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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2013, 02:55:59 PM »
16-50mm ?  That leaves an interesting concept in my mind of a 50-135mm F4 IS - creating a crop centric focal range that migrates to full frame when the user wants too...   
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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: June 19, 2013, 02:55:59 PM »

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #16 on: June 19, 2013, 03:09:21 PM »
16-50mm ?  That leaves an interesting concept in my mind of a 50-135mm F4 IS - creating a crop centric focal range that migrates to full frame when the user wants too...

Or how about a 24-50mm f/2?

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« Reply #17 on: June 19, 2013, 03:11:36 PM »
'd pay $1-2K for a breathtakingly sharp autofocusing 24mm L that didn't shoot itself in the foot (i.e. corners) to offer side a wide aperture.  Negative points if you tell me to just buy the 24-70 II.
Except they already make that. Just tape your 24-70mm L II into the 24mm position and you're set. You don't want it to go to f/1.4 apparently, so it doesnt, it does f/2.8 sharp corner to corner. Sure, it'd be great if it was $500 cheaper, but thats the price of sharpness

Even better, set the lens to 24mm, engage the lock, and then epoxy the switch in place.  24mm prime in 5 minutes.
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« Reply #18 on: June 19, 2013, 03:30:54 PM »
Nice!! I am really looking forward to the 16-50!!!!  The 14-24 is interesting but I hate the huge bubble front element that it will likely have, the 14-24 range has limited utility for me, and the $2500-3000 it is likely to cost is just too steep. 

If the 16-50 has good corners and costs less than $1500 I am in! Close focusing at 50 would be nice too.  Anyone want to buy a used 16-35 II?

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« Reply #19 on: June 19, 2013, 03:33:25 PM »
I'm for one that would welcome the 14-24mm 2.8!
If there was a lens Nikon had that Canon didn't have, the 14-24mm is that lens for me!
If I had to guess on a price I'd say your in the ballpark of $2300 based upon what Nikon's
price is for it's own 14-24mm 2.8.
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« Reply #20 on: June 19, 2013, 03:39:53 PM »
  I'd pay $1-2K for a breathtakingly sharp autofocusing 24mm L that didn't shoot itself in the foot (i.e. corners) to offer side a wide aperture. 

I thought that the 28mm II fit the bill??  I don't own the lens, but have read some nice things about it on this forum. 


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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2013, 03:48:21 PM »
16-50mm ?  That leaves an interesting concept in my mind of a 50-135mm F4 IS - creating a crop centric focal range that migrates to full frame when the user wants too...

Or how about a 24-50mm f/2?

That's what the Sigma 18-35 F/1.8 zoom should have been.  I want that.

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« Reply #21 on: June 19, 2013, 03:48:21 PM »

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« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2013, 03:50:16 PM »
  Anyone want to buy a used 16-35 II?

I'll wait till the 14-24 is out and the market will be flooded with 16-35s
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« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2013, 03:51:04 PM »
Just acquired a 16-35 2.8 (I didn't have a WA beforehand...this completes the range for me)...it's a decent enough lens but its flaws are clearly noticeable...soft corners even stopped down to f9 (!) that is not an issue with any of the other lenses I have, that was a bit of a surprise...I guess most WA lenses are like that? anyway, I'm really not much of a WA shooter but given the right conditions, it's certainly an interesting perspective. I like the 2.8 though, it's already come in handy a couple times...

I learned a while ago not to make decisions based on rumors...in the past I've waited forever for stuff that never materialized, or that took an eternity to do so (and "vapor ware" does no good in the present). I've heard Canon was preparing a 14-24 and that weighed in my mind but ultimately figured it would be insanely expensive and would have a bulging front element (like the Nikon version) so I'd be unable to put a filter on it (and when would such a lens actually be available? Next year? 2015?) . Besides, I appreciate having the 35mm available to me on that lens for general shooting, I think 24 would be too limiting and force it into "niche" category...
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« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2013, 03:52:41 PM »
  I'd pay $1-2K for a breathtakingly sharp autofocusing 24mm L that didn't shoot itself in the foot (i.e. corners) to offer side a wide aperture. 

I thought that the 28mm II fit the bill??  I don't own the lens, but have read some nice things about it on this forum.

28mm II?  If you mean the new non-L 28mm F/2.8 IS, yes, I have it, and it's a peach.   It does lack weather sealing, though.   That said, it's the best option for me right now.

If you mean the 24L II prime, like many huge aperture lenses, it's an art / environmental portraiture tool.  Soft in the corners, spectacular in the middle.  Not for me.

Hopefully these new zooms will trump the primes like the 24-70 II has recently done.  Then I'm buying for sure.

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2013, 03:54:50 PM »
Please Canon, just give us a sharp prime in the teens at a reasonable cost?  I love the IQ on my 14mm SamRokinBow, but the build quality makes it almost a throwaway.  We've got the choice of that for $350, or the 14mm L v2 for $2,200!!!  There must be a happy medium in there, maybe an F3.5, or F4 17mm for $1,000?  Please?

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« Reply #26 on: June 19, 2013, 04:05:10 PM »
That 14-24 2.8 will likely be awesome, but at my budget I'm more interested in the 16-50 f4L IS.   

If the corners are sharp and the price is reasonable (~ 1.3 k) -- I'm in.   :D

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #27 on: June 19, 2013, 04:16:09 PM »
Will the 16-50 be an L lens and hopefully better than than 16-35?

Will Canon strike a deal with Nikon and have Nikon make their 14-24?  Probably the easiest and cheapest route for Canon to get a quality UWA zoom quickly.

I would like to see Canon license its AF, .. technology to zeiss so that they can make their (Zeiss) lenses work in the fully automated mode with Canon bodies.  If Sigma, etc can make lenses that work with Canon bodies, why can't Zeiss?  Licensing issue or something else?

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« Reply #28 on: June 19, 2013, 04:17:42 PM »
'd pay $1-2K for a breathtakingly sharp autofocusing 24mm L that didn't shoot itself in the foot (i.e. corners) to offer side a wide aperture.  Negative points if you tell me to just buy the 24-70 II.
Except they already make that. Just tape your 24-70mm L II into the 24mm position and you're set. You don't want it to go to f/1.4 apparently, so it doesnt, it does f/2.8 sharp corner to corner. Sure, it'd be great if it was $500 cheaper, but thats the price of sharpness

Even better, set the lens to 24mm, engage the lock, and then epoxy the switch in place.  24mm prime in 5 minutes.

Of course you could also get there buy just getting the 24 1.4 II instead for a lot less money and somewhat less weight.

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2013, 04:19:23 PM »
  I'd pay $1-2K for a breathtakingly sharp autofocusing 24mm L that didn't shoot itself in the foot (i.e. corners) to offer side a wide aperture. 

I thought that the 28mm II fit the bill??  I don't own the lens, but have read some nice things about it on this forum.

28mm II?  If you mean the new non-L 28mm F/2.8 IS, yes, I have it, and it's a peach.   It does lack weather sealing, though.   That said, it's the best option for me right now.

If you mean the 24L II prime, like many huge aperture lenses, it's an art / environmental portraiture tool.  Soft in the corners, spectacular in the middle.  Not for me.

Hopefully these new zooms will trump the primes like the 24-70 II has recently done.  Then I'm buying for sure.

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24 II corners are pretty much like the 24-70 II and much better than on the 24-105 or 24 2.8 non-IS. Of course a 24 2.8 II non-IS could cost a lot less than the 24 1.4 II and weigh less and be even better.

I wonder how the 24 2.8 IS performs.

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #29 on: June 19, 2013, 04:19:23 PM »