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May 03, 2011 12:27 |  #1

Why are most Canon SLR promotional shots taken with the 50mm F1.4 on the body?

If they wanted to use a 50mm why not use the L version?


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May 03, 2011 12:30 |  #2

The L would cover up the sexiness of the body. the 50mm F1.4 is pretty small.


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May 03, 2011 12:30 |  #3

Maybe the L version was sent back in to Canon for calibration..

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May 03, 2011 12:35 |  #4

Who knows. They used the 50L for some of the 1D MKIV press images:


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But many used the 50 f/1.4.

I'll never understand why they use the 28-135 on the crop bodies (or why they even kit the cameras with that lens).

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May 03, 2011 12:43 |  #5

A friend of mine bought a 7D with the 28-135, it felt so light and cheap.
But he loves it!?!
His images are a little soft, but again, he loves it.

That certainly makes sense that the 50L is large and covers up the camera and I suppose it wouldn't be right to have a 1D with a non-L lens.


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May 03, 2011 12:44 |  #6

Most likely they want images that shows off what the camerabody with the kitlens looks like just because that's what many users will buy. By putting on a very expensive lens on for example a 7D will probably scare away some customers when they walk into a store and look at the price of the specific lens included in the promotional photo. They have to match their productphotos to the type of customers as not everyone can afford the best of the best lenses.

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May 03, 2011 12:46 |  #7

Ross_Curtis wrote in post #12340083 (external link)
A friend of mine bought a 7D with the 28-135, it felt so light and cheap.
But he loves it!?!
His images are a little soft, but again, he loves it.

Its an OK lens, i toyed with mine a bit and sold it

For a while it was actually better to get the 7D kit and sell the 28-135, You ended up cheaper in the end (I ended up paying $1400 for my 7D at the end of the day 2 years ago..Thats about what a used one goes for now)


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May 03, 2011 12:53 as a reply to  @ Magnus3D's post |  #8

Back when Canon released the 30D they had also updated the 85L, so they released these images:


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May 03, 2011 13:48 |  #9

That'd be a sweet and pricey kit


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May 03, 2011 13:58 |  #10

The lens costs more than the body. Unlike a 30D kit packaged with the 85L, it's the 85L packaged with the 30D. Or 60D now I guess.


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May 03, 2011 14:41 |  #11

They're probably catering to the general public, which can't tell a 28-135/17-85 from a 24-70/24-105. Actual enthusiasts or pros won't really mind the lens in the picture (if they even take the time to observe it in the first place).


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May 04, 2011 00:36 |  #12

I would venture to guess that they figure it as a prosumer lens, and put it on what they feel are their prosumer bodies. The 1d is obviously their professional line, so they would put their professional lenses on it.




  
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May 04, 2011 00:59 as a reply to  @ Redsand187's post |  #13

There must be more to it than just "not covering up the body". They also use the 50 f/1.4 as the reference lens for metering and flash ranges.


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May 04, 2011 01:16 |  #14

Maybe because it looks so delicious? The red ring has a reputation for quality, and the 7d is marketed to a more general audience, so I assume someone in the market would feel comfortable purchasing the exact same thing they saw in the canon image at best buy... lol


edit: that 85L makes me drool.... lol


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May 04, 2011 01:37 |  #15

The 50 1.4 has been somewhat of a benchmark lens for Canon for decades. They used the FD 50 1.4 for promo shots back in the 70s and 80s, and it was the standard lens to get if you wanted something better than the 50 1.8 that came with every camera. In fact, I think for a while some of the higher end FD-mount cameras (F1, F1n, T90) could be purchased with a 50 1.4 as a kit. I think...

Anyway...Coles Notes: it's probably in a big part just tradition


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