 10:07:28 AM »
I really don't see the need for IS at 50mm.  I don't have the steadiest hands, but I usually have stable enough hands to get off a shot with a 50mm on a crop sensor (80mm) without issue.

I'm sure if the proposed logic for the recently released 24mm 2.8 IS exists... I probably don't have to finish that sentence, right? Anyways, Canon doesn't care what an individual person thinks. If they did, they'd have to release billions of unique products just to satisfy one person who doesn't shoot video or someone who lacks the desire to shoot lower shutter speeds to keep the ISO low in moments where even a human tripod couldn't keep still. I mean uh, who would buy an IS lens that "wide"? You'd be surprised.

I agree - I think I heard in one official Canon video that they are pushing to implement IS when making new lenses. In the last few years (post 2005) have we seen some of Canon's new lenses without IS? 24-70 2.8L is one exception I can only pin down - there might be a little more. But I'm sure the majority of new lenses they have added IS (correct me if I'm wrong). 

I have the 50mm 1.8 II and almost bought a 1.4 a month ago, but I tried a few and didn't like turning the focus ring - I thought it felt too scratchy it could double as a percussion instrument. I hope the image and build quality of rumored new lens would be far more better and I'll gladly buy one.

Maybe soon we'll hear of an 85mm 1.8 IS USM after this. 

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2012, 10:08:57 AM »
I wouldn't put it past Canon to make a new EF 50mm f/1.8 IS USM intended for video.

If it's intended for video, my guess is that it would probably be STM, not USM, especially if the eventual goal is to allow lens focusing while recording video.

The new 24mm & 28mm have USM, rather than STM.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #21 on: November 04, 2012, 10:08:57 AM »

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #22 on: November 04, 2012, 10:13:23 AM »
If they release a new 50, i want upgraded optics and a real USM system that doesnt break... we dont need IS, and we dont need anything fancy, not all of us are made out of money..

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #23 on: November 04, 2012, 10:15:09 AM »
I wouldn't put it past Canon to make a new EF 50mm f/1.8 IS USM intended for video.
Or why not EF 50mm f/2.8 IS USM for $700, in line with recent trends.

Wanted to write that, but am not sure Canon would actually replace a fast lens with a slow one. Then again, someone wrote on FB Canon might it f/2.0 and EOL the f/1.8 & f/1.4 lenses.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #24 on: November 04, 2012, 10:20:00 AM »
Let's look back at the FD times, canon had the f1.2 f1.4 f1.8 AND f2.0 standard 50mm lenses, then there's the macro but very little chance of an upgrade for that. An F2.0 with IS ? Ok, but isn't it easy enough to produce to an f1.4 as 50mm lenses have always been?

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #25 on: November 04, 2012, 10:26:12 AM »
A Canon 50mm f/1.4 IS USM, let's see £700?  ;)

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #26 on: November 04, 2012, 10:48:15 AM »
Let's look back at the FD times, canon had the f1.2 f1.4 f1.8 AND f2.0 standard 50mm lenses, then there's the macro but very little chance of an upgrade for that. An F2.0 with IS ? Ok, but isn't it easy enough to produce to an f1.4 as 50mm lenses have always been?

IMHO, Canon can't price a new 50mm f/2 IS (& probably USM or STM) without practically killing either the existing f/1.8 or the new f/2 - people who care that much for a fraction of a stop would buy the f/1.4 anyway.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2012, 11:17:23 AM »
If they release a new 50, i want upgraded optics and a real USM system that doesnt break... we dont need IS, and we dont need anything fancy, not all of us are made out of money..

+1 on that ridiculous micro USM ring. I went through two copies of the canon 50mm 1.4 and both had the same issue where AF would all of a sudden stop working. Had the last one repaired, sold it, and never went back to it. Better optics would be very nice, but not as nice as being able to shoot sharp photos wide open consistently.
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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2012, 11:17:23 AM »

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2012, 12:00:34 PM »
Hopefully it's an f/1.4 and around $400-500.
However recent Canon decisions pointing towards a more random direction...  ;)

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2012, 12:29:52 PM »
If the new 50mm is f/1.4 and has IS I would expect it to be at least as expensive, if not more, than the new 24 IS and 28 IS.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2012, 12:29:52 PM »