New Canon 50mm f1.4

I love 50mm primes.  Love  ‘em! Love ‘em! Love ‘em!

Canonrumors has reported they’ve received information that a new Canon 50mm f1.4 is one the way.

A new Canon 50mm f1.4 is GREAT news.  The existing Canon 50mm f1.4 is good, but has its flaws.  Many shooters have found it doesn’t hold up to extended use.  I know of several people whose Canon 50mm f1.4 has literally fallen apart from use, and note I said use, not abuse.

Likewise, I know of several shooters who have had to go through several samples to get a sharp one that focused accurately.  Not good. Especially since we’re talking about a prime here.  Not only that, the 50mm is one of the easiest primes to make.  It should work perfectly.

However, for the price, if you get a good one, the Canon 50mm f1.4 is a stellar performer.

So, if Canon is releasing a new, up-dated version, it’s welcome news.  Welcome if the quality gets better.  Welcome if the price doesn’t go up, at least not too much.

Go Canon!