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.
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.