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ahsanford

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2018, 06:30:57 PM »
Never going to happen, but 2.0 aperture would be great.

You are correct.  That will never happen.

See my fun cross-product exercise below (images from TDP). 

Again: never. gonna. happen.  (At least for 70-200.  As Sigma has shown with three faster-than-f/2.8 zooms, anything's possible if you don't mind a small FL multiplier.)

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2018, 06:30:57 PM »

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2018, 06:32:42 PM »
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the "more" could be Macro capability? 

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Could the 'more' be DO?

None of those, "more" means more clicks for CR. My take, this is nothing more than an educated guess. Now that Nikon release their newer version it is Canon's turn. So it's time to start spinning the rumor mill until Canon releases the lens.

No more news on the camera with the "hole"

The G7 III pictures had obvious signs showing it was fake yet it was posted here

Most of you are aware how the UWA EF-M prime rumor went.


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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2018, 06:33:39 PM »
But that brings up another possibility:  what if it were a cheaper 70-200 IS/2.8?  nano USM, more plastic, no weather sealing, same IQ, same price as the f/4, not L.  Would that be interesting to anyone?

Why do that with the f/2.8, though?  Surely that's a better move for the next f/4. 

(I brace for things being thrown at me with that statement as the 70-200 f/4L IS is absolutely loved.)

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2018, 06:38:07 PM »
But that brings up another possibility:  what if it were a cheaper 70-200 IS/2.8?  nano USM, more plastic, no weather sealing, same IQ, same price as the f/4, not L.  Would that be interesting to anyone?

Why do that with the f/2.8, though?  Surely that's a better move for the next f/4. 

(I brace for things being thrown at me with that statement as the 70-200 f/4L IS is absolutely loved.)

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Well, I wouldn't buy it, and you're right, it sounds like a better idea for the F/4.  But this would compete with sigma/tamron 70-200/2.8, and I think there are people who would love f/2.8 for this super-popular zoom but can't afford the price of the LII.

There's also the crowd that doesn't care at all about how durable a lens is (or isn't willing to pay for that).  Who knows, just a random thought that maybe we're thinking the wrong direction :D

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2018, 07:16:10 PM »
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the "more" could be Macro capability? 

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Could the 'more' be DO?

None of those, "more" means more clicks for CR. My take, this is nothing more than an educated guess. Now that Nikon release their newer version it is Canon's turn. So it's time to start spinning the rumor mill until Canon releases the lens.

No more news on the camera with the "hole"

The G7 III pictures had obvious signs showing it was fake yet it was posted here

Most of you are aware how the UWA EF-M prime rumor went.

If you dislike the place so much, why hang around here?
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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2018, 07:16:19 PM »
With a FF mirrorless on the horizon, maybe this will be the first lens made specifically for it. IMHO it would be ridiculous to make a mirrorless body with the same flange distance just for EF lenses. If EF lenses can function really well on a Sony, Canon should be able to make an adaptor that preserves all function and speed. Then start the conversion of their lens line up to mirrorless as current lenses come up for redesign.

Please go and read the many, long threads on potential future Canon FF mirrorless cameras before trotting out this again!
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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2018, 09:17:22 PM »
Never going to happen, but 2.0 aperture would be great.

You are correct.  That will never happen.

See my fun cross-product exercise below (images from TDP). 

Again: never. gonna. happen.  (At least for 70-200.  As Sigma has shown with three faster-than-f/2.8 zooms, anything's possible if you don't mind a small FL multiplier.)

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2018, 09:17:22 PM »

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #52 on: February 01, 2018, 10:43:59 PM »
I really don't think they would add a 1.4 TC, that doesn't change it much. I think most people who use a TC on the 70-200 use a 2xTC.

What if they added motorized zoom capabilities, useful for video?
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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2018, 10:45:15 PM »
Anyone else hoping for a EF 70-200mm f/4L IS II USM?
And will Canon make a EF 24-70mm f/2.8L IS USM already???
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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #54 on: February 01, 2018, 10:50:02 PM »
My money is on an integrated TC.

They already have experience with that and it would be something others do not have.

As for DO it seems that with the rabid focus on bokeh that would be a bold move as the bokeh boys would be wailing.
OTOH, the lens would be nice and tiny-ish.

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #55 on: February 02, 2018, 12:58:25 AM »
I will vote with others who say built in 1.4x extender (like the 200-400). This would differentiate it from the current offerings, including the (reportedly excellent) Tamron G2 and Sigma Sport. They may still offer the current model which would be preferable for wedding and portrait photographers (and anyone wanting a lower price and less weight). But the new one would appeal to sports and wildlife photographers.

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #56 on: February 02, 2018, 01:35:42 AM »
Never going to happen, but 2.0 aperture would be great.

You are correct.  That will never happen.

See my fun cross-product exercise below (images from TDP). 

Again: never. gonna. happen.  (At least for 70-200.  As Sigma has shown with three faster-than-f/2.8 zooms, anything's possible if you don't mind a small FL multiplier.)

- A

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lol, me too.  Glad I'm not the only one that gets a kick out of them, haha :)

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #57 on: February 02, 2018, 03:50:28 AM »
An ArcaSwiss Tripod Collar would be a good feature for a new lens. ;)

+100.

Totally ridiculous and inacceptable that those 2 groves are still not being milled into each and every OEM tripod collar ... by default. 

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #57 on: February 02, 2018, 03:50:28 AM »

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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #58 on: February 02, 2018, 04:10:45 AM »
Two letters that could be added to the name are: BR
http://www.canon-asia.com/cplus/en/br-lens-elements/

However, the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM got the same technology but is lacking these letters in the name... so who knows.
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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #59 on: February 02, 2018, 05:37:52 AM »
Would performance not be the only criteria to update a lens?

I know there's a lot of tongue-in-cheek banter about collars etc etc but I imagine that non of these would be enough to warrant an upgrade.
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Re: A New EF 70-200mm is Coming in 2018 [CR3]
« Reply #59 on: February 02, 2018, 05:37:52 AM »