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tzalmagor

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« Reply #15 on: September 27, 2010, 02:04:01 PM »
So we will definitely not be seeing a 35/2 replacement in the next few months then?  If not, I must go ahead and choose a fast prime to get me through a vacation and the holidays.  I feel a bit silly for waiting so long now, since I was sure a new one was right around the corner.

Canon did not upgrade any of it's non-L primes in over 20 years, with the single exception of the EF 50mm f/1.8, so I suggest you don't hold your breath waiting for an upgrade of the EF 35mm f/2. The EF 35mm f/1.4L is a different story, Canon has upgraded L primes before, and the 35/1.4L is over a decade old.

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« Reply #16 on: September 28, 2010, 04:58:50 AM »
The EF 35mm f/1.4L is a different story, Canon has upgraded L primes before, and the 35/1.4L is over a decade old.

I'm hoping for this one.  It's not just that Canon has updated L primes - as I've stated before, they've updated or newly released every L prime at 100mm and shorter in the past 4 years (including TS-E models), except the 35L. 
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« Reply #17 on: September 28, 2010, 08:07:17 AM »
The EF 35mm f/1.4L is a different story, Canon has upgraded L primes before, and the 35/1.4L is over a decade old.

I'm hoping for this one.  It's not just that Canon has updated L primes - as I've stated before, they've updated or newly released every L prime at 100mm and shorter in the past 4 years (including TS-E models), except the 35L.

The TS-E 45mm & TS-E 90mm were not, nor was the MP-E 65mm. AFAIK, the MP-E 65mm is an excellent lens without any competition, so I would think it's low on Canon's list of lenses to upgrade.

To each his own, but I prefer Canon came out with a few non-L lenses. A 150-450mm f/4-5.6 for ~$1,000 would be nice. A new 135mm f/2.8 which is optically as good as the 85mm f/1.8 would be nice, if the price tag would have a reasonable increase of ~30%.

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« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2010, 12:17:26 PM »
...they've updated or newly released every L prime at 100mm and shorter in the past 4 years (including TS-E models), except the 35L.

The TS-E 45mm & TS-E 90mm were not, nor was the MP-E 65mm. AFAIK, the MP-E 65mm is an excellent lens without any competition, so I would think it's low on Canon's list of lenses to upgrade.

The TS-E 45mm, TS-E 90mm, and MP-E 65mm were/are not L primes.  The following are the current L primes at 100mm and under:

EF 14mm f/2.8L, updated to MkII in 2007
TS-E 17mm f/4L, released in 2009
TS-E 24mm f/3.5L, updated to MkII in 2009
EF 24mm f/1.4L, updated to MkII in 2008
(EF 35mm f/1.4L, released in 1998)
EF 50mm f/1.2L, released in 2007
EF 85mm f/1.2L, updated to MkII in 2006
EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS, released in 2009

All of them except the 35L were either newly released or updated in the last 4 years. 

To each his own, but I prefer Canon came out with a few non-L lenses. A 150-450mm f/4-5.6 for ~$1,000 would be nice. A new 135mm f/2.8 which is optically as good as the 85mm f/1.8 would be nice, if the price tag would have a reasonable increase of ~30%.

What, you don't like Soft Focus?  :P  Seriously, the EF 85mm f/1.8 is an excellent lens, great value for the optical quality it delivers!  If Canon were to update non-L EF lenses to the same standard without driving the prices through the roof, that would be great (and might weaken my resolve to stick with L lenses for future purchases!).
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« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2010, 12:17:26 PM »