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A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« on: April 27, 2011, 09:33:27 AM »
I received a roadmap of sorts recently. The information went on to describe what’s going on with a few of the new lenses supposedly coming from Canon, as well as some camera body information.

135 f/2L II There is a replacement in development, and a prototype exists. However, it is not slated for release for a year or two. The current 135L sells well, and is very high performance.

35 f/1.4L II The prototype exists and is slated for a 2011 announcement.

24-70 f/2.8L II Apparently 5 versions of this lens exist. A few even have IS. It is slated for a 2011 announcement. The patent we’ve seen says no IS.

300 f/4L IS II Expect this lens to arrive sometime in 2011 or early 2012. If what is mentioned next is true, then f/4 lenses may become more in demand as photographers aim to carry a lighter camera bag.

APS-H & ISO The 1.3 crop will be going away. All cameras going forward will be APS-C and full frame. The ISO performance of upcoming cameras from Canon will be industry leading. This is in part because of sensor technology advancements as well as DIGIC V.

CR’s Take All of this is pretty plausible. I do expect Canon to have a couple of surprises up their sleeves. We’ve seen that recently with the zoom fisheye and the 200-400 with the 1.4 teleconverter built in.

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A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
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Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011, 09:42:59 AM »
300 f/4L IS II Expect this lens to arrive sometime in 2011 or early 2012. If what is mentioned next is true, then f/4 lenses may become more in demand as photographers aim to carry a lighter camera bag.

Or, aim to carry a heavier wallet after buying a new lens...

Personally, instead of a refreshed 300/4 IS, I'd vastly prefer a 400mm f/5.6L with IS for under $2K, or better yet a 500mm f/5.6L IS for $2.5K. 
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Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
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The 1.3 crop will be going away. All cameras going forward will be APS-C and full frame. The ISO performance of upcoming cameras from Canon will be industry leading. This is in part because of sensor technology advancements as well as DIGIC V.</p>
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Well I do hope that the ISO improves as well with the increase in MP that we are no doubt going to be seeing.  Usually they release cameras with bigger MP that matches or slightly edges the prior model, however this is barely "industry leading".  I will welcome this industry leading technology as long as it doesn't smudge details like the 5D MII and looks natural if and when it does, like the 7D.  Nothing quite ruins high ISO shots with heavy unnatural digital noise.   
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Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2011, 10:21:25 AM »
This is why I check CR every day. You never know when you'll get a little morsel to chew on.

Surprised to hear about a new 135/2. I assume they're thinking of adding IS? I can't see any way to improve this gem. My absolute favorite lens.
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Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: April 27, 2011, 10:46:30 AM »
The ISO performance of upcoming cameras from Canon will be industry leading.

This is the part that makes me tingle.

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Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: April 27, 2011, 11:02:50 AM »

Surprised to hear about a new 135/2. I assume they're thinking of adding IS? I can't see any way to improve this gem. My absolute favorite lens.

The biggest improvement will be to Canon's profit. Call it a 135 L II and add 50% to the price.

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2011, 11:05:39 AM »
I'm looking forward to these releases to buy the 'older' and therefore cheaper versions.

Gotta love a bargain

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2011, 11:05:39 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: April 27, 2011, 11:24:17 AM »

I'm looking forward to these releases to buy the 'older' and therefore cheaper versions.

Gotta love a bargain

Well give it a year or two. Because at first, as others have indicated, we are likely to see 50%-80% price spikes on the new models. Which will, if anything, put upward pressure on used ver 1s.

300 f/4L IS II Expect this lens to arrive sometime in 2011 or early 2012. If what is mentioned next is true, then f/4 lenses may become more in demand as photographers aim to carry a lighter camera bag.

Or, aim to carry a heavier wallet after buying a new lens...

Personally, instead of a refreshed 300/4 IS, I'd vastly prefer a 400mm f/5.6L with IS for under $2K, or better yet a 500mm f/5.6L IS for $2.5K.

Couldn't agree more. Light and less fast is fine for telephoto shooting. IS is eminently useful.

The ISO performance of upcoming cameras from Canon will be industry leading.

This is the part that makes me tingle.

I would be tingling more if I heard that Canon was focusing on dynamic range in addition to high iso performance. 

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Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: April 27, 2011, 11:27:05 AM »
Or, aim to carry a heavier wallet after buying a new lens...

Personally, instead of a refreshed 300/4 IS, I'd vastly prefer a 400mm f/5.6L with IS for under $2K, or better yet a 500mm f/5.6L IS for $2.5K.

I think you mis-spoke, my wallet gets a lot lighter after buying a new lens :)

The lenses you mentioned would be great, except that the minimum focus distance for the 400 and 500 could be shorter as well.  Since that tends to make a lens longer, the shorter mfd won't happen.  MFD on the existing 300mm f/4 is fantastic.

IS does help, but in the case of my 35mm L and 135mm L, I have not really needed it, I tend to need high shutter speeds for the 135mmL due to subject motion in any event.

Certainly, many users do want it and can benefit from it on shorter focal lengths.  My 100mm L is a pleasure to use hand held for closeups at only a few inches from the subject.  I tended to get a lot of moton blurred photos with the old 100mm USM.  Part of it was due to the slow focus, I often found myself closing the shutter after 2-3 seconds, only to find that the lens still had not found focus. (AI-Servo)

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Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: April 27, 2011, 11:34:44 AM »
Or, aim to carry a heavier wallet after buying a new lens...

I think you mis-spoke, my wallet gets a lot lighter after buying a new lens :)

Mine too, but my point was it would be a lot heavier after buying an f/4 lens than if you'd bought the equivalent focal length in an f/2.8 - I rather suspect the popularity of f/4 lenses is less due to their lighter weight and more due to the lighter impact they have on wallets.
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Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: April 27, 2011, 12:59:12 PM »
I wish Canon would update the 50 f 1.4. 

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« Reply #11 on: April 27, 2011, 01:25:29 PM »
I wish Canon would update the 50 f 1.4.

I Wish canon would launch ef-s 15 f2.8 compact...

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Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: April 27, 2011, 01:38:18 PM »
I have $ allocated if they release a 24-70 II IS!
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« Reply #13 on: April 27, 2011, 01:44:58 PM »
I wish Canon would update the 50 f 1.4.

I Wish canon would launch ef-s 15 f2.8 compact...

And a 50mm 1.2L II while we're at it.

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Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2011, 01:49:41 PM »
Personally, instead of a refreshed 300/4 IS, I'd vastly prefer a 400mm f/5.6L with IS for under $2K, or better yet a 500mm f/5.6L IS for $2.5K.

Lets assume the 300/4IS II performs as close to flawless as it gets - even with a TC1,4III. ;)

A 500/5,6 or 600/5,6 may get me more interested, depending on the price and performance of the 200-400/4-600/5,6...

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Re: A Random Roadmap: Lenses & Bodies [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: April 27, 2011, 01:49:41 PM »