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does anyone know if the 100mm macro is going to be replaced by something newer anytime soon?

i'm asking because i'm trying to decide on a new macro lens to buy and its basically between the canon 100mm macro and the sigma 150 macro

i dont wanna end up buying the canon only to find out its been replaced by something newer and better. i think its been out since 2000, 7 years is a long time.

and yes i know this is my first post lol

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7 years might be a long time, but if it's not broken why fix it. The 50mm f1.4 hasn't been changed for a long time to my knowledge as it a very good lens. Seems to me the standard canon primes only get upgraded if they are designated L. I might of course be wrong!

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Why would it?

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This belongs in the rumors forum.

I own the 100mmmacro, it is one fine lens. I'd prefer Canon fix something that is actually in need of improvement more than this lens.

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I bought mine last week, so I would say it will be changed any day know.

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A newer version won't make the existing lens any less usable... Good glass, is good glass...

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its a great lens, I dont see it being upgraded any time soon.

Post #7, Aug 16, 2007 04:36:08 as a reply to Kennymc's post 2 hours earlier.


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sm1rf wrote in post #3736400external link
7 years might be a long time, but if it's not broken why fix it. The 50mm f1.4 hasn't been changed for a long time to my knowledge as it a very good lens. Seems to me the standard canon primes only get upgraded if they are designated L. I might of course be wrong!

I actually just got the 50/1.4 today. The 50 is a lens that I believe Canon should upgrade, but I did not want to wait :D. It is a great lens, but I am wondering why they do not upgrade the USM from micro-USM to ring-USM.

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sebr wrote in post #3736681external link
It is a great lens, but I am wondering why they do not upgrade the USM from micro-USM to ring-USM.

I don't understand why they designed it with micro-USM in the first place? AFAIK, it's the only lens which offers FTM with micro-USM.

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How about IS? I think there is room for some improvement mechanically, but from what I've heard it is a fine lens optically. It is certainly on my wish list. That said, I've not seen a whiff of a rumour of a replacement any time soon. Oh - and ghocking - you're safe until a week after I buy mine! :-)

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Most serious macro work is done on a tripod, which would make the IS unusable... I suppose it would be OK for a walk around macro type lens though...

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Why would they want to change this lens. It is great as it is and very affordable for such sharp glass. IS on a Macro? Bloody well hope not.

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Good point, Kennymc. There's also the common use of flash for macro work too, which means that the camera doesn't really have much of a chance to wobble during exposure. I'm not sure I really thought it through. Still, being able to grab an image of a flower "on the run" stopped down for DOF, and handheld does have some appeal.

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It would probably double the price of the lens, more gimmicky than practical I think...

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IS would also increase the weight of the lens as well.

IMO, there's not much to improve with the lens, so I'd buy one now if I were you.

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