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Lenses: 35L II & 85L III Next Up? [CR1]

Lenses: 35L II & 85L III Next Up? [CR1]

“L” Primes Coming?
Received two bits of information about possible upcoming lenses from Canon. Apparently both the 35 f/1.4L and 85 f/1.2L II are slated to be updated. As with all things in regards to lenses from Canon, no one is quite sure when either could be announced. It was suggested the 35 f/1.4L II has been delayed on numerous occasions for  redesign and tweaking.

This is the first I have heard seriously about an 85L replacement, but anything that speeds up the AF of the lens would be very welcomed.

I believe we’ll have to see the new 500, 600 and 24-70′s shipping before we get another major “L” lens updated.

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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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