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Patent: Canon Tilt-Shift with Image Stabilization

By Canon Rumors | May 29, 2015

A patent showing the possibility of image stabilization in a tilt-shift lens has appeared. While the patent doesn’t mention anything about a potential optical formula, it’s an interesting idea nonetheless. We’ve heard in the past that Canon was working on a tilt-shift macro lens, which would be an engineering challenge for the EF mount. Could Read more…

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Patent: Canon EF 16-35 f/2.8L III

By Canon Rumors | May 22, 2015

We just wrote about a replacement for the EF 16-35 f/2.8L II this week, and now a patent showing an upgraded optical formula has appeared. Patent Publication No. 2014-206674 Published 2014.10.30 Filing date 2013.4.15 Example 1 Zoom ratio 2.06 Focal length f = 16.49-23.74-33.94mm Fno. 2.91 Half angle of view ω = 52.69-42.35-32.51 ° BF 38.74-48.38-63.65mm Source: Read more…

Patent: Canon 12-35mm f/2-3.5 for 4/3 Sensor

By Canon Rumors | May 10, 2015

A patent has been filed for a 12-35mm f/2-3.5 lens for a 4/3″ image sensor by Canon. Patent Publication No. 2015-72369 Published 2015.4.16 Filing date 2013.10.3 I’m not sure what the application for such a lens would be. It could be for a point & shoot style camera, or a new EOS M camera, or nothing Read more…

Patent: EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 IS

By Canon Rumors | May 8, 2015

A new patent for the EF-S 15-85 f/3.5-5.6 optical formula has appeared. Perhaps it may be an update to the current lens to give it a stepping motor (STM). That said, the current lens is very good for what it is, and probably benefits from USM on a camera such as the EOS 7D Mark II. Read more…

Patent: Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II

By Canon Rumors | May 1, 2015

We’ve been told that Canon’s next L lens would be a prime. Most of the people I’ve talked to think that the EF 35mm f/1.4L will be the lens getting the update. There have been a lot of patents in the past for the optical formula, and recently a new one has appeared. Patent Publication Read more…

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