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This is bad news for a lot of folks, myself included. We’re told not to expect a new 50mm lens in the first half of 2018. Neither of the two lenses that appeared for certification is a 50mm lens.

This doesn’t mean we won’t see a new 50mm in 2018,  it just won’t be for CP+ in February.

I can already hear the sadness from a few regulars on the CR forum.

More to come…

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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2017, 10:01:48 AM »
I already hear the keen cry of anguish from one CR member, in particular. 
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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2017, 10:07:03 AM »
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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2017, 10:14:20 AM »
Sadness. 😰 But I just picked up the ole 50 1.4 for the first time, and it’s a big step up from the 1.8. So it’ll hold me over. 🙂 I’m saving for that new 85mm f/1.4 IS USM L right now. 😬
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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2017, 10:22:25 AM »
Funny, I just picked up a refurb 1.8 STM to go along with my new M5, I really disliked the lens on my 5D3 but hear it's pretty snappy on the M series. And if it doesn't work out? Oh well, it was like what 8 cents. I'll give it to a pal.
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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2017, 10:56:48 AM »
I already hear the keen cry of anguish from one CR member, in particular.

But...but...we are getting a new 50mm. The Canon TS-E 50mm f/2.8L Macro Tilt-Shift Lens. It's supposed to be available in early December. Just in time for Christmas. Of course I've seen no reviews of any of these new tilt-shift lenses from Canon. But at $2,199USD each (the 50mm, 90mm, and 135mm: are all priced the same at B&H) it has to be an awesome lens! Right?

 ::)

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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2017, 10:58:52 AM »
Frankly I'm surprised that they didn't introduce a new 50mm f1.4L IS along with the new 85mm...
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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2017, 11:30:01 AM »
That's OK..my Sigma 50mm f/1.4 Art is just chugg'in along. Second copy, but since then I love this lens.   ::)
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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: November 08, 2017, 11:37:35 AM »
Surprised Canon hasn't released this lens yet considering it is one of the most awaited lens for most Canon users. Maybe now whenever the said 50mm IS/non-IS lens is released it will also make use of Nano-USM motor for "fast" AF.

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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: November 08, 2017, 11:44:07 AM »
Surprised Canon hasn't released this lens yet considering it is one of the most awaited lens for most Canon users. Maybe now whenever the said 50mm IS/non-IS lens is released it will also make use of Nano-USM motor for "fast" AF.
Yeah...it is hard to tell.....will it be a high-end lens or just a modest update of one of the non-L lenses?
Based on the general market and the competition, I am betting on an L lens... as far as the IS goes...that is a tough one with recent offerings 16-35mm f/4L IS and the new 85mm f/1.4L IS....ya never know, I guess. They do keep a lid on it,  though, don't they!
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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: November 08, 2017, 12:11:46 PM »
Maybe the delay of lens releases is strategic.
Might be Canon will make a mirrorless camera with Eos-m mount and want to launch that together with a couple new lenses for eos m. Instead of designing new non L lenses for EF at this moment in time.

Just a 50mm F1.8, 35mm F2, 28mm F2.8, 24mm F2.8, 16-35mm F3.5-6.3 and 24-70mm F3.5-6.3 for eos-m Fullframe in one unleash. Then everyone can put their money where their mouth lies and buy a small FF mirrorless.




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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: November 08, 2017, 12:17:08 PM »
I gave up waiting for the 85mm and got a Tamron 85, (which I really like) May have to get the 45 Tamron to go with it.  I need stabilization. My 35mm IS, 85 Tamron VC. almost cover it, but a fast normal-ish lens with stabilization would help a lot.

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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: November 08, 2017, 12:46:16 PM »
There is however a CR3 that Canon will make a 50mm lens before the end of the 21st century  ;D

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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: November 08, 2017, 12:54:43 PM »
I think they are working on a remake of the 50mm 1.0L (w/o IS). Who would be interested in that beast? And since it's closer in FL to the 35mm 1.4L II, maybe introduce some more of that "Blue-goo" goodness...

And introduce it at $1,999.99USD. Like that would ever happen - probably closer to $2,699USD if it was even a on the table...
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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2017, 01:21:28 PM »
I think they are working on a remake of the 50mm 1.0L (w/o IS). Who would be interested in that beast?

I think they aren't, because nobody wants it, for familiar reasons:

1. Back in the film days, cameras could AF @ EV 0 and ASA peaked at 3200. Nowadays cameras can AF @ EV -3 and ISO is in the 6 digits territory, so f/1.0 is far less useful than it used to be.

2. Apparently the 50mm f/1.0L was not a success story worth repeating.

3. The shallow depth of field, and specifically the delta gained over f/1.2, is hardly that useful.

4. A 50mm f/1.4 IS USM, with or without an L, would sell so much better than a 50mm f/1.0, it would be irrational to prioritize the later over the former.

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Re: We May Be Waiting a Little While Longer for a New 50mm Lens [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: November 08, 2017, 01:21:28 PM »