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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2014, 04:19:27 PM »
One more vote for the 14-24 f/2.8 and the 135 f1.8 IS

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« Reply #30 on: July 16, 2014, 04:19:27 PM »

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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #31 on: July 16, 2014, 04:36:03 PM »
Canon could add a non-tank like 28-300 similar in price and quality to the Nikon 28-300 as well as the Nikon 18-300.  I use the 18-300 on my D7100 and that has replaced by for my event camera which was a 60D with 18-200.  I've been surprised just how good the 18-300 and D7100 combo is.  They have been a joy to use.

Agreed.  I'd like to see the 28-300L remade along the lines of the 70-300L - compact, twist zoom, light, great IS.  It would be great to have a full-frame all-in-one with L quality that didn't break your neck for hiking, kids sports, etc. Although if they're gonna list it at $3k, don't bother.

+1, and maybe an L-quality 28-200 f/2.8-4.5. From what i understand, the 28-300's are popular with paparazzi taking red carpet shots at premieres and award ceremonies. My guess is that 200mm would suffice on the long end.

I would accept 200 on the long end but you can always hope for more!  If they did a 28-300L remake, though, it would be harder to justify alongside the 70-300L unless there was a significant variant in terms of cost or focal length.  I'd even be happy with a quality non-L 28-200 or 28-300 with current technology.
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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #32 on: July 16, 2014, 05:03:27 PM »
So a good few of the latest Canon zooms are said to have prime like IQ. I would then say that the next primes should be phenomenal bokeh beasts with fast AF.

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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #33 on: July 16, 2014, 08:08:42 PM »
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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #34 on: July 16, 2014, 09:54:47 PM »
By far the biggest hole is a lens between the sub $2,000ish 100-400 / 400/5.6 / 300/4 etc. and the over $7,000 300/2.8.

That hole is absolutely gaping, and only filled by third parties with lenses like the Sigma 120-300/2.8.

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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #35 on: July 16, 2014, 10:18:10 PM »
Whilst we all have some idea in our heads about what might get replaced next, we all have some idea of 50/85mm IS lenses, a 35mm f1.4 II L or 100-400L - but what realistically is missing from Canon's EF range at the moment ?

Here's my thoughts on omissions that could realistically be made - as to them being economic, that's a whole different story ;-)
- A fast wide, Nikon style like a 12/14-24mm f2.8
- A premium medium zoom, perhaps 20-135mm f4.0 IS to replace the 24-105L
- An affordable 500mm - f5.6 with IS for £2000 ?
- An EF pancake zoom, covering something like 20-50mm ?

Over to you...   What's missing ?

+1 for a EF 12-24mm f/2.8L, a good EF 20-135mm f/4.0L IS would be great too.

And then I have a special wish, but I doubt any manufacturer is ever going to make it, I even don't know if this would be doable at all: a full frame 20mm with f/1.4 and a close focusing range of 19mm or even less with great bokeh. I have a CZJ Flektogon 20mm f/2.8 which is focusing up to 19mm so at least this part is doable. But I guess this is just a pipe dream …

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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #36 on: July 17, 2014, 12:31:46 AM »
Need to have: 85/1.4 (but no one else mentioned it, so I suppose Canon has little market for it... :(
Want to have: 135/1.8-2 IS (that will essentially lock my 70-200 II to non-travel use)
Would be nice to have: 12orwhatever-24/2.8

I am not sure any of these will come out this year though... :(
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« Reply #37 on: July 17, 2014, 08:23:38 AM »
Being a landscape guy, I'm loving the 16-35 f/4 right now, but I'd like to see some love for 85mm, my favorite prime focal length, incorporated into the zoom lineup though. For me, the 16-35mm f/4, a 24-85mm f/4, and a 70-200mm f/4 with a focal length marker for 85mm (which I plan to manually add to my existing model), along with an EF 1.5x would be an ideal kit. Full coverage 16-300mm, with two overlapping focal lengths between each zoom. Plus easier math on the tele-extender front; I didn't get into photography to think about numbers, dammit. The 24-85mm would be optional kit for a lot of shoots, particularly with a 50mm f/2.8 pancake in the bag. I imagine they went with 40mm because it makes for a similarly useful lens on full frame and APS-C, at 50mm, APS-C crop pushes it a little too much towards telephoto. I think the the 24-85mm is a possible replacement to the 24-70 f/4 in 5-10 years. I doubt the extenders are going to change and I also doubt we'll see another 50mm added to the lineup. Anyone have insight into why 85mm gets no love in the zooms? I don't have a mark for it on my 24-105 or my 70-200.
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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #38 on: July 17, 2014, 08:52:58 AM »
24-105 f2.8 IS

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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #39 on: July 17, 2014, 08:59:18 AM »
One more vote for the 14-24 f/2.8 and the 135 f1.8 IS

I would rather a 12-24mm f2.8 and a 135 f1.8 LIS. A 14-24mm is only 2mm wider than a 16-35 and looses a major focal point at the long end.

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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #40 on: July 17, 2014, 09:01:47 AM »
Need to have: 85/1.4 (but no one else mentioned it, so I suppose Canon has little market for it... :(
Want to have: 135/1.8-2 IS (that will essentially lock my 70-200 II to non-travel use)
Would be nice to have: 12orwhatever-24/2.8

I am not sure any of these will come out this year though... :(

If canon releases a 135 f1.8 LIS, I would get one and swap out my 70-200 f2.8 LIS II for an f4. I would use the prime for the dark stuff and the f4 for the bright stuff. I wouldn't need to lug the big 2.8 about anymore.

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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #41 on: July 17, 2014, 09:41:47 AM »
Need to have: 85/1.4 (but no one else mentioned it, so I suppose Canon has little market for it... :(
Want to have: 135/1.8-2 IS (that will essentially lock my 70-200 II to non-travel use)
Would be nice to have: 12orwhatever-24/2.8

I am not sure any of these will come out this year though... :(

If canon releases a 135 f1.8 LIS, I would get one and swap out my 70-200 f2.8 LIS II for an f4. I would use the prime for the dark stuff and the f4 for the bright stuff. I wouldn't need to lug the big 2.8 about anymore.
I would keep my 2.8 IS II for low light wildlife shooting, but can completely understand - the f/4 IS is a brilliant lens.  Even if it's a mere f/2, 135 IS, I'd be first in line to buy it.

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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #42 on: July 17, 2014, 10:40:55 AM »
EF-S 15-50mm F2.8 IS
EF-S 18-70mm F2.8 IS
EF-S 50-150mm F2.8 IS
EF-S 15mm F2
EF-S 22mm F1.8
EF-S 30mm F1.4

I agree with the above.  Those would be very nice additions for EF-S cameras.  I'd also like to see:

EF 85/1.8 IS

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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #43 on: July 17, 2014, 11:41:48 AM »
Just in my idea, Canon miss 8 mm F/ 2.8 Fish eye , Prime Lens---No, I do not need " L " lens, just similar to EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, but = 8 mm. prime
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Re: What Lenses are missing from Canon's range
« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2014, 12:32:33 PM »
Just in my idea, Canon miss 8 mm F/ 2.8 Fish eye , Prime Lens---No, I do not need " L " lens, just similar to EF 15mm f/2.8 Fisheye, but = 8 mm. prime
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I used to think that way until trying the 8-15.  Love that you can get similar results with FF (15mm) and APS-C (8mm) with one lens.

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« Reply #44 on: July 17, 2014, 12:32:33 PM »