Then stick to your EF lenses. No one is pressing you to switch. Keep your quality L glass and enjoy it.Looks very much like Canon have gone mirrorless through and through, but being a canon user for over 12 years and investing into there stunning L series EF lenses it is very difficult for me to go sell all the ef lenses and jump to the RF lenses, it would for me be too expensive even though I have got an eos R, I think the old nifty 50 will be just as good as the new one personally, at the end of the day it is about the image quality.
I was thinking the opposite. If this comes in small and cheap, there is a lot of room in between it and the large, expensive f/1.2L to be able to offer a high quality 50/1.4 at a different price point. I hope they do, but could take a couple years.hmm...
It seems Canon continues the road that no midrange 50 mm (e.g. 50/1.4 IS or /1.8 IS) is needed.
Now let's see the price.
External focus keeps a lens compact not only when storing, but for most of its usage. For example since the RF 35 Macro does... well... macro, it needs to extend far. If this was internally focusing, you'd have a much bigger lens (like the Nikon Z 35) for 99% of its use... when NOT in macro.It‘s fairly obvious I think. Just watch Christopher Frost’s video on YT for example, he always tests the handling and also autofocus speed/noise seperately. The front element (or whatever) extends while focussing. It feels like a point-and-shot compact camera from the early 2000s. In the 2020s and in such a high-end system, it is an absolute NO. Only Fuji retro fanboy hipsters will accept such a thing (they’ll even praise it!).
The external focus on the RF 35 is absolutely GRAND and high end. The reason is because it's a macro lens and it keeps the lens compact. Having internal focus on this lens would cause it to be 2-3" longer. The lens is NOT extended that far out unless you're shooting macro ALL the time.That external autofocus on the RF 35mm F1.8 is an absolute joke indeed!!
This is more likely the plastic fantastic, only in the RF version. A more featured version would be a f/1.4, hopefully with IS and better IQ.Nikon Z 50mm F1.8S (€500) ≈ Sony Zeiss 55mm F1.8 (€750) >>> Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM (€300?)
Is it just me or was anyone else hoping for a high-end 50mm F1.8 (like Nikon, Sony) with internal autofocus (≠ RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM)?
I don't think it has to be a 1.4 to be more featured. But we do have the tide turned on the f/1.8 lenses by Nikon as they have put out excellent pro level f/1.8 lenses and now on Canon we have huge f/1.2s or decidedly non L f/1.8s & f/2.0s. It'll depend what each companies road map is going to be, I am wondering what Nikon's non S primes will be or if they are only covering that with zooms.This is more likely the plastic fantastic, only in the RF version. A more featured version would be a f/1.4, hopefully with IS and better IQ.
A 50mm like this would get you most walkabout and full body portraits. It is a great lens for walking about a market to get shots that take in some of the context of your subject. Though, if you are new consider the 24-105 f/4 to give you shots you can't get on a phone.I'm new to photography... if I pair this with the EOS r5, what are the best situations for this lens and why should I get one? What can I shoot, theoretically, what it can be used best for?
That would be the sweet spot for me. The EF f/1.4 is fairly economical, but the price takes a HUGE jump going up to 1.2. I tend to buy at the "knee" in the price curve unless I really do need the killer top-end item.Nice, if this is 300 or under I'll pick one up for the hell of it.
Seeing this though, I am 100% convinced this means Canon will release an RF 50mm F/1.4 IS. This is a cheap nifty fifty without IS and doesn't even have a dedicated focus or control ring. They have the low end and the high end, I have no doubt there will be a midrange option between 600-1200 versus the very expensive F/1.2. In my opinion it sets the stage for a line up exactly like the EF 85mm line up.