Canon has patented another version of the 35mm f/1.4 lens for full-frame DSLR cameras, adding fuel to the fire saying that the lens will be unveiled by the end of 2015.
Furthermore, a patent describing this lens was spotted in October 2014, while earlier this year a source claimed that the optic would definitely become official sometime in 2015. Now, the speculations about this prime lens are back, courtesy of a new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 lens patent, which was filed in Japan.
Canon patents another 35mm f/1.4 lens in its home country
The most recent Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 lens patent was filed on October 3, 2013. Its approval was given on April 16, 2015, but it goes to show that the Japan-based manufacturer is constantly tweaking its optic.
This model features an internal design made out of 12 elements divided into 11 groups. The configuration includes a couple of UD (Ultra Low Dispersion) elements as well as two aspherical elements. They will reduce aberrations and distortions among other flaws.
Canon’s upcoming EF 35mm f/1.4 lens could be heavier and longer than the existing generation. The current model’s length is situated around the 80mm mark, while the patent application for the next model says that the optic measures about 141mm in length. If it is so big, then it will probably be heavier, too.
The newest Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 lens patent does not include L and USM designations
It is worth noting that the patent application does not mention Canon’s usual L and USM designation. The “L” one means that the lens will offer high image quality, while “USM” stands for Ultrasonic Motor, which is the company’s best autofocus drive.
The version that is currently on sale bears both of them, so it is very likely that its replacement will have them, too. This is something that trusted sources have already confirmed, therefore we can expect to see them in the lens even though they are not mentioned in the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 lens patent.
At this point, there are no details about a cheaper, lower-quality 35mm f/1.4 lens from the Japanese company. Although we should not rule out any possibilities, we will not be surprised if this one does not become true. Meanwhile, stay tuned to Camyx for more information about the EF 35mm f/1.4L USM II lens.