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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2011, 09:08:17 AM »
The 135 F/2L is a super lens. Bokeh is terrific and on a APS-C body it is just stunning.

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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2011, 09:30:08 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 #17 on: October 26, 2011, 09:36:25 AM »
Howabout 24-105 f2.8.

Would you like that announced at the annual faeries and unicorns convention? :) (I kid, but it'll not happen)

I say 24-70 f/2.8L II.  Big money! No WHammies! C'mon 24-70 f/2.8L II!  ;D
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« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2011, 10:01:01 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 :)

Why do you want f/2.8 instead of f/4.0 on this lens?

Why do you want a f/2.8 lens?

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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2011, 10:46:34 AM »
I remember a rumor posted here about a 14-24mm to compete with Nikon as well as a 17-55mm replacement similar to the 15-85mm that replaced the 17-85mm.  Keep in mind that there are far more Rebel users than pros/prosumer cameras.  An updated 17-55mm would sell very well. 

I'm certainly not discounting the 24-70mm replacement, but for me personally to purchase the ver II of this lens, it would have to be reasonably priced and significantly better than ver I as I am very pleased with my 24-70mm and what comes out of it.  I wouldn't pay upwards of $500 extra for just IS and lighter. 

As far as the 35L is concerned, I am very happy with mine and have decided that I would get the 24L II instead and wait on the 35L II until I see reviews and tests.
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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2011, 10:59:37 AM »
Quote from: Canon Rumors
A few other pieces of information have said Canon will be updating a lot of current lenses in the next 24 months...

Many of the "L" lenses have been updated/replaced, so I'm (still) hoping for a 50mm f/1.4 II!
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« Reply #21 on: October 26, 2011, 11:01:19 AM »
Anyone else see the 200-400 at the world series the other night? They were showing clips of the park staff setting up, vendors, people streaming in, and then there was 2 second shot of a photographer in a pit somewhere...he was clearly using the 200-400 1.4x.  It's not as big as I thought it would be.

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #22 on: October 26, 2011, 11:23:19 AM »
I remember a rumor posted here about a 14-24mm to compete with Nikon as well as a 17-55mm replacement similar to the 15-85mm that replaced the 17-85mm.  Keep in mind that there are far more Rebel users than pros/prosumer cameras.  An updated 17-55mm would sell very well. 

I'm certainly not discounting the 24-70mm replacement, but for me personally to purchase the ver II of this lens, it would have to be reasonably priced and significantly better than ver I as I am very pleased with my 24-70mm and what comes out of it.  I wouldn't pay upwards of $500 extra for just IS and lighter. 

As far as the 35L is concerned, I am very happy with mine and have decided that I would get the 24L II instead and wait on the 35L II until I see reviews and tests.

Cant argue that there are more rebel user than pros bodies, but how many of the rebel user actually bought any other lens other than the kit lens

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #23 on: October 26, 2011, 12:09:47 PM »
Howabout 24-105 f2.8.

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

It could be built, apparently Canon does not feel there is a big enough market for a large, heavy, and expensive lens. 

I'd like to see them keep a few lower cost lenses, if you can call the 24-105mm L a low cost lens.  Due to the small market for a f/2.8, prices would likely be $3,000. 

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #24 on: October 26, 2011, 02:02:22 PM »
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?

Ofcourse not but I've been eyeing up the 35L for a while, but if there's a replacement coming then I'll hold off.  As for the 24-70L II, my Sigma has been letting me down so I guess I do need that replacement.  I almost had it in my mindset to replace the 5D Mark II for the newer camera and that the lenses weren't coming.  However, it's difficult to steer away from that once you've decided.

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« Reply #25 on: October 26, 2011, 02:44:16 PM »
Howabout 24-105 f2.8.

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

Why do you want f/2.8 instead of f/4.0 on this lens?

Why do you want a f/2.8 lens?

For a 5x travel zoom, a f/4 indeed makes more sense. A f/2.8 would be heavy and either very expensive or low IQ.
I for my part am waiting for a "Nikon grade" 14-24mm f/2.8
And I wouldn't mind if it's a f/4, as long as the corners are sharp

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #26 on: October 26, 2011, 03:44:45 PM »
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?

I convince myself that I need the things I want.  It's a personal failing but one that I enjoy from time to time.

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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2011, 03:52:57 PM »
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.
There are some CA, but nothing terrible. Do you think it is possible that Canon would make f/1.2 version instead of f/1.4 MkII?
Any thoughts about 135mm f/1.8L ? (even Sony has one  :) )
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« Reply #27 on: October 26, 2011, 03:52:57 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: October 26, 2011, 04:44:49 PM »
There are some CA, but nothing terrible. Do you think it is possible that Canon would make f/1.2 version instead of f/1.4 MkII?  Any thoughts about 135mm f/1.8L ? (even Sony has one  :) )

Controversial perhaps, but I'm not expecting the entry level primes nor the slower selling L primes being updated ever.  The quality of zooms has improved to a level approaching many L lenses, times have moved on with digital tech to push the ISO performance to greater levels than ever...   In all seriousness, how much better is a 135mm f2 than a 70-200mm f2.8 IS II when considering the flexibility of the zoom.

What primes sell well ? I don't know for sure, but pop a circa 1995 entry level film camera with a cheaper f1.4-1.8 prime against a modern entry level digital with a modern zoom and better ISO and I suspect most users would shrug their shoulders and say can't tell the difference, which leads into the next gen zoom and sensor tech...   Why have dozens of zooms and primes that overlap, surely that's bad for getting production costs down...  Yeah sure, some primes are special, which is why canon can charge small car prices for them.

My feeling is that over the nex 10 years we shall see the lens range order into entry and midrange EF-S zooms, a f2.8/4.0 L range, plus a few select primes that sell well and a few specialist superteles, tilts and macros.  I fear the EF non L prime is dead and will slowly disappear, the the current range of L primes will start reducing in range choice and that we may also see a merge of some specialised lenses...  100-180mm zoom macro ?  45-90mm zoom tilt shift ?  24-35mm L f1.4 zoom ?  50-85mm f1.4 L zoom ?  Does anyone really need f1.2 DOF ?
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Re: Lens Announcement [CR1]
« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2011, 06:47:44 PM »
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?

I convince myself that I need the things I want.  It's a personal failing but one that I enjoy from time to time.

Exactly.  Nobody ever says I'm happy with what I've got and I don't want any more.

It's the reason we all are where we are now, because of our drive to do better (even if that means buying better things)

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« Reply #29 on: October 26, 2011, 06:47:44 PM »