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New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« on: June 16, 2015, 08:38:07 PM »
We’re told that a new EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM is on the horizon, though we weren’t told when. As with all things lenses from Canon, it’s tough to nail that information down.

I’m not sure if an EF-M makes a lot of sense, perhaps an EF replacement for the EF 85mm f/1.8?

The only other EF-M lens we’ve heard about possibly coming is a new kit 18-55 IS STM.

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New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« on: June 16, 2015, 08:38:07 PM »

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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2015, 09:33:04 PM »
An EF-M or EF-S prime greater than 60mm?  That will never happen.  Canon wants prime buyers to move to FF. 

Now an EF 85 f/1.8 update would be stellar.  That lens is nearly 20 years old!

But STM would be a fail.  USM or bust.

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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2015, 10:25:36 PM »
I'd loooove this lens for my EOS M... but you're right, an EF mount makes way more sense given the age of the existing 85mm f/1.8
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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2015, 11:19:42 PM »
An ef STM makes much more sense.  No way would they invest in such a specialty lense for ef-m before releasing a 50mm prime.

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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: June 16, 2015, 11:28:33 PM »
Yeah, this has to be an EF lens, an M lens of this length isn't logical given the lack of other M primes.

I too am hoping for an USM IS lens, but an STM might be in the works.  I would buy an EF 85mm USM IS, not an STM.
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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: June 16, 2015, 11:49:08 PM »
EF 85mm f/2 USM IS makes a lot of sense if they want to charge $500 for it and fit it in with their 24m, 35, etc updates to the non-L's.

EF-S 85mm f/1.8 STM makes a lot of sense if they are charging $199 for it to complete the 24/50 cheap STM pairing. And the EF-S could help keep it pancake-ish.

Something in between those options doesnt make a lot of sense.

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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2015, 12:38:11 AM »
Hard to tell what Canon will bring out. Did anyone predict an EF 50 1.8 STM? That lens works quite well on the M with the adaptor, makes me wonder if that was part of their plan. Can't see them announcing another 50 STM just for the M so soon when there is a good, new and cheap one already there. So, that leave the longer end and 85mm is due for a refresh. They could go with EF-M but EF makes more sense as it could be used by both M users and EF/S users. Make it cheap like the new 50 STM and you're onto an instant classic. Would they put IS in that though is the question? Or would they leave the IS for the (hopeful this will be a thing) 85mm f/2 IS USM?

I feel like there needs to be a cheap 85mm option for M users and rebel users. Once you get a taste for the primes via the gateway 50 STM naturally your attention turns to other primes and how to get that telephoto compressed look with nice bokeh. This rumored lens could be just that.

We already have the 24, 40 and 50 STM. 85 could be next.
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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2015, 12:38:11 AM »

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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2015, 12:49:10 AM »
Hard to tell what Canon will bring out. Did anyone predict an EF 50 1.8 STM?

Ummm, wasn't that an obvious one?  I mean the 50 1.8 is the best selling lens Canon has.........

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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2015, 12:57:11 AM »
Looks at this.  After their kit lens most people balance it all out with the 50 1.8..... Next up they reach out a bit with the 55-250...... Yet balance is where it's at, so the 50 1.4 is number three....  Now ready to invest a bit more they grab the 24-105 L......  But macro is missing, so we see the 100 2.8 macro in at number 5....  And the list goes on.

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As usual the f1.8 50mm lens wins in the Canon range – a huge seller (see notes before). It’s a great quality lens and considering its price and how fast it is – it is almost a no brainer to have one in your camera bag.

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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2015, 01:45:47 AM »
Oh you nay sayers !

Makes a lot of sense this, with the native 22mm, the recent 50mm f1.8 and now this, the 35mm, 80mm and 136mm FFE focal lengths are now covered for the EF-M line - make the EF-M 85mm into a small 11-22mm sized lens, add IS and use STM...   Bingo !, another £300 lens to show investment in the range.

The EF 85mm will be replaced eventually, in the style of the 35mm IS, be higher priced, better performing, use USM and probably a next gen version of the hybrid IS in the style of the 100mm L Macro
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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2015, 01:57:25 AM »
Well I'm all for more EF-M primes, but this would be a weird choice for the second prime in the lineup. EF-M 35mm or EF-M 50mm would make much more sense to me.

But if it does materialize as an EF-M lens, I'll still take a good look at it. With a bit of regret though, wishing the mounts had been switched between this hypothetical lens and the latest 50mm. For an EF-M 50mm f/1.8 STM and an EF 85mm f/1.8 IS STM, Canon would have both my pre-orders already.
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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2015, 02:07:09 AM »
Although I'd personally prefer an EF 85mm f/1.8 IS USM, I'd be delighted for the EOS M users to get an 85 IS.
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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2015, 02:11:51 AM »
Hard to tell what Canon will bring out. Did anyone predict an EF 50 1.8 STM?

Ummm, wasn't that an obvious one?  I mean the 50 1.8 is the best selling lens Canon has.........
It was obvious. The only discussion prior to the release was which one comes first: 50/1.8 or 50/1.4 successor.
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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2015, 02:11:51 AM »

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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2015, 02:58:51 AM »
I will pre-order the EF-M 35 f/1.4 STM the day it's announced.

85 f/1.8? Meh....

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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2015, 03:24:35 AM »
in my opinion the longest prime the m system needs is a portrait lens...  85mm on 1.6x crop is into an old fashioned 135mm, too long for classic portraiture perspective, too short for sports, nature.

A 60-70mm would be great, along the pentax lines, so a compact pancake, or maybe even a collapsable?

the caneras drive and af is up to portraiture, folk wanting sports or nature are currently better served elsewhere.

Of course a revamped f1.8 85mm would be great in ef mount, so long as we are in the model of the 50mm f1.8 revamp - not vastly more expensive than the original...  rather than the 28 & 35 is revamps.. very nice lenses, but double / triple the price of the originals.

I guess when I think of the m I can't help think of the old Minolta / Leica CL, or himatics... compact form, keep it simple.

A conventional 85mm would be a big lens for a pocket camera.

Again just my opinion,  but the M and its systemic parts need to be 1. Unique 2. Compact 3. Affordable

The M is a great gateway to the EOS system for new users, and a great back up to exidting EOS users..  I don't see the logic, from a marketing perspective or user perspective of recreating the EOS system in minature...

Keep it compact.  Keep it affordable.  If folks need to specialise beyond this then let them adapt the EF system, something which no other mirrorless camera has access to, and which is an underused selling point.

Canon should be bundling an EF/ Ef-s converter inevery m box.
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Re: New EF-M 85mm f/1.8 IS STM Coming? [CR1]
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