Canon EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM and EF 35mm f/1.4L Mark II coming very soon [CW4]

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Russian certification authority Novocert has registration document for two Canon lenses: the already rumored EF 35mm f/1.4L Mark II, and a lens for the EOS M system, the EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM. The latter never surfaced in a rumor.

The EF-M 15-45mm f/3.5-6.3 IS STM could be Canon’s next kit lens for the EOS M series cameras. Back in May we had a rumor pointing in this direction, though an 18-55mm IS STM Mark II lens was then mentioned as the new kit lens. However, I would be surprised if the EF-M 15-45mm is not going to be the next EOS M kit lens. Though, an f/6.3 at the telephoto end is a bit disappointing.

The announcement of both lenses should be matter of weeks. In the past, states Digicame Info, the event of a registration at a certification authority usually anticipated the announcement for a few weeks. So, most likely these are the two lenses that will be announced August 14, 2015.

[via Digicame Info via Novocert]

 

Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II ready for production?

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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L

Is the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II ready for production? That’s what a new rumor suggests.

The rumor doesn’t come with an announcement date, but Fall 2015 is a good candidate. The rumored specifications:

  • Dust & Weather Sealing
  • All the latest coatings
  • Longer than the current version
  • Smaller diameter than the current version
  • Smaller filter thread
  • New hood design
  • Unknown weight

Apparently Canon delayed the announcement of the EF 35mm f/1.4L II because the company is still trying to produce enough units of other high demand lenses.

[via CR]

Yet another Yongnuo 35mm f/2 review

Another review of Yongnuo’s budget lens, the 35mm f/2, by Shooting on a Budget. In the conclusion:

The autofocus in video has improved since the YongNuo 50/1.8. With that lens, the autofocus would hunt, but fail to catch. In this, it’s slower than the Canon, but it works somewhat. It will zip close pretty quickly, but then takes a handful of zips back and forth to finally catch, about 2 seconds worth.

Read the review at Shooting on a Budget.

The Yongnuo EF 35mm f/2 is available on eBay by Yongnuo itself for $116/€107. The Yongnuo 35mm isalso available on Amazon.

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Yongnuo 35mm f/2 review (a punch for the price, PetaPixel)

Yongnuo 35mm f/2

How does the $120/€110 priced Yongnuo 35mm f/2 perform? Our friends at PetaPixel felt the pulse of Yongnuo’s budget lens.

In the conclusion PetaPixel writes:

Yongnuo’s YN 35mm f/2 is an excellent value — let’s just get that out of the way. For $120, the lens is much cheaper than its Canon counterparts. Picking up a used Canon EF 35mm f/2 lens would run you around $280, while the brand new Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS USM would run you around $550. Comparing the Yongnuo to Canon’s older lens is quite easy: we say go with the Yongnuo YN 35mm f/2 for smoother bokeh and similar performance.

The review comes with many sample photos. Read the review at PetaPixel.

The Yongnuo EF 35mm f/2 is available on eBay by Yongnuo itself for $116/€107. The Yongnuo 35mm IS also available on Amazon.

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Canon Patent for 35mm f/1.4 lens (EF 35mm f/1.4 Mark II?)

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Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon, for a 35mm f/1.4 lens.

The EF 35mm f/1.4 is rumoured to get replaced soon. The patent may well refer to the upcoming 35mm lens.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-72370
    • Published 2015.4.16
    • Filing date 2013.10.3
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 35.47mm
    • Fno. 1.45
    • Half angle of view ω = 31.38 °
    • Image height Y = 21.64mm
    • Lens length 141.37mm
    • BF 39.37mm
    • Positive, positive ShiboTadashi