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Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2011, 01:25:35 PM »
Given that the 1.8 & 1.4 are from the pre-digital 90's, how about making the 1.4 into the base EF lens, adding the IS and improving the overall quality, selling that at double the price, but then making the 1.8 into a pure EF-S lens, knock it down to 31mm to suit the 90% of Canon bodies users (1.6x crop), add IS, add wider focus ring, add FTM and sell it for about 2-2.5x the current price.  Bingo !  The beginnings of a EF-S range of primes.
Excellent idea. Hope that Canon is listening.

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Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« Reply #60 on: June 07, 2011, 01:25:35 PM »

Cherryd

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Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« Reply #61 on: July 19, 2011, 10:00:58 PM »
Ive just bought a 50mm 1.4 so I expect an announcement of a new version rather soon knowing my luck lol

Yes, and consider that every lens has a new announcement detector that gives you 60 days to get the new model before it stops working ---   :)
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Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« Reply #62 on: July 23, 2011, 07:02:58 PM »
I am starting to be dismally bored with my 50mm 1.8 Mk II on 5D. Do you think it's a scatterbrained thing to buy a Sigma 50mm 1.4 now?

The Canon 50mm 1.4 will probably be better and also more expensive (most likely above the comfortable level of price for me), so I am not likely afford it anyway. However, what scares most is the significant lost of value for Sigma lens. Do you think I should wait or get the Sigma?

The Sigma is pretty good on crop cameras, if it will AF accurately, that is.  On FF the Canon 50mm f/1.4 edges it out.
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Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2011, 11:09:53 AM »
Chill.  It's a RUMOR site, as in, 'for entertainment purposes only.'  If you want facts and solid info, consult your favorite astrologer, or better yet, wait until Canon announces something.  Oh, wait, even then, it may be months...years...between announcement and availability - look at the EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye zoom, announced 11 months ago, still not available (although Canon annonuced a price increase for the lens recently, and the new price was immediately available, even though the lens is not). 
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Re: EF 50 f/1.4 II & EF 50 f/1.8 III [CR2]
« Reply #63 on: July 26, 2011, 11:09:53 AM »