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Patent: New EF-M zoom lenses from Canon

Japan Patent Application 2018173487 shows a bunch of different optical formulas for new EF-M zoom lenses.

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Patent: 360 degree camera from Canon

LetsGoDigital has found a Canon patent application with the USPTO for a 360-degree camera, the patent was published on October 4, 2018 The device has Read more…

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Patent: Canon XC Style Camera With Interchangeable Lenses

We reported a while back that Canon was working on a new style of ILC camera, and the XC line seemed like an obvious place to look at first. Now we have a patent that shows an ILC XC style camera. It looks like the patent is about a lens converter, but I don’t speak Read more…

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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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