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Paul Mo wrote:
I think new always sells well. If they make it tack sharp they'll definitely shift tens of thousands of units. Add to that how long the 50's hang around for - they remain viable for years.
The 35/2 IS is well sought after, despite the availability of the classic lens- and the 24/2.8 IS is quite the dream, which I have. However, the 50/1.4 does have qualities that the 35/2 doesn't- it's USM, and has decent ergonomics.
In that sense, a 50/1.8 IS would actually be more of a companion for the 50L, with likely similar background and color rendering, faster focus, and IS, and it wouldn't outright replace the 50/1.4 either. Hell, I'd get the IS version, and like you, I'd probably keep my 50/1.4- and if I had a 50/1.8 I, I'd keep that one too (I still want one!).