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Old Aug 29, 2010, 10:53 AM   #11
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Dont know about the costs but the MKI versions of the 300 2.8 and 400 2.8 as well as the TCs are starting to flood the B&S boards. People are trying to dump them so they dont get burned when the new version hits the shelfs and the resale value of the MKI version plummets. None of them are moving though, just too many and most people who spend that much $$ know whats up and will simply wait for the inevitable (Me being one of them LOL)
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 2:33 PM   #12
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Those MTF charts for the new L look very good to me.

You get what you pay for.

Alas nothing in this round of Canon releases for me. :-(
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 3:03 PM   #13
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Canon releases a bunch of new lenses.

The big surprises the EF 70-300 4-5.6L USM IS and EF 18-15 f4 fish
expected ef 300 2.8L MKII and the 400 5.6L MKII

And 2 new TC
the 1.4 MKIII and 2.0 MKIII

http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consum...ef_lens_lineup

Looks like the ef 70-300 4-5.6 is being discontinued. Not on the list of lenses any more form canon.

Except the 'regular' 70-300 is back on the list...interesting .
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Old Aug 30, 2010, 3:08 PM   #14
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That is a good thing, the ef 70-300 non L is a good lens, and a very performer for the price. Would have hated to see it gone. That means you jump for the 55-250 to the 70-300L, 1400 dollar price difference.
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Old Aug 31, 2010, 9:19 PM   #15
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gees man another spoke in my wheel of decisions
maybe now that the 70-300L IS is released the 70-200L f/4 lens will price drop
guess we gotta wait and see what the marketing people at canon do
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 1:02 AM   #16
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Alas nothing in this round of Canon releases for me. :-(
cant argue there..nothing in it for me too. I wanted a cheaper than 5D full frame hehehe
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Old Sep 2, 2010, 2:25 AM   #17
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I was looking forward to a possible update of the 35mm f2, which is realistic at some point I think. Just to the same standard as the 28 f1.8 and 50 f1.4. i.e. put USM on it and tweak the optics slightly.

Of course Canon will never make my dream lenses which would be:

24mm f4 IS L
35mm f2 IS L
50mm f2 IS L

Instead we have the enormous and heavy monstrousities that are the current L range. For people who think ultra-thin DOF makes their pictures better. Bah.
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... Of course Canon will never make my dream lenses which would be:

24mm f4 IS L
35mm f2 IS L
50mm f2 IS L
Stabilized large aperture lenses are extraordinarily complex and expensive.
In order to support the large aperture, the IS optics must be large as well. and in a short focal length that will make the lens barrel much larger than a non-stabilized version. The Canon 17-55/2.8 IS USM sells for $1,060. Imagine how expensive the $1,349 Canon 24-70/2.8 would be if it were stabilized. Canon's smallest stabilized prime is the $944 100/2.8 IS USM Macro. Compare that to the unstabilized version at $519.

Yeah, you'll never get your wish.
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Notice I'm actually asking for slow L prime lenses with IS.

f4 and f2. The current L primes are f1.4 and f1.2.

Slower lenses are easier to design and much cheaper to make in general. Of course adding in the IS would bulk them out again a little bit and put some cost back in.

Actually I could even do without the IS. I just really want some prime lenses with L construction, USM and coatings but without the huge size and weight that goes with the very wide apertures.

But there would only be a handful of people buying them. So.
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There really aren't very many lenses with maximum apertures between f/2.8 and f/1.8, are there? That's kind of a no-man's-land. If you want a large aperture, the manufacturers probably figure "Why make a lens that's 1 stop faster, when we can make it 2 stops faster instead?"
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