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New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« on: November 04, 2012, 07:21:41 AM »

New 50mm

I’ve received word from two different sources that a new 50mm lens would be on the way “soon”. One person suggested it would “probably” have IS. No mention of aperture, but judging by past mentions of a new 50mm, it would be a replacement for the near ancient 50mm f/1.4.


Outside of the 50 and 24-70 f/4, the rest of Q4′s announcements are said to be cinema related.


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New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« on: November 04, 2012, 07:21:41 AM »

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: November 04, 2012, 07:25:21 AM »
In that case, I shall keep my hard-earned cash safely in my wallet.  I was about to splash out on the Sigma 50mm f/1.4...
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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: November 04, 2012, 07:26:24 AM »
Beh.

Still waiting for some solid rumors on the 14-24L.  :D

There are already a bunch of 50mm primes for Canon, but no 14-24.

They should fill the holes before making more of the same.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: November 04, 2012, 07:28:33 AM »
I wouldn't put it past Canon to make a new EF 50mm f/1.8 IS USM intended for video.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2012, 07:35:19 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.


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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2012, 07:42:37 AM »
I have and like the 50 1.4, but I'd buy the new one if it is significantly improved. Sharp and contrasty from 1.4, preferably with IS, but don't make it too big and bulky.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 07:47:45 AM »
Let me guess... the real one that hits the street will be f/4 and have no IS.

Oh, and cost $2,499.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2012, 07:47:45 AM »

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2012, 07:59:41 AM »
Let me guess... the real one that hits the street will be f/4 and have no IS.

Oh, and cost $2,499.

 :-X

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2012, 08:03:51 AM »
I will say that my 50mm f/1.4 does leave much to be desired between f/1.4 and f/2.8... but at 2.8 I'm not sure it can be beat.  The f/1.4 lens outperforms its much more expensive big brother the f/1.2. 

Having said that, I don't know the last time I used it... so I'm not even sure I'm in the market even if it was a crazy good upgrade.
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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: November 04, 2012, 08:12:35 AM »
Based on recent trends Canon will prob stick IS in there as long as it's not over $1000 I might be interested.

Hopefully it will be f/1.4 IS USM and around $700

I'd buy it without IS if it was just a 50 f/1.4 II - an updated version with better optics and ring USM for $500 ish.

Don't want a 50 f/2.8 STM

Also very curious about this 24-70 f/4L IS.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: November 04, 2012, 08:17:04 AM »
a f/1.8 or f/2.0 version with the newest IS generation, great image and build quality and NO stm would be great.
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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: November 04, 2012, 08:17:19 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.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2012, 08:25:16 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.

I agree, a 2.8 is will be a good beginners lens, especially since the new iso capabilities are decent enough for 2.8 in low-light. But it will likely be a replacement of the 50mm 2.8 macro and cost around $500. The 1.8 ii will stay the same, as it is pretty good The 1.4 probably won't have is, it will probably cost around $500, and will hopefully better the 1.8 stopped down.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: November 04, 2012, 08:25:16 AM »

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: November 04, 2012, 08:34:53 AM »
Give me a better build, a true ring USM and leave it at 1.4 with no IS,  I'll pay a few dollars more than the Sigma. ~489?

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2012, 08:45:50 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. 
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

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Re: New 50 Finally on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: November 04, 2012, 08:45:50 AM »