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New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:07:37 AM »
A new 50mm lens on the horizon?
Over the last few days I have received a lot of hints that a new EF 50mm lens is coming down the pipeline. There are even reports of people shooting with the new lens and that it may have appeared on an updated Canon price list (I would love to see the price list). The retail price is said to be $849 on an “EF 50 f/1.4 II”.

We recently reported that an IS version of the focal length exists in prototype form. It’s pretty normal to have multiple versions of a lens.

There’s always a risk with price lists and typos, and we have seen a lens appear on a price list before it was announced. The announcement came 6 months later, so this may not be an imminent thing. The good news is that there is a lot of chatter about the focal length going around.

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New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« on: July 17, 2012, 08:07:37 AM »

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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2012, 08:10:56 AM »
Ouch !  at that price, surely IS would be included ?
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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: July 17, 2012, 08:27:13 AM »
Looking back at the last few updates I don't think so. Canon used the last updates to raise prices, as seen on the 5D3 and 24-70.
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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: July 17, 2012, 08:30:22 AM »
The price is a real turn off…
I really hope it's nothing like that…BUT looking at the new 24 and 28 IS prices..i'm sure this would be similar or more…

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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: July 17, 2012, 08:36:31 AM »
$849 for a 50/1.4 II? No IS?

Just how stupid does Canon think we are?

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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: July 17, 2012, 08:36:46 AM »
I just bought the EF 50 1.4 at US$369.
I am normally reluctant to buy older equipment, but for my needs this lens is fine.
I may upgrade if a replacement comes out and if I find I am using the 50 a lot, but why wait.
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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: July 17, 2012, 08:41:05 AM »
For $849, I'd expect a 50 f/1.4 to either have Zeiss class build & IQ, or the abilities to make coffee and <self censored>

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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: July 17, 2012, 08:46:52 AM »
First Post on the forums.  Lots of Nice people here!  Glad to be among you all.  The 50mm 1.4 is selling at $369 currently, I'm amazed at the $849.  Just seems a bit unreasonable.  In my line of work we tend to reduce cost of production over time.  To increase the gap of profit to cost.  But the consumer pays the same or even less in some cases.   I just feel a little used with these new prices.  Just me though.  2.3 times the price of the current lens  :o


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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: July 17, 2012, 08:48:11 AM »
I would expect any Canon prime over $700 to be either an L lens or to have IS, however, in the case of Canon's 50mm lenses I wish they would take a hint from Nikon. If Nikon can release a good 50 1.8 for just over $200 and a good 50 1.4 for $400-$500 I would expect Canon could do the same (and in this case I wish they would).
« Last Edit: July 17, 2012, 08:53:39 AM by dshipley »
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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: July 17, 2012, 08:49:57 AM »
Canon will make a fortune if they do this right but they've been doing alot of stuff wrong lately.

Until then, the 50L is my choice 50mm.

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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: July 17, 2012, 08:53:22 AM »
All of Canons 50mm lenses lack something, maybe except for the 1.2L (which is in turn quite expensive).
The 1.4 is built way under par, and the dramatic difference between image center and corners makes it
easy to hate it. The 1.8 is an insult in its build quality, and the optically well performing 2.5 compact macro
is in desperate need of a better drive.

So yes, there is a lot of need for a new 50mm.

I still have a 1.8/50mm MkI, and I have the 2.5/50 compact macro.
The 1.8 is good enough for low light, and the 2.5 is good for general work.
Both are way from perfect.


1.8/50 with the mechanical build quality of the 1.2L at a price point of 350 USD or below would be a no-brainer.

Let's see what canon comes up with.

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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: July 17, 2012, 08:55:32 AM »
All of Canons 50mm lenses lack something, maybe except for the 1.2L (which is in turn quite expensive).
The 1.4 is built way under par, and the dramatic difference between image center and corners makes it
easy to hate it. The 1.8 is an insult in its build quality, and the optically well performing 2.5 compact macro
is in desperate need of a better drive.

So yes, there is a lot of need for a new 50mm.

I still have a 1.8/50mm MkI, and I have the 2.5/50 compact macro.
The 1.8 is good enough for low light, and the 2.5 is good for general work.
Both are way from perfect.


1.8/50 with the mechanical build quality of the 1.2L at a price point of 350 USD or below would be a no-brainer.

Let's see what canon comes up with.

For the cost of the 1.2L it should be outstanding without any issues, but it isn't as there is a widespread issue of focus shifting and other focus issues.

I would love to see Canon release a decent 50 1.8 (~$250) and 50 1.4 (~$450) with good build quality and ring USM. Hopefully they'll come up with something along those lines.
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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: July 17, 2012, 08:59:00 AM »
Quote
Over the last few days I have received a lot of hints that a new EF 50mm lens is coming down the pipeline.

I forgot to mention, this probably means we should expect to see it show up in stores in around 2015.

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« Reply #13 on: July 17, 2012, 09:11:55 AM »
All of Canons 50mm lenses lack something, maybe except for the 1.2L...

And that is why I don't own one.  However If I had my FF, I'd likely cough up the bucks for the L.   So Canon, please bring on the new 50s. 

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Re: New Canon 50mm Coming? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: July 17, 2012, 09:17:58 AM »
For $849, I'd expect a 50 f/1.4 to either have Zeiss class build & IQ, or the abilities to make coffee and <self censored>

LOL!  AF is extra.

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