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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2012, 08:29:11 AM »
what happened to the 200-400, didn't make the roadmap http://canonrumors.com/forum/Smileys/default/sad.gif
I was just going to ask about the 200-400. This lens has been talked about for a long time, even officially. On Nov 15, 2011 it was announced by Canon that it would be delayed, which in and of itself is an acknowledgement that it exists and in development. We even saw photos of it on that Japanese safari guy's 1Dx. The fact that it's not mentioned at all leaves me a little suspicious about the legitimacy of the list in general.

As previously mentioned, neither of the two new primes (the 24 and 28mm f/2.8 IS lenses) that were just announced are on the list (even though the 24-70mm f/2.8L II is), therefore this list is clearly not complete.
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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #45 on: February 12, 2012, 08:29:11 AM »

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« Reply #46 on: February 12, 2012, 02:42:47 PM »
the fact that this is not a internal zooming lens, makes it useless in professional video production, very disappointed.
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« Reply #47 on: February 12, 2012, 05:39:01 PM »
Interested in the 50 1.8 IS as long as its razor sharp wide open
I was really kind of hoping for a ligthweight 50 f1.4L of similar build to the 100 f2.8L macro :(

the 100-400 looks interesting too and I think will sell like hot cakes

and i'm keen to see what sort of quality they get out of that new 35 if the 24-70 mtf is anything to go by i wonder what they have managed to squeeze out of a little prime... might be amazing!

the rest seem a bit wierd especially those EF-s lenses
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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #48 on: February 12, 2012, 07:35:00 PM »
If theres any truth behind it I can only imagine its a very large appature.
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+1  Maybe an f/2.0?
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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #49 on: February 12, 2012, 08:00:51 PM »
Looks like nothing on the roadmap suggest a new 14-24 or 16-35 so I guess its safe to start making plans to get one to complete my lens setup  :D

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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #50 on: February 12, 2012, 09:08:04 PM »
There are 2 lenses in that CR1 lens roadmap which interest me:

  • EF 50 1.8 IS, status “prototype”, has tag “spring 2013″ 
  • EF 60 L IS lens tagged “prototype”


I had the 50mm f1.8 but sold it recently as I didn't use it much, and the focus was not consistent or accurate enough for my needs.  Though it performed much better on my 7D than on my 350D, it didn't cut the mustard.  I use my Canon 100mm USM macro for candid portraits, which does well (fast, accurate, consistent focus, and still v good subject isolation).

So I'm on the lookout / in the market for a fast prime around 50mm / 60mm (I don't want to get the 85mm f1.8 - though I'm aware that's a good lens.  The 50mm / 60mm focal length suits my style more, and on my APS-C cameras.

If a new 50mm f1.8 would come out with improved focus (ie true ring USM, with full time manual focussing) - I'd get it (I don't 'need' IS, but that would be a bonus). It would be good if it was relatively inexpensive (ie below $600 Aus) with decent build quality (eg similar to the Canon 100mm non L macro USM, or the Canon 80mm f1.8 USM) - that's good enough for me.

Most importantly, I would need it to have superb IQ wide open (ie sharp, contrast and good bokeh).   

The 60mm L option could be good (if it's a 1.4 that would be even better - but hopefully it wouldn't be HUGE.... I prefer most of my glass to be lighter, where possible). I like the size of the current 50mm f1.4.....  But if the 60mm L would come out, being an L lens, it would understandably probably be 'larger'..... Hmmmm.  Again, I'd like superb IQ wide open and USM focussing. IS would be a 'bonus'.

Let's see!!! Well, there you have my thoughts / hopes regarding the mentioned lens / possible lens roadmap!

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« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2012, 10:57:10 PM »
You could consider the Sigma 50 f/1.4 or the 70mm Macro in that case. Or the Canon EF-S 60mm Macro which is a really, really sharp lens!

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« Reply #51 on: February 12, 2012, 10:57:10 PM »

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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #52 on: February 13, 2012, 05:04:26 AM »
You could consider the Sigma 50 f/1.4 or the 70mm Macro in that case. Or the Canon EF-S 60mm Macro which is a really, really sharp lens!

Maxxevv... I'm unsure if you were writing to me. If you did, thanks (and I'll reply briefly below).

There are too many users with 'inconsistent AF' issues with the Sigma 50 f/1.4.  A review of many 'in the field user sites' (eg FredMiranda, etc) - shows the number of people for whom this is an issue (a significant percentage).

I've also had AF issues with 2 previous Sigma lenses (not the 50mm f/1.4 though).  Not that my 2 Sigma lenses didn't work 'at all' - but there is enough inconsistency that I wouldn't want to chance it on the Sigma 50mm f/1.4 at this stage. I know I could buy a lens and there is the possibly of returning it.  My rigorous demands can't be met in a 'test in the shop' environment.  So I will pass on that, though you're right it's a very tempting lens.  But for AF critical applications, I'm going to stick with Canon or buy a lens that is rated by hundreds of users as 'consistent'.

As for the two other lenses you mentioned - the 70mm macro, and the Canon 60mm macro - they are too slow for my needs - as in, they are f/2.8 whereas I require a f/1.8 minimum.  Thanks for your thoughts and comments / reply, though. Appreciated!   :)

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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #53 on: February 13, 2012, 08:05:31 AM »
50 1.8 IS would make sense for me if reasonably priced and good IQ at f 2..
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« Reply #54 on: February 13, 2012, 09:40:50 AM »
Such a shame there's no 14-24 f/2.8 on it.... :'(
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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2012, 10:42:24 PM »
50 1.8 IS would make sense for me if reasonably priced and good IQ at f 2..

The MSRPs of the recently announced 24mm and 28mm f/2.8 IS lenses are $849 and $799, respectively, so the 50mm f/1.8 IS might be in that ball park.  :(
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Re: A Lens Roadmap? [CR1]
« Reply #55 on: February 13, 2012, 10:42:24 PM »