Canon patent hints at three f/1.4 fast prime lenses on the horizon

Canon lens patent
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Three new lenses could be added to the Canon RF mount lineup including an 85mm f/1.4, 75mm f/1.4 and 100mm f/1.4. A newly-filed patent shows plans for a series of fast aperture primes that will sit nicely between the super wide (and expensive) f/1.2 variants and the more standard f/1.8 or f/2.8. 

We’ve come to expect extremely high optical quality from the best Canon RF lenses and according to the patent, the same is true here. They have been described as a system that ‘provides excellent correction”, and “capable of satisfactorily correcting aberrations over a wide range of object distances” all while maintaining a compact form. 

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Hannah Rooke
Staff Writer

Having studied Journalism and Public Relations at the University of the West of England Hannah developed a love for photography through a module on photojournalism. She specializes in Portrait, Fashion and lifestyle photography but has more recently branched out in the world of stylized product photography. For the last 3 years Hannah has worked at Wex Photo Video as a Senior Sales Assistant using her experience and knowledge of cameras to help people buy the equipment that is right for them. With 5 years experience working with studio lighting, Hannah has run many successful workshops teaching people how to use different lighting setups.