Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM coming in 2020 [CR1]

koenkooi

EOS RP
Feb 25, 2015
362
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I really disliked focus peaking with my Leica M 240, poorly implemented with the accessory EVF.
So, I was quite skeptical when I bought my second EOS R :love:, the first one having been replaced after a week with the 5 D IV, reason was the absence of dual SD slot (I stupidly panicked before an important trip!).
Conclusion: the R's focus peaking :love:is absolutely great with vintage lenses, the magnifying feature :love:perfect, and, last not least, the USABLE DOF preview :love:with manual lenses. Fantastic for macro shots !
I'd like Canon to tweak the DoF preview a bit, it needs a noticable bit of time to ramp up the exposure. I don't know if it's just sloppy coding, since the the scene has been metered already and the camera knows it's going from f/2.8 to f/11 or if it's the amplifier hardware being to slow.
 

CanonFanBoy

EOS 5D MK IV
Jan 28, 2015
3,498
1,098
Irving, Texas
I really disliked focus peaking with my Leica M 240, poorly implemented with the accessory EVF.
So, I was quite skeptical when I bought my second EOS R :love:, the first one having been replaced after a week with the 5 D IV, reason was the absence of dual SD slot (I stupidly panicked before an important trip!).
Conclusion: the R's focus peaking :love:is absolutely great with vintage lenses, the magnifying feature :love:perfect, and, last not least, the USABLE DOF preview :love:with manual lenses. Fantastic for macro shots !
My first experience with peaking was on my little Olympus. It works very well. The problem I ran into was the 2X crop really sucks. My widest vintage is 24mm X2 = 48mm equivalent FOV.So a 135mm= 270mm FOV. 150mm = 300mm FOV. etc. Terrible.

Very happy with the R and my tiny wife loves the Olympus. The eye AF on the R works great for me too. I have read some bad reports here, but they must not be from actual owners or prior to the firmware update, so I don't know where they get their information. YouTube? Blogs? Who knows. There are a lot of bashers here who have never touched the R, yet they try to speak as though they know more about it than actual users. I base that on the fact that they say this or that isn't a feature on the R, but it is, or they flat out say the R is a terrible camera so will not buy one... the competition is better, they say. It isn't. Coming from a 5D mark III, I feel like the R is a fantastic bargain and definite upgrade except for the missing card slot. The AF on the R line is the best I have ever used too. My keeper rate has gone sky high. Finally, I have the articulating screen back that I really missed after selling my 70D. The R is a darn nice camera for my use case. I almost got the 5D Mark IV instead. Then I chose the R. Absolutely no regrets. In fact, I am selling my 5D Mark III and EF lenses to help finance a backup R and my next RF lens.
 

SecureGSM

EOS 6D MK II
Feb 26, 2017
1,066
152
excellent news. those f/1.2 RF pickle jars will drive down prices for f/1.8 RF and 2nd hand EF L lenses.

Looking forward to get a mint condition EF 85/1.4 for close to nothing. :)
Are you expecting that a $3000 lens affects street prices of $1000 lenses? As in Maserati prices affects heavily Ford because Ford customers will certainly are eager to trade their Ford vehicles in for a top of the range one? OK. Sold
 

melgross

EOS RP
Nov 2, 2016
344
140
Absolutely. My problem is my old eyes. The focus peaking on the R has really helped with that as opposed to my 5D Mark III. Both are good cameras.
eh, old eyes. I’m almost 70,, and now, my left eye, and, of course, I’m left eyed, is unusable. I just got a partially detached retina, for which I have to have an operation this coming Tuesday. I should get, hopefully, 85% of my vision back, maybe worse, maybe better. It’s all very frustrating.
 
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melgross

EOS RP
Nov 2, 2016
344
140
I think the conceit of smaller lenses for mirrorless has been dispensed with. I have seen almost no new lenses that are smaller than their predecessors. The RF 24-105 is slightly smaller and lighter but scarcely a revelation in packaging. In addition the IQ requirements of the newest sensors (not to mention the fanboy peepers) demand lens formulae that are much larger as first evidenced by the Zeiss Otus line.
The 70-200 f2.8 is pretty small. Heh, it’s not much bigger than some “normal” lenses these days.
 
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canonical

EOS 80D
Jul 3, 2019
103
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Are you expecting that a $3000 lens affects street prices of $1000 lenses?
yes i do. in real life any prime lens north of 1k is in the same tiny niche universe, despite great differences in new price, use case, performance and features. all of them are bought new mainly by gear nuts and/or people with too much money who are going for "the latest and supposedly greatest". luckily those folks often dump their expensive toys as soon as new ones arrive. that behavioural pattern suits me very well. i often pick up their hardly used lenses for less money than they are functionally worth. "penny-pinching, starving me" gladly lets "premium suckers" absorb the price premiums and drive Canon's profits. meanwhile i take images with excellent yesteryear gear at very reasonable cost. i find this very fair and quite rewarding. :)
 

justaCanonuser

Grab your camera, go out and shoot!
Feb 12, 2014
424
235
Frankfurt, Germany
I am a huge fan of Canon's super fast lenses, but I never will understand why such a fast wide (!!) angle lens is needed. Of course, it can create nice artistic effects never seen before, but practically, I shoot even my 24-70mm f/2.8 mostly stopped down on its short end. And I am sure this applies to most users.

