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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #75 on: June 20, 2013, 07:19:17 AM »
I can confirm that a EF 16-50 f/4 prototype exist.

.. which most likely would exclude a 2013 release date, thanks. And Canon will sell the more expensive 14-24 uwa first anyway to max profit, just like they sell the 600rt flash and we're still waiting for the cheaper version

 Last not least, there also is a 17-40 mk2 prototype, so depending on marketing strategy Canon might opt to go for this cheaper version than a more expensive 16-50L ... or they just cheat a little on the focal lengths and relabel the 17-40L to 16-50L :->

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #75 on: June 20, 2013, 07:19:17 AM »

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #76 on: June 20, 2013, 07:26:09 AM »
I guess I'm the odd guy out here, because I don't get the interest in 16-50 at f/4 over 16-35 f/2.8 even with the IS.

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE image stabilization, and I like it on the new 28 2.8 IS. But f/4 does nothing for me, especially in the longer focal length; f/2.8 give me a lot of extra light when I need it.

The 14-24 could be interesting if it doesn't flare like the 4th of July as it does in Nikon-land. Otherwise I am only interested in replacing my 16-35 2.8 II ...  IF version III is significantly better, and the upgrade doesn't kill my bank account.

I'm with you there! The problem with the Nikkor 14-24mm lens is that there is a very vocal group who keep telling every one that it's the best wide lens ever....and yet filters are a pain. The curved front element is very prone to damage and even water drops seem to get magnified on it. Sure it's image corners are sharp wide open, but it's not a lot greater than mose wides when stopped down (ie landscapes). It flares badly due to the bulbous front element and the angular distortion is quite high at 14mm. I don't really see much photographic value of those extra 2mm over the far more versatile 16-35IIL.


I have to agree with this... I never really looked into it much, but after this rumor I was more curious about the 14-24. Sample pictures look... well, not bad, and sharp in the corners, but also almost comically distorted, which actually really bugged me. Given a choice, I'd take the 16-35's soft corners any day.
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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #77 on: June 20, 2013, 08:36:42 AM »
.. which most likely would exclude a 2013 release date, thanks. And Canon will sell the more expensive 14-24 uwa first anyway to max profit, just like they sell the 600rt flash and we're still waiting for the cheaper version

 Last not least, there also is a 17-40 mk2 prototype, so depending on marketing strategy Canon might opt to go for this cheaper version than a more expensive 16-50L ... or they just cheat a little on the focal lengths and relabel the 17-40L to 16-50L :->

If the rumor of a f/4 IS ultrawide is true, then I can see Canon listing it around 1500 USD.  The 14-24 would be around 2500 USD.  Let the howling begin!

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« Reply #78 on: June 20, 2013, 09:18:38 AM »
It's funny, ultra wide angle L lenses are all way way cheaper than the L lenses in the supertele range yet we begrudge paying anything over $1000. What if Canon made like the ultimate UWA with razor sharp corners, no CA or flare, fast AF and just about everything else perfect. How much would you pay?

Just look at the 200-400. People still bought it right?
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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #79 on: June 20, 2013, 09:32:55 AM »
Excellent news! I've had my mouse hovering over the buy button of a 16-35II or 14II for some time but knew as soon as I bought one something new would be announced.

Immediately interested in the 14-24 as this would sit perfectly with my 24-70 and 70-200II. Will have to wait to see what the prices and performance are like to potentially be tempted away by the 16-50.

So 6 months to become available and a further 6 months for the launch price to drop a bit?

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #80 on: June 20, 2013, 09:50:22 AM »
I can confirm that a EF 16-50 f/4 prototype exist.

The EF 14-24 f/2.8 is tested over a long time.

You can't even post an image of a discontinued lens you claim to own, no NDA, privacy issues, or indeed any genuine reason to not back up your inflated claims in that instance, why should anybody have any trust in your hinted insider information when you can't even post a picture of your own lens?
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« Reply #81 on: June 20, 2013, 10:47:19 AM »
uwa, takes filters, sharp in corners…all other dream factors? 2499

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #82 on: June 20, 2013, 12:18:19 PM »
14-24f/2.8 so the rumor about a 12-24f/2.8 it wasn't accurate. Will wait and see what they will announce.

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« Reply #83 on: June 20, 2013, 12:58:40 PM »
he 14-24 is exciting news! If it can match Nikon's legendary 14-24 I would be happy if it can surpass it, my mind would be BLOWN! Starting to save now for it, aside from a long telephoto 400m+, a 14-24 would be my most coveted lens.


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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #84 on: June 20, 2013, 01:59:00 PM »
Just a word about the Nikon 14-24mm,I have had this lens three time's in the last few years,It's really good but has one or two faults,it doesn't handle flare or backlighting as well as I would like and contrast falls off slighting at the edge's,it's also quite heavy..

I expect the Canon 14-24 to debut at a high price just like the 24-70ii and 70-200ii did but that price will fall after a few months,it will probably retail at about 2300dollars..

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #85 on: June 20, 2013, 03:22:58 PM »
Excellent news! I've had my mouse hovering over the buy button of a 16-35II or 14II for some time

you and me both; for once, the timing of this rumor is a benefit!

16-50 f/4 would fit the crop bodies, to be sure, but wouldn't compete directly with the 17-55 due to the aperture.  I can see room for all three -- the 16-50 f/4, 16-35 III, and 14-24

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« Reply #86 on: June 20, 2013, 03:41:38 PM »
Excellent news! I've had my mouse hovering over the buy button of a 16-35II or 14II for some time

you and me both; for once, the timing of this rumor is a benefit!

16-50 f/4 would fit the crop bodies, to be sure, but wouldn't compete directly with the 17-55 due to the aperture.  I can see room for all three -- the 16-50 f/4, 16-35 III, and 14-24
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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #87 on: June 20, 2013, 04:29:53 PM »
I can confirm that a EF 16-50 f/4 prototype exist.

The EF 14-24 f/2.8 is tested over a long time.

You can't even post an image of a discontinued lens you claim to own, no NDA, privacy issues, or indeed any genuine reason to not back up your inflated claims in that instance, why should anybody have any trust in your hinted insider information when you can't even post a picture of your own lens?
As a general statement, if you are to be taken seriously as a 'test pilot' sitting on info of to be released gear, just once you should post a statement about something new that is to be released that is not just a response to what CR has already posted. Otherwise, one might come out as not so credible.

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #88 on: June 20, 2013, 04:49:31 PM »
Hahaha. $1k, that's funny.

Seriously now.  It'll be at least $2.5k.  At least.

The 16-50 F4L IS sounds REALLY intriguing, lets hope it's around 1k and I'll buy it. :)

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #89 on: June 20, 2013, 09:07:53 PM »
While I do wish that my 16-35 f/2.8 was a little longer, I'm not sure the 14-16mm range would make a big difference to me.  Especially if I lost the 25-35mm or 25-50mm range.

I'd think about it if I were going to take 1 lens backpacking around the world for instance, but I would miss the f/2.8 of the 16-35 or the f/1.2 of the 50mm too much.
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« Reply #89 on: June 20, 2013, 09:07:53 PM »