[Rumor] New 35mm f/1.4L II Soon To Be Announced?

The rumor comes from CR. Not a new rumor, and a plausible one. It’s said that three prototypes of the next iteration of the 35mm f/1.4L are already out in the wild, given to selected photographers for testing purposes. The new 35mm should then be announced after Canon has started¬†mass production and shipping of the 24-70mm f/2.8 II USM. Finally, the 35mm f/1.4L II USM should be announced in 2012 and be available for the masses in 2013. Last month I reported about a patent that most probably refers to the new 35mm, check it to know more about the optical properties of this lens.

The actual 35mm f/1.4L USM has a price tag around $1,344 (click on the shop name to learn more): Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

  • B

    Canon has good lenses but they need to stop charging an arm and a leg. Would love to have a lens like this but why not price it at $600 or 700?

  • Lancelot

    I wonder what Canon would charge for the Canon 35mm 1.4L II? As the lowest price for the current model, it is $1,329.00 and that’s with rebate.