We've been told that Canon's next L lens would be a prime. Most of the people I've talked to think that the EF 35mm f/1.4L will be the lens getting the update. There have been a lot of patents in the past for the optical formula, and recently a new one has appeared.

Patent Publication No. 2015-72370 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2015.4.16
  • Filing date 2013.10.3

Example 1

  • Focal length f = 35.47mm
  • Fno. 1.45
  • Half angle of view ω = 31.38 °
  • Image height Y = 21.64mm
  • Lens length 141.37mm
  • BF 39.37mm
  • Positive, positive ShiboTadashi

We expect to see a new L lens some time in late summer or early fall and all the signs continue to point to a new 35L.

Source: [Egami]

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