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Patent: New Tilt-Shift Lens Designs & More Information

By Canon Rumors | May 24, 2017

The 45mm and 90mm tilt-shift lens have yet to be replaced years after the TS-E 17mm f/4L & TS-E 24mm f/3.5L II were released. A lot of people, myself included figured we’d be seeing new 45mm and 90mm tilt-shift lenses relatively soon, that obviously hasn’t been the case. We now see (thanks dilbert) that Canon continues Read more…

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Patents, Patents & More Patents from Canon

By Canon Rumors | May 23, 2017

Forum regular rrcphoto has done some dirty work and found a bunch of Canon USA patents you may be interested in. Since the demise of Egami, these have been harder to come by. Stacked sensor patents http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?docid=09659872 http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?Docid=09654715 Stacked sensor patents for mobile phone use: http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum=0&docid=09635291 http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum=0&docid=09621830 Microlens patent, likely for mirrorless cameras. http://pdfpiw.uspto.gov/.piw?PageNum=0&docid=09601534 An Read more…

Patent: Variable Shape Microlenses

By Canon Rumors | March 24, 2017

A couple of related patents from Canon have been uncovered by Northlight Images and show the idea of variable shape microlenses. From Northlight The first patent shows the lighting angles vary, The second patent looks at how the various curves of the lenses could vary over the sensor area. Read more…

Patent: Canon Working to Improve Dual Pixel AF

By Canon Rumors | February 8, 2017

A patent showing Canon continueing to improve Dual Pixel AF technology has appeared at the USPTO. A quick summary from Northlight: Offset microlenses and unequal pixel sizes improve off axis dual pixel sensor phase AF in a new Canon US patent. You can read the complete patent here.

Patent: Canon Patents New Type of Focusing Screen

By Canon Rumors | February 1, 2017

Canon appears to be developing a new type of brighter focusing screen according to a recent patent. Keith over at Northlight appears to have done the legwork in breaking down the patent. A Canon patent looks at making less regularly spaced micro lenses for, amongst other things, a brighter view Improved brightness in a viewfinder Read more…

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