Yep - the rumored 200mm f/4L Macro H-IS would be an attractive lens!kubelik said:the 180mm L Macro could really stand to use IS, improved focus speed, weight reduction ... basically, an all-around makeover.
wouldn't mind it if they bumped the focal length up to 200mm like some of the rumors suggested.
One can only hope... Even though I'm not interested in a 60mm macro (since I have the 100L Macro IS), that old 0.5x magnification 50mm never made sense to me. The only issue I see with that is the cost - it seems likely that the addition of enough glass to cover a FF image circle, along with hybrid IS, would bring it close in price to the 100L Macro, and with the wickedly short working distance for 60mm (3.5"), a small jump in price to the 100L would be worth it for most...jsixpack said:I'm wondering if the 60mm will stay EF-S or migrate up to EF, maybe finally kill off the weird 50mm Macro and converter set
There are many things I do for which the 100mm would put me too far away from the subject to be useful. Shooting watches at a trade show, for eg, even the 60mm sometimes has me at the edge of the "space I can control" any farther and someone would get in the wayneuroanatomist said:and with the wickedly short working distance for 60mm (3.5"), a small jump in price to the 100L would be worth it for most...
I wish Canon would make a lens like the Sony 30mm f/2.8 Macro 1:1. A lens like that can be very useful for an APS sized SLR. It's actually pretty much the only lens I use when I travel with my Alpha.Edwin Herdman said:I would like a wider macro than the 50mm...yes, that's only half-size but wide can be useful (like when taking full shots of a product). I think both a 60mm and 180+mm option would be welcome - that said I would rather have a 180 at f/3.5 than 200mm at f/4, though it's not a huge difference.
Yeah. it's designed for APS-C sized sensor SLRs:Edwin Herdman said:Is that 30mm a lens designed for "APS-sized" sensors? I think Sony uses a "DT" designation for them. I don't know what the limitations are for realistic magnification ratios on wide lenses, but that is pretty wide - though probably just about equal to a "normal" 50mm lens on a APS-sensor body.