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| p.1 #17 · Can we stop the gear trolling ? |
Hey, Canon did it to themselves.
$800 for new 24/28mm f/2.8 IS primes (how about a 50 1.4 with real micro USM instead?) and yet no IS on the new 24-70 and they want $2300 for it?
What's next? - is Canon going to take a page from Pentax and hire Marc Newson to create a "designer" 5d3?
I prefer a new 24 or 28 over a new 50 1.4. There are four 50mm lens models and a 60. The wide primes are a lot more lean in numbers. However, when Canon does get around to upgrading the EF 50 1.4 USM, I hope it has ring-type USM, not micro USM: ring-type USM, compared to micro USM, is faster, stronger and has no delicate mechanical linkage to go haywire.
I meant ring USM, my error.
The 50 1.4 is one of Canon's most used lenses (much more than the 28mm f/2.8) and would have made much more sense to update.
Or how about a 30-35mm f/1.8 EF-S prime?
The point is there were so many updates/new lenses that Canon could have made that would have had much broader appeal, this was just such an odd choice for an update.
Canon already has a very good 24mm f/1.4L. If I'm shooting landscapes stopped down with a WA prime then I'd much rather use my Zeiss 28 f/2.8 distagon, which I bought for less than half the price of these new f/2.8 WA primes. An f/2.8 WA prime with IS just makes very little sense to me.