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Aug 29, 2010 10:44 |  #301
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SchnellerGT wrote in post #10791486 (external link)
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.

in my opinion the more L lenses they release, the less special L will apear.


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Aug 29, 2010 10:44 |  #302

nonick wrote in post #10809599 (external link)
Honestly, they should just upgrade the 100-400L and drop the pump style. That would be a much better release than the 70-300L. The 70-300 range is not big enough for me and many 70-200L owners to consider as the 70-200L owners would be just better off financially by buying a Canon 1.4X II ($225 used, $300 new) to cover the range.

I think you hit the nail on the head. I would be willing to bet (not much though) that the majority of the people disapointed in the announcement of the 70-300 ALREADY HAVE the 70-200, so it does not make sense to add the 70-300 to their kit.


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Aug 29, 2010 13:00 |  #303

nekrosoft13 wrote in post #10810653 (external link)
in my opinion the more L lenses they release, the less special L will apear.

And that matters because... ?


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Aug 29, 2010 13:55 |  #304

A common opinion seems to be there are several less costly lenses that could need an upgrade much more than these high end ones, but Canon most likely have plans to phase out many more lenses in the future.

I'm not disappointed in the new releases - actually I and my piggy bank are both relieved with each release I'm not interested in! :)


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Aug 29, 2010 14:01 |  #305

Anders Östberg wrote in post #10811394 (external link)
A common opinion seems to be there are several less costly lenses that could need an upgrade much more than these high end ones, but Canon most likely have plans to phase out many more lenses in the future.

I'm not disappointed in the new releases - actually I and my piggy bank are both relieved with each release I'm not interested in! :)

AT least we can save for the time , when someone releases a lens we really want and need .


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Aug 29, 2010 14:03 |  #306

nekrosoft13 wrote in post #10810653 (external link)
in my opinion the more L lenses they release, the less special L will apear.

And when did "L" lenses become so special??? Way better optics out there than canon "L"


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Aug 29, 2010 14:12 |  #307

IMO L is all about build quality, not optics.

There are plenty of Canon lenses with optics equal to, or surpassing, many L-lenses - 85 1.8, 100 2.0, 100 non-L Macro, 17-55, 15-85 - which nevertheless do not earn that designation due to their lighter, less robust construction.

L-lenses are designed to take abuse - not that I'd recommend it, but they can be flung into snowdrifts, fall off elephants, get knocked about while trekking and climbing through rugged terrain and still work. For this, you pay a premium in weight and price. Non-L lenses may be just as good optically, but they break more easily...




  
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Aug 30, 2010 03:10 |  #308

Ahhhhh....... the new 300/2.8 is beautiful, and beautifully expensive too - $7K vs the $4.3K of today.... OUCH....

Maybe I can score a Mk1 a year from now when the dumping is underway :)

The 70-300L - I don't get it, when the 70-200/4 IS is similarly priced and gives me an option of working with or without teleconverter for increased speed - useful indoors.

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Aug 30, 2010 08:38 |  #309

I'm not in the market for a new lens and I wasn't hoping for anything either so, no, I'm not.


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Aug 30, 2010 09:19 |  #310
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krb wrote in post #10811180 (external link)
And that matters because... ?

if soon all EF lenses sold will be L, what is the point of even calling it L.


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Aug 30, 2010 10:18 |  #311

nekrosoft13 wrote in post #10815844 (external link)
if soon all EF lenses sold will be L, what is the point of even calling it L.

to quote the post you quoted: "and that matters because..?"

if canon decides to only have EF-S or L lenses, i don't think there's anything particularly wrong with that. back in the day, they used to differentiate between uncoated, SC, and SSC lenses. now that practically all of them have super spectra coatings, they dropped the nomenclature. why does it matter if all EF's are L's? it's just a name.


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Aug 30, 2010 11:46 |  #312

I want a 500mm f5.6. Good reach and light enough to care around.


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Aug 30, 2010 12:51 |  #313

Zethar wrote in post #10816684 (external link)
I want a 500mm f5.6. Good reach and light enough to care around.

yea.. you're really lacking something in the supertelephoto range there. ;)


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Aug 30, 2010 13:40 |  #314

J_TULLAR wrote in post #10811431 (external link)
And when did "L" lenses become so special???


When we started putting little red L's next to our name in our signatures. Duh! :p




  
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Aug 30, 2010 13:41 |  #315

Todd Lambert wrote in post #10817398 (external link)
When we started putting little red L's next to our name in our signatures. Duh! :p

i knew my signature was missing a little extra something.. it was the red!


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