Does the new RF 50mm make the (heavy and expensive) RF 35mm redundant?

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OP DaveyA New Member • Posts: 12
Re: Does the new RF 50mm make the (heavy and expensive) RF 35mm redundant?
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Nerdferkel wrote:

The RF 35mm is only 305 g. That's as light as they come. Neither is it overly expensive. Are you sure that you are talking about the right lens?

Well, unless I have misread the specs,  I believe the new 50mm weighs 160g, almost half the weight. It is 40.5 mm long, against nearly 68 mm for the 35mm. This seems to be truly as light as they come.

I understand that for experienced photographers used to shooting full frame, these differences in dimensions appear not to matter as much as choosing the right lens for the job.

I do appreciate the helpful comments about the restrictions of the longer focal length, and I’m glad my question gave someone a good laugh.

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Canon EOS RP Canon RF 35mm F1.8 IS STM Macro Canon RF 24-105mm F4.0-7.1 IS STM Canon RF 85mm F2 Macro IS STM Canon RF 50mm F1.8 STM
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