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Lens Announcements before PMA [CR2.5]

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February Announcements
The following lenses have been slated for announcement from a few sources.

EF 35 f/1.4L II USM
– availability in the summer

EF 80-400 f/4-5.6L IS USM
– avalability in the summer

We know the 35L replacement is coming, I was initially told it would be in the fall of 2009. Expect a long delay on purchasing the lens after announcement.

As for the 80-400, this is the first time I’ve heard about this focal range for the replacement of the 100-400. Take this with a bigger grain of salt than the 35L II.

No info about a 24-70 replacement with IS.


15 responses to “Lens Announcements before PMA [CR2.5]”

  1. What about a new and improved version of the EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS USM?
    Have anyone heard anything about this?

  2. The 35L f1.4 II is starting to look like a [CR4] in my book.
    Both the USA & Imported versions are out of stock at B&H.
    It only makes sense that the 35L (released in 1998) is next on the update list as a 24L II (2008), the 50 f1.2 (2007) & 85 f1.2 II (2006) have all been recently updated.
    To round out the primes, we’ll probably see a EF 135 f2 II within the next 18 months as well.
    The EF 135 f2 was released in 1996 and is getting rather long in the tooth.

  3. @alan

    How is the 135 f/2 long in the tooth? It’s considered by many one of the finest primes canon makes. I guess IS would help, but the current design is among Canon’s best.

  4. sigh! I have hoped for the EF 14-24mm f2.8 like Nikon’s one. Don’t give a damn on the new lenses.

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