Canon Lens Rumors

New Cheap Primes? [CR1]

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There may be a lens launch for the T1/2000D in June.

Following Nikon and Sigma’s lead, Canon could be ready to launch a replacement of their 35 f/2 and 50 f/1.4 lenses.

EF 35 f/1.8 USM

EF 50 f/1.4 USM

It was suggested there’s a possibility the 35 may be an EF-S mount.

The 35L replacement will be coming with a pro body.

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39 responses to “New Cheap Primes? [CR1]”

  1. That’s good news, I am glad I didn’t pull the trigger on the Sigma 30 1.4 recently. Now, if it was just CR2. ;-)
    Sign me up for the 35 1.8. Let’s just hope its not totally “el cheapo” as the nifty-fifty, has USM with FTM and is below 300€.
    Or below 200€ without USM.

  2. If these are true, I can’t wait to pounce on them… together with a new 60D… :)

  3. Once you read documentation about lens design (and among other things about the reasons Zeiss/Leica are considered as the best lens designers), you realise that Canon’s lens design is really… mild.

    But most consumers dont care so much, and the rest of us are used to reviews such as “this lens is somewhat soft at full-aperture, but it gets very sharp at f5.6”.

    Of course, in the 70s lens started integrating complex systems such as auto-focus mechanism and later stabilisation, but today’s priority should be optical perfection (at least for prime lenses, dammit!).

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Photographic_lens_design

  4. In my experience cheapest time of year to buy new glass is always around the holidays. This time of year, even with the rebates tends to be expensive. Anyone else confirm or deny?

  5. Agree. I would buy the 50 1.2L if I didn’t hear so much about the design issues and the review sites held it in higher esteem. They don’t however, and you bet I am not into $1700 of glass for lukewarm reviews. No one is going to buy unless they absolutely demand the sharpest pictures from f1.2-2.0.

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