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

koenkooi

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RF 200mm f4 macro ,focus stacking special lens

I've been using the EF180mm extensively the past week and what I'd to see is a gadget to get me nice, soft light. Could be a simple as a softbox you velcro around the lens hood and attach to an on-camera flash.

A clip-on version of the ring light builtin to the EF-S35 and EF-M28 would be a nice start. And it shouldn't cost north of $1000 like the other macro lights Canon produces.
 
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This 600 f/4 DO IS L but in RF mount... (also a RF 500 f/5.6 DO would be great...Nikon 500PF clone).

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I'd like to see an RF 28-50 F/2.8 IS (possibly pancake style) zoom. This would be the ultimate street photographers lens. 2.8 is a tad "slow" but again it's for street so it doesn't have to be bright. Plus being bright would really up the size and weight which is a detriment to street--so don't say 24mm.. 28 would really keep the size, weight, and price down. Plus 28, 35mm, and 50mm are typical street photography lenghts. Come on Canon make this lens!
 

CDD28

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A 400 2.8 with the built-in converter like the 200-400 (I think they patented this shortly after the 400 v3 was released) and a 300-600 f/4 zoom.
 
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AlanF

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The front elements of these two will have the same size (500/5.6. 550/6.3). Both will need a 95mm filter size
Quite so. I would prefer the 550/6.3 as we would get up to 10% extra resolution. As I have written elsewhere, the loss of a 1/3rd stop can be compensated for by upping the iso if the light is poor and down resolving to the f/5.6 size. I'd buy either of them at a drop of a hat if Canon could keep the price down to that of the Nikon 500/5.6 PF.
 
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usern4cr

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17(20)-70/4L IS USM
I'd also like to 2nd this one! A single extra wide lens that reaches 70mm to avoid needing 24-70 when traveling light. Canon did a 17-70 patent but at a slower variable aperture. I think the 17-70mm f4 L IS USM would be a MAJOR seller for Canon!

In fact, I think a 17-70 would be in such demand that Canon could justify 2 versions of it which would both sell very well:
17-70mm f4 L IS USM $2000+ (highest quality possible, dual nano USM, and the one I'd buy)
17-70mm ~f5.6 $1000 (affordable with possibly higher max magnification and "good enough" quality)
 
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tron

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I'd also like to 2nd this one! A single extra wide lens that reaches 70mm to avoid needing 24-70 when traveling light. Canon did a 17-70 patent but at a slower variable aperture. I think the 17-70mm f4 L IS USM would be a MAJOR seller for Canon!

In fact, I think a 17-70 would be in such demand that Canon could justify 2 versions of it which would both sell very well:
17-70mm f4 L IS USM $2000+ (the highest quality possible, and the one I'd buy)
17-70mm ~f5.6 $1000 (affordable with possibly higher max magnification and "good enough" quality)
It could also be 17-70 3.5-5.6 L serving decently enough as an astrophoto lens (at 17mm f/3.5) for these cases where we really want to take only one travel lens (in addition to our birding lens of course ! :LOL: )
 
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BeenThere

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It could also be 17-70 3.5-5.6 L serving decently enough as an astrophoto lens (at 17mm f/3.5) for these cases where we really want to take only one travel lens (in addition to our birding lens of course ! :LOL: )
So far, all the lens companies have had difficulty make an L quality lens that is sharp over that entire zoom range. Probably possible in a non L f~3.5-5.6 lens.
 
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usern4cr

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So far, all the lens companies have had difficulty make an L quality lens that is sharp over that entire zoom range. Probably possible in a non L f~3.5-5.6 lens.
I'd agree with that statement in general, but with this additional comment: Canon making a lens of full L quality would mean their best seals, materials, and best optical design they could do, which IMHO would be the best *anyone* could ever hope for, and thus I'd consider it a "real" L lens if the MSRP was $2K or more as I'm sure it would be "superb enough" for that difficult range. I'd be happy with either the fixed f4 or variable f3.5(or whatever)-5.6 as long as it's their best L version & quality possible.