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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. The slow AF on the 85 is off-putting in terms of buying the thing. Speedier focus would make it almost a no-brainer. But presumably they’d have to completely re-work the focus so that the front element remains stationary.

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