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New lenses - what is Canon thinking?

 
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Nov 05, 2012 22:56 |  #91

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I think the new lens price is way too high and almost reaches the L minus the build, weather sealing, hood, porch etc etc

These are meant to be consumer lens and not targeted to professional, asking for ~$1k is way too much to swallow for people who don't shoot for money imho.

Given the average professional photographer earns below wages lower than that of the average working population, amateurs will likely be able to afford it more than professionals


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Nov 05, 2012 23:14 |  #92

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Here's what bugs me about all of this. They bring out new lenses (good) at very high prices but then the old lenses get discontinued, leaving us with only the high dollar choice.

that's really what I don't like...I feel like the options for budget minded photographers are becoming non existent when every lens is getting tripled in price because of the addition of IS to the lenses...at least keep the others around for those that don't value IS on wide primes as much as canon thinks it's worth.


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Nov 05, 2012 23:19 as a reply to  @ post 15208820 |  #93

Remember, Sony has had image stabilized F1.4 lenses now for years!


(yes I know it's body based... It doesn't matter!)

Which means songs 24/2 is the widest and fastest stabilized!

I wish canon would just stick IS in one of the wide/normal primes.

50L f1.2 IS!!


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Nov 05, 2012 23:21 |  #94

Canon sucks.


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Nov 05, 2012 23:27 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #95

I'd love to be excited about the new 35mm f2 but at $540 MORE then the old 35mm f2 I am less them impressed already.

The $850 they are asking might be worth it depending on optics and I do like the fact that it has an 8 blade aperture. Personally I say the IS should have been left out to bring the price down some.

I was really hoping then canon would do like Nikon and Sony and release a 35mm f1.8 lens for its APS-C cameras in the $200 range........obviously that isn't going to happen.

It will be interesting to see how the new sigma 35mm is priced and performs. If it's around the same price and performance but a stop faster then the canon.......well that would be nice and actually worth the $$ (Rather have the extra stop then IS)




  
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Nov 05, 2012 23:31 as a reply to  @ DreDaze's post |  #96

Well I thought both of them would be around $850.

I think the 35/2 IS is going to be a good one and if I end up going full frame, I could easily see one dropping in my camera bag.

The 24-70/4 IS @ $1500! OK I am dumbfounded on that one. I am very happy with my current 24-105 even on lowly crop, but if I did want to upgrade, the Tamron 24-70/2.8 for less money than the new f4 IS or the 24-70 II from Canon are just going to trump this one out.


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Nov 05, 2012 23:38 |  #97

Interesting lenses, ridiculous pricing.

Having high-end offerings is great, but if every new lens is priced out of the reach of anyone but a serious amateur with lots of cash or a pro, that doesn't equal happy customers (or profit).

The 40mm pancake was a huge hit for a reason - great IQ for an affordable price. Take a hint Canon!


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Nov 05, 2012 23:39 |  #98

i feel like canon doesn't realize there are other companies making lenses for their cameras....


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Nov 05, 2012 23:39 |  #99
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50L f1.2 IS!!

Canon pricing - $2500 :rolleyes:


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Nov 05, 2012 23:42 |  #100

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i feel like canon doesn't realize there are other companies making lenses for their cameras....

Lets hope Sigma's new strategy with upping their QC and the new 3 lines of lenses hits the market soon and with more than just the 3 lenses they have announced so far. They don't have a stabilized 24-70, but I am sure they will release a 2.8 version for cheaper than Canon f4 IS one just like Tamron's.


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Nov 05, 2012 23:52 |  #101

DPReview just posted a preview of the 24-70.

http://www.dpreview.co​m …non-ef-24-70mm-f4l-is-usm (external link)

I'm glad to see they pointed out how ridiculous Canon pricing is. Maybe some of Canon's glue-sniffing executives will realize their pricing is going to ensure people considering DSLR's or FF are going to choose Nikon/Sony/anyone-but-Canon.


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Nov 06, 2012 00:41 |  #102

An F4 lens can make sense considering todays cameras iso performance, but their pricing is getting out of hand especially when compared to its competitors. Dont even get me started on their new cinema dslr pricing.
Also, imho, they should be more worried about filling their lens gaps instead of coming out with overlapping lenses. e.g. 14-24, 85 1.4, updated 35L, etc.


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Nov 06, 2012 00:44 as a reply to  @ Sindarin's post |  #103

So many people think that just because a product doesn't fit their needs, then it must be ridiculous. Just as a pickup truck might not suit most families, I wouldn't be self-centred enough to think that I represent the market. Not all of us shoot maple leaves and cats.




  
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Nov 06, 2012 00:47 |  #104

I'm getting tired of all these lenses getting overhauled and then getting IS and the price skyrocketing.

24, 28, 35...all getting redone with IS...why not spread it out? Or update one or two of them, then move on to other things that could use freshening up (such as the 50 1.4...how about an AF motor that doesn't suck, Canon?)

By the way, if they're making it for video (which seems to be the idea behind the IS), why the hell are they putting USM instead of STM in there?? It seems that they don't really know what they're doing with it...IS for video but then USM for stills...in EVERY one of them. It would make much more sense to make some lenses with IS and STM for video others without IS and with USM for stills....

However, I do command them for the introduction of the 40 2.8...this lens is absolutely amazing...ESPECIALLY for the price.


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Nov 06, 2012 00:49 |  #105

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So many people think that just because a product doesn't fit their needs, then it must be ridiculous. Just as a pickup truck might not suit most families, I wouldn't be self-centred enough to think that I represent the market. Not all of us shoot maple leaves and cats.

i think many are finding it difficult to see anyone that has a need that a $1500 24-70mm f4 IS lens would fit...

would you buy this lens? it has nothing to do with whether or not this lens works...but seeing the direction that canon seems to be going in is what disappoints me...out of all of the latest lens announcements, I can't think of one that got me even a tiny bit excited...


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