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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #45 on: March 28, 2012, 07:13:40 PM »
35mm f/1.4L II

Actually, I'm hoping they release a 35mm/1.8 USM. The USM primes are fantastic, but their 35mm is an ancient f/2.0 non-USM relic. It's due for a refresh.

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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #46 on: March 28, 2012, 07:15:43 PM »

Zeiss 15mm f/2.8

(if a 14-24mm appeared that had sharpness, I'd consider it.)

After that, the TC 2.0 III and the 100 f/2.8 Macro.
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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #47 on: March 28, 2012, 07:36:54 PM »
35mm f/1.4L II

Actually, I'm hoping they release a 35mm/1.8 USM. The USM primes are fantastic, but their 35mm is an ancient f/2.0 non-USM relic. It's due for a refresh.

thumbs up to that. My 85mm 1.8 is great! If Canon brought out a 35mm 1.8 i'd snap it up straight away.

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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #48 on: March 28, 2012, 07:41:03 PM »
a new 50mm f1.4 (L preferably)
with build and IQ like the 100 f2.8L macro
similar size to current 50 f1.4
engineering plastics would keep it light

it would be a very niffty fifty
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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #49 on: March 28, 2012, 08:00:55 PM »
a new 50mm f1.4 (L preferably)
with build and IQ like the 100 f2.8L macro
similar size to current 50 f1.4
engineering plastics would keep it light

it would be a very niffty fifty

+ 1 VERY nifty. 

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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #50 on: March 28, 2012, 08:43:08 PM »
See if Tamron announces the 70-200 2.8 USD any time soon.

See how the pricing and delivery date on the Tamron 24-70 2.8 USD works out.

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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2012, 08:43:54 PM »
I'm also looking for a new 50mm from Canon.

  • Needs to be full USM, not the 'half baked' variety like the current 50mm f1.4
  • Needs to have great IQ* wide open, across frame. Tack sharp from f2.2/f2.5
  • Bokeh quality needs to be great
  • Should ideally have internal focus
  • Should not have much focus breathing
  • Needs to be free of decentering issues
  • Can be f1.8 (if sharp at that), or f1.4 if not being huge / expensive
  • IS would be a bonus, but not necessary
  • Eventual street price up to $600 without IS, $800 with IS

(*I definte IQ as being: very sharp, good contrast, natural rich colours, low distortion, minimal vignetting, low CA)

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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #51 on: March 28, 2012, 08:43:54 PM »

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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #52 on: March 28, 2012, 09:07:54 PM »
Personally, as I've become a hard-core bird photographer (it consumes my every free moment), I'm waiting for something that would actually improve my bird photography. The 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 is an excellent lens that currently services my needs well, however seeing as the proposed update to it, an f/4-5.6 aperture lens, doesn't improve anything on the long end (where I spend the very vast majority of my time), it doesn't seem that valuable. So, I figure, if I'm going to spend a ton of money on a lens, it might as well be something worthwhile:

Canon EF 600mm f/4 L IS II

I figure by the time they actually release the darn thing, I'll have enough money to buy one outright, along with the 1.4x and 2x TC III's and a gymbal tripod mount. ;)
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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #53 on: March 28, 2012, 09:20:40 PM »
I'm also looking for a new 50mm from Canon.

  • Needs to be full USM, not the 'half baked' variety like the current 50mm f1.4
  • Needs to have great IQ* wide open, across frame. Tack sharp from f2.2/f2.5
  • Bokeh quality needs to be great
  • Should ideally have internal focus
  • Should not have much focus breathing
  • Needs to be free of decentering issues
  • Can be f1.8 (if sharp at that), or f1.4 if not being huge / expensive
  • IS would be a bonus, but not necessary
  • Eventual street price up to $600 without IS, $800 with IS

(*I definte IQ as being: very sharp, good contrast, natural rich colours, low distortion, minimal vignetting, low CA)

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I hear ya, but think you are being optomistic on the price especially give canons recent pricing :( and if includes IS OMG it will cost alot. I'm really hoping for L designation though.

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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #54 on: March 28, 2012, 10:21:55 PM »
I would like to have a refresh of the 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6. Get rid of the push pull zoom and update the glass and I would be happy. I cant afford to get the new 200-400, beyond renting every time I want to use this focal length I'd like to own an affordable big zoom. Something under 3K. Is that doable or am I just better off buying the old 100-400

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35L mk II ?
« Reply #55 on: March 28, 2012, 10:58:25 PM »
Hi,
Just out of curiosity, as most of you are waiting for a new 35L, what is your complain with this lens or expectation for the new one?

I reckon it would be weather sealing and sharper corners wide open, right?

I've bought it a few months ago, and it's my favourite on my 5D2. Super sharp wide open in the centre (where it matters to me when shooting portraits), and sharp across the whole frame over f/4-5.6 (where it matters to me when shooting other stuff). Love its size and weight too (although it seems big for a prime lens).

Very nice lens. I would buy it now again (and would not wait for the mkII). The way Canon are pricing their new releases, I reckon  it will cost over 2K for the new 35L  :(
« Last Edit: March 28, 2012, 11:06:00 PM by gb2012 »

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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #56 on: March 28, 2012, 11:05:34 PM »
definitely the 100-400 4-5.6 IS L II.  Looking for better IS maybe more sharpness than the current one.  My patience though, is wearing thin..

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Re: 35L mk II ?
« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2012, 11:13:43 PM »
Hi,
Just for curiosity, as most of you are waiting for a new 35L, what is your complain with this lens or expectation for the new one?

I reckon it would be weather sealing and sharper corners wide open, right?

I've bought it a few months ago, and it's my favourite on my 5D2. Super sharp wide open in the centre (where it matters to me when shooting portraits), and sharp across the whole frame over f/4-5.6 (where it matters to me when shooting other stuff). Love its size and weight too (although it seems big for a prime lens).

Very nice lens. I would buy it now again (and would not wait for the mkII). The way Canon are pricing their new releases, I reckon  it will cost over 2K for the new 35L  :(

For me mostly WS.  Currently shooting a crop body so I'm not too concerned about the edges but I am hoping 2013 is the year I get a FF so that will eventually matter .  I was tempted to pick up the current 35L with the Christmas time rebates but decided to hold off.   If the new mk II price follows the mk II 24-70 trend, I may get the mk I.   Still saving up for the lens anyway so I got time to hold off. 

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Re: 35L mk II ?
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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2012, 11:56:55 PM »
An update to the 17-40 without a 1.5x up-charge that seems to be occurring with the latest round of updates and an update of the 50mm 1.4.

+1 on the 17-40 and the 50mm 1.4.  A refresh to the 35mm f2 would be nice too.

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Re: What lens are you patiently waiting for?
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