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Patent: Expandable LCD Display for Canon Cameras

By Canon Rumors | August 28, 2015

An odd patent for an expandable LCD display has appeared. You can expand the size of the LCD screen by moving the grip side of the camera. Patent Publication No. 2015-154223 (Google Translated) Published 2015.8.24 Filing date 2014.2.14 Rotatable operation unit The first state is a rear LCD expands and contracts, the operating face of the Read more…

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Patent: Canon EF-S 100-300mm f/4-5.6 IS

By Canon Rumors | August 21, 2015

A rare patent for an EF-S lens optical formula has appeared in the form of a Canon EF-S 100-300mm f/4-5.6 IS. I’m quite interested in seeing how much development Canon puts into APS-C cameras and EF-S lenses in the coming years. Patent Publication No. 2015-138178 Published 2015.7.30 Filing date 2014.1.23 Example 1 Focal length 102.00 Read more…

Patent: Canon 10-120mm f/1.8 Lens for 1″ Sensor

By Canon Rumors | August 16, 2015

A patent showing a Canon 10-120mm f/1.8 lens for a 1″ sensor has become public. Such an optical formula may be a remanent from the XC10 development or could appear in a future video camera product. I’m sure a lot of people would have rather seen an f/1.8 lens in the XC10, instead of the f/2.8 Read more…

Patent: CN-E 20-100 T2.8 & CN-E 20-120 T2.8-T3.5

By Canon Rumors | August 12, 2015

Here we have another patent for more cine lens optical formulas. This time for two lenses, a CN-E 20-100 T2.8 and a CN-E 20-120 T2.8-T3.5. I’m starting to think we’re going to see some new cinema lenses this fall once the EOS C300 Mark II begins shipping. Patent Publication No. 2015-18083 (Google Translated) Published 2015.1.29 Filing date Read more…

Patent: Canon CN-E 18-85mm T2.8

By Canon Rumors | August 10, 2015

A patent showing two CN-E lenses has appeared. The first being a compact zoom CN-E 15.5-47 t2.8, which Canon announced in 2012. The second optical formula in the patent is a CN-E 18-85 t2.8, which would likely fall under the compact zoom category as well. The only other compact zoom in the cine lineup is Read more…

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