Canon Lens Rumors

New 50mm lens coming alongside a high end mirrorless camera [CR1]

We’re told that a new 50mm lens from Canon will be announced alongside a “high end” mirrorless camera, which like means a Canon full frame mirrorless camera.  We weren’t told when we could expect such an announcement.

A few more people have told us that Canon has an EF mount mirrorless camera on the horizon and a new 50mm f/1.4 would fit nicely with such a release. As it would be smaller and lightweight and would suit both DSLRs and mirrorless cameras.

It was also mentioned that a new EF 50mm f/1.2L could be announced at the same time, as there are working prototypes out there.

A new Canon 50mm lens is definitely some kind of rumors unicorn and until we see one with our own eyes, all rumors on the topic will be rated [CR1]

peterzuehlke

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Oct 1, 2015
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Unless the MILC has IBIS.
with Nikon going IBIS in their FF mirrorless, think Canon kinda has to, even if it cuts out a few IS lens sales. A new small FF 50mm though? Seems most of the new high performance lenses are giant. Just got a tamron 45mm sabilized 1.8 and it is mighty big.
 

ahsanford

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I'm not necessarily reading this as a mirrorless only must. Canon has shown a penchant for putting out an EF-M product to then roll out an EF-S equivalent:

EF-M 22mm pancake --> EF-S 24mm pancake
EF-M illuminated macro --> similar for EF-S

I could see a mirrorless only 50 f/1.4 coming out and then an EF version to follow.

- A
 

neonlight

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Jul 10, 2015
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I can imagine that two FF MILC's one will be a big body (5D-ish) and the other a small (700D-ish). The larger one could use a 50 f/1.4L, while the smaller does not really need one unless It is a better f/1.8. Canon- ly hope
 

ahsanford

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There's also the possibility that Canon execs now have a far clearer read of the market, it's expectations, etc. after the Nikon Z reveal.

It's also possible that some of the information divulged at the Nikon launch caught Canon by surprise and it now being out there is a threat to Canon's plans.

That's when you leak a story about 'oh, we'll have that too' to cool the heels of the faithful.

This lens pipeline announcement surprised me, personally, in that it clearly is not prioritizing tiny f/2.8 primes and f/4 zooms. Nikon -- though perhaps not at a breakneck pace -- clearly intends to rebuild Nikon's staple pro glass in the Z mount, and soon.

Why do I bring this up? Note that not one but three 50mm-ish primes are on the docket:



- A
 

transpo1

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There's also the possibility that Canon execs now have a far clearer read of the market, it's expectations, etc. after the Nikon Z reveal.

It's also possible that some of the information divulged at the Nikon launch caught Canon by surprise and it now being out there is a threat to Canon's plans.

That's when you leak a story about 'oh, we'll have that too' to cool the heels of the faithful.

This lens pipeline announcement surprised me, personally, in that it clearly is not prioritizing tiny f/2.8 primes and f/4 zooms. Nikon -- though perhaps not at a breakneck pace -- clearly intends to rebuild Nikon's staple pro glass in the Z mount, and soon.

Why do I bring this up? Note that not one but three 50mm-ish primes are on the docket:



- A
Totally agree with this- Canon is notoriously cautious when they make moves and now that they know what Nikon is doing, will adjust their plans and respond. Old habits die hard.
 

ahsanford

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Options for getting the modern 50 prime I want, in order of what is practical to what is less practical:

1) Go to store/Amazon/etc., walk in and pay good money for a first-party Canon lens that does what I need. (This lens does not exist.)
2) Roll the dice on Sigma, Tamron, etc. (Failure pile in a sadness bowl. Pass.)
3) Continue to wait for #1 to happen.
4) Contemplate a 50L refurb pickup as an interim move to serve me until #1 happens.
5) Start to think about an EOS M pickup because at least it will (soon) get a 50 prime equivalent that might be good.
6) Start to think about buying a competitive ILC, fixed lens rig or the new Canon FF mirrorless solely to buy one lens for it -- a proper 50 prime that those systems offer.

Ridiculous.

- A