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Patent: Non-L RF Mount zoom lenses

Northlight has uncovered a USPTO patent showcasing some telephoto zoom lenses for the RF mount. These lens designs appear to be fairly simple and might suggest Read more…

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Patent: Canon RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM

Northlight has uncovered a USPTO patent that shows an optical formula for an RF 24-70mm f/2.8L USM along with the already released RF 28-70mm f/2L Read more…

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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: New Consumer Level Zoom Lenses

A couple of optical formula consumer zoom lens patents have appeared at the USPTO. Canon EF 17-70mm f/3.5-5.6 (US Patent Application 20180275370) Focal Length     17.40  Read more…

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Patent: More Diffractive Optics Supertelephoto Formulas

Canon News has uncovered another diffractive optic patent for supertelephoto optical formulas has shown up at the USPTO. This patent covers the following: EF 200mm f/2 EF 400mm f/2.8 EF 800mm f/5.6 Canon continues to work away at more and more diffractive optics development, but we’re still waiting to see new products come to market

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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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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: New Canon Teleconverters

Northlight has found a USPTO patent showing new Canon teleconverters in development.

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Patent: Autofocus Related Patent Applications from Canon

For the folks that love reading/translating patents, here are three new ones uncovered by Northlight that are related to autofocus technologies. Summarized by Northlight: [USPTO] Refining AF to correct for lens chromatic aberration.

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Patent: Autofocus Related Patent Applications from Canon

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