That said, such a lens would fit perfectly to Canon's tradition of boldly demonstrating what they can do. This tradition started back in the early 1960s with the famous 50mm f/0.95 rangefinder lens, the fastest commercially produced lens for many decades. They even needed to design a completely new rangefinder body for this fascinating monster, the Canon 7. But, shooting such a lens wide open on a manual only focusing analoge rangefinder (= no focus peaking!) in real life? A 98 % out-of-focus-nightmare. Here's a nice report about this experience:


So the bottom line is: Canon has sometimes a surprisingly crazy irrational side, but in fact I like that.
 
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justaCanonuser

Grab your camera, go out and shoot!
Feb 12, 2014
424
235
Frankfurt, Germany
Like the tiny M42 screw mount manual lenses. All my f/1.4s are tiny tiny. Even the 200mm (not f/1.4) is tiny compared to what there is now... but the IQ isn't as good, depending on personal taste.
Same applies to my collection of M39 screw mount lenses. My Canon RF 35mm f/2, a quite fast lens, is smaller than a tiny espresso cup... On the downside, most of these compact rangefinder lenses had about 1 meter closest distance only. So format filling head portraits were not possible.
 

FramerMCB

Canon 40D & 7D
Sep 9, 2014
376
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eh, old eyes. I’m almost 70,, and now, my left eye, and, of course, I’m left eyed, is unusable. I just got a partially detached retina, for which I have to have an operation this coming Tuesday. I should get, hopefully, 85% of my vision back, maybe worse, maybe better. It’s all very frustrating.
So sorry to hear your eye trouble Mel. I will be praying for a successful operation to fix that retina. No fun at all. Had a fellow church member that went through that very same thing a bout 1 year ago. See's doing great now. But it was very nerve-wracking for her for several weeks.
 

Architect1776

Defining the poetics of space through Architecture
Aug 18, 2017
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Williamsport, PA
I really disliked focus peaking with my Leica M 240, poorly implemented with the accessory EVF.
So, I was quite skeptical when I bought my second EOS R :love:, the first one having been replaced after a week with the 5 D IV, reason was the absence of dual SD slot (I stupidly panicked before an important trip!).
Conclusion: the R's focus peaking :love:is absolutely great with vintage lenses, the magnifying feature :love:perfect, and, last not least, the USABLE DOF preview :love:with manual lenses. Fantastic for macro shots !
What vintage lenses?
Canon FD?
I really want to go with R so as to use my FD/FL and R vintage lenses and I was wondering if this worked with non-electric lenses. My delay at this point is I am greedy and want IBIS as well as I have been completely spoiled with IS in my current Canon lenses.
Thank you in advance for your response.
 

YuengLinger

EOR R
Dec 20, 2012
2,362
384
Southeastern USA
eh, old eyes. I’m almost 70,, and now, my left eye, and, of course, I’m left eyed, is unusable. I just got a partially detached retina, for which I have to have an operation this coming Tuesday. I should get, hopefully, 85% of my vision back, maybe worse, maybe better. It’s all very frustrating.
Sorry to hear, and hoping you get back your vision in the left eye.
 

navastronia

5D Classic
Aug 31, 2018
128
138
eh, old eyes. I’m almost 70,, and now, my left eye, and, of course, I’m left eyed, is unusable. I just got a partially detached retina, for which I have to have an operation this coming Tuesday. I should get, hopefully, 85% of my vision back, maybe worse, maybe better. It’s all very frustrating.
Hope your vision recovers (fellow left-eye shooter here) and that you're feeling like yourself again soon!
 

slclick

EOS 3
Dec 17, 2013
2,975
457
There are always many varieties of bodies and glass which folks yammer about endlessly here which never come to fruition. It's my hunch that one of these is a crop R camera. Give the M system some time and it will grow into something along the lines of what those people are wanting. If the M5/6 refreshes are even half of what the last rumor listed they will be leaps and bounds better than the current models and if coupled with the crop version sensor of the CR1 FF body due it should leave no one crying for an APS-C R body. (Who would want RF-S lenses anyway?)
 

Dantana

EOS RP
Jan 29, 2013
225
68
Los Angeles, CA
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The 70-200 f2.8 is pretty small. Heh, it’s not much bigger than some “normal” lenses these days.
True, but I think that's due to the retracting design like the 70-300L, not the RF mount itself. I don't think it's really mirrorless making it smaller, but I could be wrong.

Sorry to hear about your eye. I hope your recovery gets you back to 100 percent.