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Feb 06, 2016 15:24 |  #1

The price of this lens has dropped 15-20% in Japan, and given its been around for a while, Im thinking a version 2 maybe around the corner...any thoughts or wishes?


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Feb 06, 2016 15:26 |  #2

Probably around as popular to talk about in a reboot as the 100-400 was.

It happened.

It will happen.

When? Dunno.

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Feb 07, 2016 10:21 |  #3

It's long overdue. If I had to guess, I'd say we might see an announcement before the end of this summer (i.e., within a year of the 35L II announcement).


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Feb 07, 2016 18:02 |  #4

Canon probably isn't moving many 50L lenses now that there is better competition with superior optical designs (Sigma). The old tried and true double-Gauss design with the inherent focus shift issues is no longer cutting it. You can bet a new 50L will be coming out soon.


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Feb 07, 2016 19:10 |  #5

Canon hasnt really solved the 50 in any incarnarnation (except maybe the new stm). I wouldn't be surprised if they didnt redo the entire range.




  
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Feb 09, 2016 15:13 |  #6

bkdc wrote in post #17889618 (external link)
Canon probably isn't moving many 50L lenses now that there is better competition with superior optical designs (Sigma). The old tried and true double-Gauss design with the inherent focus shift issues is no longer cutting it. You can bet a new 50L will be coming out soon.

Thanks for this info on the design, Ive researched the double Gauss, and learned a hell of a lot. The only issue I have with Sigma is the color - its always whitish and seems overexposed, and this mixed up with the bokeh gives it a cheapish look. Looking forward to the new 50L - rumors seem it will be smaller buy heavier!


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Feb 09, 2016 15:21 |  #7

Been reading debate on whether a 1.2 or 1.4 is being worked on, and whether they may launch a 58 like Nikon - apparently due to design and space for lens...any views?


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Feb 09, 2016 15:45 |  #8

britinjapan wrote in post #17891979 (external link)
Been reading debate on whether a 1.2 or 1.4 is being worked on, and whether they may launch a 58 like Nikon - apparently due to design and space for lens...any views?

The f/1.4 is in more need of a revamp. You know Canon's anxious to throw the blue spectrum goodies in a new 50L II, but I'd bet they're a little worried that to some the images will come off looking too clinical compared to the current 50L.


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Feb 10, 2016 10:24 |  #9

A Blue Goo 50L II might be the first lens that I would actually pre-order. I slightly prefer 50mm to 35mm so for the time being it's just too easy to have a 35L II and 50mm STM for the times I really need 50mm.




  
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Apr 16, 2016 12:13 |  #10

What would a version 2 include? What is the blue spectrum goodies?




  
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Apr 16, 2016 12:43 |  #11

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What would a version 2 include? What is the blue spectrum goodies?

Blue Spectrum is the new optical formula introduced with the 35L II. You can expect to see it in forthcoming lenses (at least the luxury ones).

What do you want to see on a revised 50L? More switches and gizmos like image stabilization? Maybe they'll bring back the f/1.0.


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Apr 16, 2016 18:50 |  #12

Don't think the improvement in performance will be much. The value to performance aspect of photography gear has reached the point of diminishing returns IMHO. The current 50L is one of Canon's finest and is widely adored by professionals (Jeff Ascough and Jasmine Star to name a couple). It's still a rock star performer.

And the price tag on these would probably be $1899-$1999 which is a ton of money for a prime 50 IMO. I remember when the 35Lii was announced, a lot of photographers were giddy for it. Fast forward now, and most people would agree that the original 35L is more than enough to get the job done.




  
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Apr 19, 2016 15:21 as a reply to  @ PineBomb's post |  #13

Fixing of the focus shift by getting rid of the double Gaussian design and adding a floating element.


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Apr 19, 2016 16:42 |  #14

Rittrato wrote in post #17974151 (external link)
I remember when the 35Lii was announced, a lot of photographers were giddy for it. Fast forward now, and most people would agree that the original 35L is more than enough to get the job done.

That's because the 35L is pretty much perfect already, does everything well. The 50L does not.


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Apr 20, 2016 09:53 |  #15

bkdc wrote in post #17889618 (external link)
Canon probably isn't moving many 50L lenses now that there is better competition with superior optical designs (Sigma). The old tried and true double-Gauss design with the inherent focus shift issues is no longer cutting it. You can bet a new 50L will be coming out soon.

What? I found my 50L to be one of my best lenses. It was quite sharp, at least sharp enough when i put it on my A7R. And the look it creates is simpyl unique compared to other 50s. It has even a much smoother bokeh than my Summilux 50 which is one of leicas best lenses...


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