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Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« on: September 09, 2010, 06:17:06 AM »
I sure hope so, but it doesn't look like it...

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Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 05:59:39 AM »
I have also been waiting to see if Canon releases this lens or something similar. If nothing is announced at Photokina then I will probably buy the Canon EF 28mm f/1.8.

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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #2 on: September 14, 2010, 01:38:56 AM »
What is the point to make new EF-S lens??? Would be much better to renew EF 35mm f/2

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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #3 on: September 14, 2010, 08:56:32 AM »
Personally, I'm hoping for a 35mm f/1.4L II...
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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #4 on: September 14, 2010, 03:09:30 PM »
I'd love to see a refresh of some of $300-$500 prime lenses.  Currently own the 35/f2 and a MkI 50/f1.8, but would absolutely jump at refreshed 35mm and 50mm lenses with USM motors and circular aperature blades (I'm scared by the reports of faulty motors on the 50/f1.4).  Unfortunately Canon doesn't seem too keen on releasing any mid-priced lenses at the moment.

I don't see any reason to go EF-S though, the EF primes are plenty small and mount on any body.  Only reason I can see is to keep FF users from having a cheaper prime option.

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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #5 on: September 15, 2010, 10:58:01 AM »
Personally, I'm hoping for a 35mm f/1.4L II...

Nikon just announced their AF-S NIKKOR 35mm f/1.4G.  Time for Canon to follow suit with an update to their 35mm f/1.4!
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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #6 on: September 15, 2010, 12:59:15 PM »
if canon drops a budget 35mm prime ... it better be EF and not EF-S.  it seems silly to deny full-framers some cheap primes, no?  they would certainly sell lots of them

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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2010, 11:34:40 PM »
I certainly agree with the above poster, and with this thread in general. A decent 35mm in the "gold ring" class would be fantastic, especially if it had a nice, fast autofocus like the 50mm, 85mm or 100mm in the existing lineup. Even an f/1.8 would be nice.

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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #8 on: September 23, 2010, 10:11:43 AM »
Personally, I'm hoping for a 35mm f/1.4L II...
Same here. I would sell my Canon 28 1.8 and by the new 35L. 35mm will work better for me and i'm ready to upgrade.
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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2010, 10:23:41 AM »
Personally, I'm hoping for a 35mm f/1.4L II...
Same here. I would sell my Canon 28 1.8 and by the new 35L. 35mm will work better for me and i'm ready to upgrade.

Even the current 35L is a significant upgrade to the 28/1.8. 

Optically, the current 35L is an excellent lens.  I do think that Canon will replace it at some point in the relatively near future, primarily based on the fact that every other L-series prime lens at 100mm and shorter has either been updated or newly released in the last 4 years (14/2.8L II, 17L TSE, 24L TSE II, 24/1.4L II, 50/1.2L, 85/1.2L II, 100/2.8L Macro), but the 12 year old 35L has not been revised.

Arguably, the other lenses had 'issues' that Canon corrected with the revisions, where's it's harder to find problems with the 35L.  Still, it seems due for an upgrade...
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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #10 on: September 23, 2010, 11:33:52 AM »
I agree - the current 35L is a great lens. I would've upgraded already but I'm hoping the new one might show up soon. I am not in a big rush at this point...
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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #11 on: September 29, 2010, 08:15:39 PM »
How is the AF of the EF 35mm f/2.0? Is it as slow as the 50mm f/1.8 mkII? What about the EF 28mm f/1.8 USM, is it considered to be a fast and sharp lens?

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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #12 on: September 30, 2010, 02:06:27 PM »
ageha -- I haven't used those lenses personally, but judging from Bryan's reviews over at The Digital Picture, neither of the lenses are great performers.  he certainly doesn't seem satisfied with the image quality from the 28 f/1.8, and the 35 f/2 can only be described as decent for its price range.

also unfortunately, none of the sigma primes in this range are very strong performers, so the fact that they exist doesn't help the selection process much for those in need of a cheap fast wide-angle prime.

I know there's a lot of people on the forum, myself included, that would love to see Canon refresh its lineup of non-L EF wide primes

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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #13 on: September 30, 2010, 03:25:54 PM »
How is the AF of the EF 35mm f/2.0? Is it as slow as the 50mm f/1.8 mkII? What about the EF 28mm f/1.8 USM, is it considered to be a fast and sharp lens?

I've got the 35mm f/2 and can say that the reviews online are pretty accurate.  The motor is slow and buzzy (but accurate).  It can occasionally hunt a bit in low light, but will almost always lock on.

That being said it seems to be about the best option in the price range (overpriced as it may be) and I do like the pictures I get out of on my T1i.  Works well as a small, indoor lens.

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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2010, 04:32:32 PM »
Dear Canon, I am a proud owner of a T2i and although I have a variety of zoom lenses (and a couple of primes) I would still like to buy a prime lens that would give me the perspective of a standard lens (50mm) on a crop sensor.

Yes you have the "old" 35mm f2 for sale but it just doesnt cut it, especially concerning bokeh. Look at Nikon look at Sony! they have nice, fast  and cheap 35mm! Why not you!

I took my first pictures on my fathers AE-1 programm with a 50mm f1.4... please give that possibility back to me.

Thanks,

(first post so dont be too rude!)

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Re: Is the EF-S 35mm f/1.8 coming?
« Reply #14 on: October 19, 2010, 04:32:32 PM »