The need for a super high quality ultrawide for the EF mount has always been strong in the Canon system. It’s not that what Canon currently offers is terrible or anything, but there is definite room for improvement based on what their competitors offer.


Well, those of you wanting a better F/2.8 ultrawide option may be getting your wish. According to a new report over on Canon Rumors, Canon is working on a new replacement for the 16-35mm F/2.8L. It may also get a focal length upgrade, going to 16-35mm to 15-35mm, with optical performance upgrades as well.

This will be music to the ears of event and landscape photographers in need of fast aperture and wide angle zooms. The 16-35mm F/4 is a great option as well for those who are not in need of the fast F/2.8 aperture.

Sadly, while Canon may be working on the idea, CR says that it could still be quite a ways off, pointing to the manufacturing demands of the new 100-400mm and 11-24mm lenses.

What are your thoughts on this? Would you like to see an update for the 16-35mm F/2.8L in the near future? Leave a comment below and let us know what you think!

[via Canon Rumors]