First Rumors About the Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 II USM Lens

Canon is rumored to announce a replacement of the EF 50mm f/1.4 prime lens in the next few months period.

According to latest Canon Rumors, the EF 50mm f/1.4 II USM lens model is in production and coming soon in the next few months period. Announcement expected to be around in early 2016.

Current EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens was released in 2003 and selling at a price around $350 (AmazonB&HAdorama).

Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 II USM Lens Coming Soon?


Canon already has a pending patent for the new EF 50mm f/1.4 lens model. From the patent application we can say the EF 50mm f/1.4 lens will have 10 elements in six groups.

Here are the rumored specs of the upcoming Canon EF 50mm f/1.4 II USM Lens:

  • Ring-type USM
  • DOF scale will remain
  • Closer minimum focusing distance than the current lens
  • No IS

Canon’s EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens is a standard length lens featuring superb quality and portability. Its f/1.4 maximum aperture makes it very effective in low light situations and able to provide shallow depth of field focus.

via CR