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ahsanford

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This is one of those Onion stories where you just needed to see the title.

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In other news, Sony working on nothing but 50mm prime lenses.
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Ahsanford, Canon is doing you a favor and keeping you alive.  If the ahsanford special 50 prime is produced, he'll either keel over in shock or have a lot less to live for!   ;D

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I fixed it for ya.

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Love it.

ahsanford

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I fixed it for ya.

That Otus is internal focusing, which I am fond of. 

But I hear the autofocus is missing something... like the existence of autofocus.   I know, I know, I'm so picky.
 
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Jopa

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I fixed it for ya.

That Otus is internal focusing, which I am fond of. 

But I hear the autofocus is missing something... like the existence of autofocus.   I know, I know, I'm so picky.
 
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After the EF-S 18-55 L lens, anything is possible.

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Re: Confirmed: Canon presently working on everything except a 50mm prime [CR9]
« Reply #10 on: January 10, 2017, 09:36:38 PM »
The 50mm prime is done, and they are waiting for Nikon to announce one first.

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Re: Confirmed: Canon presently working on everything except a 50mm prime [CR9]
« Reply #11 on: January 11, 2017, 08:29:42 AM »
I would prefer 50/2.8 TS-E L  ::)
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Re: Confirmed: Canon presently working on everything except a 50mm prime [CR9]
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2017, 06:38:19 PM »
I would prefer 50/2.8 TS-E L  ::)

Is it technically possible to produce a tilt-shift lens with autofocus, or do they all just happen to be manual focus only?? And why?

(Sorry for digging out this older topic, but I'm just too curious, so I had to ask.)

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Re: Confirmed: Canon presently working on everything except a 50mm prime [CR9]
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2017, 06:38:19 PM »

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Re: Confirmed: Canon presently working on everything except a 50mm prime [CR9]
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2017, 06:48:41 PM »
I would prefer 50/2.8 TS-E L  ::)

Is it technically possible to produce a tilt-shift lens with autofocus, or do they all just happen to be manual focus only?? And why?

(Sorry for digging out this older topic, but I'm just too curious, so I had to ask.)

Don't know.  I've always been curious myself.  In a non-shifted / non-tilted context, I don't see why you couldn't.

Two guesses (completely pulling them out of my rear end):

1) Perhaps it's a structural thing.  Electronic communication to carefully adjust the relative position of optical elements further away than the T/S junction might be very complicated to do -- perhaps something in the T/S junction does not allow wiring to safely pass through to the front elements.

2) Perhaps a plane of focus that isn't perpendicular to the AF array (or sensor in the case of LiveView) throw the AF routines a knuckleball to swing at.  Small front/back adjustments in the selected focus area that normally (on non-T/S lenses) would either improve or worsen focus might do a little bit of both on a T/S lens and the routine might spin in circles and never lock.

But again, those are complete guesses.  I'm sure someone else here knows for sure.

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Re: Confirmed: Canon presently working on everything except a 50mm prime [CR9]
« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2017, 07:05:57 PM »
I think they are doing right to ignore it, I realize that back in the 1960's to 1980's, 50mm was the standard focal length.  I did not like it then, and like it less now.  Its a compromise focal length.

However, I certainly respect your views and desire to see one, but not all of us are sitting on edge waiting.

I really can't think of any likely new lens that would cause me to replace what I have.

I guess I need to start using that Zeiss 50mm F/0.7 more ;)

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Re: Confirmed: Canon presently working on everything except a 50mm prime [CR9]
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