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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #165 on: February 14, 2014, 01:56:41 PM »
I have a Sigma 12-24 v1 that is sharp (even at wide apertures) and is 99% free of barrel. A friend who shoots architecture recommended it a while back (he has a good copy too) and mine was great! I use it to compliment the 17TSE doing interiors.

However, I believe that the focus action now has a little extra friction between 5 feet and infinity. Just noticed this and the behavior I noticed was that the motor couldn't throw the lens out to a faraway object from the closest distances. I bring this up to point out that Sigma told me they do not have all the parts for the v1 model and couldn't guarantee they could fix it. Mine is so valuable to me I decided not to send it in and take any chances it would suffer from having this "fixed".  Manual focus will work at its widest settings, anyway.

I noticed this on a 1-series body with the higher battery voltage, BTW, but need to test it on a different body, but this thread is about Canon's offerings and alternatives.

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #165 on: February 14, 2014, 01:56:41 PM »

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« Reply #166 on: February 14, 2014, 01:56:56 PM »
A weather-sealed 16-50mm f/4 IS sounds wonderful.  As does the 14-24mm f/2.8 - but what'll she cost? $3K?
As a 16-35mm f/2.8 L III ...

with 77mm filter threads and IS please...

+1  to me a "16-50ish"  F/4 IS with 77mm threads and IS would be very attractive, and would fit nicely into the current lineup without tromping on the 16-35 f/2.8 II which appears is here to stay.  Sure f/2.8 would be nice but thats the job for a 16-35 III, imho.    If such a lens really materializes with that long of a maximum FL, IS will be important even for candids, not to mention narrow aperture landscapes in a pinch where you don't have a tripod.  I've even obtained some resonable results with handheld HDR -- with 6fps and a fast enough minimum shutter speed.

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« Reply #167 on: February 14, 2014, 02:13:42 PM »
with 77mm filter threads and IS please...

The 16-35 II is already 82mm.  Why on earth would they make it smaller when 82mm is turning into the new standard for the zooms?  The 24-70 II is 82mm, and surely the 70-200 III (if ever made) would avail itself of that added surface area.

Eventually, I think 77mm filters will be relegated to 'one-step-down-from-priciest' L lenses, like the 17-40, 24-105, 24-70 F/4, etc.

I hope not. The 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is already a big lens, I hope Canon wouldn't make it any larger.

As far as I understand, the wide lenses got a larger wide element to help reduce vignetting, which is redundant on long lenses.

Fair, but why on earth are the front elements of the white superteles so big?  It's not just because they are rear-filtered.  Surely, being able to pull in more light must contribute to the IQ in a positive way, right?  Otherwise, why would they do it?

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« Reply #168 on: February 14, 2014, 02:19:03 PM »
A weather-sealed 16-50mm f/4 IS sounds wonderful.  As does the 14-24mm f/2.8 - but what'll she cost? $3K?
As a 16-35mm f/2.8 L III ...

with 77mm filter threads and IS please...

+1  to me a "16-50ish"  F/4 IS with 77mm threads and IS would be very attractive, and would fit nicely into the current lineup without tromping on the 16-35 f/2.8 II which appears is here to stay.  Sure f/2.8 would be nice but thats the job for a 16-35 III, imho.    If such a lens really materializes with that long of a maximum FL, IS will be important even for candids, not to mention narrow aperture landscapes in a pinch where you don't have a tripod.  I've even obtained some resonable results with handheld HDR -- with 6fps and a fast enough minimum shutter speed.

I see IS going on everything eventually.  It's useful at any FL in low-light handheld conditions and videographers always seem to want it.  Plus it's a chance for Canon to refresh and upcharge an existing lens design.

Further, it's so much easier (and lighter!) than making lenses a stop faster.  One might imagine standard lenses of the future all being F/4 or F/2.8 with 6-7 stops of IS.  :-P

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #169 on: February 14, 2014, 02:26:05 PM »
with 77mm filter threads and IS please...

The 16-35 II is already 82mm.  Why on earth would they make it smaller when 82mm is turning into the new standard for the zooms?  The 24-70 II is 82mm, and surely the 70-200 III (if ever made) would avail itself of that added surface area.

Eventually, I think 77mm filters will be relegated to 'one-step-down-from-priciest' L lenses, like the 17-40, 24-105, 24-70 F/4, etc.

I hope not. The 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM is already a big lens, I hope Canon wouldn't make it any larger.

As far as I understand, the wide lenses got a larger wide element to help reduce vignetting, which is redundant on long lenses.

