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What Lens do you desire to be made the most?

14-24mm f/2.8L USM
72 (23.2%)
35mm F/1.4L USM II
16 (5.1%)
50mm F/1.4 USM II
39 (12.5%)
50mm F/1.2L USM II
16 (5.1%)
85mm F/1.2L USM III
4 (1.3%)
135mm F/1.8L IS USM
19 (6.1%)
200mm F/2.8L IS USM
4 (1.3%)
16-35mm F/2.8L USM III
12 (3.9%)
800mm F/5.6L IS USM II
1 (0.3%)
400mm F/4L IS USM
7 (2.3%)
24-70mm F/2.8L IS USM
26 (8.4%)
100-400 F/4-5.6L IS USM II
63 (20.3%)
400mm F/5.6 IS USM
15 (4.8%)
200-400mm F/4L 1.4x TC IS USM
10 (3.2%)
180mm F/3.5L Macro IS USM
4 (1.3%)
24-105mm F/4L IS USM II
3 (1%)

Total Members Voted: 311

Voting closed: May 20, 2013, 05:02:21 PM

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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2013, 04:22:29 PM »
RLPhoto, what lens would you like to see? We know you usually prefer you primes. So what would you pick--a prime or zoom? (or at least it seems you prefer your primes :))
« Last Edit: May 07, 2013, 04:24:04 PM by yogi »

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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #60 on: May 07, 2013, 04:22:29 PM »

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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #61 on: May 07, 2013, 05:18:56 PM »
I like that the Canon 200mm 2.8L didn't receive any votes!  :P


That would be in my #2 spot if the 135f2 wasn't so good, and if Sigma can keep up the current trend of releasing best in class lenses then their 135f1.8 will really kick butt (and lets be honest, the canon 135f2 is a really old lens. It should be an easy target). That lens is at the cutting edge of what can be done with long lengths at the fastest apertures (without costing as much as a car), and 200f2.8 is already saturated by the many zoom lenses that every single lens company has been regularly updating for the last decade.


Moreover, Sigma has a fairly new 180mm f/2.8 stabilized macro lens, which received an extremely favorable review at lenstip (elsewhere too, I expect):

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/837868-REG/Sigma_180mm_f_2_8_APO_Macro.html


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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #62 on: May 07, 2013, 05:58:31 PM »
It seems that we have two winners.

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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #63 on: May 08, 2013, 04:39:27 PM »
#1: 50mm f/1.4 II IS.  The 35mm f/2.0 IS is an excellent lens but 50mm is my favorite focal length.  I do a lot of low-light work in which a tripod is next-to-impossible to use (mountaineering), so hand-holdability in mid-to-wide focal lengths is of the utmost importance!

#2: 14-24mm f/2.8, yeah…who doesn’t want this?  Ultra-wides are definitely the weak-point of Canon’s lens lineup. I’d even take a 14-24 f/4.0 IS…*dodges bullets*

#3: 200mm f/4.0 IS.  Yep, I’ll probably get spit on for this, but I’d really like to have a sharp, relatively light, relatively non-bulky telephoto prime for backpacking/climbing when IL really need the reach but don’t want to lug around a 70-200.  If the IS is 5-stop, that would be nice.

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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #64 on: May 08, 2013, 05:01:06 PM »
Voted for a new 50/1.4. Although, if Canon doesn't get it done soon, I'm pretty sure Sigma will.

The other thing I'd like to see is either 400/5.6 IS or 300/4 IS II. I'd love to have an affordable F/4 telefoto, but 400/4 would probably be far too expensive, hence 400/5.6 IS or 300/4 IS II (and this time, make that IS 4 stops)

I'd also prefer 14-24/4, not 2.8. Up till then, Sigma 12-24 is hopefully sufficient.
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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #65 on: May 08, 2013, 06:26:10 PM »
EF 24-105/4.0 L IS II Please  :)
not on the list though  :(

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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2013, 07:11:07 PM »
EF 24-105/4.0 L IS II Please  :)
not on the list though  :(

+1

Voted 135 f/1.8 but if they made a 24-105 II with optics rivalling that of the 24-70 II I think it would prove just as successful as the first version. Not a lens to be loved but a lens to be used!
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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #66 on: May 08, 2013, 07:11:07 PM »

