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Re: EF-S L Lenses
« Reply #15 on: February 15, 2011, 07:09:16 AM »
Many people are already confused by the difference between EF-S and EF lenses
:D  With full names like EF 70-200 mm f/2.8 L IS II USM, EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, or EF 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM.....how could anything about a lens name be confusing?   

Maybe they should be something like "Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SP Di VC USD"  :)
Ha!  I know.  I wonder if canon knows how much brand loyalty I have just because I don't want to jump into and try to figure out Nikon's naming system.   :P

Getting back to topic at hand, the 1.6x crop factor market is under served.  I actually don't care if the EFS lenses ever get a red ring, but I do want to see things like weather sealing on our general purpose zoom lenses.  I own and shoot a 7D.  So my camera body has weather sealing but my general purpose zoom doesn't?   Then the 70-200 mm lenses are great for full frame bodies as it covers the entire portrait range and short telephoto.  On a 1.6x body, a lot of the portrait range is lost.  So, at least, give us equivalent EF-S lenses to the EF "L"s....even if Canon doesn't give us the red ring.
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Re: EF-S L Lenses
« Reply #16 on: February 15, 2011, 07:40:56 AM »
privatebydesign, not my intent to shoot the messenger, but I feel sad that everyone forgets the poor, orphaned PowerShot Pro1.  Who knows, maybe there'll be a PowerShot Pro2 someday...

So, at least, give us equivalent EF-S lenses to the EF "L"s....even if Canon doesn't give us the red ring.

To me, it does make sense to release weather-sealed lenses designed for the 7D and its successors, and if you take something like the 17-55mm with its L-level optical quality and add weather sealing to it, how could you not call it an L lens?  But maybe the compromise will be an EF 17-50mm f/4L IS?  It would be the right focal length for a general purpose zoom on 1.6x, even if it's only f/4...

I would hope that anyone dropping >$2.5K on a camera body would know better than to try and mount an EF-S lens on it.  After all, before there were EF L-series lenses, there were FD L-series lenses, and the latter certainly won't mount on EOS bodies.

I think the bottom line is that if Canon thinks there's a profit to be made by producing L-series lenses in the EF-S mount, they'll do it.  Keeping the 'purity' of the L lens lineup, making sure an L lens will work on any EOS body, etc., will all be tossed out the window and into the Tamagawa River, if there's a profit to be made...
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Re: EF-S L Lenses
« Reply #17 on: February 15, 2011, 04:13:26 PM »
Many people are already confused by the difference between EF-S and EF lenses
:D  With full names like EF 70-200 mm f/2.8 L IS II USM, EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, or EF 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 DO IS USM.....how could anything about a lens name be confusing?   

Maybe they should be something like "Tamron AF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 SP Di VC USD"  :)
Ha!  I know.  I wonder if canon knows how much brand loyalty I have just because I don't want to jump into and try to figure out Nikon's naming system.   :P

Getting back to topic at hand, the 1.6x crop factor market is under served.  I actually don't care if the EFS lenses ever get a red ring, but I do want to see things like weather sealing on our general purpose zoom lenses.  I own and shoot a 7D.  So my camera body has weather sealing but my general purpose zoom doesn't?   Then the 70-200 mm lenses are great for full frame bodies as it covers the entire portrait range and short telephoto.  On a 1.6x body, a lot of the portrait range is lost.  So, at least, give us equivalent EF-S lenses to the EF "L"s....even if Canon doesn't give us the red ring.

I agree completely. That is one reason I have considered just embracing EF-S is because the focal ranges are designed for cropped bodies. But I want weather sealing and top optical quality too. The current state of things pushes me to go full frame. Which could be the point of Canon making only EF lenses L lenses.
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Re: EF-S L Lenses
« Reply #18 on: February 16, 2011, 05:36:12 PM »
Well a blue ring would look nice.  :D

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Re: EF-S L Lenses
« Reply #19 on: February 16, 2011, 05:49:35 PM »
Well a blue ring would look nice.  :D

At one time, Canon sold screw on colored rings to customize the color of your lens, and blue was one of the colors.

http://vistek.ca/store/CameraLenses/235104/canon-ring-kit-rakdc1-for-g9.aspx

Then, there was the much vaunted Canon 20-400mm f/2.8 zoom which had a blue ring.

http://balkophoto.com/blog/?p=26  ;)

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