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.rrcphoto said:the 15-43 2-4 patent looked like it could be small enough, but it's also a matter of weight.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.
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.
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!