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Patent: Improved Eye Detection on Viewfinders

Patent: Improved Eye Detection on Viewfinders

By Canon Rumors | February 15, 2018 | Canon Patents

A patent showing improved eye detection for viewfinder showing conserving battery life based on how and when the LCD turns off.

From Canon News:

This patent uses a combination of sensors to detect if the LCD is open, viewable or tucked away to determine the distance thresholds automatically.

For instance, if you have the LCD open and twisted to the front, it’s less particular about objects coming close to the viewfinder than it would be if the LCD is twisted and closed.

Anything to improve battery life is always welcomed.

Patent: Improved Flare Control For DO Elements

Patent: Improved Flare Control For DO Elements

By Canon Rumors | February 15, 2018 | Canon Patents

A patent showing how to improved flare control with DO elements has appeared. This goes along with some of the recent flare control patents we’ve seen for standard supertelephoto lenses.

This patent notes continued flare improvement for a 70-300 DO lens according to Canon News

From US Patent 20180045975:

An image pickup apparatus for the long wavelength band of 8~14μm uses light (hereinafter, the far referred to as long wavelength infrared region). Therefore, if the diffraction efficiency of the diffractive optical element with respect to a specific diffraction order is low in a part of the far-infrared region, diffracted light having a diffraction order unnecessary for imaging can be generated. This is not preferable because it causes flare.

While we don’t believe we’ll get an EF 60mm f/4 DO IS announcement in 2018, it’s always possible another DO lens could be on the way.

Patent: Improvements for Dual Pixel AF

Patent: Improvements for Dual Pixel AF

By Canon Rumors | February 15, 2018 | Canon Patents

It looks like the next version of Dual Pixel AF is being developed according to the latest patent on the subject.

Canon News notes:

This patent goes heavily into the “methods of manufacturing” the improvement, detailing layer by layer how the image sensor is fabricated.  There’s a good chance that this is one in which Canon is attempting to seriously do.

It’s obvious Canon will continue to improve Dual Pixel AF in both manufacturing and performance.

The Macphun to Skylum Name Change is Complete, Save on Luminar and Aurora HDR

The Macphun to Skylum Name Change is Complete, Save on Luminar and Aurora HDR

By Canon Rumors | February 15, 2018 | Third Party Software

Macphun announced back in October that they would be changing their name to SKYLUM Software, and now that name change is complete.

To celebrate, SKYLUM is offering discounts and bonuses on both Luminar 2018 and Aurora HDR 2018 full versions and upgrades.

Remember to use the coupon code CANONRUMORS for further discounts.

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