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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2012, 12:45:07 PM »
I don’t take a lot of portraits, but I can’t get the 85mm f1.2 II out of my head,…it is just a very cool lens!!
At present, I would say that lens and the 24mm f1.4L II is on my wish list

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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #30 on: December 04, 2012, 12:45:07 PM »

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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #31 on: December 04, 2012, 12:52:46 PM »
I'd like a 16-135 f/2L with hybrid IS and a some kind of laser assisted USM that can AF in a black hole if needed.   


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Yes! Although I'd rather like it to be a "laser assisted USM that can AF in a black hole if needed"...
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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #32 on: December 04, 2012, 01:21:02 PM »
I got my dream lens recently and the first weather related thing to shoot with it was a truly crazy moon-lit foggy sunrise op the other morning.  The Zeiss 21 F2.8.  The lens is truly nuts.    90% big bright moon up and behind to the west at about 75 degrees. Could not ask for a more dreamy scene for this dreamy lens to handle lol.  I now completely get what this micro-contrast talk is all about.  The full size resolution and micro-contrast is really something to behold.  The Samyang 14 on this same night actually really held its own as well.  Same scene and time from it. 

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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #33 on: December 04, 2012, 02:06:58 PM »
A 50 L that looks exactly like the present, same weight, size, build etc. But sharpness and overall IQ the same as the 300 f2,8 and the same AF speed/accuracy. And the hybrid IS.
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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #34 on: December 04, 2012, 02:10:18 PM »
Having actually researched lens design here are some realistic dream lenses that would be top notch quality wise, supertelephoto level quality:


EF f/2.0 Zooms

19-35mm f/2.0L

This lens would be an ultra fast ultra wide angle lens, while it couldn't go to the widest super wide levels, it would serve most people's wide angle needs while providing excellent aperture and excellent quality. Note the lack of IS which would be too difficult to design in.

95mm filter thread.

35-70mm f/2.0L IS

This lens would be a normal zoom, without the added wide angle we're accustomed to. The most difficult part of designing a normal zoom is the wide angle, so by getting rid of that you can essentially create substantially more extreme lens designs.

85mm filter thread.

70-150mm f/2.0L  IS 1.4x

This lens would be a larger and faster version of the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, leveraging the built in 1.4x telecovnerter system to make up for the added reach.

82mm filter thread.


EF f/2.8 Zooms

35-105mm f/2.8L IS

Again by eliminating the wide angle we can get more extreme lens designs, as I mentioned this would be supertelephoto quality. This would be an excellent portrait lens.

85mm filter thread.


EF Primes

35mm f/1.6L  IS

Make it much sharper than the 35mm f/1.4, lose a third of a stop, add IS. This lens would be large.

77mm filter thread.

45mm & 60mm f/1.4L

The design of a 50mm fast prime is very challenging, and nobody has ever made a 50mm that has supertelephoto level resolution wide open, or even come close. You must move up or down the focal range to get better results, so these would be the answer.

72mm filter thread.

135mm f/1.8L IS

This is an existing Zeiss design, slap IS on it and tweak it to reduce purple fringing and it would be a mini 200mm f/2.0 IS L, make it a miniature supertelephoto in appearance with full supertelephoto quality.

77mm filter thread.
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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #35 on: December 04, 2012, 08:46:58 PM »
Thanks for all the replies guys, if cano could make all of these and sell the for a penny a peace, I'd be hooked.

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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2012, 09:08:30 PM »
Since I can dream here...

A 35mm f0.95 zeiss (preferably). Completely ca free if course and damn sharp at all apertures.

Doubt that will happen. For canon that is, not m mount.

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« Reply #36 on: December 04, 2012, 09:08:30 PM »

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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #37 on: December 04, 2012, 10:37:42 PM »
Of existing real-world glass I would love to own the Ziess 15mm f/2.8 ZE (but would like it to include AF)..
SOo I guess that would cost about $4000!?!?
.....of Fantasy Glass...I would dream to have a 15-35mm f/2.0, with AF and no distortion or vignetting that is as optically perfect as the Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 (which I do own) across the entire zoom range. It should have 12 aperture blades, and I want ED, FD and lots of coatings, Nano Surfaces and anything else you can ad to make it sound important... And... let's make the body out of carbon fiber with titanium filter&camera mounts. Also, it should be no larger than the current 16-35mm II and be priced under $2000.Certainly, Santa's elves (German Division), can come up with one of those before Christmas! Most definitely.
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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #38 on: December 04, 2012, 11:25:05 PM »
16mm f1.4 for APS-C only.

For video. Samyang?

35mm TSE would be nice. 24mm is too wide for many landscapes.

200m f2 IS of course already exists.

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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #39 on: December 04, 2012, 11:49:47 PM »
I honestly wouldn't mind a 70-200 f/2L IS lens.
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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #40 on: December 05, 2012, 12:23:19 AM »
My realistic dream lens was the 24-70 II but now I own that..  But I suppose adding IS to the 24-70 f/2.8 and 85 f/1.2L would be nice.
And an EF 14-24 f/2.8L would definitely be on the top of my wishlist if/when it is created.
Perhaps even an EF 50 f/0.95L USM (I wouldn't mind it being manual focus because it could be faster in some instances).
I better stop there before I get way too far out of hand and less realistic.
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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #41 on: December 05, 2012, 07:00:22 AM »
I honestly wouldn't mind a 70-200 f/2L IS lens.

Yeah but that would make the 135 and 200 f2 kinda redundant!
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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #42 on: December 05, 2012, 07:24:35 AM »
Ex. 1mm-5200mm f1.2 is usm STM p an cake...lol :)
You forgot to add: L, Macro, TS-E  ;D  ;D  ;D

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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #43 on: December 05, 2012, 07:28:08 AM »
I used to laugh when I was reading about a 135mm f/1.8L IS as my 135mm f/2.0 L is superb!

But lately I am wishing for a 135mm f/2.0L IS...   ::)

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Re: What's your dream lens
« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2012, 08:35:06 AM »
Just got my dream lens: the 85L, but right now I really want a 70-200 F2.8L IS II :)
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« Reply #44 on: December 05, 2012, 08:35:06 AM »