We’re told to expect a new 50mm lens, as well as a new non L 70-300 soon. These lenses may not be part of this Friday’s announcements, but could be coming soon after.
There was no mention of the speed of the new 50mm and which in the lineup it would replace. I’d be surprised if it wasn’t the 1.4 version that was getting the update, as that lens is over 30 years old. As for the 70-300mm, I would assume it would be a replacement for the non-L, non-DO 70-300 f/4-5.6 IS.
A patent showing new 85mm & 50mm designs has surfaced. Both an 85mm f/1.2 and an 85mm f/1.8 appear as well as a 50mm f/1.4 and a 100mm f/2.
An updated 85mm f/1.2L II has been mentioned as being under development for quite some time, and we’re all expecting a new 50mm lens, which is an oft rumored product.
Patent Publication No. 2014-52412
- Publication date 2014.3.20
- Filing date 2012.9.5
Image height = 21.64mm
B&H Photo has some in cart deals on a few lenses this week.
As always, you need to begin the checkout process to see the discounted pricing.
More Non L IS Lenses
We’ve been told that Canon will announce at least 2 new non-L IS prime lenses in 2014. The two you can bank on are a 50mm f/1.8 IS and an 85mm f/2 IS (the source wasn’t totally sure on the aperture, but did say it would be slower than the current f/1.8). Both lenses should be announced some time in the first half of 2014. The replacement to the 50 was originally slated to come in 2013, but fell into the status of delayed like a bunch of other Canon lenses.
The other lens that was mentioned was an IS version of a 135mm lens. It was unknown whether or not the lens would be an “L”.
More to come…
From B&H Photo
Below are a few deals from B&H Photo that are currently active.
First up is the Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS bundle. Currently you can save $300 on the kit and get into the system for $299.
Canon EOS M w/18-55 IS $299 (Reg. $599)
Secondly, we have a couple of prime lenses from B&H Photo that are on sale. The lens deals won’t show up until after the checkout process has begun.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 $314 (Reg. $399) | Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 $334 (Reg. $419)
B&H has also continued to the sale on the Canon ultra wide for APS-C cameras.
Canon EF-S 10-22 f/3.5-4.5 $529 (Reg. $649)