Canon is rumored to have completed the development and the testing phases of the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens, which is now waiting to enter mass production.
One of the most rumored lenses of recent times is the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM. This wide-angle prime optic has received multiple mentions within the rumor mill and it is presented as a major release for the company.
Earlier in June, we have reported that the product has entered testing phase. It appears that this process is over, as a trusted source is ready for the market. However, it will not be announced and released yet, as the company’s factories are struggling to cope with the demand of already-available optics.
Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens rumored to be ready and to be unveiled this fall
When a product is ready, it means that it should become official and it should become available on the market. Many photographers are eagerly anticipating the launch of the EF 35mm f/1.4L follow-up, but it is not coming out, yet.
A trusted source is claiming that the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens has a few months before becoming official. It seems like the optic will be introduced something during fall 2015. It could be the only product to be unveiled during the event, as no full-frame DSLR is expected to show up this fall.
One of the reasons why this bright wide-angle prime will not be released sooner is due to the manufacturing process. New optics, such as the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM, are in high demand, so the Japanese company must prioritize the products that are already available on the market.
This lens will be weathersealed and will come out with a new design
Meanwhile, the same reliable source has revealed more details about the Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens. The optic will be weathersealed, so water droplets, moisture, and dust will not affect it.
It will employ the latest generation coatings for increased image quality, but it will have a longer length than the existing model. On the other hand, its diameter and filter thread will be smaller.
The weight is unknown for the time being and the hood design is rumored to have been changed, too. There are no price details regarding this L-designated wide-angle prime, while the current generation is selling for about $1,330 at Amazon.