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

bokehmon22

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Yes, other companies are innovative as well.



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.



Yes, all the manufacturers cover the bread & butter lenses. I could switch all photography equipment to Nikon and Sony, and keep going as usual.



True, but the sensor is just a part of the equation.
Every manufactures have specialty lenses. If you need 11-24 where a Sigma 12-24 F4 can't do or need TS lens, then go with Canon. Also, with Panasonic and Sony do have adapter to take EF lens so that might be an option.

We are really spoil by choices nowadays when it come to lens or camera. There is no wrong choice if you prioritize camera body or lenses. It totally depending on your preference and what you shoot.

I'm just responding to previous poster why photographers would say Canon isn't innovating even though they release awesome lenses.

It's a great time to be a photographers. We have so many choices when it come to camera body, lenses, lighting gears, and software. I'm brand agnostic so I just mix and match whatever serve me best at a great value.No one care what you shoot as long you deliver the results.
 
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FramerMCB

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Every manufactures have specialty lenses. If you need 11-24 where a Sigma 12-24 F4 can't do or need TS lens, then go with Canon.

We are really spoil by choices nowadays when it come to lens or camera. There is no wrong choice if you prioritize camera body or lenses. It totally depending on your preference and what you shoot.

I'm just responding to previous poster why photographers would say Canon isn't innovating even though they release awesome lenses.

It's a great time to be a photographers. We have so many choices when it come to camera body, lenses, lighting gears, and software. I'm brand agnostic so I just mix and match whatever serve me best at a great value.No one care what you shoot as long you deliver the results.
I give you an Amen - shout-out Sir!!! You are so very correct!
 

slclick

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Dec 17, 2013
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Every manufactures have specialty lenses. If you need 11-24 where a Sigma 12-24 F4 can't do or need TS lens, then go with Canon.

We are really spoil by choices nowadays when it come to lens or camera. There is no wrong choice if you prioritize camera body or lenses. It totally depending on your preference and what you shoot.

I'm just responding to previous poster why photographers would say Canon isn't innovating even though they release awesome lenses.

It's a great time to be a photographers. We have so many choices when it come to camera body, lenses, lighting gears, and software. I'm brand agnostic so I just mix and match whatever serve me best at a great value.No one care what you shoot as long you deliver the results.
Some folks want it all, not realizing their personal desires may not or don't line up with Canon's well thought out and profitable product pipeline. It's a selfish world we live in, hard for some to see the bigger picture or walk in someone else's shoes. We get this tripe here on a daily basis. Make this, make it for me or I will jump ship....blah blah blah.
 

Hector1970

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I have the 11-24 F4 and the Sigma 14mm 1.8
A 14-21 1.4 would need to be better than a 14mm 1.8 to justify its existence. There are very few other uses I can think for it (perhaps boxing or other martial arts in a ring where light is poor). For landscapes I can’t see a regular use for 1.4 (as a tripod should be with you).
The 11-24 is so heavy and wide it’s an awkward lens to travel with and front filters need a complicated and expensive solution. The bulbous glass makes me nervous. While I like the lens I rarely use it.
The Sigma 14mm 1.8 is more specialist but great for Astro and Aurora.
Let’s see if it comes to the market.
 

Hector1970

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Mar 22, 2012
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I have the 11-24 F4 and the Sigma 14mm 1.8
A 14-21 1.4 would need to be better than a 14mm 1.8 to justify its existence. There are very few other uses I can think for it (perhaps boxing or other martial arts in a ring where light is poor). For landscapes I can’t see a regular use for 1.4 (as a tripod should be with you).
The 11-24 is so heavy and wide it’s an awkward lens to travel with and front filters need a complicated and expensive solution. The bulbous glass makes me nervous. While I like the lens I rarely use it.
The Sigma 14mm 1.8 is more specialist but great for Astro and Aurora.
Let’s see if it comes to the market.
Better than 14mm 1.8 at Astro I mean.
 

miketcool

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FYI this lens is perfect for video work as on the 4K crop it becomes a very fast 24mm-35mm. That’s exactly why this lens is in development.
 
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Andy Westwood

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Wow that's a mega lens and 1.4 however I would gladly settle for the RF 12 - 20 F2 and hoping it will be relatively compact with the short zoom range of just 8mm. Fingers crossed we won’t need to wait too long for these lenses to appear.
 

crazyrunner33

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If the 28-70 is a $2999 lens, gotta imagine this would approach low-level super-tele prices. $3499 or $3999?
You're probably right. It could be even higher than that given that there's no glass that can compete with it. Canon knows that people who need that specialty lens will cough up the coin for it, or rent it.
 

Viggo

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I’m so not in the market for this, but it just opens up for a lot of crazy lenses, like the 28-70 and IQ of the RF50. I’m loving every minute of it. And a 14-21 f1.4 is shockingly coolo_Oo_O
 
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Phoenix 1000

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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.
I love the sensor of my Canon 5D Mark IV. Don't no, what's wrong with it?
 
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By the way, which company does IBIS that would work with my TS-E 17 when it's shifted?
I don't own a body with IBIS but I've read a number of threads discussing Canon tilt shift lenses on Sony bodies with IBIS and I've never heard that the IBIS doesn't work. Use cases for shifting a 17 and hand-holding might be limited but I can't visualize any reason why it wouldn't work. What do you think the problem would be? Geometric distortion from shifting the sensor?
 

amorse

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Oh boy. This one's going to hurt. A lens like that could convince me to really explore RF cameras. I never thought that patent would see the light of day.
 

CanonFanBoy

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It's all a lie. Canon doesn't innovate. Canon is doomed. o_O Now I'm going to need a lot more money. In my opinion: 1. Photographer's skill. (Composition,exposure and lighting). 2. Lens choice. 10. Camera body
 
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Michael Clark

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OK, here's the patent: http://pdfaiw.uspto.gov/.aiw?PageNum=0&docid=20180314060

It looks like the front element is 86.215mm across.

The current 16-35/2.8 III is 88.5mm outside diameter, while the current 11-28/4 is 108mm wide.

It's possible this lens wouldn't be more significantly bigger than that.
Don't you mean EF 11-24mm f/4 L? Or was there an RF 11-28mm f/4 L announcement I missed?

Cost?
Most likely in the $1,500 range. :D
More like 2.5X that. Look at the EF 11-24mm f/4 at $2,700 ($2,900 - $200 instant rebate) or the RF 28-70mm f/2 L at $3,000.


By the way, which company does IBIS that would work with my TS-E 17 when it's shifted?
By the way, who needs IBIS at all when one has enough sense to use a tripod for certain applications?