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Patent: Canon Hexa Pixel CMOS AF

By Canon Rumors | July 13, 2015

A patent showing advancements in CMOS based autofocus from Canon has appeared. This patent seems to address an advanced pixel based contrast and phase AF, and even using the two together for focus adjustment. This could also be an advancement to Dual Pixel AF that Canon currently uses in various cameras across their lineup. Patent Publication No. 2015-121778 Read more…

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Patent: EF-S 15-105 f/2.8-5.6 IS STM

By Canon Rumors | July 3, 2015

A patent for a what looks to be a competitor to the 16-80mm f/2.8-4 VR that Nikon announced yesterday. Included in this patent is an optical formula we already have, the EF 24-105 f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, but it also shows an EF-S 15-105 f/2.8-5.6 IS STM (24-168mm in 35mm) for APS-C cameras. Patent Publication No. 2015-118141 Read more…

Patent: EF/EF-S Adaptor For Canon Full Frame Mirrorless

By Canon Rumors | June 25, 2015

A patent showing an EF/EF-S adaptor for a full frame mirrorless from Canon has appeared. There is a switch on the adaptor to go between EF and EF-S lenses. Patent Publication No. 2015-118208 (Google Translated) Published 2015.6.25 Filing date 2013.12.18 Canon patents Flange back is shorter body Flange back is long, a lens having the Read more…

Patent: Canon EF-S 20mm f/2.8 STM

By Canon Rumors | June 22, 2015

Another lens patent from Canon, this time for an EF-S 20mm f/2.8. Are we going to see a series of inexpensive EF-S primes in the future? This is pretty close to the 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake though. Patent Publication No. 2015-111192 (Google Translated) Published 2015.6.18 Filing date 2013.12.6 Example 3 Focal length 20.65mm Fno. 2.88 Read more…

Patent: Canon Getting Into the Drone Market?

By Canon Rumors | June 19, 2015

A patent showing drone technology has appeared. It looks like this patent is more about the movement and location of a drone camera, as it measures GPS locations, has an altimeter and can control the horizontal & vertical position of the camera. I’m not sure if Canon is working on a drone, a drone camera or Read more…

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