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Patent: Canon Wide Angle Zoom for Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

By Canon Rumors | May 20, 2018

A patent for an optical formula showing  a wide angle zoom lens for a full frame mirrorless body has appeared. It looks like this patent is for a 16-30mm f/2.8 and has a short backfocus of 11.34mm, which tells us it’s not for a DSLR. Canon 16-30mm f/2.8 Specifications: (Japan Patent Application 2018-077320) Zoom ratio: 1.67 Read more…

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Patent: Quad Pixel AF and a Hybrd DSLR

By Canon Rumors | May 4, 2018

Now this is a pretty interesting patent uncovered by Canon News. who calls it “an intense patent”, and understanding all of the nuances of it is quite difficult. Firstly, the patent deals with multiple parallax images for computational photography, and it clearly shows Quad Pixel AF sensors and the problems that 4 composite images have Read more…

Patent: In Camera Focus Stacking and Image Stabilization

By Canon Rumors | May 3, 2018

Here’s an interesting patent from Canon uncovered by Canon News. This application details in camera focus stacking and the effect of image stabilization during the multiple exposures required to do the stacking. The area of concern for R&D is how to deal with the possibility of the plane of focus shifting because of camera shake, Read more…

Patent: More Diffractive Optics Supertelephoto Formulas

By Canon Rumors | May 3, 2018

Canon News has uncovered another diffractive optic patent for supertelephoto optical formulas has shown up at the USPTO. This patent covers the following: EF 200mm f/2 EF 400mm f/2.8 EF 800mm f/5.6 Canon continues to work away at more and more diffractive optics development, but we’re still waiting to see new products come to market. Read more…

Patent: Canon Continues Stacked BSI Sensor Development

By Canon Rumors | April 26, 2018

Stacked sensor related patents continue to roll out from Canon. Canon News has uncovered the latest in a long list of stacked sensor patents. Canon News breaks down the patent: In another patent application describing stacked BSI sensors, canon looks to solve problems with high melting point metal is moved from being on the sensor Read more…

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