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Patent - New Superzooms
« on: May 28, 2013, 12:25:25 PM »

Replacement to the EF-S 18-200 IS?

A patent has come about showing two lenses, one for APS-C at 18-200 and the other for full frame with a focal range of 28-200.


We’ve been told in the past that the 18-200 would be getting replaced, and we have heard about an EF-S 18-300 in development. It would also be a good idea to release an inexpensive superzoom for a full frame camera as well. The 6D would welcome such a lens.


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Patent - New Superzooms
« on: May 28, 2013, 12:25:25 PM »

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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #1 on: May 28, 2013, 12:27:42 PM »
Perhaps they will include a focal length "lock in place" friction switch or something to combat lens creep....
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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #2 on: May 28, 2013, 12:32:24 PM »
EF-S 18-200 is hardly exciting given Sigma and Tamron are at 250mm+ on their similar models. It would be welcome if they could push the wide angle though.

In full frame land, if they can do a cost reduction exercise on the 28-300L that'll do nicely I think. The 35-350L was quite nice too, if only the sample I tried didn't have mechanical problems I would have kept it.
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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #3 on: May 28, 2013, 12:58:01 PM »
Now if only someone could just make a fast zoom lens instead of these perpetually re-introduced slow lenses that we already have dozens of examples of.
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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #4 on: May 28, 2013, 01:29:15 PM »
Now if only someone could just make a fast zoom lens instead of these perpetually re-introduced slow lenses that we already have dozens of examples of.

Those lenses are perpetually re-introduced because they are money makers.

Around here there is always at least one shop selling the Tamron 18-270mm with a rebel as a kit, because people keep asking for that kit.

The 60D + EF-S 18-200mm is a very popular kit (quick search came up with 8 Israeli shops offering it, and there are several such offers on Amazon), because amateurs like it. I've seen photographers taking photos on the street with an xxD & 18-200mm since at least the days of the 40D.

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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #5 on: May 28, 2013, 02:21:13 PM »
I didn't even realize Canon had a EF 28-200, I thought the only FF super-zoom was the 28-300L, which while not super amazing was quite solidly decent to good.
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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #6 on: May 28, 2013, 02:31:47 PM »
It'd be nice to have a 28-200 for FF. The 28-300L is a pig.

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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #7 on: May 28, 2013, 04:34:07 PM »
A 28-200 as an L lens would be pretty useful - I'd probably be happier with a 24-135mm IS L though for touristy stuff
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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2013, 05:42:50 PM »
Corresponding US app for superzoom is US20130107089A1

I do not have time to read lens patents in detail but there's a couple more recent ones here for those interested:
US20130100337A1 : EF600F4, EF800F5.8, EF500F4, EF500F5.8
US20130120640A1 : EF70-200F4, EF24-50F4, EF24-60F4,
US20130120852A1 : EF70-200F4.5-5.8; EF100-250F4.5- F5.8, EF100-270F4.5- F5.8,
US20130120853A1 :EFS18-55F3.5-5.8

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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2013, 07:04:48 PM »
EF-S 18-200 is hardly exciting given Sigma and Tamron are at 250mm+ on their similar models. It would be welcome if they could push the wide angle though.

In full frame land, if they can do a cost reduction exercise on the 28-300L that'll do nicely I think. The 35-350L was quite nice too, if only the sample I tried didn't have mechanical problems I would have kept it.

yes but they provide equal image quality to shooting through a bowl of custard
if canon can make an 18-200 to rival nikons 18-200 VR2 lens it will be a very good thing


the 28-200 for FF is interesting if it has decent IQ and is compact it might be a nice travel lens
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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #10 on: May 29, 2013, 12:58:20 PM »
I used to have the Tamron 18-270 and in practice, it was reasonable enough although lacked a bit on the long end. But people using those types of lenses aren't after ultimate image quality anyway, providing it is good enough.

While I haven't used it, I believe the existing 28-200 is considered a dog. They may have to start from scratch if they're going to re-invent that.
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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #11 on: June 02, 2013, 10:46:15 AM »
Nice if canon would replace the 28-300 with something w better IQ.  But for a 10x zoom, it does a good job

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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 03:14:56 PM »
I'm very interested in the 28-200mm for my 5D MkIII.   Hopefully the lens will be L quality, and weigh less than 900g, which would make for a great walk around lens.
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Re: Patent - New Superzooms
« Reply #12 on: June 02, 2013, 03:14:56 PM »