Canon Lens Patents Review *UPDATED*

*UPDATE*
I updated some confusing English on my part. :)

Patents, Patents, Patents!
We have 3 confirmed lens patents from Canon. I am not a pro at reading and understanding patents 100%. If a focal length or other information shows the below isn’t true, please let me know.

14-24 f/2.8L

Canon 14-24 f/2.8L Patent Diagram

Canon 14-24 f/2.8L Patent Diagram

Read the Patent: http://www.google.com/patents/about?id=lbTIAAAAEBAJ

60mm f/2.8 IS Macro

EF-S(?) 60 f/2.8 IS Macro

EF-S(?) 60 f/2.8 IS Macro

Read The Patent: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2009/0251589.html

70-200 f/2.8L IS II

70-200 f/2.8L IS II

70-200 f/2.8L IS II

Read The Patent: http://www.freepatentsonline.com/y2009/0296231.html

CR’s Take
That’s all that seems to be out there right now. I’ve reported on facebook before that there would be a new lens coming that isn’t a replacement to anything currently in the lineup. I’m going to assume that will be the 14-24.

I’m going to go out on a limb here and please don’t take it as fact. There’s an obvious lens that would complete the trifecta of new zooms.

EF 24-70 f/2.8L IS II

Still searching for a patent. It would be nice to see all 3 launched at once. Canon’s recent history seems to show they max out at launching 2 L’s at a time. Correct me if I’m wrong.

2010 may be a good year for Canon zoom fans.

cr

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