The recently-rumored Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is now said to be on the verge of being announced. The prime lens will be revealed within a few weeks and will be released on the market sometime in April 2015.
At the beginning of the year we heard through the grapevine that Canon was working on a new 50mm lens. Eventually, reliable sources have been able to confirm that the product will have an aperture of f/1.8, instead of f/1.4 or f/1.2, as some users demanded.
Reliable sources have confirmed that the optic will not be L-designated and will come with a Stepping Motor (STM). Now, people who have been right in the past are claiming that the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens release date has been scheduled for April 2015.
Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens release date is April 2015
Canon has allegedly begun manufacturing the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM optic. The announcement date of this product is also very close and it is expected to take place within a few weeks. This means that the lens will become official at the end of March or during the first few days of April.
Regardless of its announcement date, the Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens release date is poised to take place in April 2015. It is said that the company does not want to wait too much to launch the optic on the market, so the lens will become available soon after its introduction.
The changes, when compared to the existing 50mm f/1.8, are unclear at this point, but the new model will employ a Stepping Motor (STM) autofocus drive.
The current generation consists of the EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens, which is available for merely $115 at Amazon. The next model will replace this one, but it is unclear whether it will be more expensive or not.
EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM coming this year, too, while new 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lens might follow
In the meantime, different sources have revealed the fact that another bright prime lens is coming this year. The EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens is expected to show up sometime during the third quarter of the year.
Previously, insiders have said that an EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS lens successor is in development and is on its way, too. However, there are no new details regarding its announcement.
If new information shows up, then we will let you know as soon as we receive it. Meanwhile, take this rumor with a grain of salt and stay tuned to Camyx!