DreDaze wrote in post #17150915
...yeah i can do just about everything i want with their line-up...but i want them to come up with things that allow me to do more...things i'm not even imagining i can do...
DreDaze, that is a great point, and very well said.
If most photographers really pushed the limits and thought way outside of the box - creatively, artistically, and technically - then Canon would be forced to develop a much more innovative lens lineup. But, judging from the comments here in this thread, it seems that most photographers are content to make the same types of images that photographers have been making for years. What's the mater, don't y'all have gazillions of images in your mind's eye that todays' gear simply isn't capable of producing?
Yes, that'd be awesome. Well, IS and USM autofocus.
I have a lens from that era - the 50-200mm f4.5 L series lens, released in 1988 as well. While it has AF, it is very slow and erratic.
I use this lens quite a bit, and it is somewhat of a workhorse for me. It is greatly preferable to any of the 70-200s that are out there, at least for the way I shoot. I've had two of the 70-200s, but got rid of them simply because the range is so limiting. 70mm to 200mm - heck, that isn't even 3x! Going from 70mm to 200mm was simply not enough range, and I ended up missing a great number of images. 50-200 is so much more usable; that extra 20mm on the wide end is a huge advantage. Yet the lack of reliable, fast autofocus and the lack of IS cause me to miss shots, too.
If only Canon would make excellent zoom lenses with a reasonable amount of range, say between 4x and 6x, then we wouldn't have to settle for compromises.
As far as focal lengths on their zooms go, Canon really had it right with a couple of those lenses back in the late '80's. Now, they really have the autofocus and stabilization figured out, but the focal lengths are all wrong for the way I like to compose images.
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