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.
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!).
That external autofocus on the RF 35mm F1.8 is an absolute joke indeed!!
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)?
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.
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?
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.