- Aug 16, 2012
Perhaps two colors? An EF-M 32 f/1.4 in black and silver?
Chaitanya said:Thats a real shame which means once the stock is gone(like with 50mm macro), Canon shooters will have to rely on 3rd party makers for high mag macro lenses. In this case its Laowa with 2 lenses 25mm and 100mm or 60mm Macro.jolyonralph said:Sabaki said:But I can't see any reason to upgrade the MP-E65 thugh. What a phenomenal lens
Well, according to Canon UK the lens is no longer in production and once stock is gone, it's gone. Or at least that's what they told me at the Photography Show this year.
Drainpipe said:I can definitely see a reason to update the MP-E. I’d like it to have a greater magnification range, going from .5x to 5x.
jolyonralph said:You're comparing totally unlike lenses. The MPE-65 doesn't work like a normal macro lens, so trying to make it into one would be a disaster. If anything I'd have an even narrower magnification range than before if it increased overall sharpness and image quality.
hendrik-sg said:if you need a non IS 100mm 0.5x macro, you can get a non-IS macro for about 250$ used. The MP-e needs a tripod, macro rail and macro flash (at least for use at higher magnifications). If all this euipment is in the bag, a additional 100mm macro will not need to much space, beside the fact that it can use the same flash.
Already at 1x magnification most subjects benefit from focus stacking, which make the use of tripod and macro rail favorable.
Fantastic would be, if they could do a f2.0 5x macro, or 8x even? This, because a 5x/2.8 is above the diffraction limit for today's cameras already.
I would not sacrify high magnification range for low magnification.
hendrik-sg said:At 5x 2.8 there is about 0.05mm dept of field, i wonder how you can adjust you subject distance this precise, i can't. Of course people stop down heavily, but then you get a huge impact from diffraction, at 5x 2.8 aequivalent opening is 17.0, if you stop down to f8 you have real f48.
i tried this as well to get a creeping slug's eys, which is possible, but i needed dozens of shots to get maybe 1 focused as i wanted. This are kind of emergeny shots, for memorial purposes only.
Sabaki said:Wondering if the 180mm Macro is due for a refresh? Some new coatings, revised innards and I'm pretty sure a new model could comfortably outperform the current.
Sabaki said:But I can't see any reason to upgrade the MP-E65 thugh. What a phenomenal lens
hendrik-sg said:The MP-e needs a tripod, macro rail and macro flash (at least for use at higher magnifications). If all this euipment is in the bag, a additional 100mm macro will not need to much space, beside the fact that it can use the same flash.
Yasko said:Although I rarely mention that wish but slowly I am beginning to chime in with ahsanford for a 50 mm f/2 IS USM (or f/1.4, although I would assume that would be a L lens then).
My 50 mm 1.4 USM makes wonderful pictures... but some of them are just not sharp, even in the middle regions of the field of view.
I understand that this is what gives those pictures that magical and dreamy bokeh effect and character but sometimes that really disturbs me a bit. The plane of focus is just not flat enough in particular situations, some kind of field of curvature effect combined with some other aberrations may be (or my copy is just slightly decentered as it appears to occur on the right hand side of the center 'most often' ;D). The sharpness - when it is sharp - is still sufficient for 6D mk II as far as I am concerned... at least going from f/2.2/2.5 and upwards.
Mphotostyle said:It makes sense for EF 24-70 f/2.8L III USM to be released, as the version II has been around for a few years and it's lacking the IS, which stopped me from buying it last month, when canon dropped the price by $710. The sale ended 2 days ago and Canon still gives $610 off the price now. The lens will stay black, so unlike the EF 70-200 f/2.8L III IS USM which seen just a minor improvement, I think the EF 24-70 f/2.8L III USM will be a compatible match and the price of the new lens will be $300 over the base price of the current version (compare EF 100mm f/2.8L Macro IS USM & EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro USM) price = $300 difference