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  1. #11
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    Jul 2012
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Thanks for the thoughts guys.

    I had the 100 f2 but sold it recently - I tried it but always went back to the 85 after reviewing the results. With the 85, I end up doing quite a bit of cropping for across the court shots. I don't like the noise w ISO above 3200 on the 5DMKIII - even w noise reduction you just lose too much sharpness before the fuzz is reduced. The shutter speed is a variable you can play with - I shoot the 70-200 f2.8 II at 1/500 (gains a stop on the 1.2 at 1/1000, but you still have 1.5 stops to throw into the ISO to break even). You'd be surprised how much shutter speeds below 1/1000 compromise sharpness in eyes and hair when athletes are jumping.

    Dr. Croubie has a good option too if 135 at 1.4 won't float - a 100 mm f1.4L would be a good option - not quite perfect for cross the court shots but a good compromise.

    I love the f2-2.5 50-150 idea too.

    Other L wishes from me would include building in the 1.4 tele to the current 600mm f 4.0L II (I have this on order) - if this is a good idea on the 200-400, it is a GREAT idea in the primes. Especially since the usual applications - sports & wildlife - mean that mounting the separate 1.4 tele is just too slow. I know it would add $$ and some weight, but once you've convinced yourself that a $13.5K lens is 'reasonable', adding $1K for the built-in tele is completely logical.

    Another wish = 20-70 f2.8 II w performance of new 24-70 II - then I'd have the width I need for almost all indoor situation and landscape.

    Hope Santa Canon is listening....

  2. #12
    Senior Member FastGass's Avatar
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    Mar 2012
    Beautiful Ferndale Washington.
    EF 600mm f/5.6 IS, I'd much rather have this lens than a 500mm f/5.6 even if it's going to cost more.

    EF 12mm f/1.0 IS

    EF 18mm f/1.0 IS

    EF 24mm f/1.0 IS

    EF 35mm f/1.0 IS (Voitlander has a f/1.2)

    EF 50mm f/1.0 IS

    EF 85mm f/1.0 IS

    EF 135mm f/1.0 IS

    EF 200mm f/1.0 IS

    EF 12-24mm f/1.0 IS

    EF 24-85mm f/1.0 IS

    EF 85-200mm f/1.0 IS

    EF 300-800mm f/4 IS

    EF 1200mm f/5.6 IS

    Thats quite a lot of Fast Glass!

    Amateurs worry about gear, pros about the pay, masters about the light, and I just take pictures!

  3. #13
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    Oct 2012
    My wishlist for existing lenses:
    Canon EF 85mm F1.2L
    Canon EF 35mm F1.4L
    Canon EF 135mm F2.0L
    Canon EF 24mm F1.4L II
    Canon EF 300mm
    Canon EF 14mm F2.8L II
    Canon EF 500/600mm

    What I would wish for that don't exist now would be a quicker 85mm 1.2L :P

  4. #14
    Senior Member ham's Avatar
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    Dec 2008
    Small, fast, sharp, EF-S primes. Especially around the 15-22mm range.

    Currently if you want a 35mm equivalent, you either have to go for a zoom lens and fix the focal length somehow (which is slow), buy one of the old EF primes which aren't quick or seemingly that great performance-wise, or get a (comparatively large and pretty expensive) L.

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