Fair, but why on earth are the front elements of the white superteles so big?  It's not just because they are rear-filtered.  Surely, being able to pull in more light must contribute to the IQ in a positive way, right?  Otherwise, why would they do it?

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The larger the diameter the faster the lens. In fact  Diameter = (Focal Length) / Aperture.

So fast lenses have large diameters of the front element...


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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #170 on: February 14, 2014, 03:28:49 PM »
The larger the diameter the faster the lens. In fact  Diameter = (Focal Length) / Aperture.

But still some lenses have a larger front than would be absolutely essential (example: 100L/2.8 @67mm & 100 non-L @58mm).

A larger diameter might be required for a) the addition if IS, b) afaik it also results in a better bokeh and c) sometimes it's absolutely unecessary like with the 17-40L that could be smaller but is built to accept the "standard" 77mm filter size.

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« Reply #171 on: February 14, 2014, 03:44:53 PM »
The larger the diameter the faster the lens. In fact  Diameter = (Focal Length) / Aperture.

But still some lenses have a larger front than would be absolutely essential (example: 100L/2.8 @67mm & 100 non-L @58mm).

A larger diameter might be required for a) the addition if IS, b) afaik it also results in a better bokeh and c) sometimes it's absolutely unecessary like with the 17-40L that could be smaller but is built to accept the "standard" 77mm filter size.
Indeed, my Zeiss 21mm and my Canon TS-E 24mm II use 82mm filters but I guess this comes down to specific lens design. The question I answered however, was about the big white telephotos...

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« Reply #171 on: February 14, 2014, 03:44:53 PM »

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« Reply #172 on: February 25, 2014, 06:12:43 PM »
The larger the diameter the faster the lens. In fact  Diameter = (Focal Length) / Aperture.

But still some lenses have a larger front than would be absolutely essential (example: 100L/2.8 @67mm & 100 non-L @58mm).

A larger diameter might be required for a) the addition if IS, b) afaik it also results in a better bokeh and c) sometimes it's absolutely unecessary like with the 17-40L that could be smaller but is built to accept the "standard" 77mm filter size.
Indeed, my Zeiss 21mm and my Canon TS-E 24mm II use 82mm filters but I guess this comes down to specific lens design. The question I answered however, was about the big white telephotos...

The maximum f-stop (focal ratio) is focal length divided by maximum aperture.

The aperture is the diameter of the iris opening inside the lens. This is equal to or smaller than the front element of the lens. The filter size is larger than the front element and the diameter of the lens is necessarily going to be wider to accommodate electronics and gearing for focusing and zooming etc...

e.g. 50m f/1.4 has an aperture of (50/1.4) = 35.7mm. The front element only slightly larger. The filter size is 58mm and the lens diameter is 73.7mm.
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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #173 on: February 25, 2014, 07:26:22 PM »
The aperture is the diameter of the iris opening inside the lens.

No, don't confuse aperture with apparent aperture. The opening inside the lens, the actual gap in the aperture blades, can be much smaller, or bigger, than the apparent aperture. The apparent aperture is the one that determines lens speed and it is determined by its actual size and the magnification of that size by the lens elements. Look at this diagram of a Canon supertelephoto, the red arrow is the aperture mechanism and as you can see it is much much smaller than the front element. But look at the lens from the front and the apparent aperture will be the size of the front element.

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« Reply #174 on: February 26, 2014, 02:04:51 AM »
No, don't confuse aperture with apparent aperture. The opening inside the lens, the actual gap in the aperture blades, can be much smaller, or bigger, than the apparent aperture.

Thanks, I didn't know the "apparent aperture" term - but I read about the aperture size being independent to the f-stop on zoom lenses. When is the actual aperture *larger* than the apparent aperture - uwa lenses? Or has the relation apparent-real aperture nothing to do with the focal length and just relates to the lens' general design?

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« Reply #175 on: February 26, 2014, 05:41:33 AM »
No, don't confuse aperture with apparent aperture. The opening inside the lens, the actual gap in the aperture blades, can be much smaller, or bigger, than the apparent aperture.

Thanks, I didn't know the "apparent aperture" term - but I read about the aperture size being independent to the f-stop on zoom lenses. When is the actual aperture *larger* than the apparent aperture - uwa lenses? Or has the relation apparent-real aperture nothing to do with the focal length and just relates to the lens' general design?

The f stop value of a lens is defined by the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the objective lens (front element). so a 300mm lens with a 100mm front element has an f stop value of f2.8. That's how it works.
But in recent years, lens designers have over sized the front element to reduce vignetting. But the theoretical f stop value should change. T stop values are more accurate and based on actual light transmission through the lens. Ever noticed that wide aperture primes tend to under expose by a 1/3 stop when shot wide open? Often it's the difference between the F stop value and T stop value. 

