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Patent: Lens Mount Adaptor For Different Flange Distances

Northlight has uncovered a USPTO patent application that shows a design for a lens mount adaptor that allows for different flange distances with different adaptors. The patent covers a lot of options, so this may be part of many more patents that deal with adaptors and lens mounts. This patent also covers options for including Read more…

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Patent: Panning Assist Using Image Stabilization

Northlight has uncovered a USPTO patent that discusses using image stabilization to compensate for panning errors.

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Nikon patents a zoom eyepiece for EVF

Nikon has a new patent ( 2018-60041 ) for a zoom eyepiece for EVF. The full title is ” Eyepiece Optical system, optical instrument and manufacturing method of eyepiece optical system “.

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Patent: Cinema EOS Camera With Hybrid OVF/EVF Viewfinder

This has certainly been a very busy week for interesting patents.

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Canon Patent Application for a Canon 14mm 2.8L

Canon News has uncovered a new patent application for a 14mm 2.8L.

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Patent: Canon Application for a New Tilt Screen for the EOS-M

Canon News has found a patent detailing a new tilting screen mechanism for the EOS-M cameras. This possibly takes up less room that a full articulating screen, and also doesn’t force you to always have the screen to the side. Japan Patent Application 2018-054913

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Canon Patent Application: APS-C 10mm 2.8 BR and 35mm BR patent application

Canon News has found a BR related patent application that deals with a variant of the 35mm lens, but interestingly enough also contains a 10mm APS-C patent embodiment. Japan Patent Application 2018-54914

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Patent: Canon EF-S 18-300 f/3.5-5.6 IS Optical Formula

I’ve never been a big fan of Canon’s EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS (terrible zoom creep, dust collector, not all that good optically) and would very much like to see a replacement, which I think is long overdue. Japan Patent Application 2018-54990 shows another optical formula for an EF-S 18-300mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

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Patent: A New EF 50mm f/1.2L Optical Formula Referenced

Northlight has also uncovered a patent from the USPTO showing improved chromatic aberration and field curvature. A bunch  of prime lenses, including a new EF 50mm f/1.2L (shown above) optical formula are referenced.

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Patent: A New Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS Optical Formula Referenced

Northlight has uncovered a lot of new lens patents from the USPTO, some of the more interesting ones include new glass types for various long lenses, including an example for a new EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS.

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