A retailer has written in and said they were told the lens would launch at $1699 USD. This info has apparently come from a Canon rep in a recent conversation with the retailer, and not an official price sheet.
Sometimes reps enjoy conjecture as much as the rest of us.
We expect to see the brand new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II to be announced next month, with the popular date for the announcement being Friday, August 14, 2015.
Exact specifications for the lens are still unknown, but the big one a lot of people want to know is pricing.
We’re told the EF 35mm f/1.4L II will cost
$1899 USD at launch, which is about $400 more than the current Canon version and more than double that of the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, which is $899.
We’re told that this pricing may not be set in stone, as it’s “older information”. Currency movement could change the launch price next month. For the record, the Nikon 35 f/1.4G is currently around $1799.
More to come…