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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #75 on: December 13, 2012, 10:30:11 AM »
I didn't need IS with my FD 50mm f1.4, and I don't need it now, especially for the extra $400 over the current lens....

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #75 on: December 13, 2012, 10:30:11 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #76 on: December 13, 2012, 11:08:03 AM »
I didn't need IS with my FD 50mm f1.4, and I don't need it now, especially for the extra $400 over the current lens....

Then I'm glad you're not Canon's only customer, and you're glad this won't be Canon's only 50mm option.  ::)


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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #77 on: December 13, 2012, 11:16:01 AM »
I didn't need IS with my FD 50mm f1.4, and I don't need it now, especially for the extra $400 over the current lens....

Then I'm glad you're not Canon's only customer, and you're glad this won't be Canon's only 50mm option.  ::)

So you both should be satisfied with your options?
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #78 on: December 13, 2012, 12:12:11 PM »
I'm pretty excited.

More accurately, I'm looking for more, not less: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=11619.msg207413#msg207413
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #79 on: December 13, 2012, 12:33:01 PM »
Afraid if you want all of that from a Canon Camera you will have to jump up a notch and get into the full-frame arena.
There are other manufactures with very good systems that offer more in the crop-frame format.
We just can't have it all the way we want it...Sadly, everything is a compromise.
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #80 on: December 13, 2012, 12:37:35 PM »
What about the cheap micro-USM?  And mediocre performance wide open?  It's 2012, Canon can do much better than this.  A lens designed in 1993 was likely not computer generated.  Check out my post on page 3 comparing the new primes (24mm and 28mm IS) to the older primes and the current L lenses.  Don't tell me that kind of performance out of a <$900 lens is not desirable.

+1 except for the price point.

I have benn waiting for an optically greatly improved 50/1.4 II [better than Nikon AF-S 50/1.4 and Sigma 50/1.4] with true Ring-USM AF and mechanically less fragile at a price point of USD/€ 500

There is no way on earth I will be shelling out 800 or 900 for a standard  50mm, IS or not. 

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #81 on: December 13, 2012, 02:12:00 PM »
I'm no lens designer, but I bet if canon took the 50mm f/1.2 and redesigned to add a floating rear element such as the 85mm f/1.2 II has it would be incredible.  It's already a killer.  Not sure if image stabilization on such a short prime lens would make a tremendous amount of difference except in terms of weight.

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #81 on: December 13, 2012, 02:12:00 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #82 on: December 13, 2012, 02:57:33 PM »
Where's the 12-24?
+1 here. No IS please. If not, we top the 3.5 k (?).
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #83 on: December 13, 2012, 02:57:59 PM »

I don’t usually use this word but: what a bunch of haters!

I have been DREAMING about this lens since I got my first DSLR. 50mm is my favorite focal length; I shoot primarily landscape and adventure (mountaineering) photography.  I’m not sure why everyone thinks you need a wide-angle to shoot things in the great outdoors, I shoot with a 50 f/1.4 about 90% of the time, everyone has their own style.

Some of my most iconic images are shot in pre-dawn light; we often start climbing hours before the sun comes up.  At high altitude before sunrise, the light is gorgeous, changing quickly, and there is not much of it.  There is no time to setup a tripod.  I end up having to shoot at f/1.4 with 12k-25.6k ISO’s to get a non-blurred image, and by that point I consider the images pretty much unusable for professional applications.  Having FOUR STOPS of IS would be HUGE for me, and allow me to get my ISO’s back down to manageable levels.  This would also allow me to shoot basic star shots…hand-held!

This lens is truly a dream-come-true, and I will pre-order it as soon as it becomes available.  Something I have NEVER done with a lens before.

I have been disgustingly disappointed with Canon bodies lately (as have most of you here) but I am very pleased with the way they’ve been handling lenses: fast primes with IS and small/light sizes.  This is PERFECT for me, especially as I start to branch out more into videography.

Now if only they’d make a 24mm f/1.4 with IS…

So, I see that you 'HATE" Canon camera bodies! (I just couldn't resist pointing that out  ;D ;D).

I love my Canon 5DIII. It does a LOT, well. I just wish I had cashed in on the $2499 "give-away"!  Although when I got mine for $3399 I was able to sell my 5DII at $2100 so that kind of all equals out the cash disparity for me if I had done the same thing now I would get nothing near that for my 5DII. So...its all good.

Guilty as charged!  For my type of photography, all I wanted was better IQ, I didn't care about the shooting speed or crappy AF of the Mk II. 

The only real benefit I've gotten out of upgrading to the Mk III is maybe 1/3 stop better high ISO performance.

As I often tell people: the 5D Mk III is better than the Mk II in EVERY way...except IQ.

There is a problem when the cheapest DSLR Nikon makes has more dynamic range than the $3500 Mk III...

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #84 on: December 14, 2012, 09:11:54 AM »
I'll save up for a 50mm f/1.2 IS... :)

Hopefully the 50mm f/1.4 has internal focus too.  Maybe the newer lenses do.  I'm not an expert of the f/1.4.
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #85 on: December 14, 2012, 11:15:44 AM »
I'll save up for a 50mm f/1.2 IS... :)

You'll be saving up for awhile. The current 50L doesn't have IS.
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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #86 on: December 15, 2012, 03:53:55 AM »
I'd buy the new lens if it locked focus properly. I don't particularly care about IS (not at 50mm anyway), but it would be great if they could improve the AF with the damn thing.

My current 50mm 1.4 has driven me crazy with the AF on the 7D. On the 5DM3 its much better but it COULD be so much better. No point taking portraits with the eyes blurred and the nose tack sharp

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #87 on: December 17, 2012, 11:34:30 AM »
Anyone care to hazard a guess when this theoretical lens might be announced? Photokina? Later?

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #87 on: December 17, 2012, 11:34:30 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #88 on: December 25, 2012, 08:11:14 PM »
Jonesing for the 50/1.2.... but if a 50/1.4 with IS comes along, I'd get it in a NY second.

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Re: Canon EF 50 f/1.4 IS in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #88 on: December 25, 2012, 08:11:14 PM »