Canon patent details yet another 35mm f/1.4 lens formula

by Gannon Burgett

posted Friday, May 1, 2015 at 9:28 AM EST


A recently published patent from Canon reveals it may finally be releasing an updated version of its 35mm f/1.4 lens design.

Filed back in October of 2013, the patent lays out the optical formula for a 35mm lens with an f/1.4 aperture. Inside the lens are 12 elements in 11 groups, including two aspherical elements.

It’s worth noting this isn’t the first optical formula for a 35mm f/1.4 lens that Canon has laid out in a patent. In October of 2013 and 2014, two nearly identical patents also detailed the optical formula for a successor to one of Canon’s most lusted over primes.

(via Canon Rumors)