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Patent: Canon Tilt-Shift with Image Stabilization

Patent: Canon Tilt-Shift with Image Stabilization

By Canon Rumors | May 29, 2015 | Canon Patents

A patent showing the possibility of image stabilization in a tilt-shift lens has appeared. While the patent doesn’t mention anything about a potential optical formula, it’s an interesting idea nonetheless.

We’ve heard in the past that Canon was working on a tilt-shift macro lens, which would be an engineering challenge for the EF mount. Could we see IS appear in such a lens?

Patent Publication No. 2015-99216 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2015.5.28
  • Filing date 2013.11.18

Canon patents

  • Anti-vibration possible tilt-shift lens
  • Possible anti-vibration while maintaining the tilt
  • A first vibration proof group corresponding to the tilt, the second of vibration proof group corresponding to the shift
  • Carry out the tilt vibration isolation of a shift anti-vibration, the telephoto side in the wide side

 

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Full Frame Astrophotography DSLR Coming [CR1]

Full Frame Astrophotography DSLR Coming [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | May 28, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that Canon will release their first full frame DSLR geared to astrophotography some time in 2016. It is unknown which camera will get the conversion to an “a” model.

This would follow the APS-C astrophotography DSLRs from the past, the EOS 20Da and the EOS 60Da.

Nikon is about to release the D810a, which is their first full frame astrophotography camera.

Canon EOS 5D Series Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

Canon EOS 5D Series Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary

By Canon Rumors | May 28, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

TOKYO, May 28, 2015—Canon Inc. announced today the celebration this year of the 10th anniversary of the introduction of the Company’s EOS 5D series of digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras. Launched in September 2005, the EOS 5D enabled advanced-amateur users to take advantage of the impressive high-image-quality performance and photographic expression unique to digital SLR cameras equipped with a 35 mm full-frame sensor, which, at the time, primarily targeted only professional-level users.

At the time of its launch in September 2005, full-frame CMOS sensors were only made available in professional-level models. In addition to being the first advanced-amateur digital SLR camera to incorporate a sensor of this size, the EOS 5D was offered at a competitive price, contributing to the popularization of full-frame-sensor cameras.

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Patent: Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC

Patent: Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC

By Canon Rumors | May 27, 2015 | Third Party Lenses

A patent for a Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC has appeared. Is Tamron following Sigma and getting into the quality prime market, but with Vibration Correction (Image Stabilization)?

Canon’s 85mm offerings, the EF 85mm f/1.2L II and EF 85mm f/1.8 could probably both use a refresh, though we haven’t heard anything about either in a very long time. I can’t see Canon ever adding IS to a fast (f/1.2) 85mm lens, but we might see something like an 85mm f/2 IS STM one day.

Patent Publication No. 2015-96915 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2015.5.21
  • Filing date 2013.11.15

Example 1

  • Focal length f = 82.87-82.02-77.72mm
  • Fno. 1.85-1.88-2.01
  • Full field angle 2ω = 28.59-27.41-23.18 °
  • FB 18.04mm

Tamron patent

  • Of positive and negative negative 3-group configuration
  • Inner focus (the second group)
  • Anti-vibration (Group 3)
DPReview: Canon Rebel T6s/T6i Lab Report added to First Impressions

DPReview: Canon Rebel T6s/T6i Lab Report added to First Impressions

By Canon Rumors | May 27, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

DPReview has added lab reports to their first impressions for the brand new EOS Rebel T6s & EOS Rebel T6i.

Summary

The new Rebels bring solid image quality improvements to the popular line. Increased resolution (24MP, up from 18MP) makes the T6s and T6i competitive against most APS-C offerings from competitors, and a weak anti-aliasing filter in both models offers the potential for sharp images. Low-light noise performance is also now competitive against peers: better than some offerings while only slightly behind class-leaders. Tie in these considerations with a well-performing JPEG engine that yields pleasing results, and you’ve got solid performers on the image quality front.

View the results at DPReview