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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #15 on: July 09, 2012, 05:14:19 PM »
I'm going to go with the 200mm f/2.8L II USM prime lens, unless it acquires image stabilization, in which case it would become the 200mm f/2.8L IS USM.

The reason is because it's soft and has very low contrast wide open. Being an L-series prime, it should have better image quality than the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, but it doesn't.
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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #16 on: July 09, 2012, 10:18:43 PM »
I wonder how feasible it is to have IS on fast primes.  Seems like f/2.8 is the max aperture for IS.  Does any company have IS on 35mm SLR lenses that are faster than f/2.8?

Forgotten about the Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS, have we?   ???

.... and it is probably Canon's best lens too ....

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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2012, 01:58:25 AM »
My bet would be 85/1.2L III.

Agree with you.
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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2012, 04:05:25 AM »
My money is on the 16-35 f/2.8  for the III treatment.

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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2012, 12:46:15 PM »
Not answering the question here, but I'd say we'll definitely see the 35 f/1.2L II lens before another Mark III.  I could very well be wrong, but this is just my guess based upon all the current lenses there are.  My perfect lens though would be a 65 or 70mm f/1.4L lens.  :)
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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2012, 12:04:50 PM »
I would love to see the 16-35mm III and a 85mm 1.2 III.

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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2012, 01:20:03 PM »
I'm going to go with the 200mm f/2.8L II USM prime lens, unless it acquires image stabilization, in which case it would become the 200mm f/2.8L IS USM.

The reason is because it's soft and has very low contrast wide open. Being an L-series prime, it should have better image quality than the 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM, but it doesn't.

You must have a bad copy. I admit I've never used one but I can't recall anyone describing that lens as soft.

Anyway, I confidently predict there will never be a 200mm f/2.8 III, nor a 200mm f/2.8 IS.

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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2012, 04:16:02 PM »
Not answering the question here, but I'd say we'll definitely see the 35 f/1.2L II lens before another Mark III.  I could very well be wrong, but this is just my guess based upon all the current lenses there are.  My perfect lens though would be a 65 or 70mm f/1.4L lens.  :)
Oops i cross moginated this with what lens is next topic. The 35mm will def not be getting a III.lol
I do shoot 70mm a lot on the 24-70 so i would have to agree that it is a very nice focal length and at F1.4 it would be amazing!
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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2012, 08:45:31 PM »
Sorry, I meant the 35 f/1.4L II lens would be out before any other of the lenses had a Mark III, not 1.2.  It's hard to have a 1.2 Mark II when there isn't even a Mark I of those yet I suppose? 

And yes, I agree.  When I'm using my 24-105L lens, I find myself shooting at 65-70mm at least 80-90% of the time.  Get me a 65mm f/1.4L  8)
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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #24 on: July 14, 2012, 01:37:25 AM »
I admit I've never used one but I can't recall anyone describing that lens as soft.
See for yourself. The L zoom is sharper than the L prime.
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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #25 on: July 15, 2012, 12:05:49 AM »
I admit I've never used one but I can't recall anyone describing that lens as soft.
See for yourself. The L zoom is sharper than the L prime.

Yes.  The 70-200L II IS lens at 200mm is sharper than the 200mm f/2.8L lens, but not the 200mm f/2L lens. 
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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #26 on: August 03, 2012, 02:07:16 PM »
And yes, I agree.  When I'm using my 24-105L lens, I find myself shooting at 65-70mm at least 80-90% of the time.  Get me a 65mm f/1.4L  8)

That or mount the 50L on APS-H, you get 65 f1.6 equivalent, the closest you can get right now.
Yes, a great combo!
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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2012, 05:27:32 PM »
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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2012, 07:52:42 PM »
If the current rumor holds true the 35LII it is! :D
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Re: Which L lens will be the first mark III?
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2012, 07:52:42 PM »