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Occasional Contributor
Posts: 12
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

EF 50mm F2.0

When will we see an updated EF 50mm? Happy, if we got a f2.0 with superb IQ, no IS, small and robust. Thanks Canon! If this comes, I will buy the 6D. 

 

Alternative: EF 40mm f2.0 L pancake... This would take away pressure caused by the mirrorless league.

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Posts: 2
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: EF 50mm F2.0

Frankly I expect a 50/1.4 USM (real USM, not the micro motor), with price far less than 50/1.2L please.. Smiley Tongue
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Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: EF 50mm F2.0

I would be very excited to see a durable, high quality 50mm f/2.0, with excellent sharpness at f/2 and fast quiet accurate autofocus — comparable in size and quality to the new 24/2.8 IS, 28/2.8 IS and 35/2 IS, though not necessarily with the IS. The same for a new 50mm f/1.4; the old one is not bad, but leaves a lot to be desired wide open and the AF should be more reliable and accurate.

I don't think we'll see a 40mm f/2 pancake as there is already a new and excellent 40mm f/2.8 pancake. The 40/2.8 does take some pressure away from mirrorless because it makes a big DSLR feel much lighter and smaller.
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Posts: 54
Registered: ‎11-13-2012

Re: EF 50mm F2.0

I think a lot of people would be happy to just see the 50 1.4 updated at the same or near same price.

Besides, a new 50 f2 will never be sharp at 1.4, but a 50 1.4 can be sharp at f2 Smiley Wink

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Posts: 222
Registered: ‎12-29-2012

Re: EF 50mm F2.0

I'll take a 50 f/1.4 II please with updated coatings, real USM, and sharp through out.

 

All of Canon's 50mm lens needs to be updated in my opinion.

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Registered: ‎01-14-2014

Re: EF 50mm F2.0

+1 for a "cheap" 50mm prime with RING USM + metal mount..   maybe around the £300 mark.   IS is nice but with f2ish I don't think it adds much, so I wouldn't pay for it.

 

I'm slowly building a kit based on primes, started with the 100 f2, a 50/60mm f1.8ish with metal mount and ring-USM would be next on my list.  At the moment I'm hunting down a 50mm F1.8 MkI as I don't like the mkII (plastic mount, heard enough horror stories about lenses getting stuck) and I don't like the 1.4 as the micro-USM seems slowish and appears vulnerable, the f1.2 is too Pricy for me and IMO not sharp enough for such a lens.

 

Personally I think this is Canons one obvious hole in the line up..   I'm loving the 100f2.0

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Registered: ‎12-07-2012

Re: EF 50mm F2.0

I know why Canon doesn't make a 50mm f2.....................nobody would buy it.  Why? Smiley Frustrated

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Registered: ‎06-11-2013

Re: EF 50mm F2.0.. already exists!

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Just buy a 50/1.4 and stop it down to f2 or f2.2. Smiley Happy

 

The 50/1.4 is pretty darned sharp stopped down a little. It's already got good color, reasonable flare resistance, and the hybrid USM is fairly fast and accurate.

 

I ain't sayin' the EF 50/1.4 isn't due for an upgrade. It's an old, old design now and would be nice if it were sharper wide open. And I'd like to see improved reliability/durability with true ring type USM. It would give nicer background blur, too, if the 8-bladed aperture used curved  blades.

 

Pretty sure we'll see something like the 24/2.8 IS USM, 35/2 IS USM, etc., in the next version of 50mm. In other words, I bet it will have IS!  Eventually.... No telling when. It's been rumored for years that a new 50/1.4 was coming soon.

 

"....a 50/60mm f1.8ish with metal mount and ring-USM would be next on my list. At the moment I'm hunting down a 50mm F1.8 MkI as I don't like the mkII (plastic mount, heard enough horror stories about lenses getting stuck) and I don't like the 1.4 as the micro-USM seems slowish and appears vulnerable, the f1.2 is too Pricy for me and IMO not sharp enough for such a lens....."

 

Well, if you don't like the micro-USM of the 50/1.4, you're really going to dislike the micro motor of the 50/1.8, whatever version you get. The hybid micro-USM of the 50/1.4 gets a bad rap for its fragility... But few complain about it's focus speed, accuracy and consistency... which are considerably better the f1.8 lenses' AF system. (Folks who have tried to micro adjust the 50/1.8 generally give up... it's just not consistent enough to be able to fine tune focus.)

 

I have used the 50/1.4 for sports photography, and never had an issues with the focus speed. It's pretty comparable to 28/1.8 and 85/1.8 primes I often use along with it, both of which have "true" USM.

 

WIth some reasonable care, the 50/1.4 actually can hold up pretty well. Just get the matching lens hood and use it. When shooting, the hood protects the front barrel of the lens from bumps. When stored with the hood reversed, it protects the focus ring from bumps. Also "park" the lens at infinity when storing it, to retract the front barrel fully inside the outer barrel. All these are easy, practical things to do anyway.... so IMO no big deal... and seem to help the lens have better chance of a long, happy life. Also some folks think frequent Full Time Manual (FTM) of the 50/1.4 causes more rapid wear and tear on the focus mechanism.... I rarely manually focus mine. That and the fact it's always used with a hood might explain why mine is still working quite well 10+ years after I bought it (and it was used, so I really have no idea how old it is).  

 

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Posts: 16
Registered: ‎12-09-2013

Re: EF 50mm F2.0

I have the 50mm 1.4. I have been satisfied with it. I think on my photography part, it has been enough.

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