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Lens Announcement [CR1]
« on: October 25, 2011, 10:27:55 PM »
Lenses coming soon? Received some information today that pointed to possible lens announcements in January, possibly on the 3rd.

This is plausible, because CES/PMA starts on January 10, 2012. This would also go in line with the staggered lens/body announcements we’ve seen in the past with pro bodies. The 1D Mark IV was announced in October, and the EF 70-200 f/2.8L IS II came at the beginning of the following January.

Lenses mentioned were the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x, 24-70 f/2.8L II and 35 f/1.4L II.

A few other pieces of information have said Canon will be updating a lot of current lenses in the next 24 months, I’d rank this as pretty tentative for the moment. Lenses are always difficult to predict and I’m not sure we really know the whole story about Canon’s production abilities in Japan.

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Lens Announcement [CR1]
« on: October 25, 2011, 10:27:55 PM »

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: October 25, 2011, 10:32:31 PM »
Good to know. I'm wondering if there are any bodies planned for PMA @ CES, though.

Historically, Canon has announced many cameras at PMA over the years.
Will this PMA be an exception?


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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2011, 11:31:39 PM »
Nice! There are updating the 35. The current lens is wonderful but it is getting old. Looking forward to the announcement :)

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: October 26, 2011, 12:13:46 AM »
The 35mm f1.4L does need an update. There are a ton of lenses I'd rather see updated but the 35mm has some terrible color fringing (at least my rented copy did).

I'd love to get a hold of the 200-400mm (as if I could ever afford it anyway).
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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: October 26, 2011, 12:17:51 AM »
Glad to see lenses back in the spotlight.

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: October 26, 2011, 12:31:08 AM »
The 35mm f1.4L does need an update. There are a ton of lenses I'd rather see updated but the 35mm has some terrible color fringing (at least my rented copy did).

I'd love to get a hold of the 200-400mm (as if I could ever afford it anyway).

Is the color fringe that obvious because mine is quite clean or maybe i need to crop in and see further.

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2011, 02:05:49 AM »
  It figures, I JUST BOUGHT A 24-70 f/2.8L TWO WEEKS AGO!!!  >:(

  At least I didn't make the same mistake with a camera, I'm renting* my brothers until the EOS 1D X hits the street. I Had been up in the air about a 1DMk4, or 5DMk2, and absolutely couldn't justify the 5DMk2 because of it's subpar auto-focus. I didn't want to blow the money on the 1DMk4 because I wanted a full frame sensor, and with the rumor mills churning that a 5DMk3 was imminent, I wanted to see how it measured up to the 1DMk4 before I decided between the two.

  The 1D X took me by surprise, I really thought we'd see a 5DMk3 first.  Now I don't have to choose, the 1DX will be my next Camera... unless its ISO and autofocus are actually worse than the 5DMk2. I'll probably pick up the 5DMk3 as a backup when it becomes available.


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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: October 26, 2011, 02:05:49 AM »

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2011, 02:52:25 AM »
Lenses mentioned were the EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4x, 24-70 f/2.8L II and 35 f/1.4L II.

The decision to use 1.4x instead of 2x in the 200-400 becomes a whole lot more meaningful with the 1DX not being able to autofocus with f/8 lenses.

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: October 26, 2011, 02:55:03 AM »
  It figures, I JUST BOUGHT A 24-70 f/2.8L TWO WEEKS AGO!!!  >:(

Why be unhappy?

Every newer lens has cost more than the older one that it has replaced and has not had any impact on the pricing of the old lens, be it new or used - except maybe to push it up.

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2011, 03:17:00 AM »
If Canon release a 5D 3, 35L II and a 24-70 II then I'm going to be seriously broke!

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2011, 05:55:00 AM »
If Canon release a 5D 3, 35L II and a 24-70 II then I'm going to be seriously broke!

Do you really need to buy all of he new things that come out?

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2011, 05:57:31 AM »
It figures, I JUST BOUGHT A 24-70 f/2.8L TWO WEEKS AGO!!!  >:(

This is a rumor, which might not come true. The 24-70mm f/2.8L upgrade is rumored for a very long time.

If it's true, the lens would take three months to be announced, and probably 3+ months for sales to start, so you would have to wait 6+ months to buy one.

Then you use the lens until the mk2's price drops a little, and then sell the lens to finance the new len. You'll lose some money, but would the loss be greater than the price of, say, renting the lens during that period ?

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2011, 06:56:30 AM »
The 35mm f1.4L does need an update. There are a ton of lenses I'd rather see updated but the 35mm has some terrible color fringing (at least my rented copy did).

I've never had an issue with CA or other types of 'fringing' on my 35L.  The only issues that I see with the 35L are a bit of corner softness and the lack of weather sealing.  I do hope it gets a MkII update, especially for the weather sealing.  I think it's due - as I've pointed out before, every L-series prime of 100mm or less, except the 35L, has been either updated or newly released in the last 5 years.
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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2011, 06:56:30 AM »

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2011, 08:29:03 AM »
What about a Lens with a new or slightly expanded focal length, like say a 20-70mm 2.8IS or a 24-90mm 2.8IS. The 20-70 focal lenth might not be possable though? dont know the technical  in's and outs of developing such a lens??
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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2011, 08:41:08 AM »
Howabout 24-105 f2.8.

24-105 is a good reach on both aps-c and ff - f/2.8 would be the icing :)

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2011, 08:41:08 AM »