Canon RF 14-21mm f/1.4L USM one of the “crazy” lenses coming next year [CR1]

zonoskar

I'm New Here
Aug 29, 2018
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The patent lists the length as 191mm, almost as long as the EF70-200 f2.8 which is 199mm !
Patent measures from the image plane, right? So subtract the flange back. That would make still 170mm: quite large.

I wonder what th einsane rpime would be. Could it be a 35mm f1.0 ? Pretty please....
 

tron

EOS 5D SR
Nov 8, 2011
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I am just fine with my Sigma Art 14mm f/1.8 :)
I have enjoyed it the last summer going from 10000 ISO to around 3200 for landscape astrophotography. The difference between 1.8 and 1.4 does not justify the extreme cost. With the difference one can get the 16-35 2.8L III (or a similar RF in the future).
 
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juststeve

I'm New Here
Nov 29, 2018
16
22
The patent also lists a 12-20/2 lens of about the same size. While long at around 190 mm length is not to change during zooming. Key element of the patent is a resin lens element (element OE in the patent) which is placed in a sandwich between two glass elements at the image plane end of the lens. Element OE is described as being of low dispersion and extraordinary dispersion so it might not be the cheapest piece of plastic ever sold.
 
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csibra

I'm New Here
Jul 21, 2017
18
12
Hungary
If it just was this simple with super wide angle lenses. The problem isn't directly the aperture size, it's that a single surface of glass can't bend the light enough (damn you, physics!), so you need to do it in multiple steps.
If you can make a lens using optically perfect diamond, it'll can bend the light enough :D
Also ther're nanostructures which already can bend the light in laboratories.
 

edoorn

EOS 80D
Apr 1, 2016
157
43
It's like Canon is the girl you want to date and Nikon is the girl you want to marry...

I love all the insane lenses, Canon, don't get me wrong. But what I REALLY need for my R is some 35/2 or 50/1.4 or 1.8 optimized for portability. I don't need it to be an actual pancake lens, but I'd like it to be smaller than an EF pancake on an EF-to-R adapter (which I recently tried) as well as have an extra stop or two. I don't care if it's not mega-sharp and I could even lose the control ring.

Until then, to keep my camera in my backpack at all times I'm having to resort to extreme measures...
Well you can instantly get the RF 35 1.8, that's one nice little lens that is small and have good quality :)
 
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I am just fine with my Sigma Art 14mm f/1.8 :)
I have enjoyed it the last summer going from 10000 ISO to around 3200 for landscape astrophotography. The difference between 1.8 and 1.4 does not justify the extreme cost. With the difference one can get the 16-35 2.8L III (or a similar RF in the future).
Maybe judge the lens when it's actually available and tested? Judging a Rumour or vapourware is just mental.
At the moment it's a rumour and a patent. Not much else.
 

hmatthes

EOS-R, RF and EF Lenses of all types.
It's like Canon is the girl you want to date and Nikon is the girl you want to marry...

I love all the insane lenses, Canon, don't get me wrong. But what I REALLY need for my R is some 35/2 or 50/1.4 or 1.8 optimized for portability. I don't need it to be an actual pancake lens, but I'd like it to be smaller than an EF pancake on an EF-to-R adapter (which I recently tried) as well as have an extra stop or two. I don't care if it's not mega-sharp and I could even lose the control ring.

Until then, to keep my camera in my backpack at all times I'm having to resort to extreme measures...

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35mm Summilux on an adapter... Does this work well?
I love my EF35 f1.4 on an adapter but it is huge! And I love the Summilux 1.7 on my Leica Q -- M glass on EOS R !!!
 

bokehmon22

EOS RP
Oct 31, 2016
347
186
AFAIK, there aren't any primes that fast for any FF camera, which would make such a zoom really amazing.

People would still complain Canon isn't innovative, though.
When it comes to lenses, they are one of the most innovative company. It isn't likeare others aren't either like Sigma and Nikon making 105 1.4, Sigma/Sony 135 1.8, Sigma 14mm 1.8, Sigma 14-24 2.8.

It's the camera that a lot of photographers are throwing this shade at. Canon still do not IBIS, good eyeAF, dual card slot, recycled 5D IV 2 year old sensor, limited FPS, 4K options while being more expensive than the competitions. They are behind the competition in a lot of areas.

I have only 5 lenses including a trinity lenses and fast telephoto prime lens. I have no problem taking trinity lenses from any manufacturers. Lenses are so good nowadays that it isn't the weakest link. It's the camera area where Canon is not innovating enough.
 
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padam

EOS 7D MK II
Aug 26, 2015
539
190
35mm Summilux on an adapter... Does this work well?
I love my EF35 f1.4 on an adapter but it is huge! And I love the Summilux 1.7 on my Leica Q -- M glass on EOS R !!!
Unfortunately from the samples that I've seen, the 35 Lux has a very noticeable color shift towards the edges.
 

FramerMCB

Canon 40D & 7D
Sep 9, 2014
347
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If anyone is curious about the possible price-point of this lens, and potential heft, just look at the 11-24mm f4.0L. Or the Sigma Art 14-24mm f2.8. These are hefty lenses. I do not see this one being smaller. And it would probably be longer. I don't see it being cheaper than the 11-24mm f4.0L, but who knows. If distortion is well controlled this could be an amazing architectural lens and event lens where you can be near the stage/performance area...
 

SwissFrank

EOS RP
Dec 9, 2018
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Well you can instantly get the RF 35 1.8, that's one nice little lens that is small and have good quality
What I'd like is about 1/2 that length. It's actually a kind of long lens for what it is. Leica's 35/2 (not the 1.4 I pictured above) is about 1/2 the length. I don't care if it's bigger around than the Leica for AF.
 

uri.raz

EOS 80D
Jan 5, 2016
102
55
When it comes to lenses, they are one of the most innovative company. It isn't likeare others aren't either like Sigma and Nikon making 105 1.4, Sigma/Sony 135 1.8, Sigma 14mm 1.8, Sigma 14-24 2.8.
Yes, other companies are innovative as well.

It's the camera that a lot of photographers are throwing this shade at. Canon still do not IBIS, good eyeAF, dual card slot, recycled 5D IV 2 year old sensor, limited FPS, 4K options while being more expensive than the competitions. They are behind the competition in a lot of areas.
Is any other company innovating on all fronts, e.g. how many other manufacturers have a 11-24mm FF zoom or 17mm TS lens? It took Nikon 6 years to come up with a 19mm PCE lens.

I have only 5 lenses including a trinity lenses and fast telephoto prime lens. I have no problem taking trinity lenses from any manufacturers. Lenses are so good nowadays that it isn't the weakest link.
Yes, all the manufacturers cover the bread & butter lenses. I could switch all photography equipment to Nikon and Sony, and keep going as usual.

It's the camera area where Canon is not innovating enough.
True, but the sensor is just a part of the equation.
 
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CanonGrunt

EOS 80D
Jan 28, 2012
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I just want a 14mm prime. I wonder if they can make one at f/1.2 with this mount, or if it will also be f/1.4... I remember one of the post saying they were trying to make the main L primes at 1.2.
 
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mb66energy

EOS 6D MK II
Dec 18, 2011
1,193
141
Germany
www.MichaelBockhorst.de
While I would like to see a compact lightweight 4.0 17mm with excellent IQ across the frame at e.g. 600 $/EUR this lens will be a great universal tool for all whose who are interested in "milky way photography". Just lugging around one 1.5 kg lens instead of three 1,2 kg lenses.
 
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