Canon expected to announce a fast RF 35mm lens

Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L mockup
A mockup of what the Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L might look like (Image credit: James Artaius)

UPDATE: Fresh rumors have arisen that a Canon RF 35mm f/1.2L (or possibly an f/1.4) USM will launch in the third quarter of 2022.

Canon has been releasing numerous lenses in expansion of its next generation EOS R system, and a Canon RF 35mm f/1.2 has been rumored since at least 2019 (with reports in 2020 that both a standard and Defocus Smoothing version could be on the way), joining the Canon RF 50mm f/1.2L, Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L and Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L DS to complete the "trinity primes". 

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Laurence McJannet

Laurence is an NCTJ-trained journalist with nearly 20 years' editorial experience gained on a wide range of publications, from The Beirut Times in Lebanon to The Sunday Times, and including recent freelance engagements with Future's cycling and automotive portfolios, Outdoor Fitness, and The English Home. He has recently been undertaking a sports broadcast journalism MA at Southampton Solent, gaining valuable TV and radio experience, and am currently videographer for Frome Town FC soccer team. He is the author of Bikepacking (Wild Things Publishing, 2016).

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