Chances of another f/1.0 lens coming?

Sep 8, 2018
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What do you guys think are the chances of us ever seeing another f/1.0 or faster lens made by Canon again, whether it be an RF or EF lens?
 

Respinder

5D Mark III
Mar 4, 2012
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I hope one comes soon, but with the RF 50mm f1.2 announcement, the chances seem very unlikely that it will happen in the next 1-2 years. Perhaps another focal length (35, 85) may become available..
 
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Michael Clark

Now we see through a glass, darkly...
Apr 5, 2016
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Slim to none.

The need for f/1.0 and even f/1.2 lenses was mainly due to sensitivity limitations of film and early digital sensors. With modern digital sensors, we can get image quality at crazy high ISOs like 6400 or even 12800 that we only dreamed of at ISO 1600 only a decade ago.

Those 'legendary' 50mm f/1 lenses were legendary for one thing: f/1.0. Otherwise they were significantly compromised compared to slower lenses in exchange for that fast aperture.
 
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Hector1970

EOS Rebel T7i
Mar 22, 2012
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For bragging rights they might do it someday. It won't be their top priority.
A 16-35 2.8 R and 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8 , 100mm macro and 400 and 600 R will be important to produce for the EOS R camera
 

Michael Clark

Now we see through a glass, darkly...
Apr 5, 2016
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For bragging rights they might do it someday. It won't be their top priority.
A 16-35 2.8 R and 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8 , 100mm macro and 400 and 600 R will be important to produce for the EOS R camera
You'll likely see a 300/2.8 in the R mount before you see a 400/2.8 or 600/4.
 

Viggo

EOS 5DS R
Dec 13, 2010
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Shooting fast apertures isn’t to keep the iso low.

And although the 200 f2.0 and 200 f1.8 have “almost” the same aperture the small difference in pop is pretty awesome. I would’ve liked a 50 f1.0 L II instead of the RF50, I could then stop down to 1.2 and not have insane vingnetting ...
 
Nov 1, 2012
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Couple weeks ago stumbling around Seoul, one second hand shop had 50 F1.0 on shelf, with sticker that looked like 430k Won (= ~$400). Naturally I asked for the price. He punched 4.300.000 on the calculator, indicating 4.3M won, not 430k won :( That would have been instant buy if one zero was missing.