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Patent: Improved Image Stabilization

By Canon Rumors | April 8, 2016

A patent showing how Canon could improve image stabilization in the future has appeared. It looks like Canon is trying to add a second image stabilization group to lens construction to improve its performance. Patent Publication No. 2015-203862 (Google Translated) Published 2015.11.16 Filing date 2014.4.16 Equipped with two vibration proof group Shake detection, determine the Read more…

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Patent: Hybrid Viewfinder

By Canon Rumors | March 23, 2016

Canon has filed a patent for what appears to be a hybrid viewfinder. Patent Publication No. 2016-35525 (Google Translated) Published 2016.3.17 Filing date 2014.8.4 During the pentagonal prism and the eyepiece optical system, providing two optical surface inclined Since the light from the objective optical system is transmitted through the two optical surfaces, the photographer Read more…

Patent: Moving the Sensor to Improve Contrast AF

By Canon Rumors | February 26, 2016

Canon has filed a patent that shows the sensor moving to improve contrast AF, as you can see in the image above from Northlight Images, the sensor moves back and forth. From Northlight Note the flexing element (blue) below the sensor (red), which bends to move the sensor part back and forth

Patent: Canon CN-E 24-70mm f/2.8

By Canon Rumors | February 11, 2016

We’re getting closer to NAB 2016 in Las Vegas, and the cinema related patents are starting to roll out. The most recent is for a CN-E 24-70mm f/2.8 lens Patent Publication No. 2016-14816 (Google Translated) Published 2016.1.28 Filing date 2014.7.3 Zoom ratio 3.00 Focal length 24.00 48.00 72.00 F-number 2.80 2.80 2.80 Half angle of Read more…

Patent: EF-S 18-100mm f/3.5-5.6 IS

By Canon Rumors | February 9, 2016

A strange patent for an EF-S 18-100mm f/3.5-5.6 IS optical formula has appeared. I don’t imagine this patent is for a product we’re actually going to see, just something not that obvious in the design. Patent Publication No. 2016-1224 (Google Translated) Published 2016.1.7 Filing date 2014.6.11 Focal length 18.59 47.22 94.99 F-number 3.60 4.92 5.88 Half Read more…

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