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Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« on: February 05, 2014, 01:29:00 PM »

We’ve been told again that Canon will unveil a zoom macro lens in the 200mm range some time in 2014. The lens is currently in prototype form. It’s apparently a constant aperture zoom macro, though we can’t confirm that it is a 1:1 macro lens. Although, it was mentioned that lens would be 2:1, and could be “locked out” to 1:1 at the long end.


We weren’t told how fast the lens would be, but I’d expect f/3.5 or f/4 and it would also have the latest and greatest IS.


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Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« on: February 05, 2014, 01:29:00 PM »

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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2014, 01:55:27 PM »
Macro *zoom* sounds a bit surprising, but a 180mm macro replacement sounds plausible.

It's almost 20 years old, and the Sigma 180mm macro is almost a stop faster + has IS, though it's IQ isn't as good as the Canon's.

My (naïve?) expectation is for a 180mm w/ the 100mm's HIS, and that a macro zoom that ends at ~200mm would compete with one of the 70-200mm models, but maybe Canon is going for something to compliment the 24-70mm f/4

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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2014, 02:03:31 PM »
The target audience of serious macro shooters, particularly insect photographers, likely cares less about zoom than about getting 1:1 magnification at a fixed 180, 200mm, or even longer. Good IS would have to be a must, because the existing 180mm f/3.5L without IS is a fine lens already.

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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2014, 02:06:33 PM »
My (naïve?) expectation is for a 180mm w/ the 100mm's HIS, and that a macro zoom that ends at ~200mm would compete with one of the 70-200mm models, but maybe Canon is going for something to compliment the 24-70mm f/4

Nikon has a zoom macro I think...

Too big a zoom range might sacrifice one of quality, price or weight.

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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2014, 02:29:25 PM »
Nikon has a zoom macro I think...

The Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro is a zoom macro…well, sort of…  :P
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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2014, 02:32:56 PM »
My (naïve?) expectation is for a 180mm w/ the 100mm's HIS, and that a macro zoom that ends at ~200mm would compete with one of the 70-200mm models, but maybe Canon is going for something to compliment the 24-70mm f/4

Nikon has a zoom macro I think...

Too big a zoom range might sacrifice one of quality, price or weight.

A 70-180mm f/4.5-5.6, which has been discontinued, and takes the "world's first" bragging rights from Canon.

I don't think Canon can release such a zoom lens w/o IS, which would make profit issues worse, as Canon has two new stabilized 70-200mm lenses (f/4 from 2006, f/2.8 from 2010) which magnify ~1:5 w/o extension tubes to compete with it.

Maybe I'm missing something.

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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2014, 02:39:42 PM »
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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2014, 02:43:50 PM »
Ah, something like this, only with less range  ;D

http://www.photozone.de/canon-eos/326-sigma-af-70-300mm-f4-56-apo-dg-macro-test-report--review


Maybe...  But Canon would use a floating focusing group for much better IQ at macro distances, add Hybrid IS, and charge a helluva lot more for the lens.   :P
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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2014, 02:48:04 PM »
I would love a 200mm F5.6 Macro Hybrid Image Stabilizer, costing $ 700. :o After all, in macro using F11 or more closed most of the time. ::) Dreaming does not cost anything. :-*

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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2014, 03:37:40 PM »
I LOVE my 180mm macro - sharp and by far the best color of any lens I own, but I would love to see a f/2.8 version (for better viewfinder manual focus and extender AF [maybe I'm dreaming on that one]).  I'd also like it with more aperture blades (bokeh gets a bit geometric when stopped down).  Lighter weight would be nice, too, but not critical.  IS would be at the bottom of my list primarily because the only time I use my 180mm handheld is to chase little critters and I'm usually shooting f/11 at 1/1000s of better to stop the subject motion, and 98% of my macro shooting takes place on a tripod.   
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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2014, 04:39:41 PM »
a say, 135 (150) - 200mm (or 180mm) macro with 1:1 at 200mm and IS does not sound implausible. zooming out while keeping the same distance would allow for easier framing, would allow better flexibility getting the shot.

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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2014, 05:17:41 PM »
120mm TS-E macro  ;D
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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2014, 06:00:36 PM »
120mm TS-E macro  ;D

That would be a very cool lens that I could not afford.  It would probably cost $2500-3000. 

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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2014, 06:00:36 PM »

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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: February 05, 2014, 06:06:43 PM »
a say, 135 (150) - 200mm (or 180mm) macro with 1:1 at 200mm and IS does not sound implausible. zooming out while keeping the same distance would allow for easier framing, would allow better flexibility getting the shot.

I don't see a 150-200 range to be enough to make it worthwile to bother with the complication of a zoom lens over a prime. 

I was thinking a 100-200mm f3.5L IS USM with inner zooming (does not extend) that costs about $1500 street and 1800-2000 MSRP at launch.    1:2 at 100 zooming to 1:1 at 200.  I do like the idea of no focus breathing (hope I am using the term correctly)

Personally I would prefer a 50-150 f2.8 IS USM this would be a much more useful range for all of my Macro purposes.

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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2014, 07:19:40 PM »
120mm TS-E macro  ;D

That would be a very cool lens that I could not afford.  It would probably cost $2500-3000.

It would be expensive and it would sound like a very cool lens...but it would be mostly a marketing gimmick. You'd think tilt would let you achieve an apparently deeper DoF for macro shooting, right?  Well...it would, but the amount of tilt required increases with magnification.  I think you'd need 30° of tilt or more, meaning a truly massive image circle would be needed, and even then the optical quality would suffer with such extreme tilt.
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Re: Another Mention of a New Macro Lens in 2014 [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: February 05, 2014, 07:19:40 PM »