- Mar 26, 2014
How will it be impossible to shoot wide angle? Two articles before this one is a patent for an RF 17-70, there's already a 15-35L, there is an RF-EF adapter to allow using the EF-S lenses, and there are already third party options coming out. There's far from zero options. The fact that current RF lens development is for full frame doesn't preclude it from use on an APS-C sensor camera as long as it has the RF mount.
Canon makes two EF-S lenses as wide as 10mm, equivalent to 16mm on FF. The RF 15-35mm on crop would be equivalent to 24mm on FF, that's a big difference.
I think the hint is with the new EF 11-24mm. Pretty close to the EF-S 10-22mm's range, and there's no EF-S lens starting @7mm, so maybe Canon plans on telling customers that lens is their new ultra wide zoom. Then again, maybe the market shrank to the point there's no profit in competing with the Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6mm.