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New “L” Primes [CR2]

Coming, but perhaps delayed
Things are a bit chaotic in the lens world of Canon at the moment. The well known issues with manufacturing are probably the biggest reason why.

2011 should see 2 new L primes being announced (other than supertelephotos). It wasn’t mentioned to me which 2 lenses would see updates. The usual suspects are the 35L and 135L and I’ve heard some murmurs of a 50 f/1.2L II coming to market sooner than later.

I think this year is going to be a mess for lens announcements.

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50L, 85L & 135L To Get Upgraded? [CR1]

An evolving prime lineup.
Received a very cryptic email this AM about some upcoming lens upgrades. The following 3 lenses were mentioned.

50 f/1.2L II
Improved AF performance and new coatings. Optical elements to remain the same.

85 f/1.2L III
Improved AF speed and new coatings. Optical elements to remain the same.

135 f/2L IS
Image stabilization added, as well as the new coatings. Optical elements to remain the same.

Probability?
I’m not sure, I’ve received snippets of info about the 85 and 135 getting upgraded.

If all they’re doing with the 50 and 85 is adding new electronics and coatings to the lenses, it’s quite possible they’ll get an upgrade. Adding  IS to the 135L makes some sense.

I’m still surprised I haven’t heard anything about a 35L upgrade.

CR1 this one with a smaller grain of salt than you’d think.

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