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Re: Canon EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2012, 03:06:10 PM »
Every one of the EF-s zooms should start at 15mm, not 18mm.  Heck even their P&S cameras start at 24mm-equivalent now, including the SX50 with it's 50x zoom lens.

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« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2012, 03:33:48 PM »
Very interested to see this.

Last year I searched and searched for the 28-300 and found a good version and used it twice in 12 months.... i travel a lot and as a PJ lens it was just too damn heavy and obvious.... I'm currently away working in sicily and i have the 24-105 and 70-200IS on my mk3s, but would settle for slightly lower quality optics in exchange for one camera body and a decent range.

I actually almost kept my 7D and bought the 18-200 until i saw reviews for it.

I'm looking forward to seeing this... the 24, 28 primes, and the 400+ lenses that have been announced recently don't really do  anything for me, but this actually is really interesting.


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Re: Canon EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2012, 04:03:54 PM »
You know with the C100 supposedly having support for video auto focusing with STM lens this could be a very versatile reporterage lens when paired with that camera.   It would be light, large range, image stabilization, only needs to resolve 1080p, continuous auto focus that might actually work since it's not very fast.  Not a terrible idea if they are looking at making one.

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2012, 04:04:39 PM »
Is it in Canon's interest of producing a cheap long zoom for EF-S, something like 55-250, but longer.
Like Sigma's 50-500, or 150-500 (which i want, but is a bit too expensive)
Do you see it ever happening?
The reality of making a useable lens that goes to 400, 500, etc is that you need a decent amount of glass. Even if you make it for the APS-C image circle, it'd still probably have to have a 77mm front filter. And all Canon lenses that size end up with a price tag of $500+. So, if they did it, it'd be in the price range of the 17-55 and 10-22.

They obviously do make a few niche EF-S lenses, but, I guess the question is if they see the market for someone pairing their T4i with a super-telephoto, or if they assume that crowd will just buy the L lenses instead

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #19 on: October 02, 2012, 04:08:05 PM »
You know with the C100 supposedly having support for video auto focusing with STM lens this could be a very versatile reporterage lens when paired with that camera.   It would be light, large range, image stabilization, only needs to resolve 1080p, continuous auto focus that might actually work since it's not very fast.  Not a terrible idea if they are looking at making one.
That thought makes me cringe a little. Putting a $500 lens on a $8,000 camera, when for that same price you could buy some really nice video cameras with better features.

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2012, 04:40:54 PM »
I have a Canon 28-135mm and really love it.  Image quality is really good, but just doesn't have enough reach.  Give it 160mm or 180mm with just a nudge better optics, same size and under $800..  I don't even need IS at that range...  I'd buy that...
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Re: Canon EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2012, 04:42:03 PM »
"I have one of these 18–200mm lenses and, honestly, I love mine dearly. Now, you will see some photographers in forums online saying that these lenses are basically beneath them, because they’re not as sharp as they could be, or they’re not as rugged as the more expensive lenses, etc. Don’t let that throw you. I don’t know a single photographer that actually has one of these that doesn’t love it, mostly because when it’s on your camera, you’re never going to say, “Oh, I missed that shot because I didn’t have the right lens,” because it does it all in one lens. As for quality, I have a 30x40" print of a photo I took with that lens while on vacation, framed, and hanging in my home. Everybody loves it, and it looks perfectly sharp and crisp all the way through."
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I have used the ef-s 18-200 at a few trips, and just took a look at the exif statistics from them. I have many shots at the wider angles, a bit fewer at the medium lengths, and almost always a peak a 200mm. So, if up to 300mm would be possible without sacrificing much of today's performance, then I'm interested. I have made 12"x12" photo books made entirely of 18-200 pictures, and are very happy with them.

If I during travel are dealing with bags with clothes, shopping bags, kids, snack, tickets, and are jumping on and off ferries and buses, I sure appreciate not having to carry and change lenses.

I may more often use higher grade lenses, but wouldn't hesitate to recommend the ef-s 18-200 for general traveling and to beginners.

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #22 on: October 03, 2012, 04:36:40 AM »
Every one of the EF-s zooms should start at 15mm, not 18mm.  Heck even their P&S cameras start at 24mm-equivalent now, including the SX50 with it's 50x zoom lens.

Don't be ridiculous, like a lens design for a 1/2.3" (6.17 x 4.55 mm) sensor can be compared to one that has to cover an APS-C sized (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sensor.  By your logic, all EF-S lenses should go to at least 600mm equivalent on the long end too?

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Re: Canon EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #23 on: October 03, 2012, 03:38:41 PM »
I have the 18-200 lens. If you are taking pictures that will end up on facebook then it is wonderful. If you are going to zoom in to a 1-1 crop, you will really notice the flaws of the lens. Compared to a prime lens it has poor contrast and poor sharpness.... if you do not keep the lens level then the zoom will creep out.....

This is not a lens for high quality super-sharp pictures, it is a compromise lens. It allows lots of zoom range at the expense of quality.... something to expect from all super-zoom lenses, and I would expect the same out of an 18-300 lens. You are going from 11 times zoom (18-200) to 16 1/2 times zoom (18-300), this is a harder range to cover and one would expect that the same quality of lens will have worse image quality at the increased zoom range.

Will it sell? Of course so. If you can only bring along one lens with you then it is a great choice, but don't expect the same quality as out of a fixed prime or a narrow zoom range prime.
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Re: Canon EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM on the Way? [CR1]
« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2012, 10:10:11 PM »
Both could possibly be available in the 3rd or 4th quarter of 2013.
3rd or 4th quarter of 2013?  :'(

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« Reply #24 on: October 03, 2012, 10:10:11 PM »