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Canon EOS Prime Lenses

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Also check out my collage on the D-SLR market:


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Checkout my Nikkor Prime Lens Collage!:


I decided to make another collage, this time involving Canon EOS lenses. I was going to include zooms in this one but decided against it because eveything already looks pretty small. I added notes over everything in the figure and included prices in USD for all of the lenses. I estimated the size of each lens relative to the other, so this figure is not accurate in terms of relative sizes of the lenses.


The lenses range from the little plastic (but fantastic) Canon EF 50mm ƒ/1.8 II for the little price of $90 USD, all the way up to the massive Canon EF 1200mm ƒ/5.6L USM monster that costs nearly $100,000. I included a few discontinued, but noteworthy lenses such as; the Canon EF 1200mm ƒ/5.6L USM, Canon EF 200mm ƒ/1.8L USM, Canon EF 180mm ƒ/3.5L Macro USM, and the Canon EF 50mm ƒ/1.0L USM. I included the 200mm because it is the fastest 200mm lens ever, as far a I know, also think about it, it is the same speed as the Canon EF 50mm ƒ/1.8 II lens but at four times the focal length! I included the discontinued 50mm (ƒ/1.0L) because it is the fastest lens ever made for an SLR camera (as far as I know).


I also classified each lens (except the tilt-shifts and the extenders) as; budget, mid-range, or high-end. These are fairly subjective classifications and do not relate to Canon's marketing ideas. Mostly I classified lenses as high-end if they were part of the L-series, but I made an exception with the Canon MP-E 65mm ƒ/2.8 1-5X Macro, because it is a lens that is positioned fairly high in the market (around $900 USD) and it would be targeting primarily a professional audience because it can only be used as a macro lens. The telephoto lenses are also classified into the three groups as well, although they are all labelled as L-Series lenses. There seems to be a bit of differentiation between L-Series lenses so I classified them based on things such as maximum aperture and price. Lenses with a maximum aperture of ƒ/2.8 (also ƒ/1.8 and ƒ/2.0) were of course considered to be higher-end L-Series lenses (with the exception of the Canon EF 200mm ƒ/2.8L II USM). 500mm and beyond the maximum aperture is less than ƒ/2.8 and there was only one lens of each focal length and they increased in price, all of these I considered to be "high-end" L-Series lenses. With the exception of the Canon EF 500mm ƒ/4.0L IS USM, which was priced less than the "high-end" L-Series lens that preceded, I considered this lens to be a cheaper alternative to the much more expensive (by $2,200 USD) Canon EF 600mm ƒ/4.0L IS USM. The tilt-shift lenses I did not classify because there are only four of them and they mostly appeal to advanced amatures and professional photographers because of their special abilities.



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Uploaded on December 18, 2009