A couple of weeks ago, we posted that there would be a new EF 135mm f/2L coming in 2017. After speaking to a few people, we've learned that the new EF 135mm lens is not a replacement for the classic Canon L prime. We will note we have seen a patent for a new Canon EF 135mm optical formula with APO filters.
The new 135mm lens is apparently “unique” to the lineup. We don't have anything more than that at the moment. This lens is scheduled to be announced in Q4 of 2017 we're told.
For the moment, we can only confirm 1 lens (EF 85 f/1.4L IS USM) definitively for 2017, while we work on a couple of more leads.
Known lenses coming in 2017:
- Canon EF 85mm f/1.4L IS USM
- Canon EF-S Prime
- New kit lens with Rebel
- Canon EF 600 f/4 DO IS (Development is know, may not hit the market until 2018)
- New 135mm lens
As always with lenses, nailing down exact specifications and release dates can be difficult. We tend to get bits and pieces of information here and there and try to put it together. We've had mentions of a few other lenses on the horizon, but we've been unable to confirm that they're in the pipeline, and if/when we do, we'll pass that information on.
More to come…