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New 85
« on: October 12, 2013, 01:22:25 PM »
I've heard Canon have filed a patent for a new 85mm prime.

Anyone know when this might be announced, or if it's an update to the 1.2 or the 1.8?

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New 85
« on: October 12, 2013, 01:22:25 PM »

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Re: New 85
« Reply #1 on: October 12, 2013, 02:25:41 PM »
Canon has many patents, very few of which become products.

The 85L II is unlikely to be updated soon.  The 85/1.8 is an older but very good lens, maybe we'll see an 85/2.8 IS in keeping with the current trend?
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Re: New 85
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2013, 03:14:00 PM »
Canon has many patents, very few of which become products.

The 85L II is unlikely to be updated soon.  The 85/1.8 is an older but very good lens, maybe we'll see an 85/2.8 IS in keeping with the current trend?

I don't think Canon would replace the old 85/1.8 with a slower lens. Unlike the wide angles and 'standard' 50, the raison d'ĂȘtre of the 85 mil is it's fast aperture. I'd be more than happy if Canon introduced a really stellar 50 mil f2 IS to complement the recent wide angle IS group, but the 85, assuming it replaced the old one which is likely, is a different emphasis. I'm sure eventually a new 85 IS will be introduced but it may be some considerable time.

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Re: New 85
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2013, 03:46:43 PM »
+1 with Neuro

Besides slow AF and heavy weight, I would consider the current 85L as a "perfect portrait lens" -that just me of course.

I hope replacement will have f1.2 or f1, faster AF and of course trim down some weight.

DON'T GIVE ME f2 with IS crap >:(
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Re: New 85
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 01:09:07 AM »

DON'T GIVE ME f2 with IS crap >:(

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Re: New 85
« Reply #4 on: October 13, 2013, 01:09:07 AM »