Canon 50mm F/1.2L Replacement Coming, But Not Until 2016
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.
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.
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