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Lots of Canon Sensor Patents Hit USPTO

By Canon Rumors | October 6, 2017

Keith over at Northlight Images has uncovered a large number of sensor patents from Canon. When you put all of these together, you get some interesting full frame sensors that will work with lenses that are quite close. If you’re bored and love reading patents, take a peak at the list below. (Summarized by Keith) Read more…

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Patent: Variable Curved Image Sensor Concept

By Canon Rumors | August 18, 2017

Northlight Images has uncovered a patent showing some curved sensor technology. The interesting part of this patent, is that the level of curvature in the sensor changes depending on the focal length. You can see in the image above that there is a piston like device that will change the curve of the sensor. As Read more…

Patent: EF-S 30mm f/1.8 & EF 50mm f/1.8

By Canon Rumors | June 9, 2017

A Canon patent was found over at Northlight Images for a 50mm/1.8, which was replaced relatively recently, and a APS-C 30mm/1.8 lens has appeared at the Japanese patent office (No. 2017-102352 ) Full frame lens specifications: Focal length 51.60mm F number 1.85 Field angle 22.75 Image Height 21.64mm Lens total length 84.19mm BF 39.08mm APS-C lens Read more…

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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