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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« on: June 24, 2013, 09:37:51 AM »

A new 35L

We haven’t heard anything in regards to a replacement for the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L lens in a long time, however this weekend it was mentioned that the EF 35 f/1.4L II is in fact in testing. There is no imminent announcement date,  and it may be held until a new full frame camera is ready to go in 2014.


We’ve talked about this lens a lot in the past and it has been rumoured to be replaced since the EF 24 f/1.4L II was announced. We also know that patents do exist for the optical formula.


Sigma’s 35mm f/1.4 DG seems to be taking a lot of sales from the current Canon equivalent, here’s hoping that forces Canon’s hand on getting a replacement ready.


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Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« on: June 24, 2013, 09:37:51 AM »

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2013, 10:08:51 AM »
I have already saved up for this lens twice! Instead I picked up the 24-70 f/2.8 and the 70-200 f/2.8 IS. Hoping 3rd time is the charm.
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« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2013, 10:13:35 AM »
 still too wide for my tastes,  but it is good to hear.
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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2013, 10:25:56 AM »
God bless Canon, who only makes good things now when forced to by a competitor.

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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2013, 10:38:32 AM »
God bless Canon, who only makes good things now when forced to by a competitor.

well said, but my $ already goes to Sigma.

but i guess i will keep buying body from them  ;)

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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2013, 11:01:37 AM »
Sigma’s 35mm f/1.4 DG seems to be taking a lot of sales from the current Canon equivalent, here’s hoping that forces Canon’s hand on getting a replacement ready.

The Sigma is cheaper than the EF 35mm f/1.4L mk1, and would be all the more so compared to a mk2.

So Canon would have to either cut the mk2's price or make it a magnificent performer. I wouldn't bet a fart on 1st option, so I guess Canon is taking it's time to make the best 35mm f/1.4 mk2 it can make.

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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2013, 11:24:40 AM »
I don't own the Siggy, but from what I've seen I'm not sure how Canon could make it optically better. Build quality and QC are another story, but is it worth a likely $1,000 premium over the Sigma?

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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2013, 11:25:35 AM »
Sigma’s 35mm f/1.4 DG seems to be taking a lot of sales from the current Canon equivalent, here’s hoping that forces Canon’s hand on getting a replacement ready.

The Sigma is cheaper than the EF 35mm f/1.4L mk1, and would be all the more so compared to a mk2.

So Canon would have to either cut the mk2's price or make it a magnificent performer. I wouldn't bet a fart on 1st option, so I guess Canon is taking it's time to make the best 35mm f/1.4 mk2 it can make.

If they make it a 35mm f/1.2 and/or insert IS they can bumb up the price to 1.8K - 2K for me. IS-version is never going to happen, though.
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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2013, 11:36:32 AM »
Why can't Canon also make L-primes alongside these with more "normal" apertures, like a 35mm f/2 lens?
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« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2013, 12:06:25 PM »
God bless Canon, who only makes good things now when forced to by a competitor.
Really? How long do you think the development cycle is for a product like this? A couple of months? Get real dude!

What we have here is a fantastic lens that will be even better.

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« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2013, 12:25:07 PM »
All of you that is raving on about the super-slowmo AF'd Sigma like it's the end all lens, there is a thread or ten for the people who love it here, please let me enjoy every little word that's rumor and fact about the 35 L II that I've been waiting for for the last 8 years  ;)

I do not care what it costs, because if it's anywhere near as much better than the 35 L as the recent upgrades from Canon (70-200, 24-70, TS-E24, all the super teles and so on) it will eat all other primes for breakfast.

I think it will be by far the fastest and best focusing prime under 200mm, and yes I realize that includes the 135.

I can't wait!  ;D
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« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2013, 12:33:55 PM »
They've gotta be feeling the pain at this point.  With the Tamron and Sigma lineups, many of the core lenses everyone buys (18-35 APS-C, 24-70, 70-200, 35, etc.) are as good if not better from 3rd parties.  It has to be taking a toll on sales.  In this particular case, everyone who needed a better 35mm F1.4 already has or will have the Sigma by the time this mk2 comes out.  The remaining mk1 owners that didn't upgrade will have a choice of the Sigma for $900 or the mk2 likely for $2200 minimum $1800?  And barring some massively revolutionary engineering break through, it will only be as-good as the Sigma, not better. 

I wouldn't be surprised to see changes from Canikon soon, as far as technology lock-down.  It's the only way they're going to maintain profit margins.  "Foreign Lens Detected, disabling feature XXXX".

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« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2013, 12:37:52 PM »

I wouldn't be surprised to see changes from Canikon soon, as far as technology lock-down.  It's the only way they're going to maintain profit margins.  "Foreign Lens Detected, disabling feature XXXX".

Edit:  "Foreign Lens Detected, disabling AF"

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« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2013, 12:38:34 PM »
They've gotta be feeling the pain at this point.  With the Tamron and Sigma lineups, many of the core lenses everyone buys (18-35 APS-C, 24-70, 70-200, 35, etc.) are as good if not better from 3rd parties.  It has to be taking a toll on sales.  In this particular case, everyone who needed a better 35mm F1.4 already has or will have the Sigma by the time this mk2 comes out.  The remaining mk1 owners that didn't upgrade will have a choice of the Sigma for $900 or the mk2 likely for $2200 minimum $1800?  And barring some massively revolutionary engineering break through, it will only be as-good as the Sigma, not better. 

I wouldn't be surprised to see changes from Canikon soon, as far as technology lock-down.  It's the only way they're going to maintain profit margins.  "Foreign Lens Detected, disabling feature XXXX".
Yes we all know the Tamrons and Sigmas are much better than the latest 70-200 2.8 and 24-70 2.8 from Canon. Also I am very dissatisfied with my 35L as it has been underperforming since the day I got it.

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Re: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II Mentioned [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2013, 12:43:49 PM »
With the Tamron and Sigma lineups, many of the core lenses everyone buys (18-35 APS-C, 24-70, 70-200, 35, etc.) are as good if not better from 3rd parties. 

Except for the Sigma 35/1.4, 'decent or nearly as good from 3rd parties' would be a lot more accurate than 'as good if not better'.  Of course, they're cheaper...and there's always a market for cheaper stuff.
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« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2013, 12:43:49 PM »