New Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM Leaks Out Ahead of Official Launch


The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM has been expected for a few weeks now after a reference to the lens leaked out through a Russian certification agency. An image of the lens has now surfaced at Digicame-info, which usually means a product is only days (or maybe hours) away from an official announcement. This new lens will serve as a replacement to the current EF 35mm f/1.4L USM lens.

Leaked specs note that the lens features 14 elements in 11 groups with a nine blade circular aperture and a minimum focusing distance of 0.28m. It takes a 72mm filter and measures 105.5mm long with a 80.4mm diameter. Weight is 760g and it will use the Canon EW-77B lens hood.

Expect the official announcement to come along very shortly. Given the $1479 retail price of the current model, I wouldn’t be surprised to see the new model priced close to (or a little over) the $2k mark.

Also, we may get the Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM lens that was leaked earlier alongside the new 35mm lens. Stay tuned.


New Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Leaks Out

Canon 50mm f1.8 Lens

It looks like the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens has leaked out ahead of the official announcement. Previously, we had seen rumors and another image of the lens but this one comes from a the reliable site, which quite frequently has official images and details a few days ahead of the product launch.

Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM Specs

  • Lens design: 6 elements in 5 groups
  • Full frame lens
  • The lens coating is optimized for the digital
  • Stepping motor (STM)
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Length: 39.3mm
  • Weight: 160g

Look for an official announcement soon.