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Patent: Organic Image Sensor Ideas

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018

Canon continues to provide R&D resources into organic image sensors. Panasonic and Fujifilm are also putting resources into this technology and may actually be ahead of Canon with working examples of organic sensors. Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-011037: This patent application deals with the thermal noise at the time of reset, and when Read more…

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Patent: Stacked Sensor Patents Continue to Stack Up

By Canon Rumors | January 22, 2018

Canon continues to apply for patents for stacked sensors. With the number that we’ve seen over the last few months, I think it’s safe to say something is coming in the not-so-distant-future. Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-7000: This patent revolves around having the ADC on the second underneath layer and only the photodiodes Read more…

Patent: Optical Viewfinder for Mirrorless Camera

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2018

Here’s a strange patent application from Canon, an optical viewfinder adaptor for a mirrorless camera. Canon News breaks down Japan Patent Application 2018-005126: This adapter would provide the half mirror assembly that would split the optical path between the image sensor and the viewfinder, and allow for simutaneous use of the image sensor and that Read more…

Updated: Patent: EF 15mm f/4 & EF-M 9.5mm f/4

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2018

Update: Canon News has dug a bit further and come to the conclusion that these optical formulas are for a fisheye due to the lenses having a 175 degree field of view. A new patent showing an optical formula for a new wide angle prime has appeared. The full frame lens in the application is Read more…

Patent: Canon EF 85mm f/1.8 & EF 100mm f/1.8

By Canon Rumors | January 11, 2018

A patent showing 4 new optical formulas for EF prime lenses has appeared. Japan Patent Application 2018-005133 shows the following: EF 50mm f/1.8 EF 85mm f/1.4 (Not the same as the EF 85mm f.1.4L IS) EF 85mm f/1.8 EF 100mm f/1.8 The EF 85mm f/1.8 and EF 100mm f/2 could both use a replacement, the former Read more…

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