Canon Working on Faster f/2.8 Ultra Wide Zoom [CR2]
Nah. How about working on slower prime?
20mm f/4.0 STM pancake would be nice.
+1. I know this is a thread for all the fans of ultra wide zooms, but it would be really good to see a quality prime with depth of field scale wider than 24IS/24L, more practical and not so ultra wide as the 14L, and with less mixed reviews than the 20/2.8. At the moment the best options are the TS-E 17L the Zeiss 18/3.5.
Back to zooms, if Canon do release the mythical 14-24/2.8, that would leave a gap in the range for a better quality 18ish-35/2.8. That would allow better quality optics than the existing 2.8 without much extra weight.
I read in (I think) the dpreview review of the 24-70/2.8 that Canon did not make an IS version of the 2.8 because the weight would increase. If Canon made an 18ish-35 2.8/IS, it would be excellent and versatile for low light interiors. I know that is far from the only use for ultra wide zooms, but it would be smart to cover all the bases.
On the other hand, a good prime at or just below 20mm, would be awesome, especially with reasonably sized filters. As a prime fan, I will cross my fingers, watch and wait. My credit card is safe for now.