Do you expect any new telephoto lenses from Canon in 2020?

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Re: Do you expect any new telephoto lenses from Canon in 2020?

fastnsharp wrote:

1Dx4me wrote:

fastnsharp wrote:

1Dx4me wrote:

mkphoto79 wrote:

I just saw a story in my google news feed that the pro version of the EOS-R is supposedly coming with some kind of hybrid EF/RF mount system. Maybe that means the EF line isn't dead after all. Or it could just be to appease pro's who already have a bunch of EF L lenses they dont want to replace.

people that are heavily invested in EF "L" lenses, are reluctant to dump their wonderful lenses that cost them an arm and a leg, just to move to ML cameras and lenses and i am sure canon realizes that so they are walking on a fine line not to get those EF owners upset, IMO, and count me as one of them! a few professionals and some enthusiasts may get enticed enough to take a chance and sell out their EF lens inventory and find out that there is not much IQ difference between the 2 any ways, i think it is gonna take a long while until canon convince people that ML is the way to go! it takes time for us old codgers to yield and accept new technologies while the "old" one is still working perfectly but the change can still happen in a slower pace.

Don't be mad at Canon. They can only offer the products that people will buy and will keep them in business. The fact is mirrorless is taking over, and for good reason, it's just implicitly better. This is evidenced quite clearly when a low end Sony APS-C camera can torch the 1Dx mk II in AF performance.

please don't mind me laughing but the last time i checked (last week NFL, i believe), i noticed canon white lenses being used almost on the entire photographers' section, and i am pretty sure they were mounted on 1DxmkII cameras so, until i see the professionals drop their 1D bodies and rush over to get in the line to purchase a Sony tiny APS-C to do their jobs better, i won't believe it

The problem with that line of thinking is that 99.99% of humanity doesn't care who is doing what with whatever on the sidelines. They go on youtube, they watch videos of Sony Eye AF magically tracking people around the screen, and they assume that if the best camera from Canon can't do it (ostensibly the 1Dx), then why buy a Canon at all?

Something has to give.

I just think its a shame there are so many Canon shoo ters who haven't even given the R a fair shake because they're "invested" in EF glass. EF lenses work very well on the R.

i think people are waiting for the next Gen R cameras, not the BETA versions

The funny thing is I kind of agree, yet most people who have the R and the 5D IV prefer the R. The R is a great camera which is why I have one and love it.

So by "Sony APS-C camera can torch the 1Dx mk II in AF performance," you mean the low end Sony can lock on to a subject and track it across the frame.  Good for those who can't get the focus box onto a subject or keep it there.

You don't mean by "torch" that the focus is faster, more accurate, or works better in low light, than the 1Dx?  That is what I think of when I think of better AF performance.  I think some of the Sonys can put an emoji on the photo which, for some, makes it better than the 1Dx in the same way auto tracking a target across the frame makes it better than the 1Dx.

I know my EOS R has tracking AF modes but I have never use them.  But I have focused in low light and had the R focus rapidly on a subject.  Great AF.

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