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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #67 on: May 08, 2013, 07:15:44 PM »
EF 24-105/4.0 L IS II Please  :)
not on the list though  :(

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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #68 on: May 08, 2013, 09:17:33 PM »
I voted for the 24-70mm F/2.8L IS USM but would a 24-105mm F/2.8L IS USM be possible? That would be a very handy lens.
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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #69 on: May 08, 2013, 09:35:14 PM »
EF 300mm f4 L IS II (4 stops of IS)

EF 400mm f5.6 L IS (4 stops of IS)

EF 100-400mm f4.5-5.6 L IS II (no push pull zoom) (4 stops of IS)

EF 50mm f1.4 & 85mm f1.8 IS (4 stops of IS) not L

Any prime with an IS upgrade.

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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #70 on: May 09, 2013, 03:23:33 AM »
Just to play along...

1st priority: good ultra wide zoom, preferably something to compete with Nikon's 14-24mm f/2.8

2nd priority: upgraded 24-105mm F/4L IS USM. It's my kit lens so any IQ improvements would be welcome.

3rd priority: 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM. IS would be nice. Big price cutoff would be even nicer.

Upgraded 50mm f/1.4 with better IQ & build quality. IS would be nice.
Upgraded 85mm f/1.8 with better IQ. I'd like f/1.4, but f/2 IS would be just as good.


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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #71 on: May 09, 2013, 06:12:46 AM »
For me, a new 35mm f1.4 L is the most desireable here. It's easily one of my most used lenses. The current model does need a few updates. It's AF is pretty bad in low light. Change the Aperture blades for cirular ones, and an odd number please. It's not a weather sealed lens, although I've not had any issues in the rain with mine - hey I'm a brittish wedding photographer. It could do with the newer coatings, but other than that....leave it alone.

The next on my list is a new 135L, ideally I'd like an IS unit. Push the design to f1.8, while still keeping the stunning optical sharpness, contrast and colours. Shorten the MFD to 1 metre and weather seal. Add proper circular aperture blades (at f2.8 the Bokeh gets quite geometric) and lots of them for nice sunstars and it'll be another Canon Gem.

My third request is for a new 100-400L. I'd really like it to be a 75-400 so that it sits well with a 24-70L. Not fussed if it's push pull or extending...just get the tripod collar in the right place at 400mm. Make it a proper 400mm and not a 380mm. Give it a fast and accurate AF system, the current model is pretty pedestrian. A new IS unit is a given as are newer coatings. Stellar IQ and smooth bokeh are high on the list.

My 4th request is for a revamp of the 24-105L. It's a great lens, but it's old and pales next to the new 24-70IIL. At 24mm it's pretty awful, it could do with a new IS unit and newer coatings...will it be worth the price hike? Prolly not, but give it 5 years and it'll be a cheap lens again.

My last request is for a newer long macro lens. The 180L is a great lens, but it is a little soft wide open...but awsome stopped down. I'd like a 200mm f2.8 Macro. Fast AF and Hybrid IS. As sharp as the new 100mm L macro with the same smooth and sensitive AF ring style. Make it light, take extrenders well and pop the tripod ring in the right balance spot and Canon will have another gem.

One PPS request....a new 50mm f1.2L please....no point in labouring this...it's an ok lens, just not one of Canon's finest!

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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #72 on: May 09, 2013, 06:50:56 AM »
Since this will be a year for lenses, What lens do you desire the most to be released by canon? If your lens is not on here, Post and I will add.

Most should know my vote.  ::)


Only 7% for the 135 1.8 L ...  :o ...

BTW, I voted for the 200mm 2.8 IS so its not saying much  :D
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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #73 on: May 09, 2013, 06:59:17 AM »
No TSEs given the CR2 rumors? I'd personally like a new TSE 90mm f/2.8 L
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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2013, 08:07:03 AM »
EF 24-105/4.0 L IS II Please  :)
not on the list though  :(

Done.

Thanks....... aww now I can't change my vote, I demand a re-count  ;D

Booo hisss. where's the hissy fit icon  :P

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Re: Poll: Most Wanted New Lenses of 2013.
« Reply #74 on: May 09, 2013, 08:07:03 AM »