According to [NL], The Canon EF 28 f/2.8 no longer appears on German price lists. This lens is one of only three lenses left from the original EOS line-up. The other 2 being the 50 f/2.5 compact macro and the 135 f/2.8 soft focus.
Canon 28 f/2.8 at B&H for $259
Another lens that has been out of stock for some time at B&H is the Canon EF 35 f/2.0. We have heard previously that a 35 f/1.8 does indeed exist.
New Prosumer Primes?
I was told a moment ago to expect refreshes of the EF 35 f/2, 85 f/1.8 and 50 f/1.8 “soon”.
No specific date was given.
I could definitely see the 35 and 50 getting updates. Maybe not the 50 most of you were hoping for. The 85 f/1.8, I’m a little less sure about. It’d be nice to see a new 85 f/1.4 non-L.
I don’t recognize the source, but I have heard previously of existing lenses getting updated in droves for 2012.