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Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« on: February 05, 2011, 10:37:19 AM »
Last year I found myself trying to be pissed off at Canon with their choice on the new lenses announced, mostly because I had no need or couldn't afford those new lenses.

However, after that inicial and selfish thought cleared off my mind, I could realize that it was in fact probably one of their best years as far as lenses go.
The amazing 70-200 f28 II, most of the big whites got redone, they even got time to be creative with the 8-15 fisheye.

None the less for us mere mortals that are not pros and cannot justify even to ourselves shelling out thousands and thousands for one single lens, it ended up being a bit disappointing.

So for this year we can only hope that things can swing back our way.

Here is my wishlist for 2011 (not based entirely on the rumors and not considering impossible or crazy made up lenses) :

- EF 100-400L II (or something else that replaces it as long as it goes at least up to 400mm )

- EF 14-24 f2.8

- EF 500 or 600 f5.6 (DO or not)

- EF 50 1.4 II or 50L II

- EF 35L II


I'm also looking forward to see what yor wishlists for this year would be.

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Bob Howland

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #1 on: February 05, 2011, 10:51:00 AM »
At the risk of repeating myself:

  • 200-500 f/2.8-4 L, with a maximum aperture of f/2.8 from 200 to 350mm
  • 120-300 f/2-2.8 L, with a maximum aperture of f/2 from 120 to 210mm
  • 300-800 f/4-5.6 L, with a maximum aperture of f/4 from 300 to 560mm

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #2 on: February 05, 2011, 11:00:29 AM »
My bet for Canon releases this year is the fisheye zoom, telephoto primes, and TS-E 45mm & TS-E 90mm. Also, I no longer expect Canon to upgrade the non-L primes.

Which is why I quit waiting for Canon to make anything on my wishlist, which is -

* Canon EF 8-15mm, probably the last Canon lens I will ever buy.

* The Sigma 12-24mm, which I already bought.

* Sigma 120-400mm

* Sigma 85mm f/1.4

* Sigma 35mm & Sigma 135mm

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #3 on: February 05, 2011, 11:13:20 AM »
Funny Bob but all those lenses you quote are Sigma ones albeit at a slightly reduced aperture.  The question I have though is if Canon did make them would you be able to afford them as they'd probably be twice as much as Sigma if they shared the same aperture.  A £40K lens is not going to find many buyers though!

On a more down to earth wish list I'd like to see a decent wide angle preferably at a reasonable price, something to rival Nikons 16 - 35mm f/4 VR replacing the 17 - 40mm L which isn't particularly good at the wide end.  I don't need f/2.8 at this focal length & judging by the sales of the 17 - 40mm there are plenty of others who don't either.

I'd like to see a 24 - 70mm f/2.8 IS L but then there's a whole thread on that

The 50mm f/1.4 and it's dreadful micro USM motor really needs an update to a ring type, expecially as it's the most unreliable lens in the line up

In terms of other lenses the new 70 - 200mm f/2.8 MkII and 100mm IS L macro have covered those bases, and these are the ones which get the most day to day use.

As a fantasy wish list (Need to win the lottery too)
A 120 - 300mm f/2.8 IS L to rival Sigmas lovely offering
A cheaper Shift or tilt lens range without the double option which isn't always needed
And a flash system which has wireless instead of IR control (isn't time the ST-e2 died?)

The big problem for me this year would be the possibility of having to finance a 5D MkIII and new wide angle & standard zooms £4000 + if the old ones aren't sold to finance it.

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #4 on: February 05, 2011, 11:20:40 AM »
On my wish list:
  • 24-70L F/2.8 IS
  • 50L F/1.2 II

To buy either of these I'd have to sell my existing lenses to be able to afford them.
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lbloom

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #5 on: February 05, 2011, 11:25:32 AM »
On my wish list:
  • 24-70L F/2.8 IS
  • 50L F/1.2 II

Same here.

