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Patent: Optical Formula for New EF 24-70mm f/2.8L

Northlight has uncovered a patent relating to a zoom lens design with two aperture stops. Within the patent are two different optical formulas, one for an EF 16-35mm f/2.8 and another for an EF 24-70 f/2.8. According to Northlight: The aim is to produce a zoom lens with constant minimum aperture, but having small variations Read more..

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Patent: New EF-S 18-55 With an LCD Display?

A patent has surfaced pertaining to aberration reduction in interchangeable lenses. Unrelated to the patent is an image showing an EF-S 18-55 kit lens with what appears to be an LCD display like we have seen on the Canon EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II. The patent does reference a “lens information display”.

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Patent: Canon Continues Stacked BSI Sensor Development

Stacked sensor related patents continue to roll out from Canon. Canon News has uncovered the latest in a long list of stacked sensor patents

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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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Canon Patent Application: Apodization Filter lenses

Canon has applied for a patent on some apodization lenses for the EF mount.  The following lens embodiments are included in the patent application; 50mm 1.4 35mm 1.4 24mm 1.4 US Patent Application 2018-0067333

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Patent: Canon EF-M 9-18mm f/4-5.6

A new ultrawide zoom lens for APS-C EOS M cameras has appeared. This may be a replacement for the excellent EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.

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Canon Patent: Tilt-Shift Lenses With Autofocus and Image Stabilization

Keith over at Northlight uncovered a patent application from 2010 that shows a tilt-shift lens with both autofocus and image stabilization. Patent Summary: Whilst it is a form of AF, it’s actually mentioned in the patent for correction of tilt angle.

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Kickstarter: KOBRA Flash Modifier System

The “KOBRA Flash Modifier” is molded from a high-grade, flexible, light diffusing clear silicone that is not affected by high or low temperatures. This allows the “KOBRA Flash Modifier” to bounce back to its originally molded shape after folded from storing in your camera bag.

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Confirmed: Nikon to announce a new NIKKOR AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED fisheye lens

The Japanese website Nokishita confirmed on Twitter  that one of the upcoming new Nikon lenses will be: Nikon NIKKOR AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED fisheye lens This information matches with what I have been reporting for the past few weeks . Update #1 : The prices of the three new lenses can be found here . Update #2 : Here is the patent for the new lens: Related posts: Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 circular fisheye lens with Nikon mount announced Deal of the day: Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/5.6 circular fisheye lens for $5,999 Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 8mm f/8 lens and the HAL 9000

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Confirmed: Nikon to announce a new NIKKOR AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED fisheye lens

The Japanese website Nokishita confirmed on Twitter  that one of the upcoming new Nikon lenses will be: Nikon NIKKOR AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED fisheye lens This information matches with what I have been reporting for the past few weeks . Update #1 : The prices of the three new lenses can be found here . Update #2 : Here is the patent for the new lens: Related posts: Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 circular fisheye lens with Nikon mount announced Deal of the day: Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/5.6 circular fisheye lens for $5,999 Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 8mm f/8 lens and the HAL 9000

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