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Exploreshootshare

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 31, 2020
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It's been more than three months since the last lense announcement (RF 70-200mm & RF 50mm on Nov. 4th) and I'm honestly growing impatient. Is there any sign/ rumor of announcements soon to come? I'm specifically waiting for the RF 14-35mm since I'll be needing a wide-angle lense this summer... if it's not coming I might have to get a sigma or laowa to adapt on my R...
 
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Darecinema

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CR Pro
Sep 8, 2018
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It's been more than three months since the last lense announcement (RF 70-200mm & RF 50mm on Nov. 4th) and I'm honestly growing impatient. Is there any sign/ rumor of announcements soon to come? I'm specifically waiting for the RF 14-35mm since I'll be needing a wide-angle lense this summer... if it's not coming I might have to get a sigma or laowa to adapt on my R...
I’d say the chances of that RF14-35 being available for use by summer are zero to none based off what we saw in 2020, but why not adapt the EF L 16-35 which is still a fantastic lens? I like the Laowa offerings (And they have some great specialty lenses) but I don’t feel in sharpness or CA handling they are necessarily the best choice for wide angle. Sigmas I’ve heard good things about but have no hands on with.
 
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Exploreshootshare

EOS M6 Mark II
Oct 31, 2020
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I’d say the chances of that RF14-35 being available for use by summer are zero to none based off what we saw in 2020
Sadly, I'm worried you're right :/

why not adapt the EF L 16-35 which is still a fantastic lens?
I actually forget to mention the EF 16-35 L as an option. I used to own but sold it in order to find something slightly wider (14 or 15mm). If I decide 16mm is enough for my summer project (Vienna/ alps hometown shots for prints in my dads remodeled apartment), then I´ll go back and get it.

I like the Laowa offerings (And they have some great specialty lenses) but I don’t feel in sharpness or CA handling they are necessarily the best choice for wide angle.
Thx for the input! I'm searching for good reviews on the Laowa Lenses since the 12mm F2.8 and the 15mm F2 both sound tempting, but I figure there have some major downsides with these lenses. Sharpness is usually one aspect I don't like to make any compromises...
 
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Dragon

EF 800L
May 29, 2019
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Sadly, I'm worried you're right :/


I actually forget to mention the EF 16-35 L as an option. I used to own but sold it in order to find something slightly wider (14 or 15mm). If I decide 16mm is enough for my summer project (Vienna/ alps hometown shots for prints in my dads remodeled apartment), then I´ll go back and get it.


Thx for the input! I'm searching for good reviews on the Laowa Lenses since the 12mm F2.8 and the 15mm F2 both sound tempting, but I figure there have some major downsides with these lenses. Sharpness is usually one aspect I don't like to make any compromises...
I have been happy with the Tamron 15-30 and with a firmware update (I have the original model) it works fine with the R5. Very competitive pricewise and f/2.8 with both AF and VC.
 
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rbr

EOS M6 Mark II
Sep 11, 2010
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I’d say the chances of that RF14-35 being available for use by summer are zero to none based off what we saw in 2020, but why not adapt the EF L 16-35 which is still a fantastic lens? I like the Laowa offerings (And they have some great specialty lenses) but I don’t feel in sharpness or CA handling they are necessarily the best choice for wide angle. Sigmas I’ve heard good things about but have no hands on with.
I was in the same boat, but I went with the Sigma 14-24 ART. I didn't want to wait until summer. I am thrilled with the lens. It's enormous, but after seeing the images from it with the R5 at 100%, I don't care. I have the 16-35 f4L IS, and the Sigma is much better than it at the wide end. That lens is a bargain for the corner to corner sharpness and the almost complete lack of CA even in the extreme corners. The Sigma is weakest at 24mm, but nobody is buying that lens for 24mm. Dustin Abbott's review is very accurate and mirrors my experience with it. Even when or if Canon comes out with a RF14-35 f4 , it's going to have to be the the most amazing wide angle Canon has ever made to get me to part with the Sigma. I can't wait to dump my 16-35 f4.
 
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Jul 8, 2020
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Any word on 1.4 L lenses ? A friend told me canon filed for patents for this? Would live to see a 85 1.4 from canon that’s cheaper than the 1.2.