The Rumored Canon EF 14-24mm f2.8L
This is a living breathing review of the Canon EF 14-24mm f/2.8L lens that is rumored to be announced sometime early next year. I'll keep this page updated as I gather new information about this rumored lens up until it's release. Then I'll post sample photos and my experiences.
Why this lens?
This lens is most likely being created in response to user requests and the ever so popularity of the Nikkor 14-24mm f/2.8 lens available on Nikon setups.
This lens would be geared primarily for the landscape photographer or the sports photographer if it ever comes to fruition. It would be great for shooting skateboarding or other X-game types of sports.
Some say it will come with a rumored High Megapixel camera body. This again would be geared more towards the landscape and studio photographer. Although latest rumors are saying we won't see such a camera until early 2014. Canon will likely update most of their lenses before such a camera has been released.
The Rumor Mill
Update: 03:27:13 Sorry I have heard nothing and seen nothing about this lens recently.
Update: 03.02.13 Haven't heard or read anything recently on this len. I read about the possibilities of a Canon 12-24mm f2.8L. This would be an interesting lens and fit better into Canons lineup. However, I've never seen a full frame lens at 12mm that has an f2.8 aperture. This would be a very attractive lens since our only option for an ultra wide zoom this wide for a full frame Canon users is the Sigma 12-24mm. Sigma has been upping their game with their lenses. Maybe they will make a pro 12-24mm for us Canon folk.
Canon has recently released a patent on this lens you can find it at Canonrumors.com as well as other information about upcoming rumors.
I will be purchasing the Canon EF 14-24mm f/2.8L the day it comes out as it fits perfectly into the setup that I need. I'm currently using the Samyang 14mm f2.8 which is great, but does not compare to the anti reflective coatings you get on the Canon L series lens. Plus I'd like to have an ultrawide that has autofocus and a little bit of a zoom.
For those interested in what 14mm looks like on a full frame camera, here are a few samples photos of some HDR photography I shot on my Samyang 14mm.