Canon plans f/2 holy trinity zooms: is the Canon RF 16-28mm f/2L USM next?

(Image credit: Future / Matthew Richards)

Canon is hard at work on another constant aperture f/2 zoom for the RF mount system. And, according to reports, it looks set to be the Canon RF 16-28mm f/2L USM.

Rumors first started emerging last week, when it was reported that Canon had begun work on a new f/2 zoom lens to complement the formidable Canon RF 28-70mm f/2L USM (pictured above). 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.