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A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« on: July 07, 2012, 09:09:49 AM »
A new 50?
A purported replacement to the EF 50 f/1.4 was mentioned today in the form of an EF 50 f/1.8 IS. The lens would be smaller than the current 50 f/1.4. There is no imminent announcement of such a lens, but Canon is working to replace the 50 f/1.4 sometime in the next year. The current 50 f/1.8 would remain in the lineup.

CR’s Take
There’s no doubt in my mind Canon is working on a couple of new 50mm lenses. With IS added to the new 24 & 28mm primes, IS in a 50 shouldn’t surprise anyone. It would be a welcomed lens if they can make it small enough to work well on a mirrorless platform.

Take this one with a grain of salt….

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A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« on: July 07, 2012, 09:09:49 AM »

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2012, 09:14:08 AM »
STM maybe?

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2012, 09:24:13 AM »
STM maybe?

More likely it'll be real usm instead of the micro "usm" on the current 50/1.4. And if they sacrifice a little light for IS, the lens is sharp even wide open at double the price, this would sound like Canon.

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2012, 09:30:52 AM »
Lame, don't need IS on a 50mm prime. Rather have the extra speed.

Canons going to want 700$ for it too, I just know it.

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2012, 09:36:46 AM »
Since when does replacing a fast aperture prime with a slower aperture prime count as a replacement?  An f/1.4 aperture gathers nearly 40% more light than an f/1.8 aperture, and produces noticeably stronger bokeh.  One doesn't need IS with such a large aperture.  Definitely going to take a grain of salt with this rumor!

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2012, 09:37:52 AM »
Lame, don't need IS on a 50mm prime.
Your comment is even lamer.

There is no such thing as "no need for IS". ALL lenses and all FL's can benefit from IS.


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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 09:50:50 AM »
Lame, don't need IS on a 50mm prime.
Your comment is even lamer.

There is no such thing as "no need for IS". ALL lenses and all FL's can benefit from IS.

Your must have more dollars than sense because IS makes things more expensive. Especially wide aperture lenses.

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2012, 09:50:50 AM »

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: July 07, 2012, 09:51:25 AM »
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There’s no doubt in my mind Canon is working on a couple of new 50mm lenses.

This is good news since none of the present lenses are worthy of my money.

-50 1.8 = a toy lens, too few aperture blades
-50 1.4 = more expensive toy lens, prone to breaking (also had one and didn't like it)
-50 1.2 = expensive and with problems like focus shift
-Sigma 50 1.4 = could be good if by some miracle one could find a decent specimen

If I'm not missing anything, these are the autofocusing lenses for Canon at the moment. So after that short listing I welcome new additions to the lineup (and IS of course, it's a life-saver for me).

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2012, 09:54:41 AM »
Lame, don't need IS on a 50mm prime.
Your comment is even lamer.

There is no such thing as "no need for IS". ALL lenses and all FL's can benefit from IS.

Your must have more dollars than sense because IS makes things more expensive. Especially wide aperture lenses.

Agreed - shooting handheld under 1/60 is going to attract motion blur. If the subject it stationary then use something to support it.

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2012, 09:55:29 AM »
Lame, don't need IS on a 50mm prime.
Your comment is even lamer.

There is no such thing as "no need for IS". ALL lenses and all FL's can benefit from IS.

Your must have more dollars than sense because IS makes things more expensive. Especially wide aperture lenses.

I'll gladly pay more for IS and what does the wide aperture have to do with it? Do you think a wide-aperture lens is only for wide aperture shooting? I for one shoot pretty much always static subjects, so IS gives me the ability to stop down for DOF or shoot in low light, so yeah, I think IS is great.

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2012, 09:59:02 AM »
Lame, don't need IS on a 50mm prime.
Your comment is even lamer.

There is no such thing as "no need for IS". ALL lenses and all FL's can benefit from IS.

Your must have more dollars than sense because IS makes things more expensive. Especially wide aperture lenses.

I'll gladly pay more for IS and what does the wide aperture have to do with it? Do you think a wide-aperture lens is only for wide aperture shooting? I for one shoot pretty much always static subjects, so IS gives me the ability to stop down for DOF or shoot in low light, so yeah, I think IS is great.

Static = iso100 + tripod

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: July 07, 2012, 10:03:15 AM »
Lame, don't need IS on a 50mm prime.
Your comment is even lamer.

There is no such thing as "no need for IS". ALL lenses and all FL's can benefit from IS.

Your must have more dollars than sense because IS makes things more expensive. Especially wide aperture lenses.

I'll gladly pay more for IS and what does the wide aperture have to do with it? Do you think a wide-aperture lens is only for wide aperture shooting? I for one shoot pretty much always static subjects, so IS gives me the ability to stop down for DOF or shoot in low light, so yeah, I think IS is great.

Static = iso100 + tripod

Yeah, ideally it is, but depending on the situation I don't necessarily even have my tripod with me, so IS gives me a way to deal with those situations. And also when I'm hiking and not primarily photographing it's a great advantage.

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2012, 10:08:32 AM »
Not another "IS" vs "I don't need no freakin IS" war, puhlease.

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: July 07, 2012, 10:08:32 AM »

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2012, 10:12:18 AM »
Not another "IS" vs "I don't need no freakin IS" war, puhlease.

I agree and this isn't the first time briansquibb and I have bumped heads over this matter, so I'll leave and going to get some shuteye.

But regarding the matter I think it's great that there are even rumors of Canon re-working the 50mm lineup, with IS or not.

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2012, 10:15:27 AM »
Not another "IS" vs "I don't need no freakin IS" war, puhlease.

I agree and this isn't the first time briansquibb and I have bumped heads over this matter, so I'll leave and going to get some shuteye.

But regarding the matter I think it's great that there are even rumors of Canon re-working the 50mm lineup, with IS or not.

We aren't bumping heads - we just have different opinions on the matter  8) 8) 8)

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Re: A New EF 50 f/1.8 IS? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2012, 10:15:27 AM »