Why no f/2.0 zooms? One for the optics experts.

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D.R. Walsh
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Why no f/2.0 zooms? One for the optics experts.
Jan 5, 2010

The fastest aperture zooms for Canon (and Nikon) are f/2.8. What are the challenges preventing an f/2.0 zoom?

For example, a 24-70 f/2.0 would be in the middle of the focal length extremities and hence easiest to build.

I assume it would easier for EF-s, given the smaller image circle requirement, but they have not done that. Olympus have f/2.0 lenses for the Two-Thirds format.

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