Finally a 50mm with a decent AF system?
The 135mm f/2 L IS would be lovely for weddings!
I agree but if their recent offerings are any guide it would be an f2.8.
How do you figure that? There recent offerings have been the same apertures as the lenses they replaced...
-24/2.8 replaced by 24/2.8 IS
-28/2.8 replaced by 28/2.8 IS
-35/2 replaced by 35/2 IS
Get the picture? I think Canon's original plan was to just start updating all the old Primes that lacked USM focusing and then they realized that adding IS was a good idea so they've stuck with it and now it appears they're going to carry it over into the lenses which already had USM (which is great!). I don't get why people refuse to accept new technology. If you don't want IS, turn it off...
If the rumor is right then it makes perfect sense that the new 50mm will be a 1.8, which is fine. People claiming they NEED f/1.4 are usually amateurs with a "bokeh" fetish. There's not a whole lot of DOF difference between f/1.4-f/1.8. When shooting on FF you'll need to stop to f/2-2.8 for most subjects anyway, unless you really just want one eye or one tiny sliver of your subject in focus... the internet is ridiculous. I'd buy a 50/1.8 IS with optical quality matching the other new IS primes in a heart beat, I'd even be fine with it being an f/2 lens, possibly even a f/2.8 (which it won't be).