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

EF 35mm f/1.4L

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.

Yongnuo 35mm f/2

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.

Product description after the break. 

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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

Yongnuo EF 35mm f/2 (Canon clone) available for purchase at $116 (and Yongnuo 50mm f/1.8 at $69)

The Yongnuo EF 35mm f/2, a clone of Canon’s EF 35mm f/2 lens, is available on eBay by Yongnuo itself for $116. The Yongnuo 35mm was also available on Amazon but is currently out of stock.

Product description:

Yongnuo fast EF 35mm wide-angle lens with it’s fast aperture of F/2 is sure to capture any moment even in the lowest lighting conditions. It has a minimum focusing distance of only 0.8 ft. (25cm), so even if you’re close-up, you can still obtain that natural wide-angle effect. It is affordable and ideal for anything that calls for excellent optical performance and moderate wide focal length.

Features: 1, Support auto focus (AF) and manual focus (MF) mode. 2,The aperture blades up to 7 pieces,which allows you able to shoot the near-circular diffuse plaques,appropriately narrow the apertures can shoot the 14 astral effect. 3,Adopts chrome high precision metal bayonet,which effectively improve the goodness to fit the camera body and the bayonet strength, wear and corrosion resistance for durable use. 4,Full line of the products are glass lenses. 5,Supports full-frame and APS-C format cameras,supports M/AV/TV/P and other camera shooting modes,and can be displayed the aperture data in the EXIF Information. 6,Multi-coated lenses,effectively improve the transmittance and suppress the ghosting and flare when in backlit shooting . 7,Adopts gold plating for the metal contacts,effectively improve the signal conductivity and corrosion resistance.

Youngnuo products are available also at B&H Photo. They also have the Yongnuo 50mm f/1,8 for $69, a clone of Canon’s Nifty-Fifty, the EF 50mm f/1.8.

Deal Alert: Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM – $770 (compare to $899)

35mm Comparison Authorised Sigma dealer CameraLand on eBay (99.8% positive ratings) has the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 DG HSM Art lens on sale for $769.99. Free shipping in the US, limited stock. Compare to $899 on AmazonNote: this is not a grey import item. Camera Land says:

As one of the largest Sigma dealers in the USA we are happy to offer this great lens at a super price. It comes with the USA Warranty.

We had an in store demo and these were shown and put back in the box. Because of this we won’t sell them as new never opened

More Canon deals on eBay.