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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: December 10, 2013, 12:41:10 PM »
Yay, finally!  The 35L was my gateway drug into the world of fast primes.  Used it when we visited a live nativity recently.  I had brought a flash, but it was inappropriate to use, so it stayed off.  ISO 10000 at f/1.4 at around 1/15-1/30s for the dimmest condition, and the pictures came out pretty good.

I'd expect it to be better than the S35 (otherwise, it's DOA), but by how much? 

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #16 on: December 10, 2013, 01:08:33 PM »
Sigma 35 owners all yawn in unison!

Just don't stand there like a turkey, yawning in the rain until you drown.   ;)   (In other words, does the Sigma 35/1.4 have weather-sealing, as the Canon 35/1.4L II is almost certain to have?)

I wanted to go turkey yawn shooting but I heard Greg Lemond's brother in law is still out there!

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #17 on: December 10, 2013, 01:20:15 PM »
Sigma 35 owners all yawn in unison!

The Sigma is very good! Very happy with it :)
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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #18 on: December 10, 2013, 02:00:36 PM »
Let's don't get too excited. How many 35mm 1.4L II rumors have been proven wrong up to now?   ::)

In addition, this is CR1 after all. But,  I admit that the rumors rating is a good thing. It keeps our expectancies reasonable and at the same time keeps saves the credibility of this site.

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #19 on: December 10, 2013, 02:10:20 PM »
As long as that claim didn't come from M.ST…   ::)
Oh please! I am sure he has already tested it  ;D

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2013, 02:17:43 PM »
As long as that claim didn't come from M.ST…   ::)
Oh please! I am sure he has already tested it  ;D

He sent it back because it wasn't as good on his 40D with the "special" 17-55 EF-S he had in the top corners at 35mm.
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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2013, 03:31:53 PM »
So maybe an announcement in 2015? Delayed until 2016?
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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #22 on: December 10, 2013, 04:08:03 PM »
So maybe an announcement in 2015? Delayed until 2016?
Something like that could be even CR2  :)

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #23 on: December 10, 2013, 04:11:37 PM »
Now seriously, even if a new 35mm 1.4L II were a fact I would consider it only if it proved to not exhibit coma like the current 35mm 1.4L does. So I would wait for lenstip to test it and/or sites like extremeinstability (that guy has some really nice photos).

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #24 on: December 10, 2013, 04:50:33 PM »
Not interested. When I need a 35 prime again, I will buy the Sigma.
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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #25 on: December 10, 2013, 05:18:41 PM »
Thanks to my razor sharp Sigma 35, I'm not even interested in the 35L II. Not any longer.. The 35L II will probably match the Sigma 35 in terms of IQ. Maybe even outperform it a little bit.. But the price tag will be totally Canon. :D

If Canon wants to sell something new in this FL, they should release a tack sharp 16-35L III. (sharp corner to corner). I'd buy that!

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #26 on: December 10, 2013, 05:24:31 PM »
Thanks to my razor sharp Sigma 35, I'm not even interested in the 35L II. Not any longer.. The 35L II will probably match the Sigma 35 in terms of IQ. Maybe even outperform it a little bit.. But the price tag will be totally Canon. :D

If Canon wants to sell something new in this FL, they should release a tack sharp 16-35L III. (sharp corner to corner). I'd buy that!

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Can you please stop suggesting interesting lenses? You whet my appetite ...   ;D

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #27 on: December 10, 2013, 06:48:42 PM »
"Lagging behind" is a very broad/vague generalized statement. If we want to get technical about lag, we should take a look at the development of different brands. Yes, there are other companies (i.e. Sony, Olympus, Fuji) who have been doing a lot of innovative things which I am all for. However, it doesn't change the fact that Canon by far, has the largest, most fully developed ecosystem of all the imaging companies.

What you're missing is that Sigma's lens conversion service, coupled with their rapid move towards higher-end lenses, is a potential game changer.  Whenever a Canon camera owner buys a Sigma lens instead of a Canon lens, that's not just a loss for Canon's lens division.  It's a loss for Canon's lock-in, because it means that more of their hardware is not tied permanently to Canon's ecosystem.  As Sigma lenses start to look more and more tempting, I expect the DSLR body market to get a lot more competitive.  Folks won't be as loyal to one system or another, and will choose whatever manufacturer's camera body best meets their particular needs.

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #28 on: December 10, 2013, 07:10:45 PM »
"Lagging behind" is a very broad/vague generalized statement. If we want to get technical about lag, we should take a look at the development of different brands. Yes, there are other companies (i.e. Sony, Olympus, Fuji) who have been doing a lot of innovative things which I am all for. However, it doesn't change the fact that Canon by far, has the largest, most fully developed ecosystem of all the imaging companies.

What you're missing is that Sigma's lens conversion service, coupled with their rapid move towards higher-end lenses, is a potential game changer.  Whenever a Canon camera owner buys a Sigma lens instead of a Canon lens, that's not just a loss for Canon's lens division.  It's a loss for Canon's lock-in, because it means that more of their hardware is not tied permanently to Canon's ecosystem.  As Sigma lenses start to look more and more tempting, I expect the DSLR body market to get a lot more competitive.  Folks won't be as loyal to one system or another, and will choose whatever manufacturer's camera body best meets their particular needs.

Their recent major moves would be potential game changers with the emphasis on "potential." There are documented AF issues with most if not all of the new line of lenses. This is by no fault of Sigma. So I am not knocking them in the sense that I don't think they make sh*t products. I commend them for their efforts and feel they are doing a lot of things right. However, that doesn't change the fact that they have to backwards engineer the most integral part of any autofocusing lens....the autofocus protocols.

The lens conversion service concept is revolutionary. Again however, what good is converting from one backwards engineered AF system to another? I will be the first one in line to replace all of my lenses when Sigma or any other third party manufacturer is able to use OEM protocols and up the game with regard to IQ/quality.

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II to Finally Arrive? [CR1]
« Reply #29 on: December 10, 2013, 07:13:40 PM »
I expect prices on the 35L II to be around 40% more than the current, which would put it around $1900-2100 given the trends of all the other "Mark II" versions.

I don't think I will jump on this right away, even though I have been waiting for it. The current 35L I own is excellent, but I do expect the 35L II to be quite a bit improved in some aspects. The price will just suck.

I will wait for rebates before I bite... Given the 24-70 II and 70-200 II dip to $1700 prices, I would wait until I could snag the 35L II for $1400-1500 before I do buy it.

This is all speculation of course, though!  ;D


On the other side, "What If..." Canon surprised us with a 35mm f/1.2L.. If they could sell it at that $2000-2100 price range, I think people would have less of a problem for the increase in aperture. It would at least help justify it a bit more... As long as it performed very well, I think people would be a bit more happy with it at that cost.
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