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EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« on: May 19, 2014, 09:31:01 PM »

UPDATE

Philip has confirmed via Twitter that this video is a couple of months old and definitely a typo.


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It’s probably a typo, but a Philip Bloom video showing off the autofocus performance of the EOS C100 makes a mention of an EF 50 f/1.2L II. From time to time Canon does a poor editing job of marketing material and we get these kinds of mentions about new gear. While I have no doubt that a version II of the EF 50 f/1.2L is being developed, I’m not sure this is how they intended to let us know.


You can see the entire video over at the CPN web site that shows the mention, along with some good information about the autofocus performance of the EOS C100.


EF 50 f/1.2L II Mentioned

EF 50 f/1.2L II Mentioned


Source: [CPN]


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EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« on: May 19, 2014, 09:31:01 PM »

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Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« Reply #1 on: May 19, 2014, 09:56:04 PM »
It's a NOT typo. 50L f1.2 II will be the sharpest 50mm ever in Canon line up, most accurate & speedy AF, best of all no more focus shift. Price tag $2300.
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Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« Reply #2 on: May 19, 2014, 10:03:33 PM »
I can't watch the video right now, but is it poasible when referring to the 50L II they might mean the current 50mm f/1.2L? Because technically the 50L f/1.0 was the first 50L.

seems an odd lens to update now given all the others out there that badly need a refresh.
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Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« Reply #3 on: May 19, 2014, 10:16:37 PM »
Let's see in a next few month how rumors mill is going ;)
With the last Canon's tendency we might see some quick releases soon.
And of course would love to see Sigma 35,50 and Nikon 14-24 competitors…. few years back I would say - It's about time ;)

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Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« Reply #4 on: May 19, 2014, 10:40:16 PM »
I can't watch the video right now, but is it poasible when referring to the 50L II they might mean the current 50mm f/1.2L? Because technically the 50L f/1.0 was the first 50L.

No, because when Canon makes a major change in the spec, such as the aperture (in this case, from f/1.0 to f/1.2) or adds IS, they do not consider the new lens to be a "Mark II."  Other examples of this are the EF 200mm f/2.0L IS, which replaced the EF 200mm f/1.8L (change in aperture and addition of IS), and the EF 300mm f/4.0L IS, which replaced the EF 300mm f/4.0L (addition of IS).  In either case, the new lens did not receive the "Mark II" designation.

What is possible is that Canon is teasing us with the EF 50mm f/1.2 II to slow down sales of the new Sigma 50mm f/1.4 ART, or it was simply a typo.
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Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014, 12:03:25 AM »
CR you must have direct contact with Mr. Bloom. Why don't you please ask him?
« Last Edit: May 20, 2014, 12:08:09 AM by sanj »

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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2014, 03:04:44 AM »
If it is, it is EXACTLY the same as the MkI, I think we can put this down to a typo, he was using the 85 f1.2 MkII at the same time.

This is a screenshot of Bloom's 50 f1.2.
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« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2014, 03:04:44 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2014, 03:07:52 AM »
Wouldn´t it be easier to ask Philip Bloom instead of discussing something that can be answered in five minutes?

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« Reply #8 on: May 20, 2014, 03:30:58 AM »
Wouldn´t it be easier to ask Philip Bloom instead of discussing something that can be answered in five minutes?

Or you could just use your eyes and see it is bullsh!t yourself. Besides, if he was using an unannounced lens he'd be under an NDA, so couldn't legally answer the question in the affirmative. Apart from those two points you might be on to something.
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Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« Reply #9 on: May 20, 2014, 04:55:21 AM »
It's a typo!

Although I'd love it if Canon was to announce a 50 1.2 L II :)
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« Reply #10 on: May 20, 2014, 05:07:40 AM »
Why has the video & link disappeared?  :o
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« Reply #11 on: May 20, 2014, 05:09:15 AM »
Why has the video & link disappeared?  :o
To fix the typo probably  ;D  (it served its purpose  ;D ;D )

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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2014, 05:10:55 AM »
Why has the video & link disappeared?  :o
Either because having a (confusing) typo around leaves a bad impression, or they've got the attention they wanted.

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« Reply #12 on: May 20, 2014, 05:10:55 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: May 20, 2014, 05:20:38 AM »
Typo or not, the model is HOT! ;)
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Re: EF 50 f/1.2L II Gets a Mention by Canon
« Reply #14 on: May 20, 2014, 05:37:04 AM »
Because the rascals in Canon marketing thought to themselves, "If we can get even ONE person to cancel their order of the Sigma, we WIN!"

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