Canon Lens Rumors

New Cheap Primes? [CR1]

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There may be a lens launch for the T1/2000D in June.

Following Nikon and Sigma’s lead, Canon could be ready to launch a replacement of their 35 f/2 and 50 f/1.4 lenses.

EF 35 f/1.8 USM

EF 50 f/1.4 USM

It was suggested there’s a possibility the 35 may be an EF-S mount.

The 35L replacement will be coming with a pro body.


39 responses to “New Cheap Primes? [CR1]”

  1. honestly the current 50 1.4 is fair at best…beaten by the Sigma in every way and in sharpness matched or surpassed by the 1.8. I wish Canon would work on making lenses that are sharp through the entire aperture range including wide open rather than making faster lenses.

  2. I really believe an EF-S 35/1.8 will be affordable, light and a fun lens to mount on an entry DSLR. Its like converting a backup Rebel to a DP2-ish camera.
    Canon already has similar equivalent lenses, but due to competition releasing better designs, perhaps C is pressured to update as well. APS-C market is where volume sales is.
    That also means the design team are busy with mass market lenses rather than the L refreshes.

  3. I can pretty much *guarantee* there will be a 50/1.4 II in the near future, since I just bought the old model.

  4. the current 35mm f/2 is nice and sharp but it’s aging design is as noisy as a matchbox of noisy wasps.

    my sigma 30mm is lovely but it could be smaller. i’d love a compact little canon with USM. c’mon c’non!

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