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Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« on: June 29, 2011, 09:38:17 AM »

A New Superzoom

The 18-200 didn’t light any sales fires for Canon. Omitting USM was a mistake and the lens has never gained the popularity of its Nikon counterpart.


An updated version of the lens has shown up in a patent.


Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS


 


There is no mention as to whether or not this lens will get the USM treatment. Omitting it for a second time would be a mistake.


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Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« on: June 29, 2011, 09:38:17 AM »

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2011, 09:42:25 AM »
I like my 18-200mm.  Having USM would be nice, and a reduction in weight and lens creep would be appreciated.

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2011, 01:21:19 PM »
If they do fit USM, I bet it will be micro-USM like Tamron has with the "piezo-drive" motor on their new 18-270. 

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2011, 05:09:31 PM »
I completely agree that leaving out USM was a mistake. When you pay $500 for a lens, you kind of expect at least that much from it.

But :X on the micro-USM. Damn marketing. FTM ring-type only please.

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2011, 05:16:23 PM »
Is ther a chanse that it will have IF

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2011, 05:23:17 PM »
Is ther a chanse that it will have IF

Looking at the lens design, it has rear focusing (which is internal).  But it will be an extending zoom.
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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2011, 05:52:07 PM »
This would make a great lens for my FIL, he only likes to carry ONE lens.  :-)  Was going to look at the 18-270 Tamron, but reports say it is a bit slow

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2011, 07:18:06 PM »
Was going to look at the 18-270 Tamron, but reports say it is a bit slow

It depends on what you mean by 'slow' - in the aperture sense, this rumored Canon will only be 1/3-stop faster than the Tamron (which goes to f/6.3 at the long end, and 'tricks' the Canon AF system into thinking it's an f/5.6 lens so AF still works).  If you mean 'slow' in the autofocus speed sense, it depends on whether Canon puts USM into the lens.  While I agree with Craig that they'd be foolish not to make it a USM lens, Canon has done many things that have been considered foolish (though likely there were market research-based reasons for Canon's decisions).  If it's a standard micromotor AF, likely the Tamron lens with the 'PZD' AF (micro-USM) will focus faster.
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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2011, 08:59:21 AM »
looks rather interesting if the IQ is the same as both kit lenses in that zoom range and the lens has usm im loving it.

hope they do improve the wide open sharpness a little then tho F8 to F11 for optimal sharpness isnt really great.

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2011, 12:45:42 PM »
Sounds like a dog of a lens to me. As soon as you get inside you will zoom in a bit and be at a f4 or f4.5 and be struggling for enough light. Or you activate your flash and have to deal with different color temps. OR you'll up the ISO and have to contend with a less than razor sharp image due to noise. I think that what these "super zooms" offer up is compromise at best, and these types of lenses limit what the novice or amateur photographer is able to do. I know, I used to be the guy that only had one lens and it was a f4-5.6, and as soon as I took it indoors I found myself having to compromise how my images were going to turn out. My humble opinion... If you are in the market for a zoom lens then examine the types of images that you most capture, I.E. wide, medium, or tight focal lengths, and then go out and get a f2.8 zoom that will work for you. I did it and I don't have an ince of regret. I can shoot in nearly any light condition and have a low enough ISO so that noise isn't an issue, even if I am forced to shoot a bit wide. I can always crop in. My 10 cents...
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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #10 on: July 01, 2011, 02:45:02 PM »
Sounds like a dog of a lens to me. As soon as you get inside you will zoom in a bit and be at a f4 or f4.5 and be struggling for enough light. Or you activate your flash and have to deal with different color temps. OR you'll up the ISO and have to contend with a less than razor sharp image due to noise. I think that what these "super zooms" offer up is compromise at best, and these types of lenses limit what the novice or amateur photographer is able to do. I know, I used to be the guy that only had one lens and it was a f4-5.6, and as soon as I took it indoors I found myself having to compromise how my images were going to turn out. My humble opinion... If you are in the market for a zoom lens then examine the types of images that you most capture, I.E. wide, medium, or tight focal lengths, and then go out and get a f2.8 zoom that will work for you. I did it and I don't have an ince of regret. I can shoot in nearly any light condition and have a low enough ISO so that noise isn't an issue, even if I am forced to shoot a bit wide. I can always crop in. My 10 cents...

The thing is, Canon's competition is selling them like hotcakes.  Buyers who move up from point and shoot want superzooms, and they will sell.  The main use for one of these definitely is not indoors, they are outdoor lenses.  Change lenses for indoor photography. 

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #11 on: July 01, 2011, 05:01:03 PM »
I think that what these "super zooms" offer up is compromise at best, and these types of lenses limit what the novice or amateur photographer is able to do.

Of course it's a compromise. Any zoom lens is a compromise. You are (typically) sacrificing aperture and a little IQ for the ability to adjust composition more easily. The trade off is a little larger with these super zooms but they have their place for certain people.
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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #12 on: July 01, 2011, 07:32:30 PM »
@Mt. Spokane. The person that buys a superzoom is buying it because they want a lens that will to "everything". They won't be buying another lens. BTW, how's the weather up there. I have a place in Hayden...
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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2011, 08:44:14 PM »
@Mt. Spokane. The person that buys a superzoom is buying it because they want a lens that will to "everything". They won't be buying another lens. BTW, how's the weather up there. I have a place in Hayden...

I think a lot of people with superzooms probably have a 50mm f/1.8 II.  It's continually among the top few lenses sold on Amazon (was #1 a short time back, currently #3, behind two of the cheap Canon telezooms (EF-S 55-250mm, EF 75-300mm III) that were just on rebate.
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Re: Canon EF-S 18-270 f/3.2-5.6 IS Coming Soon?
« Reply #14 on: July 01, 2011, 10:08:13 PM »
@Mt. Spokane. The person that buys a superzoom is buying it because they want a lens that will to "everything". They won't be buying another lens. BTW, how's the weather up there. I have a place in Hayden...

I live on the West side of Mt spokane, just over the hill.  Today was a nice day, but windy and, for the first time this year, we will see several nice weather days in a row.

Anyone who buys a superzoom and tries to use it in their home without a flash will either give up or buy a 2nd lens.  I know, there are some photographers who are new to DSLR's and buy whatever the Best Buy expert sells them, but then they either learn, or give up and put their camera up for sale. I've bought quite a few literally unused cameras from situations like that, I keep family members supplied with bargain priced cameras or sometimes resell them.

I looked at a Tamron superzoom at Huppins several years ago, the salesman told me of its limitations.  They no longer have pro photographer quality salesmen, but many who work there are reasonably knowledgable about the equipment.

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