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A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« on: February 11, 2012, 08:47:53 AM »
Lots of lenses mentioned I received what appears to be some kind of lens roadmap. I only ever remember seeing a communication like this one once in the past.  There are definitely some interesting concepts listed. Take all of this with the grain of salt.

  • EF 50 1.8 IS, status “prototype”, has tag “spring 2013″
  • EF 50 2.5 macro was tagged with “to be replaced”
  • EF 200 2.8 L IS macro is tagged with “testing”, “patents pending”, and “autumn 2013″
  • EF 24-70 2.8 L II tagged “final”, “winter 2011″
  • EF 100-400 4-5.6 L IS tagged “final”, “autumn 2012″
  • EF 35 1.4 L II tagged “prototype”, “winter 2012″
  • EF 60 L IS lens tagged “prototype”

Some odd duck EF-S zooms

  • EF-S 20-65 IS
  • EF-S 45-105 IS status “development”
  • EF-S 55-70 IS “testing”
  • EF-S 70-400 IS “prototype”
The one that seems the most interesting above is the EF 50 f/1.8 IS. That could become a replacement to the 50 f/1.4 and put some separation between it and the 50 f/1.2L.

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A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2012, 08:55:22 AM »
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EF 24-70 2.8 L II tagged “final”, “winter 2011″

Ok, but by my reckoning, right now it's winter 2012.  So, if the 24-70 II was final in winter 2011, what does that mean for the other lenses?  Or does winter start earlier in Japan?
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« Reply #2 on: February 11, 2012, 08:56:34 AM »
- EF-S 55-70 IS “testing”
Errrhhh... 55-70?  :o

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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2012, 09:06:49 AM »
Agreed that the "winter 2011" thing is a little funny, but I can see someone calling Nov/Dec 2011 "winter 2011"....and of course there is the whole half the world that is south of the equator. 

I don't through the word love around casually....but I would love if this list proved accurate.  Based on what we just saw, I doubt I will love the prices, but, assuming good quality, I would quickly buy about 3-4 of those lenses.

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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: February 11, 2012, 09:21:58 AM »
Hmmm...   So where are the f2.0 EF-S zooms ?

I'm warm to a high quality sub L 70-400mm EF-S, but would prefer an EF-S extender and L quality 70-300mm EF-S
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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2012, 09:22:47 AM »
I'd say right now could be called winter 2011. As in, the northern hemisphere winter, which started end of 2011.

But those EF-S lenses have also left me a little head scratching.

EF-S 20-65 IS - If you make the BIG assumption of an EF-S compatible 1.3x crop sensor, the focal length would be about right for a standard zoom: 26-85 equiv.

EF-S 45-105 IS and EF-S 55-70 IS - could make sense as a prime alternative if made very fast, say constant f/2 or faster?

EF-S 70-400 IS - never saw the point of an EF-S long focal length lens, but if they make it cheap enough (perhaps half the 100-400L) I guess it could generate enough interest.
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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2012, 09:36:28 AM »
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EF 24-70 2.8 L II tagged “final”, “winter 2011″

Ok, but by my reckoning, right now it's winter 2012.  So, if the 24-70 II was final in winter 2011, what does that mean for the other lenses?  Or does winter start earlier in Japan?

I think, that this lens was ready (end of developement and probably testing) before end of year - that could be a reason for "final". I don't know why they hold it back, but there was also info about January announcement. Just my 2 cents to discussion :)
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2012, 09:39:21 AM »
All I want from this lens is the 35L II.

The current version is stellar, so it will be interesting to see how they can improve it.

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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2012, 09:43:17 AM »
All I want from this lens is the 35L II.

The current version is stellar, so it will be interesting to see how they can improve it.

I'm also waiting for info about this lens. Current version is great.

But I can assure you that one thing will get "improvement" to higher level - price.
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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2012, 09:51:06 AM »
I wouldn't even consider buying any of those.

Considering the review of the new Samyang 24mm f/1.4 I've just read, make an EF 24mm f/2 USM with good IQ and a reasonable price, and I'll buy one.

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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2012, 09:52:36 AM »

<li>EF 50 1.8 IS, status “prototype”, has tag “spring 2013″</li>
<li>EF 24-70 2.8 L II tagged “final”, “winter 2011″</li>
<li>EF 35 1.4 L II tagged “prototype”, “winter 2012″</li>

<div>The one that seems the most interesting above is the EF 50 f/1.8 IS. That could become a replacement to the 50 f/1.4 and put some separation between it and the 50 f/1.2L.</div>

Let's say the roadmap is accurate, but about 3-4 quarters delayed. We're unlikely to be seeing that 50mm f/1.8 IS till another 18 months, conservatively.
Same goes unfortunately for the 35mm 1.4 - prototype in another 9-15 months? Guessing the previous rumors of it being replaced are very much whispers if the release date's that far away.

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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2012, 10:08:49 AM »
For me, I think it no longer matters.  I bought the 70-200/2.8L IS II and 2x TC III since I got sick of waiting for a 100-400L replacement.  The 24-70/2.8L II has no IS so it's a non-starter to replace my 24-105.  My 35L is so good I can't figure out why I'd ever replace it.  My Sigma 15mm fisheye is a stop faster than the Canon 8-15 zoom fisheye, and the Sigma is an L-prime optically.  The 17-40L and 85/1.8 get very little use but both are pretty solid performers when I need them.  The most interesting new lens I'm looking at is a 2,800mm f/10 or a 2032mm f/8, and neither is from Canon.

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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2012, 10:09:53 AM »
I'd really like to see a 14-24mm L on that list.

55-70mm?  :o
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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: February 11, 2012, 10:16:59 AM »
I'd really like to see a 14-24mm L on that list.

55-70mm?  :o


Patent for such a lens exists as you can see here:

http://www.canonrumors.com/2009/12/canon-lens-patents-review/

If I'm correct it was published with 70-200 f/2.8L IS II. There is also a 60mm f/2.8 IS Macro in those three patents (looks like maybe not 60L but 60 f/2.8 Macro). Those new primes are quiet surprise too.
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« Reply #14 on: February 11, 2012, 10:19:01 AM »
After seeing Canon's patent for a 14-24 f/2.8L, I am rather disappointed there's no mention of this lens.

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