Canon’s efforts to push the bounds of what’s normal when it comes to full frame lenses continues apace with the manufacturer reported to have just registered patents for two zoom f/2.8 lenses with exceptional focal ranges.
Picking up on patents spotted by this Japanese blog, Canon Watch is reporting that Canon is potentially developing a 24-85mm f/2.8 and a 24-100mm f/2.8. Canon has already started to tweak our understanding of what a holy trinity of zooms should be through its huge and expensive RF 28-70mm f/2L as an alternative to its slightly lighter, cheaper, and more traditional counterpart, the RF 24-70mm f/2.8L.
Having played with a wider aperture (albeit at the expense of 4mm of width), it seems that Canon is now looking at extending the reach while maintaining that fast aperture of f/2.8. Of course, this presents two questions: how big would this lens be, and how much would it cost? 24-100mm at f/2.8 strikes me as an event shooter and photojournalist’s dream lens, and it makes you wonder if Canon has plans to tweak its telephoto stalwart, the 70-200mm f/2.8, to begin at 100mm at its widest in order to create some sort of a mega-trinity.
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