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« on: February 22, 2012, 03:01:55 PM »
New Lenses Coming The announcement dates for the following lenses haven’t been confirmed. However, they will be coming sooner rather than later.

EF-S 18-135 II This lens will have a silent autofocus motor geared to video. It will arrive with the new Rebel T4i. This has shown up in a US retailer inventory system. No price for the kit with the T4i.

EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X This highly anticipated lens will be officially announced shortly. The price will most likely be $10,999 USD.

EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake I think it’ll be EF, but a 40 f/2.8 Pancake lens is coming. Expect it to be announced either with the 5D or shortly after.

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« Reply #1 on: February 22, 2012, 03:08:49 PM »
Hmmm...

A new kit lens, quieter AF, but also likely production cost decreases like the 18-55 II and 55-250 II.  Yawn.

A lens that's already been announced as being in development.  Given the lag from formal announcement (which this would be for the 200-400mm) and actual availablity for lenses in this range (currently 18 months and counting for the 500/600 II lenses), should we be excited about a lens that may not hit the streets for over a year?

A small, flat, inconspicuous lens released with a bulky and far-from-inconspicuous dSLR.  Ummm...why?

Overall, while I'm glad there are announcements of lenses, and I acknowledge these are going to make some people happy, I'm not particularly excited, here...
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Re: New Lenses Coming [CR3]
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2012, 03:13:10 PM »
Hmmmmmmmm $11K USD for the 200-400 1.4X lens.. no wonder it has taken so long to be announced. Took that long to get the nerve to show the price :)

All joking aside.... this will add creedence to my thoughts perhaps I should consider a D4. D4 + Nikon 200-400F4 = $12800 Add 1.4X TC at about $400 = $13,200

200-400F4 to 5D3 = $14,500

That's getting roughly 5 to 6 fps for a negative $1300!

Hope this 200-400 is worth the price of admission :)

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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2012, 03:17:00 PM »
Nikon 200-400F4 = $12800 Add 1.4X TC at about $400

If I were considering this lens (personally, I'd get the 500/4 ahead of the 200-400/1.4x, I think), the ability to flip a switch to engage the TC, rather than having to unmount and remount the lens on the TC, would be worth a lot...especially having to juggle a lens as heavy as a 200-400/4.
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Re: New Lenses Coming [CR3]
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2012, 03:18:24 PM »


A small, flat, inconspicuous lens released with a bulky and far-from-inconspicuous dSLR.  Ummm...why?



Maybe this means that the Canon Mirrorless will be a Digital EOS IX. I'd buy one :) or maybe two :)  :)

For those not familiar with the APS Film EOS IX  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Canon_EOS_IX

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« Reply #5 on: February 22, 2012, 03:25:29 PM »
A silent autofocus for a t4i is interesting in that it might signal that this camera will have autofocus capabilities in video mode. Not that most pros want AF in video, but it is a nice option to have in some situations.

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Re: New Lenses Coming [CR3]
« Reply #6 on: February 22, 2012, 03:26:26 PM »
<strong>EF-S 18-135 II</strong>
This lens will have a silent autofocus motor geared to video. It will arrive with the new Rebel T4i. This has shown up in a US retailer inventory system. No price for the kit with the T4i.
Silent autofocus motor? I would prefer USM for a better and faster AF... don't care too much 'bout video.
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« Reply #7 on: February 22, 2012, 03:26:35 PM »
I'd have use for a flat lens. There are many jobs in which I want to travel small and light so will slide a second body into a smaller bag profilewise. But even with a 50, it doesn't fit so I have to put the body in alone with a cap. A flat lens would work great here and keep the second camera instantly usable.

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« Reply #8 on: February 22, 2012, 03:30:23 PM »
Looks like f/2.8 is the NEW f/1.8 for Canon. With higher ISOs being "grainless", f/1.8 lenses may not be necessary for general photography. The introduction of Kodak Ektapress 400 and Fuji Press 400 changed things for Pjs and later for birthday-party-photographers. The EF 24mm f/2.8 would make a great lens for a 4Ti (or maybe a Digital EOS IX :) ).
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« Reply #9 on: February 22, 2012, 03:34:34 PM »
Looks like f/2.8 is the NEW f/1.8 for Canon. With higher ISOs being "grainless", f/1.8 lenses may not be necessary for general photography.
Not if you don't like good bokeh.
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« Reply #10 on: February 22, 2012, 03:40:15 PM »
I find a 18-135mm II interesting and surprising. The Mk I does have some issues but it's a fine enough kit lens. But, I'm guessing that the "silent autofocus motor" isn't exactly USM or it would be a Mk II. It would just be a 18-135mm USM. Is this hinting at the T4i having full time autofocus while shooting video?

What's the difference between USM and "silent autofocus motor geared to video"?
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« Reply #11 on: February 22, 2012, 03:41:03 PM »
I have no need for super-zooms, so I'm sure my opinion doesn't matter...but that is a *huge* price jump (about 10x) to go from the 100-400 f/4-5.6 plus a separate 1.4x TC, to get a 200-400 f/4 with TC built in.  How big is the market for that? You gain one stop at the long end of the zoom and have the convenience of a built-in TC, but lose the 100-200mm range and pay 10x the price.


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« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2012, 03:48:23 PM »
I have no need for super-zooms, so I'm sure my opinion doesn't matter...but that is a *huge* price jump (about 10x) to go from the 100-400 f/4-5.6 plus a separate 1.4x TC, to get a 200-400 f/4 with TC built in.  How big is the market for that? You gain one stop at the long end of the zoom and have the convenience of a built-in TC, but lose the 100-200mm range and pay 10x the price.

'Superzoom' means means a >5x zoom range.  200-400mm is a 2x zoom range, not even as great a zoom range as the 16-35mm. 

The market is small, so the price is high.  The 100-400mm is a prosumer-class lens, and has a <$2K price tag to match.  The 200-400mm f/4 + 1.4x is in the supertele camp, and should be compared to the 400/2.8, 500/4, etc.  When you compare the IQ, AF performance, and build of the 300/2.8 IS II to the 300/4 IS, that's the analogous comparison to the 200-400mm vs. 100-400mm - you're paying a lot more, and getting a lot more lens.
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« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2012, 03:52:03 PM »
Not if you don't like good bokeh.

It may surprise you to learn that most people don't give a Flying Eff about bokeh.  Didn't you see the words "general photography" . When was the last time you heard people raving about the creamy bokeh off a Pulitzer Prize winning News Photo. Or heard "Oh WOW, that paper-thin-DOF really makes those Birthday Party shots ROCK!!!"




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« Reply #14 on: February 22, 2012, 03:55:44 PM »
Not if you don't like good bokeh.

It may surprise you to learn that most people don't give a Flying Eff about bokeh.  Didn't you see the words "general photography" .

Well, heck, then...let's all just get point-n-shoots for "general photography". 
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