Canon could be about to release a jaw-dropping f/1.4 ultra wide-angle zoom

Sometimes a camera (and lens) company has to make something that just proves they can make it. This is exactly what Canon appears to be doing at the moment, according to a new patent. 

Spotted by the folks at Canon News, it looks like Canon is investigating the world of ultra-wide photography, with a lens that has a range of 14-21mm – nothing unusual in that – but with a constant maximum aperture of f1.55. The nearest full f-stop equivalent is f/1.4. 

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Marc Chacksfield

A technology journalist who has been in the industry for 17 years, Marc is the former editor-in-chief of TechRadar and has also steered the ship for technology brands including T3, Tom's Hardware and Tom's Guide, and is currently the director of Shortlist Media and co-owner of 

An expert in the field of camera phones and mobile tech, Marc has been a long-time specialist when it comes to phone reviews, hands-on coverage, reviews and rumors. As a frequent visitor to big trade shows like CES, he has also had boots on the ground for the latest camera announcements and breaking developments in fields such as 8K video.