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Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 12, 2012, 03:00:12 PM »
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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.

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.

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Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« on: December 12, 2012, 03:00:12 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2012, 03:04:38 PM »
f/1.4 AND IS?  That's kind of a mind-boggling combo.  One of these on a 5D3 would let you shoot a a portrait on a moonless night in Arizona!

I'm racking my brain thinking what this would be good for... if f/1.4 isn't fast enough, won't AF sensitivity be the problem?
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2012, 03:09:36 PM »
Where's the 12-24?
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2012, 03:11:33 PM »
I'm a bit skeptical despite of the CR2 rating. The fastest Canon with IS is the EF 200/2.0L IS. I don't know if any other manufacturer has a faster lens with IS, but I suspect not. It would be a major leap to get IS to a f/1.4 lens.

I'm more inclined to believe an EF 50/1.4 II.

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2012, 03:12:05 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 :(
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: December 12, 2012, 03:17:36 PM »
Yes! I would totally pay $800 for that. I was about to buy the 85 1.8, this makes my decision harder.
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 03:17:43 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 :(

"Shouldn't be that pricey".... Somewhere in Canon-land an Executive in a corner office just fell off his chair laughing. :D

But I am with ya on the thought, but this is what companies aim to do...make as much money as the market can bear.
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« Reply #6 on: December 12, 2012, 03:17:43 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: December 12, 2012, 03:20:33 PM »
Well, if that materializes I'll be very glad that I sold my 50 1.4 for good money still after I moved to the 50L. What is it with IS for those types of lenses? Just leave it as it is and improve the mechanics and plastic parts.
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: December 12, 2012, 03:20:41 PM »
"I don't know if any other manufacturer has a faster lens with IS, but I suspect not."

Firstly, 50s are the easiest to make fast. Secondly, this is Canon, is it shocking that they are ahead with lens technology? No. Thirdly, this is 2012, technology is improving fast. Of course this is possible.

Then again, where's my 24-70 IS? ;)
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: December 12, 2012, 03:21:35 PM »
f1.4 IS?????  WOW.....should I cancel my 50L that I ordered yesterday ::) ::) ::)
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: December 12, 2012, 03:27:11 PM »
f1.4 IS?????  WOW.....should I cancel my 50L that I ordered yesterday ::) ::) ::)

I see the 50L in your sig, so you'd have to cancel that as well.  :P

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: December 12, 2012, 03:29:03 PM »
I'm a bit skeptical despite of the CR2 rating. The fastest Canon with IS is the EF 200/2.0L IS. I don't know if any other manufacturer has a faster lens with IS, but I suspect not. It would be a major leap to get IS to a f/1.4 lens.

I'm more inclined to believe an EF 50/1.4 II.

The EF 35mm f/2.0 IS - a fast, small f/2.0 image stabilized prime.  It sounds like they have been working up to this.  Also it looks like Canon wants to differentiate it's primes with IS, just look at the last three it released.  It would be a huge advance in lens tech to get it working at f/1.4, but that is kind of what Canon does.

I love the idea, although I'm more likely to get the 35mm f/2 IS.
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: December 12, 2012, 03:30:50 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 :(

Give it a year or two.  It'll drop.  It won't approach the ~350 that the current version goes for though. 

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« Reply #13 on: December 12, 2012, 03:33:19 PM »
f1.4 IS?????  WOW.....should I cancel my 50L that I ordered yesterday ::) ::) ::)

Maybe this will push Canon to deliver a 50L II soon.  I can't see Canon killing a L lens like this and the recent lens designs are much better than before.

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 03:34:10 PM »
Now that could be a lens that will fill a hole in all of the 50's...Sigma, Canon, Zeiss etc. That segment has not been touched....YET!
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« Reply #14 on: December 12, 2012, 03:34:10 PM »