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Aug 26, 2010 06:57 |  #1

I must say, I was pretty blindsided by the 8-15L and 70-300L announcements. There were hints at CanonRumors about a revised 70-300 but no one thought it would be an L. While the fisheye zoom does not interest me, I will keep an eye on the 70-300L reviews.

Otherwise, I can't help but feel that Canon has abandoned the non-L EF line. They have left it to wither and die. I personally was hoping for some non-L EF prime announcements, mainly a EF 35 1.8 USM and EF 50 1.4 USM II.

Oh well. Along with those hoping for a 24-70 2.8L IS, I will continue to wait and be patient.


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Aug 26, 2010 06:59 |  #2

Even if you have no interest in the fisheye zoom, you gotta see that it opens up some pretty significant creative possibilities. For that alone you should be happy - You never know if one day you'd like to experiment in that direction and now you will always have that option. Remember, when it comes to a lens systems, options are the essence of life. :)

(And I agree, a 24-70 f/2.8L update, IS or no, would have been stellar! But, alas...)


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Aug 26, 2010 07:00 |  #3

Any chance of them announcing any more from now until Photokina?


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Aug 26, 2010 07:00 |  #4

No way...

I mean, the updates to those super-telephotos are awesome. Those are what set Canon apart from the competition. The new extenders will be incredible I am sure in terms of IQ and AF speed, and the new fisheye and 70-300 will sell well. If the 70-300 has excellent IQ, there is no reason it will not do well.

Sure, there is no 24-70 II or updated 50mm... But the super-telephotos were due for update (mainly for IS and internal 'workings').

No dissapointment, at all.I was pretty excited even though I can't afford nearly any of it. :D


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Aug 26, 2010 07:00 |  #5

I was underwhelmed by the announcement, I don't understand Canon's direction.

They seem to have spent all their energy on new versions of four already superlative telephoto lenses. As least this will allow them to charge even more I guess.

The 8-15L is nice for fisheye users (both of them!)

The 70-300L is a head scratcher. So if you take a competent lens and add ring-USM it becomes an L? This lens is at best poised to blur the difference between what an L is and isn't. Perhaps that's the goal, as the OP noted, there is little (no) development on non-L lenses unless they are espensive EF-S.


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Aug 26, 2010 07:01 |  #6

Invertalon wrote in post #10791506 (external link)
...But the super-telephotos were due for update (mainly for IS and internal 'workings')...

Oh?


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Aug 26, 2010 07:02 |  #7

Yes...

Sure IQ was already incredible, but they all had 2-stop IS which needed updated, and they were also able to do some significant weight reduction. The 400 f/2.8 is now the weight of the 500 f/4 IS... Now, handholdable. They also improved the optics even more. Still the clear winner in the super-telephotos, Canon is making sure they stay that way.

Big deal for people who use them. They will sell like crazy which equal big $$ for Canon. One day, I will have one of them... The 400 f/2.8 looks really nice... :D


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Aug 26, 2010 07:53 |  #8

JeffreyG wrote in post #10791508 (external link)
I was underwhelmed by the announcement, I don't understand Canon's direction.

They seem to have spent all their energy on new versions of four already superlative telephoto lenses. As least this will allow them to charge even more I guess.

The 8-15L is nice for fisheye users (both of them!)

The 70-300L is a head scratcher. So if you take a competent lens and add ring-USM it becomes an L? This lens is at best poised to blur the difference between what an L is and isn't. Perhaps that's the goal, as the OP noted, there is little (no) development on non-L lenses unless they are espensive EF-S.

I agree!

I was hoping for more offerings in the telephoto area, not a bunch of redos with price tags raised even higher! If anything there were other lenses that needed redos before the high dollar super teles!

8-15 f/4L would have been nice if it were not a fisheye.

70-300L is a real head scratcher for me. Looks like they intend to drop the DO if you ask me!


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Aug 26, 2010 08:35 |  #9

Still waiting on a EF 20/2.8 and 50/1.4, 50/1.2, 100-400 upgrades.

I hope they never release a 24-70 IS. I don't want a cinderblock lens.


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Aug 26, 2010 08:41 |  #10

I am with Jeffrey. I do not understand the 70-300L at all. 100-400 was due for an update


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Aug 26, 2010 08:44 as a reply to  @ In2Photos's post |  #11

Out of interest, anyone know when the last non-L EF lens was released?


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Aug 26, 2010 08:44 as a reply to  @ plasticmotif's post |  #12

I am confused by the 70-300 lens especially the price..I think its a fail lens when there are so many other options. f4 constant would have been better.
Also not that it matters to me but I saw the price hikes for the new big ones
the 300II is $7000 and the 400II is $11,000...I would have liked to see a 100-300f4 IS like sigma but with IS, or a updated 100-400..What they offered I feel is lackluster and the new big guns redone was a way to double their price.


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Aug 26, 2010 08:46 |  #13

In2Photos wrote in post #10791746 (external link)
I agree!

I was hoping for more offerings in the telephoto area, not a bunch of redos with price tags raised even higher! If anything there were other lenses that needed redos before the high dollar super teles!

8-15 f/4L would have been nice if it were not a fisheye.

70-300L is a real head scratcher for me. Looks like they intend to drop the DO if you ask me!

All these DO lenses should have had a "G" at the end of DO.




  
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Aug 26, 2010 08:47 |  #14

red hot sheep wrote in post #10792004 (external link)
Out of interest, anyone know when the last non-L EF lens was released?

EF lens? It's been a while.


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Aug 26, 2010 08:48 |  #15

Nothing usable/update for portrait/wedding photoG's.

I was really hoping for more............I'm disappointed.


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