Could Canon have a faster f/2.8-4 kit lens on the way?

by Gannon Burgett

posted Friday, September 4, 2015 at 1:49 PM EST

A new patent from Canon details the schematics for what could be a new kit lens for its APS-C DSLR cameras.

The patent, originally filed in February of 2014, shows off an EF-S 15–53mm f/2.8–4 lens; a focal length and aperture range that could very well point at the arrival of a newer, faster kit lens for Canon’s entry-level DSLRs.

Converted, the 15–53mm focal length of this lens would become a 24–85mm lens on Canon’s APS-C 1.6x crop sensor -- a perfect range for any photographer looking to get started.

Considering it’s a patent, there’s no telling whether or not the lens will see the light of day, but there’s a good chance there are at least a few prototypes laying around somewhere waiting to be produced in mass.