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Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« on: April 16, 2011, 08:02:24 PM »

New Primes

The supertelephotos are done for the moment from Canon. The last 12 months or so have been dedicated to updating and releasing new long lenses.


First words today that a 35 f/1.4L II is in the wild and being tested and critiqued by a select few photographers.


This is one of the oldest lenses that’s been talked about for a replacement. It seems it may be a reality in the not so distant future.


There was no timetable given for release.


I will say this source has been right in the past about test lenses. The first mentions of the new supertelephotos came from this person.


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Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« on: April 16, 2011, 08:02:24 PM »

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« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2011, 08:16:32 PM »
35/1.4L I is already a great lens. Can't wait to see the improvement.

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« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2011, 08:20:59 PM »
This is definitely a lens I want...  I got the current 35L at the beginning of the year, and it's a wonderful lens.  But as I've posted previoulsy, every L-series prime lens at 100mm or shorter except the 35L has either been replaced or newly released in the past 4-5 years.  The 35L is certainly due for an update.
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« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2011, 09:04:21 PM »
Damn it, I wanted to buy it this summer, but now I'll have to wait for the announcement and the delays - _ - I hate being well informed.

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« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2011, 09:35:29 PM »
Funny I was just looking at this Lens too :-) very cool!

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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2011, 10:13:02 PM »
@LFG530

I think you should purchase a used 35L now. If the new version is announced, with the current delay as we haven't really seen the 8-15mm, it is likely that the soonest we would see the 35L II is next year.

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Re: Canon EF 35 f/1.4L II [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011, 11:00:33 PM »
The supertelephotos are done for the moment from Canon.

How about a new 100-400L? Many people are waiting for it.

The subject of the post is "New Primes," which means he's not talking about zooms.  That being said, the announced prototype (it's still in development) EF 200-400mm f/4L w/built-in 1.4x TC might be the replacement for the 100-400L.

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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2011, 11:00:33 PM »

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« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2011, 11:54:36 PM »
The current 35L is a fine lens. I would rather have a 24-70 2.8 IS lens though to cover this range and shoot with the 24 1.4 for prime. I shoot the 35 because it's fast and bright. I think my style is better served by a 24, 50 couple of primes though.

I'm probably in the minority here, but a new 35 1.4 prime wouldn't interest me all that much. The current one works fine. An aperture improvement to 1.2 could sway me, but given the new lens will surely bounce in price, say to 1799, and I paid 1075 for my v.1, I'm not expecting it to be a good enough value proposition for me.


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« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2011, 11:57:16 PM »
Neuro, what would you improve? I'd make it sharper at f2 and below, improve CA, and flare. Also mine miss focuses about 1 in 3 shots on my 5D2.

This is definitely a lens I want...  I got the current 35L at the beginning of the year, and it's a wonderful lens.  But as I've posted previoulsy, every L-series prime lens at 100mm or shorter except the 35L has either been replaced or newly released in the past 4-5 years.  The 35L is certainly due for an update.

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« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2011, 12:09:11 AM »
At this point the 35mm f/1.4G Nikkor performs better than the 35mm L in the corners at faster apertures. The 35, f/1.4 G is also much much newer and the 35mm L is still competitive against it. I would love to see how well an updated version does. This will determine which full frame I will get.

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« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2011, 12:43:10 AM »
Make it a 35mm 1.2 and we got something!

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« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2011, 01:27:23 AM »
Make it a 35mm 1.2 and we got something!

Unless it gets better image quality no.

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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2011, 01:32:06 AM »
I have a question for you guys: why isn't there fast (around 1.4) primes with IS ?

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« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2011, 01:32:06 AM »

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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2011, 02:54:20 AM »
I have a question for you guys: why isn't there fast (around 1.4) primes with IS ?

Because prime lenses at 85mm or less don't require IS.  The lenses are very short and can be easily handheld without the need for IS. 
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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2011, 03:00:55 AM »
I have a question for you guys: why isn't there fast (around 1.4) primes with IS ?

Because it isn't particularly needed. IS only reduces the effects of handshake in the photographer - handshake is only apparent below 1/35th of a second in this focal length. 1/35th second is already pretty slow combined with a wide aperture letting in lots of light and won't be used that regularly by the majority of photographers. ISO handling is getting increasingly good, that it is a better option than having a super slow shutter speed and likely getting subject movement in your photograph. IS adds alot of costs to an already very expensive lens.

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« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2011, 03:00:55 AM »