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

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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.

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.


69 responses to “50L, 85L & 135L To Get Upgraded? [CR1]”

  1. This rumor is from a no brainer. Canon just updated 85 and released the 50 few years back. Probability is just nil. What canon need to catch up is the zooms eg 16-35 and 24-70. And also the 35L is overdue. 135 may get updated but its their best seller and I dont think its their priority to get it updated.

  2. i don’t think so
    the only lens with issue is the 50 1.2

    the 85 1.2 & 135 are perfect

    the weak is the 50 1.4 ,the af is really delicate and easy to die quickly

  3. Given 70-200 2.8L mk2 sharper focus but worse bokeh than mk1, I’m worried that 135 f/2L IS will be sharper but worse bokeh than original 135 f/2L.

    I _REALIZE_ that 135L has severe shortcomings when the light is dim, however when the light shine through BOY what a sharp and wonderful bokeh it produces.

    What I dream is that Canon release 135 f/2L _NON-IS_ with new SWC coatings and fluorite glass. Until then, you must take my original 135L from my cold dead hands.

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