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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2012, 09:37:46 AM »
Better bokeh, aspherical element, seven blades for 14-pt. sunstars, better flare control, better CA control, exotic lens coating on at least one element, "L" designation, lighter than Siggy 50/1.4, 58mm filter size, under $700, excellent sharpness across frame from 1.8 and smaller
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #16 on: May 14, 2012, 11:45:52 AM »
It's already pretty good.  I would only add rounded 9-blade for better bokeh and same lens coatings as current-generation L glass.  Add real USM, but please don't add silly IS to jack up the price and size.

+1  Ring USM and no IS.  (IS would simply make the lens larger and heavier -- and more expensive, of course.)

I'd also like a better build.  The 28mm and 85mm f/1.8 lenses feel much more "solid."
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #17 on: May 16, 2012, 11:40:59 AM »
Build quality of the 100/2 and a proper USM with FTM for less than 500 €... at least I would be happy with such a lens.
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #18 on: May 16, 2012, 01:15:03 PM »
Round diaphragm blades.
Ring USM.
That's it.

Above all, for God's sake don't make it an L.

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #19 on: May 17, 2012, 09:59:27 PM »
How about an official announcement in the next 30 days with a July delivery??  Count me in for IS similar to ef-s17-55mm.  Killer sharp like 70-200mm MKII and 17-55.  Weight and size are less important to me as long as it is a must have lens.  The price depends on the quality and IQ.

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #20 on: May 17, 2012, 11:10:00 PM »
My dream 50mm f/14 has a faster aperture...

I guess I don't understand this statement. Aperture is a size, not a speed...

You are "technically" correct in saying  that aperture is a size, not a speed. But colloquially a "larger" aperture lens (or which is colloquially known as "glass") is addressed as a "faster" lens. So "faster" aperture means "larger" aperture. But I am not really clear why "faster" is used. May be because it allows for (relatively) faster shutter speeds at the maximum aperture or may be for some other reason.
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #21 on: May 17, 2012, 11:23:17 PM »
My dream 50mm f/1.4... hmm.

It should have better sharpness wide open, a proper ultrasonic motor and should be able to destroy a small planet around the size of Alderaan. It should be fully operational within 3 months of its announcement.



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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #22 on: May 17, 2012, 11:59:18 PM »
It would be part of the 24 / 50 / 100mm f/1.4 range for the new FF mirrorless camera.
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #23 on: May 18, 2012, 12:45:39 AM »
Build quality. Center sharpness wide open. Hard stop manual focus.

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #24 on: May 18, 2012, 01:24:31 AM »
Sooo.
I would be happy with-

Any modest improvements at a moderately increased price.
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #25 on: May 18, 2012, 01:48:06 AM »
Pancake lens for street shooting - plus of course sufficient IQ, contrast and AF speed plus top bokeh for pro use

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #26 on: May 18, 2012, 05:52:16 AM »
Pancake lens for street shooting - plus of course sufficient IQ, contrast and AF speed plus top bokeh for pro use

There was that 40mm pancake rumor / patent a couple months back. Who knows perhaps you'll actually come close to getting this wish granted  - stranger things have happened.   ???

I would certainly grab one assuming I don't have to sell a kidney to afford it of course. :o
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #27 on: May 18, 2012, 10:26:14 AM »
My dream 50mm f/14 has a faster aperture...

I guess I don't understand this statement. Aperture is a size, not a speed...

You are "technically" correct in saying  that aperture is a size, not a speed. But colloquially a "larger" aperture lens (or which is colloquially known as "glass") is addressed as a "faster" lens. So "faster" aperture means "larger" aperture. But I am not really clear why "faster" is used. May be because it allows for (relatively) faster shutter speeds at the maximum aperture or may be for some other reason.

But if you want to "speed up" the aperture, then you need to make it bigger. My original post was to re-design the 50 f/1.4, not turn it into a 50 f/1.x, where x is <4. I understood what the guy meant...in that context it just didn't make sense. Of course, it could have been a language issue, as I understand that CR attracts readers from all over the globe.
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #28 on: May 18, 2012, 02:06:32 PM »
There was that 40mm pancake rumor / patent a couple months back. Who knows perhaps you'll actually come close to getting this wish granted  - stranger things have happened.   ???
If I had to choose between a 40mm 1:2.8 pancake or the 50mm 1:1.8 II, I would choose the nifty fifty.
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #29 on: May 18, 2012, 02:43:50 PM »
There was that 40mm pancake rumor / patent a couple months back. Who knows perhaps you'll actually come close to getting this wish granted  - stranger things have happened.   ???
If I had to choose between a 40mm 1:2.8 pancake or the 50mm 1:1.8 II, I would choose the nifty fifty.
I sadly seems as though 2.8 is Canon's preference lately though.  How about they beat the .95. Unlikely but possible.  ;D

After thinking about this awhile.  Give me the nifty fifty optics or better with a Retro build, metal, hard stop, accurate infinity, great manual focus and weather sealing - the works.
Most of all I want that silky smooth feeling of craftsmanship ( bordering on being a fetish  :-[ )

Boy o boy I'm feeling a bit flushed!

Price hmm
Well if you can get nifty fifty for around $100 then certainly $600 would be within reason.

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
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