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Patent: Canon Macro Ring Flash
« on: January 29, 2014, 03:29:55 PM »

A patent for what appears to be a new Canon ring flash has appeared.


We may see a new ring flash with the new macro lens in 2014. We’ve heard about the possibility of a zoom macro lens, but we can’t confirm the information at this time.



  • Patent Publication No. 2014-13350

    • Publication date 2014.1.23

    • Filing date 2012.7.5



  • Existing¬†ring strobe

    • Xenon tube

    • Process to bend the arc shaped glass tube cylindrical difficult



  • Canon¬†patents

    • There are two areas in light of the strobe

    • Light flux from the first region is subject to direct

    • Toward the object light beam from the second zone enters the prism, and then reflected inside

    • Provided with a step stepped on the reflecting surface, by changing the pitch of the step, it is possible to adjust the distance between the emission point




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Patent: Canon Macro Ring Flash
« on: January 29, 2014, 03:29:55 PM »

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Re: Patent: Canon Macro Ring Flash
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2014, 04:10:27 PM »
Year of the patents!
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Re: Patent: Canon Macro Ring Flash
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2014, 05:08:16 PM »
Ugh, wires.  I wish we could get Nikon's system, the one place it beats Canon in macro... then again I never priced their system.  In any case this could mean a nice cheap macro flash clearance before the new release.
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Re: Patent: Canon Macro Ring Flash
« Reply #3 on: January 29, 2014, 11:10:32 PM »
Ugh, wires.  I wish we could get Nikon's system, the one place it beats Canon in macro... then again I never priced their system.  In any case this could mean a nice cheap macro flash clearance before the new release.

Nikon does have a comparable mpe65 lens?

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Re: Patent: Canon Macro Ring Flash
« Reply #4 on: January 30, 2014, 12:45:06 AM »
Ugh, wires.  I wish we could get Nikon's system, the one place it beats Canon in macro... then again I never priced their system.  In any case this could mean a nice cheap macro flash clearance before the new release.

I'm not sure I agree with you there, you can fake the R1C1 in a Canon system with an ST-E2 and a couple of 430's, or, if you have a 7D or later controller pop up flash, a 90EX and a 430EX MkII. However the MT-24EX has the same control as the base R1C1. You can add more SB-R200's to the Nikon but you effectively end up with a ringlight and use all your groups, a look that is better achieved with the SB29, which itself is no match for the Canon MR-14X as the Canon is a true ringlight with two adjustable tubes.

Don't really see the criticism of a cable from hotshoe mounted power/controller to lens mounted heads is very valid in a macro shooting environment though, for sure I'd take Canon's macro lens selection over Nikon's any day.

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Re: Patent: Canon Macro Ring Flash
« Reply #5 on: January 30, 2014, 01:33:17 AM »
Ugh, wires.  I wish we could get Nikon's system, the one place it beats Canon in macro... then again I never priced their system.  In any case this could mean a nice cheap macro flash clearance before the new release.

Nikon does have a comparable mpe65 lens?

Nope, that's why I went Canon.

Good points on the work around private.
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Re: Patent: Canon Macro Ring Flash
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014, 07:22:27 AM »
... with the new macro lens in 2014 ...

I didn't hear that before - is that a [CR0] or even more substantiated? My opinion: 180L-IS! 180L-IS! 180L-IS! ...

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Re: Patent: Canon Macro Ring Flash
« Reply #6 on: January 30, 2014, 07:22:27 AM »

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Re: Patent: Canon Macro Ring Flash
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2014, 07:41:21 AM »
... with the new macro lens in 2014 ...

I didn't hear that before - is that a [CR0] or even more substantiated? My opinion: 180L-IS! 180L-IS! 180L-IS! ...

I'd love to see another >1x lens, possibly a 1x-3x MP-E 90
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Re: Patent: Canon Macro Ring Flash
« Reply #7 on: January 30, 2014, 07:41:21 AM »