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35mm f/2 update?
« on: September 16, 2011, 10:16:04 AM »
Any recent rumblings about the 35mm f/2?

Seems to have been out of stock for a while locally and online at most of the major retailers.

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35mm f/2 update?
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Re: 35mm f/2 update?
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2011, 10:29:01 AM »
Any recent rumblings about the 35mm f/2?

Seems to have been out of stock for a while locally and online at most of the major retailers.

No rumblings at all.  IMO, Canon is unlikely to update any EF non-L primes, except perhaps the 50mm f/1.8 II (to reduce production costs, as they did with the EF-S 18-55mm IS and 55-250mm IS lenses, which together with the 50/1.8 II are the three top-selling lenses for Canon).

FWIW, the 35mm f/2 is frequently out of stock (probably a limited production lens), and it's been that way for several years.
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Re: 35mm f/2 update?
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2011, 10:50:38 AM »
They would sell a lot more if they updated it.

This lens has passed the 20 year mark.
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Re: 35mm f/2 update?
« Reply #3 on: September 16, 2011, 10:57:13 AM »
They would sell a lot more if they updated it.

Would they?  I rather suspect they'll release something like an EF-S 30mm f/1.8 instead, especially if they keep the cost under $200.
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Re: 35mm f/2 update?
« Reply #4 on: September 16, 2011, 12:20:33 PM »
No problem with supply in UK but better alternative might be 28mm 1.8
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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2011, 12:45:58 PM »
No problem with supply in UK but better alternative might be 28mm 1.8

I generally use 50mm but it is a bit tight indoors at times. I'll have to check that lens out. I have a feeling it might be too wide for what I'm looking for. Budget is key here as well.

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Re: 35mm f/2 update?
« Reply #6 on: September 16, 2011, 01:09:49 PM »
They would sell a lot more if they updated it.

This lens has passed the 20 year mark.

Heck, all they'd have to do is put USM in it and I'd buy it. That's what holds me back now.
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Re: 35mm f/2 update?
« Reply #7 on: September 16, 2011, 03:27:54 PM »
They would sell a lot more if they updated it.

Would they?

I have an EF 30mm f/2, and would upgrade if Canon would come out with a mk2 that had USM and/or improved bokeh.

I'm not going to buy the EF 24mm f/2.8 because it's IQ isn't good enough, and f/2.8 isn't sufficiently attractive. If Canon upgraded it to f/2, USM, and good IQ, I would buy it for twice the current price.

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Re: 35mm f/2 update?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2011, 09:43:20 PM »
They would sell a lot more if they updated it.

Would they?  I rather suspect they'll release something like an EF-S 30mm f/1.8 instead, especially if they keep the cost under $200.

They'd sell at least one more. I'd love to have a fast normal-for-crop-sensor prime lens, but have not bought the 35mm f/2 because it has mediocre ratings considering its current price. Keep that price and upgrade to USM. Or make a sharp fast EF-S version cheaply, nifty50 style, and drop the price.  Go either way and I'd buy one. 

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Re: 35mm f/2 update?
« Reply #8 on: September 16, 2011, 09:43:20 PM »