Both fine countries have found their 50 f/1.2L lenses!
Denmark too! (Thanks Jan)
The Canon EF 50 f/1.2L USM has gone missing from the Canon Germany prime lens page.
Introduced in 2007, the EF 50 f/1.2L has seen its share of controversy due to a design that can lead to focus shifting in certain situations for a lot of photographers. We do believe this lens is due for replacement in the next year or so.
In this case? It’s probably just a mistake on the Canon Germany web site, though stranger things have happened.
Source: [CG] via [NL]
We’re told to expect new Canon L primes, but none will be announced in 2014.
The first one we can expect is a new 35L in early 2015, this has been rumored since the 24L was announced. There have been lots of patents for the optical formula, but nothing has come of it.
The second is a new 50L in late 2015. The new lens is said to be a lot smaller and lighter, perhaps a drop to f/1.4?
There may have been development delays in L lens development as Canon has been working hard building a cinema lens lineup.
Philip has confirmed via Twitter that this video is a couple of months old and definitely a typo.
It’s probably a typo, but a Philip Bloom video showing off the autofocus performance of the EOS C100 makes a mention of an EF 50 f/1.2L II. From time to time Canon does a poor editing job of marketing material and we get these kinds of mentions about new gear. While I have no doubt that a version II of the EF 50 f/1.2L is being developed, I’m not sure this is how they intended to let us know.
You can see the entire video over at the CPN web site that shows the mention, along with some good information about the autofocus performance of the EOS C100.
EF 50 f/1.2L II Mentioned
thanks to everyone that sent this in.
From B&H Photo
For a very limited time B&H Photo is selling the Canon EF 50 f/1.2L for $1259 (Reg. $1619) including the $180 mail-in rebate plus a reduction in price of $180 from B&H during checkout.
Canon EF 50 f/1.2L $1619 Regular
- $180 off during checkout
- $180 mail-in rebate from Canon
- Total after rebates: $1259
Canon EF 50 f/1.2L at B&H Photo
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 IS
A patent has show up showcasing an EF 50 f/1.8 IS lens. Could this be the replacement to the 50 f/1.4? We had heard about this lens existing last year. While some may desire a direct 1.4 replacement with IS, I think Canon may want some separation between the EF 50 f/1.2L and the next 50 in the lineup. We’ve also heard of a new EF 50 f/1.2L design being tested.
Patent Publication No. 2013-142782
- Publication date 2013.7.22
- Filing date 2012.1.11
- Focal length f = 51.51mm
- Fno. 1.85
- Half angle ω = 22.78 °
- Image height 21.64mm
- The overall length of the lens 76.78mm
- BF 37.84mm
- 8 pieces of 7 lens configuration