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  1. #1
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    400D, 70-200/4 L IS, and 50/1.2 L

    To read up on the 400D, just check DCRP's front page. If you want to learn more about the lenses (that isn't covered in the press release), read on. MTF Charts and diagrams come from Canon Japan.


    Canon EF 70-200 f/4 L IS



    - 20 elements, 15 groups
    - 1 Flourite element, 2 UD elements
    - Weather sealed
    - 4th generation IS claims 4 stops (equivalent to Nikon's new VRII)
    - 1.2m MFD (same as the old lens)
    - 67mm, 760g, 76 x 172 mm (A little bit heavier than the original)
    - Available for $1250 in November (ouch!)

    Diagram



    MTF (Top = IS, Bottom = Non-IS)






    Canon EF 50mm f/1.2 L



    - 8 elements, 6 groups
    - 1 Aspheric element
    - 8 circular aperture blades
    - Weather sealed
    - .45m MFD
    - 72mm, 580g, 85 x 66.5 mm (Much bigger than the 1.4 version!)
    - Available for $1600 in November

    Diagram



    MTF (1.2, 1.4, 1.8)




    Last edited by Rex914; 08-23-2006 at 11:32 PM.

  2. #2
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    i WONDER IF THAT 50 WILL CAUSE A DROP IN PRICE OF THE 50 F/1.4
    Canon 350D l EF-S 10-22 l EF-S 17-55 l EF 50 f/1.8 l EF 70-200 2.8 IS l 430EX l

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  3. #3
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    The bad news is that it was constantly compared to the 85/1.2 which can only suggest that the price will be high. The weather sealing comment doesn't help either. Speculation points to a price tag in the mid $1000's.

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    20 elements? Damn thats a lot of glass.

    The IS2 sounds neat but I think it'll be probably overpriced, I bet 1299 msrp.

    Tim

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    That 50 would be great if it wasn't such a wierd FOV on a crop camera. f/1.2 typically comes in handy indoors...and 50mm is a bit long indoors on a 1.6x...IMOH (In My Own House lol).
    Ouch.

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    Damn, I'd love to have that 50 1.2L . . . but I won't fork over 1500 to get it either.

    And someone said we won't be seeing a 4 in the model name. . . mwahahahha they're laughing at you now!
    Nikon D90 | Sigma 10-20 HSM | DX 18-105 f3.5-5.6 VR | DX 55-200 VR | 35 f/2.0 D | 50 f/1.4 D | 85mm F/1.8 D | SB-800 x 3 | SU-800
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    oh no, this just reminds me of all the "new gear bashing" that's going to happen, as it always does. in other places there's been alota bashing of a certain photography related product that was just released not too long ago - funny part is that a lot of the bashers clearly don't have any real experience with the product while the people who should have the most to say: the actual users, complain the least. i wonder what's going to be said about the 400d this time around
    Last edited by ReF; 08-23-2006 at 04:25 AM.
    canon 17-40 L, 70-200 f2.8 L, 400 f5.6 L, 50 f1.4 & f1.8, 1.4x TC, sigma 15 f2.8 fisheye, flash 500 DG Super, kenko extension tubes

    note to self: don't participate in sad, silly threads unless you're looking for sad, silly responses.

    "anti-BS filter" (from andy): http://dcresource.com/forums/showpos...94&postcount=4

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    Hmmmm, I knew there was a reason I sold my 50mm f/1.4 a few months ago. There is a vacant space all ready to welcome a new guest...
    Christian Wright; Dip Phot
    EOS 5D Mark III | EOS 600D | EOS-1V HS
    L: 14/2.8 II | 24/1.4 II | 35/1.4 | 50/1.2 | 85/1.2 II | 135/2 | 180/3.5 Macro | 200/2.8 II | 400/2.8 IS | 16-35/2.8 II | 24-105/4 IS | 70-200/2.8 IS II | 100-400/4.5-5.6 IS
    580EX II | EF 12 II | EF 25 II

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    Just like the 85 f1.8 and 85 f1.2 co-exist, so shall the 50 f1.4 and 50 f1.2. The medium grade one is one great lens. Sure can't see it affecting price, different class.

    Still;I'm currently in love with the 35L. I really didn't use the 50 much due to FL, although for portriats it's a nice length (50).

    35 is a nice b'tweener for narrow landscape, scene, and people shooter. I'm glad there wasn't a choice or I would have gotten the less useful (for me) 50 length of L. I guess 50 will fill the b'tweener gap for those who can't decide between 35 and 85.

    So then, "The Trilligy" gets a sister.

    That 70-200 IS looks sweet. I'll enter the pool at $1199 intro.
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    Updated with photos of the lenses. Looks a lot more legit than the one I posted a few days ago. Pricing is still yet to come.

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