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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Are the "new" Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lenses metal throughout?


I'm selling my 2011 Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lens, and a person interested in the lens has asked me if it's all metal. Mine has a metal mount but plastic body.

The potential buyer claims the "new" 50mm f/1.4's are all metal. Is this true? I follow Canon rumors and other sites daily, and I've never heard of a new all-metal 1.4...



Oct 20, 2012 at 07:28 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Are the "new" Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lenses metal throughout?


The EF 50mm 1.4 hasn't had a makeover since it came out. Too bad to. It could use one.


Oct 20, 2012 at 07:34 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Are the "new" Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lenses metal throughout?


kev8d wrote:
... I've never heard of a new all-metal 1.4...


Nor have I. Perhaps the potential buyer heard "Canon" when somebody said "Zeiss". I figure you'll probably end up selling your lens to somebody else.



Oct 20, 2012 at 07:35 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Are the "new" Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lenses metal throughout?


You won't find a single Canon EOS lens of any age that isn't made mostly of plastic (except for the glass). If you want metal, buy Zeiss, Leica, etc. and pay $$$ for it.


Oct 20, 2012 at 07:36 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Are the "new" Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lenses metal throughout?


The original 50 1.8 had a metal mount and was better built than the "new" 50 1.8 that is all plastic. That is what the person is probably talking about.


Oct 20, 2012 at 08:07 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Are the "new" Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lenses metal throughout?


dcains wrote:
You won't find a single Canon EOS lens of any age that isn't made mostly of plastic (except for the glass). If you want metal, buy Zeiss, Leica, etc. and pay $$$ for it.


Most of the great white L tele primes are metal with some plastic trim and switches.



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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · Are the "new" Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lenses metal throughout?


dcains wrote:
You won't find a single Canon EOS lens of any age that isn't made mostly of plastic (except for the glass). If you want metal, buy Zeiss, Leica, etc. and pay $$$ for it.


Really? you might want to check the 70-200 2.8's, 300 f4, 400 f5.6's and the supertele's..90-95% metal. Last i checked.



Oct 20, 2012 at 08:39 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Are the "new" Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lenses metal throughout?


Thanks for the info! I'm glad to know I wasn't crazy for doubting the existence of a new, all-metal 50. (Though it'd be great if Canon would make one!)

Have a good weekend, all!



Oct 20, 2012 at 09:36 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Are the "new" Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lenses metal throughout?


Gochugogi wrote:
Most of the great white L tele primes are metal with some plastic trim and switches.


You got me on that one. My biggest are the 300/4L IS and 70-200/4L IS, and I'm not sure how much of their bodies isn't plastic, but all the smaller stuff I have sure is.



Oct 21, 2012 at 12:07 AM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · Are the "new" Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lenses metal throughout?


Black EOS lenses which have barrels made of metal (mostly) ?

Off the top of my head: the Pipe, 180L and I think T/S lenses (at least the old ones).
The rest, be they black L or non L, are all plastic.

The 50 f/1.4 reincarnation in an all metal barrel has pretty much zero probability of happening.



Oct 21, 2012 at 12:17 AM
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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Are the "new" Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 lenses metal throughout?


saneproduction wrote:
The original 50 1.8 had a metal mount and was better built than the "new" 50 1.8 that is all plastic. That is what the person is probably talking about.


+1

the other person is mixed-up



Oct 21, 2012 at 01:50 AM





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