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

TAF

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Feb 26, 2012
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In fact the 1.4 could go one of two ways: compact double-gauss design with pedestrian image quality, or a new-style computer-designed formula like the Otus, RF50/1.2,
Or how about a Tessar configuration, to compete with the Zeiss?
 

justaCanonuser

Grab your camera, go out and shoot!
Feb 12, 2014
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An affordable, compact RF 50mm F/1.4 non-L USM would be great, since they don't ever will come up with a modern upgrade for the severely aged EF 50mm F/1.4. Not everyone needs the huge, expensive F/1.2 lens, but an F/1.8 nifty fifty may already be too limited for some users.
 
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usern4cr

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Sep 2, 2018
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I would like to see some lenses like these:

RF 15-35mm f4 IS (a light carry around lens)
RF 24-70mm f4 IS (as light as possible)
RF 70-200mm f4 IS (as light as possible)

RF 14mm f1,4 (f1,2 or f1,8 would be fine as well) with as little vignetting as possible

200mm f4 IS MACRO (180mm or more and IS)

500mm f5,6 DO IS (as sharp and light as possible)
500mm or 600 f4 DO IS

RF 18 or 20mm f2,8
Tilt-Shift with AF when in neutral position (I don't know how possible this is, especially if it doesn't have heavy vignetting - maybe someone who has more technical knowledge can explain what it would take to create a 20mm 2.8 TS lens)
I'd like any of the lenses you mentioned (good choices).
I'd also like:
RF 17-70mm f4 L IS (or f3.5-5.6)
RF 22-200 f?-5.6 L IS
RF 65mm f2.8 L IS 1-5x macro
RF 70-135 f2 L IS
RF 105mm f1.8 L IS 1/2 macro


(Gee, this is so much more fun than griping about overheating!)
 

Del Paso

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Aug 9, 2018
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I'm dreaming of an EF or RF 16-28 mm TSE zoom, why not ?
This is the lens, I'd buy without any hesitation, even if outrageously expensive.
 

Ale_F

6D - 7D
Nov 22, 2018
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It lacks a simple consumer lens like 70-300 non-L IS STM
50mm 1.8

or for me 70-200 F4L IS
 
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and what about:
- a RF 11-24 (or 28)mm to replace the EF version?
- a RF 400/2.8
- the rumoured RF 70-150 F2.0
- a RF 200mm/F2.0 (or 1.8/1.4?)
 

Ale_F

6D - 7D
Nov 22, 2018
64
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I hope for a future telephoto a double version EF-RF since the rear distance is not a problem
 

Danglin52

Wildlife Shooter
Aug 8, 2018
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You will see a common theme here:
RF 200-400 f4 L IS with 1.4x / 2x switchable TC, they have a patent for the TC and I would be happy with the old 200-400 with the III version weight loss program. This was a perfect wildlife lens, just needed a 2lb weight loss program.
RF 200-500 f5.6 L IS (fine with DO)
RF 500 f5.6 DO IS (build / IQ like the 400 DO II)
RF 600 f5.6 DO IS
RF f4 big white replacements.

All high quality wildlife lenses.
 
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RF 24-70 f/4L IS
RF 70-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
RF 50 f/1.8
RF 16 f/1.4L or so.

I do mostly landscape photography, along with some architecture thrown in. I'd like to get into a bit of astro as well. That would be my ideal kit, along with an extender.

Other nice lenses to have:

RF 200-500 f/4-5.6L
RF 14-35 f/4L
 
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Danglin52

Wildlife Shooter
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RF 24-70 f/4L IS
RF 70-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS
RF 50 f/1.8
RF 16 f/1.4L or so.

I do mostly landscape photography, along with some architecture thrown in. I'd like to get into a bit of astro as well. That would be my ideal kit, along with an extender.

Other nice lenses to have:

RF 200-500 f/4-5.6L
RF 14-35 f/4L
I would signup for the 200-500 f4-5.6 L as long as it was less then 6lbs. I would even go for a 200-600 f4-f6.3. A RF 24-70, RF 70-200, RF 200-600, 1.4x TC, 2x TC in the bag and you can take on almost anything.
 
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usern4cr

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For those that want a relatively lightweight single somewhat-extrawide-through-normal zoom to pair with their 70-whatever or 100-whatever zoom or primes, I'd like to suggest these choices:
RF 17-70 f4 L IS (or f3.5-5.6 as in their patent if they can't do a f4 good enough)
RF 20(or 22)-100 f4 L IS (or similar f# range like above)

I'd prefer these in a "L" for better build/weather/image quality, but I know many would prefer a non-L to keep the cost & weight down.

It's nice to have single lightweight choice to balance with the multiple heavier premium choices.
 
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