September 02, 2014, 03:59:46 PM

Author Topic: Will Sigma 50/1.4 Art push Canon to release a 50/1.2L II?  (Read 2258 times)

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Re: Will Sigma 50/1.4 Art push Canon to release a 50/1.2L II?
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2014, 07:47:34 PM »
Sigma's 50/1.4 A won't 'force' Canon to do anything.

Correct. I'm pretty sure that lens design and manufacture is something that is planned out many years in advance.

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They'll likely come out with a 50/2 IS delivering very good IQ, priced around $800, and that lens will probably outsell the Sigma. The Canon 50/1.4 will likely continue to outsell the Sigma, and the 50/1.8 II will far outsell both.  Cheaper sells.

So long as Canon continue to make the cheaper models, yes...

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If Canon updates the 50/1.2, which is probably a long way off, it'll remain f/1.2.

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Re: Will Sigma 50/1.4 Art push Canon to release a 50/1.2L II?
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2014, 07:47:34 PM »