What’s a “realistic” lens that you’d like to see Canon make?

navastronia

EOS RP + 5D Classic
Aug 31, 2018
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Canon EF 200mm f/2.8L IS USM.

I really like my old EF 200/2.8. It is fast, light and affordable (700€). A new version with IS in the price-range of 1000€ would be very nice. And it would be a great addition to my 85/1.4L IS
I've posted about it before, but my EF 200/2.8 mk. II has fantastic image quality. The only thing missing is IS, though with any luck, IBIS in future RF bodies will help to make up for it.
 
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Del Paso

M3 Singlestroke
Aug 9, 2018
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My very last suggestion (I promise !): what about an RF 70-135 f2 macro 1/1 zoom?
If I'm not mistaken, there was once a rumor about a "surprising" macro lens.
 
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SwissFrank

EOS RP
Dec 9, 2018
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RF 135mm f/1.0L DS.

Sounds insane at first glance but hear me out. The front element is comperable to the rare Nikon 300/2, or the 400/2.8 or 600/4. Not undoable by any means.

Wide open it'd have highlights that rapidly became American-football shaped as you get off center.

Stop down to f/1.4, though, and the highlights are perfect circles.

Then insert a DS filter in a filter slot, and you have the effective DOF and tranmission of f/2.0, a highly usable amount, but with the shape of the highlight being uniform whether centered or near the edge.

Supply it with a range of DS filters, also allowing people to make their own.
 

SwissFrank

EOS RP
Dec 9, 2018
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Not rocket science, but a 50/1.8, 35/2, 28/2.4, 24/2.8 that don't stick out past the front of the handgrip, letting you have your EOS R in your backpack at all times without even noticing it. NO IS, NO MACRO. Some sacrifice of IQ is acceptable, but it has to be sturdy enough to live in a backpack for years. If people want macro they can get a closeup diopter or extension tube for it.
 

joestopper

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Feb 4, 2020
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There are Fuji patents pending for a 300 f4 and 500 f5.6. A 500 f5.6L IS on the EOS R5 would be very compelling.
An RF 500 f5.6L would be fantastic for R users. But from Canon's point of view this is no good lens: a) It cannibalises sales of 500 f/4 and b) they cannot demand 10 grand for an f/5.6 of this focal length.
 
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Soren Hakanlind

Professional photographer
Feb 1, 2020
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I´ve had had about 20-25 different Canon camera bodies and about 50-70 Canon lenses during my long professional career. Started back in the late seventies. I still remember the Canon FD 24/2,0! Small, lightweighted and sharp as hell! A wonderful lens!

I´m longing for new lightweight, quality build lenses. Such as:
24mm/2,0 (I don't need the 1,4, it´s too big and heavy)
50mm/1,4 (I don't need the 1,2, it´s too big and heavy)

But I'm still in love with one of my "new" lenses. It's the fantastic 70-200mm/2,8L IS II USM! I think I've never going to sell it! :)
 
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Codebunny

EOS RP
Sep 5, 2018
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The 50mm/1,2 is too heavy and expensive and the 50mm/1,8 is too poor. 50mm/1,4 is the perfect solution!
A 50mm 1.8 does not need to be a nifty fifthty. I have the 50mm 1.8 s on Nikon and it is one of the best lenses I have used. Really solid IQ. Personally I think the 1.4s will come in when the line up is well filled out.
 
Jul 27, 2017
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Canon needs a "great" 50mm 1.2L lens for the the EF mount. A companion to the 35mm 1.4L II, and a competitor to the Otus and sigma lenses of that approximate length and girth. The RF version I'm sure is fantastic, but it won't work on canon's cinema line, or any of it's professional cameras. The current EF 50 1.2 is fine for internet bokeh queens, but we need something with less field curvature, less longitudinal CA, and better detail wide open.
I've only been in this hobby for eight years, and the thing I have been waiting for that whole time is the elusive EF 50mm 1.2L that actually focuses and doesn''t have so many secondary problems. Given the clamor over those years for that lens I'm surprised that every second response here doesn't mention it. Maybe everyone lost hope so long ago that they no longer regard it as "possible."
 
Mar 27, 2020
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Nor sure if anyone mentioned this, but my first choice would be a EF 50-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM. This would be my new goto lens. I expect there would be some barrel and pincushion distortion with it, but Canon DPP 4 could take care of that issue.
 

joestopper

Rrr...
Feb 4, 2020
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Nor sure if anyone mentioned this, but my first choice would be a EF 50-200mm f/2.8L IS III USM. This would be my new goto lens. I expect there would be some barrel and pincushion distortion with it, but Canon DPP 4 could take care of that issue.
This is far too close to 70-200 f/2.8.
And, BTW, Canon is not making new EF designs any more.