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Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

A new patent for an EF 35mm f/1.4L II has appeared. We haven’t seen a new patent for this optical formula in quite some time.  I recently received a claim that we’ll see such a lens in Q1 of 2015, but I haven’t been able to confirm that information.

Patent Publication No. 2014-202952

  • Published 2014.10.27
  • Filing date 2013.4.5

Example 1

  • Focal length f = 34.20mm
  • Fno. 1.45
  • Half angle ω = 32.32 °
  • Image height Y = 21.64mm
  • Lens length 129.16mm
  • BF 39.35mm

Source: [EG]



More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]

More Mentions of 2014 Being the Year of the Lens [CR1]

The year of the lens!
We’ve had a few confirmations that 2014 will be the “year of the lens” for Canon. While Nikon and Sony go into new markets such as full frame mirrorless and retro designs, Canon will apparently stay the course and concentrate on DSLRs and lenses for the EOS lineup.

What should we expect?

Firstly, a new worlds widest full frame zoom lens (nor sure what this could be), a wide angle zoom with IS (17-50 f/4L IS?), a new fast wide angle successor with “new technology” (35 f/1.4?). We can also expect two new tilt-shift lenses, a telephoto zoom successor (100-400?) as well as “budget high quality lenses”.

I’m starting to believe the hype, as the info is coming from known and new sources, and they all seem to be saying the same thing.

More to come.