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New Canon 35mm F/1.4L Lens Set To Released in 2014 [rumor]

By Anthony Thurston on December 10th 2013


According to the latest rumors it appears that Canon will be releasing an updated 35mm F/1.4 L lens at some point during 2014. The report states that the lens is already in the hands of field testers.

This is no doubt a move by Canon to update their 35mm lens in response to the Sigma 35mm f/1.4 which has been receiving such high praise. The new Canon 35mm f/1.4L lens is said to be a little wider than the current version as well as a little lighter, partly due to a new coating being used on one of the glass elements, it would also have a 77mm filter thread.

What are your thoughts on this rumored 35mm F/1.4 update?

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I think we all need to thank Sigma for finally giving Canon the kick in the butt that it needed to update their 35mm prime. One can only wonder what else Canon may have up its sleeve to try and fend off the quality lenses being put out by third party manufacturers like Sigma as of late.

[via Canon Rumors]


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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. David Silverman

    I remember when I was a kid. Japanese made cars were considered to be cheap junk and that if you wanted a high quality car, you needed to buy a Ford, GM or Chrysler. Then something happened. Toyota, Honda and Nissan started to make better, more efficient and less expensive cars than the ones made in Detroit. People stopped buying American cars in favor of Japanese cars. The big 3 finally woke up to this fact only a few years ago. They’re still trying to regain market share. So, Canon and Nikon, don’t look now, but Sigma, Tamron and others are starting to make some pretty great products at a far lower price than you are putting on the market.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Great analogy, and a very bad sign for Nikon and Canon if they continue down the path they are on.

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  2. michael cook

    Lot of the third party lens manufacturers have been producing as good or better lens than Nikon and Canon. According to DxO Tamrons 70-200 f2.8 is sharper than Nikon’s 70-200 2.8 VRII, Sigma 35 1.4 is better than Canon’s and Tokina is making some great wide angle lenses. I really like the 12-28mm f/4 that I got from them. I don’t really care who makes the lens I read the reviews and tests from dp review and DxO and buy whatever is the best lens. I think Canon and Nikon should be worried, why pay $2k for a lens when a $800-900 is sharper, faster, lighter, and has a better warranty?

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