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12-24 F/2.8L? Canon Rumored To Be Working On Fast Ultra Wide Angle Lens

By Anthony Thurston on May 17th 2014

I would say probably the biggest complaint that I’ve heard about the most recent Canon lens announcements was that they were too slow, or that the F/4 aperture did not let in enough light. Well, if the latest rumors are to be believed, those complaints will soon be mute.


According to a report over on Canon Rumors, Canon is apparently working on a new wide angle “fast” lens, which is being made to go up against the Nikon 14-24mm f/2.8. This new Canon lens would be wider than the 16-35mm that they just announced and would be an F/2.8 L lens.

Unfortunately, according to the report, the lens is also nowhere near being released. So it will still be some time before this lens – if it ever – sees the light of day. But, still, this is great news for any of you Canon people out there that were worried by the F/4 aperture in the latest Canon announcement.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you welcome a new 12-24mm F/2.8 from Canon, or would you prefer an updated 16-35mm F/2.8? Leave a comment below to join the discussion.

[via Canon Rumors]

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Anjeanette Illustration

    So what is a good wide angle lens option? Bokeh not important, but not too fish eye. I actually like Tamron lens for strobe lit photos- please do not roast me-just my opinion :) I would like a wide (not fish eye) lens in order to gather more from tight places I do some volunteer/serving photography work- and because it is a giving back scenario I cannot afford to invest too much lens wise. I usually use my 24-70 and its great, but something more dynamic would be nice.

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  2. Jon Jetson

    If Canon COULD make one , they would have years ago!

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    • Jacob Jexmark

      Pretty sure they can. Not sure they would want too though. I think they are happy with the 16-35 range.

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