Canon to finally announce a fast RF 35mm lens by Q3 of 2022

Canon Rumors Guy

Canon EOS 40D
Canon Rumors Premium
Jul 20, 2010
10,996
3,406
Canada
www.canonrumors.com
The long-rumoured Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L USM may finally be hitting dealers later in Q3 of 2022. This lens has been talked about ad-nauseam for quite some time now, and it has been on our roadmap since day 1.
We have been told that the lens is in the hands of testers and marketing folks and recently appeared in an internal dealer roadmap.
There still seems to be a bit of back and forth as to whether it’s an f/1.2 or an f/1.4, but at this point, I don’t think it’ll matter too much. Canon will sell as many as they can make for a long while.

Continue reading...
 
  • Like
Reactions: 4 users
Jul 27, 2021
196
195
Great news! I sold the EF 35 1.4L ii and have been using the RF 35 1.8 and, it's been a great little lens for the price, but I need this 35 L ASAP! I've been jealous of Sony's new 35 GM
As an owner of the 35mm GM it is indeed an excellent lens. Be interesting to see the direction Canon take regarding f1.2 or f1.4.
What are your preferences?
 
Upvote 0
Jul 27, 2021
196
195
This is the way to go: lenses the main competitors don't have!
Sony have a 35mm f1.4 and Sigma have 35mm Arts that come in f1.4 and f1.2 versions on E and L mounts. Its Nikon that don’t currently have an option other than their 35mm f1.8.


 
  • Like
Reactions: 3 users
Upvote 0
It better be f1.2. I’ve been anticipating a super fast 35mm for too long now. I do environmental/editorial portraits and love to shoot 35 to include the subjects environment but sometimes I want more separation from the backgrounds. I know some will say there’s not much difference from 1.4 but that depends on camera to subject and subject to environment distances. Any extra separation I can squeeze out from a wide angle lens I’ll take it.
 
  • Like
  • Haha
Reactions: 3 users
Upvote 0

JTP

Nov 1, 2019
31
23
Finally!! I sold my EF 35mm f1.4L waaaaay too soon and have been sorely missing it. I very much hope that it does as good a job eliminating coma as the EF version. Nightscapes are my principle use for it.
dude same my friend! I sold my 35 as soon as everything started migrating to the RF glass and I have been checking this website every single day in hopes of the announcement! Can't wait to stop using this bulky 28-70!
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 users
Upvote 0

mxwphoto

R6 and be there
Jun 20, 2013
221
296
dude same my friend! I sold my 35 as soon as everything started migrating to the RF glass and I have been checking this website every single day in hopes of the announcement! Can't wait to stop using this bulky 28-70!
I don't think the 35mm is going to be much less bulky if it is f1.2, at least if Sigma's version is any indication.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 2 users
Upvote 0

robotfist

Cinematographer/Photographer - Canon C300 III
Oct 23, 2017
77
124
Los Angeles
Next to the 85mm EF L II, the EF 35mm 1.4 L II is the best prime lens Canon has ever made. I am excited for this new 35mm. I do hope the 24mm L is next, since the EF 24mm II is really starting to show its age. Ultimately, I'll be happy if by the end of next year we finally have a full set of RF superspeed primes (14, 24, 35, 50, 85).
 
  • Like
Reactions: 4 users
Upvote 0

Del Paso

M3 Singlestroke
Canon Rumors Premium
Aug 9, 2018
3,511
4,534
Sony have a 35mm f1.4 and Sigma have 35mm Arts that come in f1.4 and f1.2 versions on E and L mounts. Its Nikon that don’t currently have an option other than their 35mm f1.8.


Neither Sony nor Nikon or Panasonic have native 1,2/35mm lenses, Sigma has a great 1,2, that's true.
By competitors I meant camera companies.
 
  • Like
Reactions: 1 user
Upvote 0