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Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« on: March 16, 2018, 03:23:55 PM »
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Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« on: March 16, 2018, 03:23:55 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #1 on: March 16, 2018, 04:29:22 PM »
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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #2 on: March 16, 2018, 05:09:40 PM »
But... They've released the 40/2.8 pancake, TS-E 50/2.8L macro and soon follow that up with an EF-M 32/1.4 and you complain about a lack of normal lenses? A refresh of the 24-70, 70-200/4L IS on top of that and... Yeah. Like handling a hot potato.
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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #3 on: March 16, 2018, 05:13:13 PM »
But... They've released the 40/2.8 pancake, TS-E 50/2.8L macro and soon follow that up with an EF-M 32/1.4 and you complain about a lack of normal lenses? A refresh of the 24-70, 70-200/4L IS on top of that and... Yeah. Like handling a hot potato.

I'm sorry, are any of those EF 50 primes?   ::)

I appreciate Canon is pumping out a lot of new glass.  They just aren't addressing the sucking belly wound of the industry's best lens portfolio.

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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #4 on: March 17, 2018, 12:30:48 AM »
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What is that 50mm f/0.7 IS III by your name?  That sounds like a nice enough lens for any of us!

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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2018, 05:01:17 AM »
Canon EF 50mm f/1,4L IS USM!
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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 06:19:20 AM »
Well, I don't need one, so the situation isn't dire :)

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« Reply #6 on: March 19, 2018, 06:19:20 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #7 on: March 19, 2018, 06:33:22 AM »
In the meantime I'm sure Canon will just make a 38mm f1.2 IS for their new APS-H system that's inevitably coming long before any 50mm IS prime lens.

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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #8 on: March 19, 2018, 01:01:01 PM »
Canon EF 50mm f/1,4L IS USM!
Beter if it's not an L. There needs to be a non-L 50mm other than the super cheap and cheesy STM f/1.8. The 35mm f/2 IS is a great lens and didn't need to be an L, no reason the 50mm f/1.4 IS couldn't also be a regular model. All adding the L would do is put the price up.

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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #9 on: March 19, 2018, 02:49:30 PM »
You may have to give in to the dark side (Sigma) to get you over the hump...
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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2018, 04:27:55 PM »
You may have to give in to the dark side (Sigma) to get you over the hump...
My Sigma 35mm has been rock solid despite the negative press. I assume the 50mm is the same kind of deal, if so it's definitely a good option. Maybe I got lucky, but I'm not sure why the 35mm and 50mm have such a bad rap. My 35 misses maybe one out of every thirty shots or so, which is about the same as my Canon lenses miss?

That Tamron 45mm seems really nice too. Then there was that new Tokina announced a few weeks ago. Lots of good manual focus options as well.

I want Canon to make a nice new middle-range 50mm, but I'm not too surprised they don't considering how many good options there are already. It's probably hard to make something which can compete with the Sigma and Tamron optically but without stepping on the toes of the 50mm f/1.2. Like, look how long it took for the 85mm f/1.4L IS to be made.

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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #11 on: March 19, 2018, 04:51:59 PM »
Ahsanfords wait goes on.
I am surprised Canon haven't brought out a new 50mm 1.2 Prime.
I'm in a minority here as I've been quite happy with all 3 Canon 50mm lens.
Currently I have the 50 1.2 and I enjoy it as a lens.
I don't have experience with the Sigma 50mm's so I've no idea if its better but I find the Canon 50 1.2L no obstacle to getting great photographs with it.

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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 05:41:22 PM »
I know it's a case of preference and YMMV but I never understood the great desire for a 50. Wide, tele sure but what our normal vision is most close to? Journalism maybe....What's the huge need and desire for this focal length Adam?
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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #12 on: March 19, 2018, 05:41:22 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2018, 05:49:28 PM »
50mm - your grandfather's' focal length when cameras had a 50mm lens and that was it.

Anyway, 50mm f/1.2.  Just eat packet noodles for a couple of months and save up for this instead of moaning about the lack of a 1.4 all the time :)

Or get something from an alternative purveyor of lenses such as sigma.
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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 06:01:19 PM »
To put it in a little perspective, Canon is making ME look to Tokina, weeeeeird, but that new Tokina 50 f1.4 sure LOOKS promising  ;D
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Re: Canon EF 50 Prime Ongoing Dire Need Confirmed
« Reply #14 on: March 19, 2018, 06:01:19 PM »