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Post your wishlist for to-be-released lenses
« on: November 05, 2012, 02:23:09 PM »
Hi,

This is my list of lenses I wish Canon would develop / release.
And my reasons why.

Canon EF 14-24mm f/2.8 L USM
- Optically it should be on par or better than the legendary Nikon 14-24
- It completes the rest of Canon's great zooms; 14-24, 24-70, 70-200 and 200-400. (way better than the awkward 16-35)

Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II
- mk1 is 14 years old, so it's time for a refresh. i.e. AF CPU to match modern 1dx / 5d3
- Should be a lot lighter than the mk1
- Better MTF outside of center when wide open
- More pleasing bokeh, the mk1 is a bit "nervous"

Canon EF 85mm f/1.2 L III
- AF speed
- AF speed
- AF speed..  ;)
- Not a gram lighter, I want it to stay a massive chunk of glass..

Canon EF 200mm f/2 IS USM II
- Lighter
- Less crazy expensive

Canon EF 300mm f4 L IS II USM
- Latest gen IS
- Better MTF wide open

Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L IS USM
- Latest gen IS
- Better MTF across all apertures

Post your wishlist and let us know why....
« Last Edit: November 05, 2012, 02:27:31 PM by kilobit »

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Re: Post your wishlist for to-be-released lenses
« Reply #1 on: November 05, 2012, 04:32:44 PM »
Canon EF 200mm f/2 IS USM II
- Less crazy expensive

.... yeah, that's not going to happen.  I'm hoping the 400 f/5.6 L IS gets replaced by a 500 f/5.6 L IS, even if that means a somewhat hefty bump-up in price.  tired of 400 f/5.6 being the focal length that everyone gets to, if Sigmas didn't have such hideous bokeh I'd still be using my 150-500.

I agree with the 35 f/1.4 L II, as I'm pretty sure everyone in the entire world does.  really excited at the 35 f/2 IS rumor, but it does make it harder to decide whether to jump on that now or keep saving toward a 1.4 L update.

I'd like to see a superior 28 f/1.8, even if Canon makes it into a L lens with L pricing to differentiate from the 28 f/2.8 IS.  I figure with the 1.8 max aperture it can be a lower-tier price range L lens than the 24 f/1.4 and 35 f/1.4.

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Re: Post your wishlist for to-be-released lenses
« Reply #2 on: November 05, 2012, 04:36:49 PM »
14-24L

50L II

135mm F/1.8L IS

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« Reply #3 on: November 05, 2012, 04:41:46 PM »
Wish List

Is there a lens fairy that can grant this wish?

How about a 14mm-800mm f/1.4 that is small and compact to carrry around, has the IQ of the 300mm f/2.8 II or 500mm f/4 II, 10 stops of IS all for under $2000.

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« Reply #4 on: November 05, 2012, 04:45:21 PM »
Wish List

Is there a lens fairy that can grant this wish?

How about a 14mm-800mm f/1.4 that is small and compact to carrry around, has the IQ of the 300mm f/2.8 II or 500mm f/4 II, 10 stops of IS all for under $2000.

nope, because the physics fairy is going to overrule the lens fairy on that one

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« Reply #5 on: November 05, 2012, 04:48:35 PM »
Wish List

Is there a lens fairy that can grant this wish?

How about a 14mm-800mm f/1.4 that is small and compact to carrry around, has the IQ of the 300mm f/2.8 II or 500mm f/4 II, 10 stops of IS all for under $2000.

nope, because the physics fairy is going to overrule the lens fairy on that one

I am sorry, but he can not dictate to my lens fairy what he can and can't do. Besides I don't even think there is a physics fairy, if there was really a physics fairy no one would ever get there wish.

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« Reply #6 on: November 05, 2012, 04:52:39 PM »
14-24L

50L II

135mm F/1.8L IS

My wish too!!!

I am looking to get the 135mm f/2 next but the f1.8 IS would do  :)
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« Reply #7 on: November 05, 2012, 05:22:34 PM »
1. 14-24 L f2.8 - on par with Nikon or better
2. 50L II - sharp at wide open, fast AF, no more focus shift issue
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« Reply #8 on: November 05, 2012, 05:27:20 PM »
1. 14-24 L f2.8 - on par with Nikon or better
2. 50L II - sharp at wide open, fast AF, no more focus shift issue

The 50L is sharp wide open and Its AF is fine.

All I really want is just a floating aspherical element to prevent the focus shift.

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« Reply #9 on: November 05, 2012, 05:35:05 PM »
oh my god, i have to say it again in this thread... a good and sharp 14-24mm please....

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Re: Post your wishlist for to-be-released lenses
« Reply #10 on: November 05, 2012, 05:41:02 PM »
Only one: The 200-400mm f4 zoom. I love my 500, but I miss a lot of shots because I can't back off.

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« Reply #11 on: November 05, 2012, 05:45:38 PM »
Only one: The 200-400mm f4 zoom. I love my 500, but I miss a lot of shots because I can't back off.

But you got your wish right?
Not sure when they'll ship, but it won't be long anymore...

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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 05:54:20 PM »
Only one: The 200-400mm f4 zoom. I love my 500, but I miss a lot of shots because I can't back off.

Have you tried a focusing rail?  That would probably solve your issue, as long as it's a big one, like the kind they use for trains.  :o
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« Reply #12 on: November 05, 2012, 05:54:20 PM »

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« Reply #13 on: November 05, 2012, 06:58:33 PM »
Only one: The 200-400mm f4 zoom. I love my 500, but I miss a lot of shots because I can't back off.

Have you tried a focusing rail?  That would probably solve your issue, as long as it's a big one, like the kind they use for trains.  :o

Maybe what Canon needs to make is a 0.7 X Extender? That would certainly be easier to carry!!! And, I'd gain a full stop at full aperture. :)
« Last Edit: November 05, 2012, 07:01:13 PM by Waterloo »

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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 07:50:29 PM »
35 f/1.4 L II (weather sealed)

50 f/1.2 L II (sharp wide open) but it would dang expensive so I'd be happy with
50 f/1.4 L (that is sharp wide open and affordable)

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« Reply #14 on: November 05, 2012, 07:50:29 PM »