Do you buy new EF lenses?

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thunder storm Senior Member • Posts: 4,422
Re: Do you buy new EF lenses?

tobicy68 wrote:

thunder storm wrote:

Dexter Jackson wrote:

quiquae wrote:

Vunite wrote:

Out of curiosity: Assuming the entire RF lens setup exists (including the ones to come 2020), do you still buy EF lenses new? Even if there's an RF equivalent?

I assume many still do that, since either the RF equivalent is extremely expensive or because they want to use something like the drop in filter adapter.

Or do you see it as "lost investment", since the future is RF anyway, the lenses too long and big with the adapter etc?

Personally, I'd see EF lenses as a chance to get very good lenses at a much better price (including Sigmas and Tamrons).

Well, Canon doesn’t make the choice easy. I was planning to buy the cheap and cheerful EF 85mm F1.8 new, until rumors surfaced that RF 85mm F2 STM is a stabilized macro, which solves the two biggest problems with older 85mm lenses like that EF (no IS and long MFD). I’ve suspended the purchase for the moment.

Unfortunately it appears that those rumors were wrong according to the recent updates, and that even if Canon does have an RF 85 f/2 coming, it won't be available any time soon. Many of us have been waiting for an affordable RF 85 but Canon hasn't even acknowledged it exists. You can get the EF 85 f/1.8 used for around $200 right now.

I have my adapted Tamron 85mm VC f/1.8 as long as there's no RF 85mm. There's also that Samyang f/1.4...

To bad if we have to wait any longer for that 50mm. I really want a stabilized 50mm compact prime.....

I have the little brother, the Tamron 45mm F1.8 VC just because like you said, I don't really see them making a 50ish mm stablized prime lens anytime soon. Closest one is the 35mm F1.8 macro IS.

I went with the sigma 50mm Art, and for stabilization i have the EF 35mm f/2.0, so i'm not in a hurry. Still i would like to have a stabilized 50mm in the RF mount, as 50mm is my preferred walk around focal length, not 35mm. 35mm is too wide for me. The Tamron 45mm is an option, but it will likely be heavier and larger than an RF 50mm, and i'm afraid the Tamron is a bit slow focusing too.

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