Canon 200mm f1.8 - why did they stop making it

Discussion in 'Canon' started by rugbyphoto, Feb 15, 2006.

  1. rugbyphoto

    rugbyphoto Guest

    Seems to be the perfect field side sports lens, why did they stop?

    garry

    www.rugbyphoto.com
     
    rugbyphoto, Feb 15, 2006
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    eawckyegcy Guest

    Probably because they weren't selling well. Why ask here when a quick
    phone call to Canon will answer the question?
     
    eawckyegcy, Feb 15, 2006
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  3. Canon wanted to be Green and not use leaded glass in their lenses.


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    "A combat photographer should be able to make you see the
    color of blood in black and white"


    David Douglas Duncan
    Speaking on why in Vietnam
    he worked only in black and white
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    John A. Stovall, Feb 16, 2006
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    eawckyegcy Guest

    An incomplete theory sullied by unrelenting reality: had the demand
    for the optic existed, Canon could have simply redesigned it.
     
    eawckyegcy, Feb 16, 2006
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  5. No, the demand is still there. Same reason they dropped the f/1.0.


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    "A combat photographer should be able to make you see the
    color of blood in black and white"


    David Douglas Duncan
    Speaking on why in Vietnam
    he worked only in black and white
    http://www.hrc.utexas.edu/exhibitions/online/ddd/
     
    John A. Stovall, Feb 17, 2006
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    BC Guest

    Lead-based flint glasses have all been replaced by titanium-based
    glasses with identical optical properties. Even if a re-design were
    necessary for the 200/1.8 it would be an almost trivial undertaking.

    Brian
     
    BC, Feb 17, 2006
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    Skip M Guest

    If you don't think there's a demand for that lens, check the prices on ebay!
    Sheesh!
     
    Skip M, Feb 17, 2006
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  8. rugbyphoto

    rugbyphoto Guest

    Because no one I could speak to at Canon Canada appears to even recall
    that they had such a lens :)
     
    rugbyphoto, Feb 17, 2006
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  9. rugbyphoto

    rugbyphoto Guest

    The ebay prices seem to be pretty much what you would have bought one
    for so the demand remains high. I dream of finding the cash for one of
    those beauties.

    garry

    www.rugbyphoto.com
     
    rugbyphoto, Feb 17, 2006
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    Skip M Guest

    Yah, me too. Then, having found the cash, I'd have to find the
    justification. Just having the fastest 200mm lens ever made seems sort of
    weak, in light of the $4000 hole it would put in our back account.
     
    Skip M, Feb 17, 2006
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