Ever since the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 Art was announced and blew Nikon/Canon equivalents out of the water in both price and performance, Canonites have been clamoring for big red to update their 35mm F/1.4L. Well, if the latest rumor buzz is true, it could be coming this year!

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According to the latest report, over on Canon Rumors, the newly updated 35mm F/1.4L is currently out in the wild being tested by a few select photographers. The rumor goes on to state that they expect the lens should be announced and available within the next six months (aka – by the end of this year).

Specs wise, this rumor also had some interesting details to share. The new 35mm F/1.4L will feature all the latest lens coatings from Canon, be dust and water resistant, and will feature a smaller filter thread than the current model – while being longer than the current model. The weight is currently unknown, but it is thought to be around the same weight as the current model.

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So, there you have it, the latest on Canon’s upcoming 35mm F/1.4L. I think that we are all really interested to see what Canon comes up with, as this lens would be the first real ‘answer’ from Canon for the Sigma Art series.

What are your thoughts on the upcoming 35mm F/1.4L from Canon? How do you think it will stack up against the Sigma in terms of image quality and price? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Canon Rumors]