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« Reply #176 on: February 26, 2014, 06:37:30 AM »
The aperture is the diameter of the iris opening inside the lens.

No, don't confuse aperture with apparent aperture. The opening inside the lens, the actual gap in the aperture blades, can be much smaller, or bigger, than the apparent aperture. The apparent aperture is the one that determines lens speed and it is determined by its actual size and the magnification of that size by the lens elements. Look at this diagram of a Canon supertelephoto, the red arrow is the aperture mechanism and as you can see it is much much smaller than the front element. But look at the lens from the front and the apparent aperture will be the size of the front element.

I have based my definition of aperture on Wikipedia's Aperture article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture#Maximum_and_minimum_apertures

It states that "the aperture of an optical system is the opening that determines the cone angle of a bundle of rays that come to a focus in the image plane"

I know that Wikipedia articles are community-driven so accuracy of the information might not be 100%, so by all means go ahead and modify it since you know that the information as represented is incorrect/incomplete/inaccurate.
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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #177 on: February 26, 2014, 09:31:48 AM »
When is the actual aperture *larger* than the apparent aperture - uwa lenses?

I was just covering my butt! I suspect there are some unusual designs of lenses where this is true, but even looking at my 17TS-E, far and away the most extreme lens I own, it honours the apparent aperture "rule".

The f stop value of a lens is defined by the focal length of the lens divided by the diameter of the objective lens (front element). so a 300mm lens with a 100mm front element has an f stop value of f2.8. That's how it works.

Basically it is, for simple lens designs like telephotos, but take my 17TS-E, it should have a 68mm front element, I can't measure it to be any more than 64-65mm.

Ever noticed that wide aperture primes tend to under expose by a 1/3 stop when shot wide open? Often it's the difference between the F stop value and T stop value. 

Not with TTL metering systems, the underexposure is due to uncollimated light hitting the sensor at angles it can't fully record, which is why it is worse the further off axis, vignetting. This wasn't as big a problem with film as it will expose to light from any direction, but there is so much stuff in front of the sensor that effectively blocks light that isn't nicely aligned; the metering is carried out in the pentaprism and is not affected by this phenomena. The entire point of TTL metering is to take into account all light loss due to lens extension, transmission values etc, the metering works out the exposure based on the light it is receiving, not the aperture value set and ignoring the T-stop or effective f-stop.

I have based my definition of aperture on Wikipedia's Aperture article. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture#Maximum_and_minimum_apertures

It states that "the aperture of an optical system is the opening that determines the cone angle of a bundle of rays that come to a focus in the image plane"

I know that Wikipedia articles are community-driven so accuracy of the information might not be 100%, so by all means go ahead and modify it since you know that the information as represented is incorrect/incomplete/inaccurate.


On the occasions I have edited Wikipedia it has been unedited by the people who got it wrong in the first place, so I don't bother.

But if you read this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture

You will get to this bit

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"In some contexts, especially in photography and astronomy, aperture refers to the diameter of the aperture stop rather than the physical stop or the opening itself. For example, in a telescope the aperture stop is typically the edges of the objective lens or mirror (or of the mount that holds it). One then speaks of a telescope as having, for example, a 100 centimeter aperture. Note that the aperture stop is not necessarily the smallest stop in the system. Magnification and demagnification by lenses and other elements can cause a relatively large stop to be the aperture stop for the system."

Hope it helps.
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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #177 on: February 26, 2014, 09:31:48 AM »

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« Reply #178 on: February 26, 2014, 11:16:12 AM »
On the occasions I have edited Wikipedia it has been unedited by the people who got it wrong in the first place, so I don't bother.

But if you read this link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aperture

You will get to this bit.

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"In some contexts, especially in photography and astronomy, aperture refers to the diameter of the aperture stop rather than the physical stop or the opening itself. For example, in a telescope the aperture stop is typically the edges of the objective lens or mirror (or of the mount that holds it). One then speaks of a telescope as having, for example, a 100 centimeter aperture. Note that the aperture stop is not necessarily the smallest stop in the system. Magnification and demagnification by lenses and other elements can cause a relatively large stop to be the aperture stop for the system."

Hope it helps.

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Re: New Wide Angles Lenses in 2013 [CR2]
« Reply #179 on: March 12, 2014, 11:55:23 PM »
I got tired of waiting for an announcement and bought the Rokinon 14mm f/2.8.

Sorry Canon, maybe you can pull it together by the time I decide to get a new 50mm.

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