Do we need a 24-105mm f/2.8? Canon thinks we do

Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM
Canon RF 24-105mm f/4 L IS USM looks like this - but an RF 24-105mm f/2.8 would be a stop faster, and noticably bigger (Image credit: Future)

There is already no shortage of standard zoom options, although lens manufacturers keep insisting on redefining the all-purpose lens. Now if patents and rumors are to be believed, Canon might be considering throwing in another option to the mix with the world's first Canon 24-105mm f/2.8 lens.

Canon Watch has received a tip (although a low-rated one) that Canon has explored developing a new Canon 24-105mm f/2.8 lens, which on its own might not catch our eye, however, recent patents for a number of similar optical formulas from Canon match this proposed new lens. However, Canon is a prolific patenter, with the majority of lens designs never making it to production.

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Gareth Bevan
Reviews Editor

Gareth is a photographer based in London, working as a freelance photographer and videographer for the past several years, having the privilege to shoot for some household names. With work focusing on fashion, portrait and lifestyle content creation, he has developed a range of skills covering everything from editorial shoots to social media videos. Outside of work, he has a personal passion for travel and nature photography, with a devotion to sustainability and environmental causes.