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Re: Canon 50mm 1.4 IS?
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2013, 03:58:43 PM »
Going to happen.  But if the prior IS non-Ls are any indication, Canon will give up maximum aperture to get IS.  This may end up being an F/1.8 IS or F/2 IS.  The idea being 3-4 stops of IS is worth losing one stop of speed, and I'd presume that IS with an ultra large aperture design would be large and heavy, something the non-Ls are not known for.

Plus one - my feeling is the f1.4 replacement will be f1.8 with IS and the existing cheapo f1.8 remains as the cheap fast lens
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Re: Canon 50mm 1.4 IS?
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2013, 04:57:38 PM »
This is definitly fake, thepaint  texture pattern is identical to the 35mm.

If you look at 50mm lenses though they are generally horrible for image quality. Take any 50mm lens from Nikon, Lecia, Zeiss, Sigma, and they perform as well as most primes perform at f/1.4 when they're set to f/2.5-f/2.8.

If this lens was f/2.0 or f/1.8 it wouldn't matter as long as it was as sharp at f/2.0 as current lenses are at f/2.8.

I would really love to see a 50mm IS with round aperture blades and a focus on extreme image quality across the focal range, it would be amazing.

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Re: Canon 50mm 1.4 IS?
« Reply #16 on: January 19, 2013, 04:57:38 PM »