More and more sources are reporting that two new Canon wide-angle zoom lenses will be announced shortly, although there are still some differences when it comes to their focal length ranges.
Canon is actively preparing the launch of two new zoom lenses with wide-angle focal lengths. The two models will be different in almost all aspects, including the fact that one will be designed for DSLRs with APS-C image sensors, while the other one will be aimed at full frame cameras.
In recent times we have reported that Canon’s new optics are the 11-24mm f/4 and 16-35mm f/4, but a new report is confirming only the latter. As for the former, it seems like it consists of the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens replacing EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens soon
The rumor mill has previously mentioned that the EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM lens will be replaced soon. The model has been believed to be the aforementioned 11-24mm f/4, although the source has not been entirely sure about this.
Nevertheless, another source, who has provided accurate details in the past, has revealed that the successor to this optic is the Canon EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
The maximum aperture may be smaller than what we are used to, but the company has added image stabilization technology to the new version, so it should allow photographers to use the same fast shutter speeds as the ones found in its predecessor.
Unfortunately, the upcoming lens is 4mm shorter than the 10-22mm version, but there is nothing you can do about that, only to move one step closer to your subject. The current version is available at Amazon for a little below $600.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM lens also coming in the near future
The other new Canon wide-angle zoom lens consists of the EF 16-35mm f/4L IS USM. This one has been designed for full frame DSLR cameras and offers a constant maximum aperture of f/4 across the focal range.
This optic will have the “L” designation, which means that it is a high-end lens which will be expensive, just like the rumor mill has previously said.
It is also coming with integrated image stabilization technology, as a countermeasure for camera and hand shakes.
The announcement date of these wide-angle zoom lenses is unknown for now. However, all sources have agreed that it is happening soon in order to finally kickstart Canon’s “year of the lenses.