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New 50mm f/1.2 L ?
« on: July 31, 2012, 08:09:20 AM »
I was going through my mail in Gmail, when I noticed an advert from Canon (attached a cropped screengrab below), it reads:

"Canon EF Lenses Range - www.canon.co.uk/ - Expand your Creativity with our new EF 50mm f/1.2L USM lens."

The link goes to: http://www.canon.co.uk/EFLenses/?WT.mc_id=147EFLens982Goo_010312&WT.srch=1

It intimates that there is a "new" version of this lens, but this could be a typo or some sort of mistake -- or there is a new 50mm f/1.2 on the way...

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New 50mm f/1.2 L ?
« on: July 31, 2012, 08:09:20 AM »

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Re: New 50mm f/1.2 L ?
« Reply #1 on: July 31, 2012, 08:30:26 AM »
The EF 50mm f/1.2L was released in 2007, which is fairly new by Canon's standards, so it's unlikely a "Mark II" is imminent.
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Re: New 50mm f/1.2 L ?
« Reply #2 on: July 31, 2012, 09:44:58 AM »
Not any time soon.

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Re: New 50mm f/1.2 L ?
« Reply #3 on: July 31, 2012, 12:52:18 PM »
Perhaps so many of these have been returned for AF problems that retailers are complaining loud enough to Canon.  Would be the only reason I can think of for a shortened life cycle.
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Re: New 50mm f/1.2 L ?
« Reply #4 on: July 31, 2012, 01:12:29 PM »
Nowhere did I see mention of a mark II.  Canon still calls 10 year old lenses "New".

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Re: New 50mm f/1.2 L ?
« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2012, 07:09:43 AM »
No new 50mm f/1.2L, though there is a 50mm T1.3L cinema lens on the way!
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Re: New 50mm f/1.2 L ?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 01:08:16 PM »
It will always be the new one until a newer one comes out.  Then canon will just call it the almost new one.
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Re: New 50mm f/1.2 L ?
« Reply #6 on: August 01, 2012, 01:08:16 PM »