Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L II Lens Release Date Rumored for 2016

More details for the Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L II bright prime lens have been leaked online. Canon EF 50mm f/1.2L II release date is now rumored for 2016.

According to latest Canon rumors, the EF 50mm f/1.2L lens successor is coming in 2016 with an improved optical design.

The 50mm prime lens with a maximum aperture of f/1.2 previously mentioned for late 2015 but a redesign version, the EF 50mm f/1.2L II is now expected to be announced in 2016.

Canon 50mm f/1.2L II Lens Coming in 2016

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Canon will replace the EF 50mm f/1.2L USM prime lens with the Mark II version and it will be slightly smaller than current one, but a bit heavier. The new design will include a floating element like the EF 85 f/1.2L II and get rid of the focus shift problem.

The EF 50mm f/1.2L II lens expected to come after Canon’s next prime L lens which is looking like a EF 35mm f/1.4L II model.

Currently the price of the EF 50mm f/1.2L lens is around $1,500. The bright prime optic is a high-end lens and the new  version will probably have a very high price tag too.

via CR