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Canon Patents

Patent: Further Refinement and Precision of DPAF Sensors

By Canon Rumors | July 19, 2018

A patent showing further improvements for DPAF sensors has appeared. It’s obvious Canon is going to continue to improve one of its core technologies. According to Canon News:  One of the problems with any phase detect system whether it be with a separate AF sensor such as with our DSLRs, or with the on sensor Read more…

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Patent: New Improved Shutter

By Canon Rumors | July 19, 2018

A new patent application showing an improved mechanical shutter has appeared. According to Canon News, this application describes a shutter with a low power requirement and a fast release time lag.  No mention if it is quieter, which is always nice as well. From US Patent Application 20180196333: This embodiment provides a shutter apparatus and an image Read more…

Patent: APS-C Compact Lens Optical Formulas

By Canon Rumors | July 5, 2018

A patent showing three different optical formulas for APS-C sensor cameras has appeared. According to Canon News, this patent is missing some good information that would help narrow down what these embodiments are for. The 3 embodiments: 15-45mm f/2.8-5.6 15-45mm f/2.0-5.0 15-60mm f/2.0-5.0

Patent: Increased Precision of Shake Correction

By Canon Rumors | June 29, 2018

From Canon News, a highly detailed patent application from Canon shows how to increase the precision of the velocity sensors inside the camera to increase the accuracy of image stabilization. This patent application shows Canon is improving the shake that happens with motor and mirror movement as well as when the lens is zoomed. The Read more…

Patent: Optical Formula for New EF 24-70mm f/2.8L

By Canon Rumors | June 28, 2018

Northlight has uncovered a patent relating to a zoom lens design with two aperture stops. Within the patent are two different optical formulas, one for an EF 16-35mm f/2.8 and another for an EF 24-70 f/2.8. According to Northlight: The aim is to produce a zoom lens with constant minimum aperture, but having small variations Read more…

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