50’s replacement?

Canon’s current 50mm lineup (left to right – 1.8, 1.2, 1.4)

This is welcome news, http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/07/patent-canon-50-f1-8-is/

Seems Canon has applied for a patent for a new 50mm. This is way long over-due, and after spending the better half of the last month or so researching 50mm’s, it’s safe to say Canon’s current 50mm lineup is extremely outdated and has its fair share of (serious) problems.

I’m not sure why they’re adding IS to a 50 prime, needless to say, but hopefully this will update it to current standards, even better optics, and fix that annoying internal USM motor anomaly on the 1.4 that keep rendering the lens useless after sometime.

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