rrcphoto said:AvTvM said:Even then I don't think a 15-45 / 16-50 / 18-55 zoom lens for APS-C with f/2.8 could be made small enough for a G1X type camera. Even less so with f/2.0 or greater focal range.
the 15-43 2-4 patent looked like it could be small enough, but it's also a matter of weight.
however if it's a 24-120mm - it's going to be slow, it has to be. that's around the 15-85mm size of lens. even the M 18-55 is too big when you think about it, and it gets to around 10mm to the front of the sensor.
I'd like to see 22-44mm f/2.8 -ideal for a pocket street camera (for me anyway). I can understand other preferring something wider, e.g. 15-30mm, but you'd then have to trade off anything beyond normal to keep an f/2.8 lens pocketable.
It ain't going to happen, because Canon believes most users want at least a 5x zoom on a fixed lens compact and they are probably correct!