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Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« on: April 19, 2012, 06:34:03 PM »

Looks like the price of 50mm 1.4 has gobe up, very recently. Is it the Mark-III effect?

I rememebr seeign this for low $300's and now I see it is $399/-

Any one found a good deal on this one recetnly?

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Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« on: April 19, 2012, 06:34:03 PM »

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #1 on: April 19, 2012, 07:47:53 PM »
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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #2 on: April 19, 2012, 08:19:15 PM »
I paid $319 for a new one on 1/25/2012 from Calumet.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 USM Lens   $339.00
SHIPPING:                                        $0.00
discount (Winter Sale Promo Coupon):    -$20.00
   
TOTAL:    $319.00

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #3 on: April 19, 2012, 09:04:38 PM »
I paid $275, January 2011. However, the retailers best price is now $357. No surprise, really; Japan has had it pretty rough these last couple years.

EDIT: Just found the receipt: AU$267 (was about US$275-280, at the time).
« Last Edit: April 19, 2012, 09:07:30 PM by swrightgfx »

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #4 on: April 19, 2012, 09:32:37 PM »
There was a rebate recently which expired in March.  I complained my way into getting an additional discount from Amazon and my final price was $317.  But $350 is probably going to be the norm.

I doubt it will be that much less than 325 after the new version comes out (presuming there is something on the horizon).  And my guess is that the new f/1.4 version is going to be around $500 at launch. 

Whenever you do get the lens, get a $5 hood and it will not only protect the exterior element, but it will prevent any shock trauma to the USM motor which can seriously affect auto focus.
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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2012, 09:43:40 PM »
Either way it sounds like a bargain to me!

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #6 on: April 19, 2012, 10:06:13 PM »
I just picked up the EF 1.8 mkI (metal mount, focus ring & distance scale) for 150 USD off of eBay. This old lens is actually pretty rad and a good alternative to the 1.4. I had that lens once, something about it I just didn't like. I'm hoping Canon updates an affordable 50 prime at some point!
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« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2012, 11:57:56 AM »

Thank you and apprecite yoru response.

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2012, 12:18:56 PM »
I highly doubt there's going ot be an update to the 50s anytime soon.
There's nothing in the roadmap or anything leaked and even if there was, it would be at least a year after it's announced so it's safe to say i don't think there's anything in 2012…
In fact, seems like the new primes are all with IS and those are the ONLY 2 primes that are being announced for this year so far..and they cost alot more than the 50 1.4
So to be honest, even if they update the 50 1.4, add an IS in there…bump up the price to maybe $500 and above..is it really worth getting?

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #9 on: April 21, 2012, 03:45:16 AM »
I highly doubt there's going ot be an update to the 50s anytime soon.

There is a patent from Canon for an updated 50mm, and it's really time for this: The 50/1.4 has a horrible micro usm, bad bokeh (in comparison to more expensive zooms or primes) and is soft from f2-1.4. Since the 50/1.2 has the focus shift issue, and the Sigma & Nikon competition is way ahead it's about time for Canon to do something about it.

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #10 on: April 21, 2012, 05:41:29 AM »
I highly doubt there's going ot be an update to the 50s anytime soon.

There is a patent from Canon for an updated 50mm, and it's really time for this: The 50/1.4 has a horrible micro usm, bad bokeh (in comparison to more expensive zooms or primes) and is soft from f2-1.4. Since the 50/1.2 has the focus shift issue, and the Sigma & Nikon competition is way ahead it's about time for Canon to do something about it.

The patent has been there for over 2yrs now..still no news…there were some other patents that have been there for years and only recently have they been "announced" like the 100-400mm 1.4x lens…and STILL we don't see it…so it's a good gues that from the time a patent appears to the time a lens appears, would be many years later…
It will be updated for sure yes…but when? My guess is not anything soon…not in 2012 i believe..maybe in 2013?

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #11 on: April 21, 2012, 05:45:52 AM »
It will be updated for sure yes…but when? My guess is not anything soon…not in 2012 i believe..maybe in 2013?

There is the opinion that Canon after updating their tele primes might now come around to updating their other primes like the 50/1.4 and the 35L. But of course your guess is as good as mine, they might also just keep concentrating on their video stuff and keep the primes' production running as a cash cow - obviously there are enough people around to buy them, so why rock the boat?

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #12 on: April 21, 2012, 03:37:18 PM »
I just want a new 50mm f1.4L USM IS.  If they can put IS on a new 24 and 28mm, why not a new 50mm or 24-70 for that matter.  The IS on the new 70-200mm f2.8 Mk2 is FANTASTIC, I love it.  Please listen to us Canon, we are begging.

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #13 on: April 21, 2012, 04:04:30 PM »
I wouldn't look too much into the price of lenses as an indication of new ones coming. The price of a lens is pretty variable over time. http://www.photoprice.ca/product/00008/Canon-EF-85mm-f1.2L-II-USM-price.html

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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2012, 08:22:43 PM »
I just want a new 50mm f1.4L USM IS.  If they can put IS on a new 24 and 28mm, why not a new 50mm or 24-70 for that matter.  The IS on the new 70-200mm f2.8 Mk2 is FANTASTIC, I love it.  Please listen to us Canon, we are begging.

I don't think anyone really NEEDS IS in a 50mm. If you cant handhold a 50, one of the lightest lenses around, then its not IS that you need, its anti convulsion drugs. Plus, if your shutter speed is so slow you get camera shake at 50mm, then motion blur is going to be a much bigger problem, especially if your getting camera shake at 1.4, and with the high iso of todays cameras... IS doesn't help motion blur.

IS on a telephoto lens, yes, very important. I totally agree with your statement that the IS on the 70-200 is absolutely fantastic. I have the version 1 and I love it, so i can only imagine the 2.

Which begs the question, are the new 24 and 28 IS lenses for video specifically? I don't see them being useful for stills...
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Re: Canon EF 50mm f1.4
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2012, 08:22:43 PM »