A few more details about the development of the next Canon 50mm f/1.2L lens hit the Canon rumor mill this morning, shedding some light on the timeline and possible design of the lens.

Canon 50mm f/1.2L

According to the new report over on Canon Rumors, the 50mm F/1.2L will be slightly smaller, yet heavier, with a larger front element than the current 50mm F/1.2L version. It is also said that the focus shift issue will be eliminated by adding a floating element to the optical design.

Sadly, for those of you chomping at the bit for an updated 50mm F/1.2L, the rumor goes on to indicate that the earliest they expect the new lens will not be until 2016. They expect the new 50mm F/1.8 STM to be announced this month at some point, and the next L prime they see being updated is the 35mm F/1.4L, but they are not expected until the end of this year.

I will be curious to see how the new 50mm F/1.8 stacks up compared to the current F/1.8, 1.4, and 1.2 models. Maybe some of you may decide to buy the new F/1.8 until the new F/1.2L makes its debut.

What are your thoughts on this? Leave a comment below!

[via Canon Rumors]