Canon is once again rumored to be working on a replacement for the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens which could employ a different focal range than the current generation.
Following the introduction of the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM lens, the rumor mill has revealed that Canon is developing another wide-angle zoom lens with a brighter aperture. The product in question has been said to consist of a successor to the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM and to be launched sometime in 2016.
For the second time in a short amount of time, a new Canon f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens is being mentioned within the rumor mill. This time, the timeline has changed a bit, as the product might be introduced by the end of 2015.
New Canon f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens set to replace the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens
One of the most praised lenses of recent times is the Canon EF 11-24mm f/4L USM. It is a versatile wide-angle zoom lens with a fairly bright aperture that offers an exceptional image quality. However, it is expensive no matter how you look at it and some photographers would appreciate a cheaper solution.
The best solution, when taking into consideration image quality, functionality, design, and size, is an optic with a focal range around 16-35mm and with an aperture of f/2.8. It is rumored that this new Canon f/2.8 wide-angle zoom lens is in the works and that it would be a great alternative to the EF 11-24mm f/4L USM.
Its release date was supposed to be scheduled for 2016, but now it is said to be set to come out after the introduction of the EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens. This means that the product might come in the later stages of the fourth quarter of 2015.
What is next from Canon?
Trusted sources have revealed that the next L-designed prime lens from Canon will be the aforementioned EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM. This product has received several mentions during the past few months and it appears that it is scheduled to come out this fall.
Now that the EF 50mm f/1.8 STM optic has become official, no other lenses are expected in the meantime. As a result, you can relax a bit until this fall. However, keep an eye on Camyx for further news and rumors!