Why does Canon just not make a 24-85 2.8 IS L and stop messing about...

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Why does Canon just not make a 24-85 2.8 IS L and stop messing about...
Nov 30, 2012

Emmm Canon cameras I've always felt are made by technicians and not by photographers, and here lies the problem. I am a Canon user. I flew over from Leica when they couldn't make a descent full frame digital camera, and still can't. Anyway at the time neither could Nikon, but Nikon who I started off with in life think like a photographer when they build a camera. Don't get me wrong, the interface on Canon is excellent and very user friendly. But their top lenses are too fat and heavy and the zoom range of the mid range zoom quite stupid. I mean over the years 24, 28, 35 and 50 have been great to use, but I have never, and I say never once thought to myself I must have a 70mm. What an absolute rubbish step up. Leica's classic portrait lens was always a 90mm and I always felt that was slightly too long. 85mm is bang on. When you take of the 50 you're either thinking 85mm or you want to really get in there so it's 180mm or 200mm.

So why in the hell doesn't Canon just make a fantastic 24-85 2.8 IS L series and make everybody's day! Then follow up with a full frame range finder to go with it, with no stupid video mode for the classic unadulterated photographer?

Canon I hope you are listening, speak and learn from professional photographers out in the field and not the guys who hang around writing articles for amateur magazines talking rubbish about nice bokeh, if I hear another comment about nice bokeh I'm going to be sick! I've never read "Oh this lense has nasty bokeh" it's absolute drivel.

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