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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2012, 03:37:58 PM »
Canon had the 50mm range covered well... Though the lenses are all aging a bit now, and particularly the 50 1.4,, they weren't dogs by any means... but I guess "IS" is welcome if they substantially upgrade corner performance. For its price, 50 1.4 as it stands now is still decent.
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: December 12, 2012, 03:37:58 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #16 on: December 12, 2012, 03:38:25 PM »
this will be a great lens but the price... you even get the mighty 100mm 2.8 !L! lens for less. 50mm lenses have a simple construction and shouldn't be that pricy :(

Huh? the Canon 100mm 2.8 L is $900???????
The new 50mm IS should be around $700 or $800.   I guess the way Canon is pricing lately it could be more at introduction...ya never know.
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #17 on: December 12, 2012, 03:39:56 PM »
this will be a great lens but the price... you even get the mighty 100mm 2.8 !L! lens for less. 50mm lenses have a simple construction and shouldn't be that pricy :(

Simple economics, if you have a unique product you can charge more for it.   For example, who else has an optically stabilized 35mm f/2 lens?  That's why they can change $800 for it - if you need it, you have to get it from Canon.   Also I can't imagine making a f/1.4 with IS is going to be cheap, or at the very least it would have cost a lot of money R&D wise to produce.
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #18 on: December 12, 2012, 03:45:17 PM »
Do the new IS lenses have Hybrid IS??
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #19 on: December 12, 2012, 03:54:57 PM »
Given the fact they've just put it into the 24-70 f4, and the depth of field being so narrow, I'd imagine so

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #20 on: December 12, 2012, 03:57:15 PM »
With the new TS-Es, these 2 new lenses, all Canon will be lacking is the ultra-wide zoom. Canon>>>Nikon
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012, 04:09:54 PM »
Yes! I would totally pay $800 for that. I was about to buy the 85 1.8, this makes my decision harder.

The 85mm f/1.8 is like $300 used, I wouldn't let a lens that's going to cost 3x that (and who knows when it will be released) stop you from picking it up.  Get the 85, it's a stellar lens (one of the highest rated on DxO period) and you'll have no trouble selling it if you want to upgrade in the future.
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: December 12, 2012, 04:09:54 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #22 on: December 12, 2012, 04:11:43 PM »
Yes! I would totally pay $800 for that. I was about to buy the 85 1.8, this makes my decision harder.

The 85mm f/1.8 is like $300 used, I wouldn't let a lens that's going to cost 3x that (and who knows when it will be released) stop you from picking it up.  Get the 85, it's a stellar lens (one of the highest rated on DxO period) and you'll have no trouble selling it if you want to upgrade in the future.

Yeah I'm probably going to in a couple weeks anyway. But it's the 85L that I really want.
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #23 on: December 12, 2012, 04:13:30 PM »
Please no. It's not that I wouldn't want IS on a lens, but what about the many customers Canon has that want a 50mm f/1.4 lens that don't want to spend $900+ for a non L lens.  If Canon made a non IS & and IS version then awesome, but if I had to choose, i'd say give me IS on my zooms and no IS on my wide primes. Typically, if I am shooting landscapes or other non moving or slow moving objects to want IS, i'm not shooting at f/1.4 or shooting way wider than 50mm. Most of my 50mm f/1.4 work would be portraits. Other than detail shots at a wedding maybe, I have never wanted IS on a 50mm because my subject is always moving. I've longed for it on my 24-70 though since I use that for landscape style shots and love it on my 70-200 since at 200mm, IS is a must the way my hands shake. But on my 50mm, I want around 1/100th of a second shutter in almost all cases anyway that I use this lens for so who needs IS. I guess for video the 50mm IS would be awesome.

IS is great for handheld video, landscapes (or other still objects), and telephoto lenses. The 50mm f/1.4 doesn't really fit any of these except video.