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011, 11:32:27 AM »
I'd Like:

50 1.4 II
7-14 f 4 efs (trying to beat the sigma 8-16!)
400 f4 IS, and NOT DO

maybe a few 1.4 efs primes? (24, 35, 85, 105, 135!)
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« Reply #6 on: February 05, 2011, 11:32:27 AM »

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011, 11:40:02 AM »
Rated on do-ability:

Just do it:
EF-S 30mm f/2.8 1:1 macro USM (like the Sony or better)
EF-S 8-16mm f/4 "practically L" USM (like the Sigma or better)

Probably possible:
EF 50mm f/0.95L USM cheaper than Leica!
EF 100-500mm f/5.6L IS USM (not so interested in another 100-400, rather have more reach)

Fantasyland:
MP-E 150mm f/2.8 IS 1-5x macro (just want more working distance than the existing 65mm. Might have a problem with extension unless they can do this in IF design)
EF 300mm f/4L 1:1 macro IS USM (even more working distance please)
Canon 1D, 300D IR, 450D full spectrum, 600D, 5D2, 7D, EF 35/2, 50/1.8, 85/1.8, 135/2+SF, 70-300L, 100-400L
EF-S 15-85, TS-E 24, MP-E 65, Zeiss 50/2 macro, Sigma 150 macro, 120-300/2.8 OS, Samyang 8mm fisheye

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2011, 12:40:20 PM »
I wish oh i wish for:

35L
50L 1.2
85L 1.2
And
135L

To compliment my L zooms and 100L.
5D III -  Zeiss Otus 55mm 1.4 ~ 24-70 2.8L II ~ 70-200 2.8L II IS USM ~ 100 2.8L IS USM Macro ~ 16-35 2.8L II ~ Canon Extender 2x III

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #9 on: February 06, 2011, 10:31:43 AM »
Wishlist?

Only 2

1. 100-400mm II (it's over 10 years old, for crying out loud)
2. 24-70mm II (the ghost refuses to rest)
Canon EOS 1D MKIV, EF 24-105mm F/4L, EF 70-200mm F/2.8L, TS-E 17mm F/4L, EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro
FujiFilm FinePix X100

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #10 on: February 06, 2011, 10:45:06 AM »
I want the following:

*On Sale
1. Canon EF 70-200 f/2.8 IS USM II
2. TS-E 17mm f/4L Tilt shift (I just wanna see what I can do with a TS :O)

*Wishlist
1.12-24mm f/2.8L (For use with a 1D series body, since there is no 10mm on a 1.6x body equivalent for a 1.3x body, and              I want it to be wider than the 16-35mm f/2.8L, as well as getting a 77mm Diameter instead of an 82.

2.50-500 f/4L (there IS a sigma equivalent though, just prefer the Canon glass)
3.100-400 f/4.5L II (yep, our 100-400 is kinda outdated too)
4.17-40 f/2.8L (come on, cheapest L lens, but the Av is high, could be f/2.8 if they wanted.)
5.12mm f/1.4L (Prime, would love something wider than 14mm with a wider aperture.)

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #11 on: February 06, 2011, 01:23:25 PM »
Primes:

EF 28mm f/1.4 USM EF-S 24mm f/1.4 USM
EF 50mm f/1.4 USM II

Both with non-L-but-solid build quality (think 15-85) and ring-USM.


Zooms:

EF 85-400 f/4-5.6 IS USM
EF 24-70 f/2.8 IS USM
« Last Edit: February 06, 2011, 01:53:44 PM by foobar »

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #12 on: February 06, 2011, 01:53:27 PM »
EF 50mm f/1.0L USM II

DO IT CANON!!

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« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2011, 01:54:20 PM »
EF 50mm f/1.0L USM II

DO IT CANON!!
Worse image quality than the 50mm f/1.2 for a higher price... we've been there before...

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2011, 02:20:28 PM »
EF 50mm f/1.0L USM II

DO IT CANON!!
Worse image quality than the 50mm f/1.2 for a higher price... we've been there before...

Updated version will be better. Don't hate.

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Re: Your lenses wishlist for 2011.
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2011, 02:20:28 PM »