Many Canon shooters worldwide are patiently awaiting Canon’s answer to the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, the (now) long rumored 35mm F/1.4L II. Canon’s current 35mm F/1.4L is old and outdated, and its optical performance is easily outmatched by the Sigma offering.


Many have speculated that a 35mm F/1.4L  II is in the works and should be coming out soon. A new rumor report tells of a new 35mm F/1.4 patent from Canon; could this be the rumored lens?

Possibly. It is important to note that most patents just end up in a filing cabinet, forever destined to collect dust and never to be seen again. But, the timing of this patent, along with the frequent rumors regarding a new 35mm F/1.4L being on the way is interesting to say the least.

If you need any more signs that this could be Canon’s answer to the Sigma lens, this patent was originally filed back in October of 2013, just shortly after the Sigma lens really started picking up steam. Full patent details below (machine translated):

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-72370
    • 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

So what do you think? Is this Canon’s answer to the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art, or is this just another dust collector? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Canon Rumors]