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Daniel Flather

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #45 on: May 22, 2012, 04:47:07 PM »
It's called the ef 50/1.2L

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #46 on: May 22, 2012, 04:47:33 PM »
Also, who'd want a 50mm f14?

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #47 on: May 22, 2012, 10:03:07 PM »
Also, who'd want a 50mm f14?

Lol should be cheap, not a lot of glass. ;)
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #48 on: May 22, 2012, 10:23:08 PM »
as i recall F14s came out with 20mm  vulcan Cannons...

oh wait different F14
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #49 on: May 22, 2012, 11:17:23 PM »
Also, who'd want a 50mm f14?

Lol should be cheap, not a lot of glass. ;)

It's actually going to be internal into the new mirrorless.

It'll make up for digital viewfinders slurping keynoter by being very small ;)
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/14
« Reply #50 on: May 23, 2012, 06:32:33 PM »
Also, who'd want a 50mm f14?

Ha, yeah I know, I need to fix the original post.
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2012, 05:00:19 PM »
I'd like macro functionality, not so much because I want to actually shoot macro, but so I can get closer to subjects.

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #51 on: May 24, 2012, 05:00:19 PM »

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #52 on: June 08, 2012, 01:38:40 PM »
  • Non-extending barrel.
  • Ring USM
  • Tighter, smoother focus ring.
  • At least the same build quality as the new 24mm and 28mm IS lenses. They look a bit more solid than the current 50mm 1.4. Everyone wants a metal tank with weather sealing, but I think they're asking for too much.
  • Maybe improve the optics, but the current is fine the way it is for the most part. I really have no major IQ complaints, but anything is welcome.
  • Keep it below $500. Preferably not more than $400. I'd pass on L-level stuff if they just do a direct replacement and keep the price the same.
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #53 on: June 09, 2012, 04:27:16 AM »
I can dream big but ultimately -

Some/any nice modest improvements at a modest price = a fairly good value

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #54 on: June 09, 2012, 05:44:06 AM »
Take the Zeiss Planar f/2 Macro, add USM and you have the perfect 50mm :)

Actually, however, if you put USM on the Planar f/1.4 the result would still be quite impressive. Would be an absolute best-seller.

Both of them are on the expensive side, though not really as much as the Canon L counterpart.

Another amazing best-seller would be the Sigma, if they could resolve a bit of the field curvature issue that spoils the game quite a bit in terms of edge sharpness. It's already a quite good lens though, on a APS-C I would prefer it everyday to the Canon.

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #55 on: June 09, 2012, 11:50:56 PM »
Current 50 1.4, replace the rear element with an APSH to correct SA and give it a ring type USM. That's it, don't have much more expectation to Canon.

I was using a 5D Mark III and the 50 f/1.4 for most of the day today, shooting fairly large DOF shots at f/11 and my gosh that lens is phenomenal.  Upgrade the focusing mechanism and you've got a very, very fine lens. 
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #56 on: June 10, 2012, 03:40:08 AM »
Current 50 1.4, replace the rear element with an APSH to correct SA and give it a ring type USM. That's it, don't have much more expectation to Canon.

I was using a 5D Mark III and the 50 f/1.4 for most of the day today, shooting fairly large DOF shots at f/11 and my gosh that lens is phenomenal.  Upgrade the focusing mechanism and you've got a very, very fine lens.

I like it too - I use it stopped down for street photos

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2012, 12:10:50 AM »
Current 50 1.4, replace the rear element with an APSH to correct SA and give it a ring type USM. That's it, don't have much more expectation to Canon.

I was using a 5D Mark III and the 50 f/1.4 for most of the day today, shooting fairly large DOF shots at f/11 and my gosh that lens is phenomenal.  Upgrade the focusing mechanism and you've got a very, very fine lens.

I like it too - I use it stopped down for street photos

its also a great studio lens f11 is super sharp on it
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Re: Your dream 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #57 on: June 11, 2012, 12:10:50 AM »

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #58 on: June 14, 2012, 04:49:26 PM »
I too have been shooting a bit lately with my 50 1.4 and my new Mark III and have noticed it tends to focus hunt when lighting is not optimal.  So ideally I would like sharper center at 1.4 and faster and improved (low-light) AF.

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #59 on: June 14, 2012, 05:07:16 PM »
Its pretty heavy, and made a couple years back. It has a fabulous Red ring on it, and can be made to F/1.4 if you'd like.

Any idea what it is?

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Re: Your dream 50mm f/1.4
« Reply #59 on: June 14, 2012, 05:07:16 PM »