If Canon has room for four 24-70s in the lineup, then why not four 50s (I'm not counting the 2.5 macro)? Can we get a quality 50L 1.4 that is sharp wide open and stopped down, WS, with a ring USM please?
It still amazes me that a major camera manufacture does not offer a 50mm lens worth buying. I'm not talking about the (front/back focus) 50L which is more of a specialty lens. I'm not interested in the plastic 1.8 or weak USM 1.4 with choppy bokeh.
Ok, I'm done ranting.
It's a little off topic (and talked to death too on several occasions, like beating a dead horse) but you're right. I don't like any of the current Canon offerings so I covered the 50 mm 'prime' focal length with the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 (which does require some tlc to get pinsharp results) and the Canon 1.8 Mk I that has ancient but reasonably good build however... pentagonal bokeh. Compromises, compromises! But at least I got 35 mm covered now to utter satisfaction with the new Sigma
As for 'normal' zooms - I care less for these nowadays and in reasonable light I have the 25-105 to 'do it all' if needed. Else there's the primes of course
It's great if Canon breathes life into variable aperture normal zooms for full frame though. And it would show that FF technology is trickling down further in future. When was the last time they released such a lens???
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