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #24 on: December 12, 2012, 04:15:20 PM »
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<strong>More non-L primes coming<br />


</strong>Expect to see a new EF 50 f/1.4 IS sometime in 2013. There have been variations of a replacement for the very old (1993) EF 50 f/1.4 and it sounds like a 1.4 IS variant is going to be the winner. We have also heard of an f/1.8 IS version existing. Don’t expect such a lens to be much less than the $800 that the EF 24 f/2.8 IS, EF 28 f/2.8 IS and EF 35 f/2 IS all approximately cost.</p>
<p>The EF 85 f/1.8 is also in the works with an IS version we’re told. I haven’t heard anything about the very good EF 100 f/2 getting a replacement.</p>
<p>Source: [<a href=\"http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/Canon_new_lenses.html\" target=\"_blank\">NL</a>]</p>
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Sounds like music to my ears. Hopefully, I will pre-order it the day it is available.
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #25 on: December 12, 2012, 04:16:00 PM »
I've always thought these wide lenses with IS were for stabilized video, but honestly my shaky hands need all the help they can get.  If the 24-70/2.8 II and the 24-70/4 IS had a /f.28 IS baby I'd be more tempted to go full frame, but for now I'm clinging to the IS on my 17-55/2.8.

Also, is the price really that high?  IS puts a $300-400 premium on the lens.  Add an upgraded ring-type USM and optics on top of the existing $300-400 price and it doesn't seem exorbitant.  I'd also hope for environmental sealing, but if it's not "L" it's less likely.

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2012, 04:18:11 PM »
Also, is the price really that high?  IS puts a $300-400 premium on the lens.  Add an upgraded ring-type USM and optics on top of the existing $300-400 price and it doesn't seem exorbitant.  I'd also hope for environmental sealing, but if it's not "L" it's less likely.

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #27 on: December 12, 2012, 04:30:46 PM »
Also, is the price really that high?  IS puts a $300-400 premium on the lens.  Add an upgraded ring-type USM and optics on top of the existing $300-400 price and it doesn't seem exorbitant.  I'd also hope for environmental sealing, but if it's not "L" it's less likely.
I think retail on the original 50mm f/1.4 was like $500ish, so, assuming this is priced around the same as the 24/28/35 IS lenses, its really only a $300 increase (right in line inflation wise). And that's for what would presumably be an increase in USM, IS, and optics.

Please no. It's not that I wouldn't want IS on a lens, but what about the many customers Canon has that want a 50mm f/1.4 lens that don't want to spend $900+ for a non L lens.
Why are you assuming $900+? $799 and $849 have been the new prices on the lenses so far, and I imagine by about this time next year, the street price would be sub-$800 easily. Heck, the $200 40mm lens is already going at 25% off regularly. Seems Canon is being more aggressive with their early adopters premium.

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2012, 04:40:47 PM »
this will be a great lens but the price... you even get the mighty 100mm 2.8 !L! lens for less. 50mm lenses have a simple construction and shouldn't be that pricy :(

Huh? the Canon 100mm 2.8 L is $900???????
The new 50mm IS should be around $700 or $800.   I guess the way Canon is pricing lately it could be more at introduction...ya never know.

Looking at the other new primes, under $800 is a pipe dream..  If it stays at 1.4 and has IS, i'd suspect it will be just shy of $900.  If its a 1.8 or a 2.0, then it may be under $800.  But not if its as fast as 1.4
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2012, 04:44:59 PM »
Yes! I would totally pay $800 for that. I was about to buy the 85 1.8, this makes my decision harder.

The 85mm f/1.8 is like $300 used, I wouldn't let a lens that's going to cost 3x that (and who knows when it will be released) stop you from picking it up.  Get the 85, it's a stellar lens (one of the highest rated on DxO period) and you'll have no trouble selling it if you want to upgrade in the future.

Gotta agree here +100.  The 85 1.8 rocks.  Get it now, just do it, don't think - go to the retailer of your choice and snag it!!!!  Who knows when the update will even be available, and yeah, it's going to double at least in cost.  So go get the 1.8 now, you will be pleased!!!!!!
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2012, 04:44:59 PM »