What Previous DSLR Lenses Do You Need to See Revamped?


Except for the widespread zoom lens trinities and primes, which previous lenses would you prefer to see revamped and redesigned?

It has actually been an thrilling week for Canon R system customers with the announcement of two new EOS R cameras and a handful of recent lenses. Lately, together with the event of those seemingly spectacular new cameras which are about to hit the market, Canon has been constructing their RF lens lineup from the framework of the tried and examined EF lens system. As anticipated, the model first centered on their zoom lens trinities, mainstay prime lenses just like the 50mm and 85mm, together with some fascinating variations.

Now this doesn’t simply apply to Canon, after all. Sony has simply launched an f/2.8 GM version of their 12-24mm lens which is kind of thrilling for me as a panorama and structure photographer. On the identical time, Sony has give you fascinating lenses recently just like the 20mm f/1.8 G which is kind of compelling for its design and worth level. I wouldn’t dare say a lot for Fujifilm and Nikon at this level just because I’m not as immersed into their lens ecosystem. That stated, this query applies to any photographer of any digital camera model. What previous DSLR lenses would you prefer to see revamped for the mirrorless cameras? I’ve just a few in thoughts.

This lens is at all times on the prime of my listing just because I really like prolonged vary lenses. You will have examine that in my latest article about walkaround lenses. I did point out that I nonetheless contemplate this lens as a walkaround lens because of the vary that it provides however a good and fascinating level from one of many feedback stated that merely due to its weight of 1.6Kg, it wouldn’t be a superb walkaround lens. After all, I might agree. Which is why I believed that possibly it’s due time for Canon and even another producer to give you such a lens for the newer digital camera techniques and doubtless make it higher and lighter. One can say {that a} shut contender could be Tamron’s new 28-200mm for Sony mirrorless cameras however that distinction of 100mm is kind of vital in the event you ask me. Sony additionally has a 24-240mm lens that comes shut however has been stated to be missing in picture high quality. A sound contender must be Canon’s RF 24-240mm.

What was good about this lens was that other than its versatile focal vary, it had actually good optics for its time. Even now that I’ve migrated over to the Sony mirrorless system, I nonetheless use this previous however dependable lens on my a7R mark III with a Sigma MC11 adapter. If it have been as much as me, I might like to see this lens reborn both as a brand new lens for the complete body mirrorless system, or possibly at the same time as a 2nd model for DSLR cameras. I wouldn’t thoughts having a Sony equal, after all however finally, I’d like to see it within the type of Tamron’s light-weight 70-180mm f/2.8 lens. Having it in a a lot lighter kind, even with cheaper and lighter supplies, would actually be a sport changer within the lineup for photographers like myself who like having prolonged vary zoom lenses.

The Canon EF 17mm f/four TSE

That is positively out of a biased perspective since I’m an architectural photographer. This 17mm Tilt-shift lens is principally a type of end-game lenses for photographers like me and although the present model of this lens continues to be very a lot viable within the 12 months 2020. It could be a delight to see a more recent model of this lens. Possibly even a bit wider at 15mm if that’s not an excessive amount of to ask.

Greater than something, having a local full-frame mirrorless model of this lens is certainly one thing I’m trying ahead to. Sony hasn’t even hinted about any tilt-shift lens in growth in order of now, the one decisions we’ve are both the Canon 17mm TSE on an adapter or the Laowa 12mm zero-D on a Laowa Magic Shift Converter. The latter produces the identical 17mm focal size after the crop issue.

The Tamron 15-30mm f/2.Eight Di VC USD

This lens was a favourite of mine earlier than I gave up my Canon DSLR. I used the primary era of the Tamron SP 15-30mm for over 5 years and by no means even considered letting it go till I began to transition into mirrorless. Whereas there are related lenses just like the Sony 12-24mm f/4 and f/2.8 GM, this lens was positively not as costly and it might very nicely be because of the further three millimeters on the extensive finish.

Tamron has, after all, produced the 17-28mm because the ultra-wide angle lens for his or her full body mirrorless zoom lens trinity however I’ve at all times stated this about Tamron’s present lenses: I do know there’s extra coming. Simply by what Tamron has launched for the Sony full body mirrorless system, I consider they’re creating or a minimum of are planning to develop premium glass variations of what they’ve now. Don’t get me fallacious, their lenses are a favoring amongst many Sony a7 digital camera customers however after first hand expertise with their SP lenses, I do know that the model can and can produce extra premium stuff and positively ones with vibration compensation this time round.

Principally Any of the Full Body Fisheye Lenses

Lenses have been going wider and wider and with even much less distortion than what we’re used to. Within the latest weeks, I’ve reviewed Laowa’s 10-18mm and 9mm for full frame mirrorless cameras and they’re fairly spectacular. Nevertheless, there are nonetheless many photographers who love the impact of fisheye lenses for that further sprint of creativity. Proper now, the one out there choices for mirrorless cameras are the previous DSLR lenses mounted with an adapter. Now, possibly it’s time to see some newer and possibly even lighter fisheye lenses to mount instantly on the mirrorless cameras. If we’re fortunate they could come mechanically with rear filter slots or drop-in filter slots to make issues simpler for us.

Now it’s your flip. Don’t consider the associated fee if it limits you. Don’t consider the limitation in lens engineering. Which lenses would you prefer to see up to date for the newer cameras? Depart your solutions within the feedback. We don’t actually know if any of the manufacturers would contemplate them, however we will a minimum of strive.


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