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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…

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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…

Canon’s Focus on Innovation Once Again Lands Imaging Leader a Top Five Spot Among U.S. Patent Holders for 32nd Consecutive Year

By Canon Rumors | January 10, 2018

Company claims third most U.S. Patents, placing it ahead of fellow tech giants globally. MELVILLE, N.Y., January 10, 2018 – As part of its mission to redefine the boundaries of innovation and expand the possibilities of imaging technology, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, has announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., based Read more…

Patent: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

By Canon Rumors | December 30, 2017

There has been a lot of patents post lately as the rumor mill has become quiet likely due to the time of year. As most of you know, there is a new patent translating expert on the scene, which is much appreciated. I am personally the worst at reading engineering & legal speak and I Read more…

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