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Patent: Canon Curved Sensor to Reduce Vignetting

Patent: Canon Curved Sensor to Reduce Vignetting

By Canon Rumors | November 30, 2016 | Canon Patents

It looks like Canon is continuing to research curved sensors, this patent is geared towards light fall off on the sides of the sensor.

Patent Publication No. 2016-197663 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.11.24
  • Filing date 2015.4.3
  • The central portion of the light falloff is not noticeable to the flat shape
  • The periphery light falloff is noticeable a curved shape
Firmware: Canon Updates Pretty Much Every DSLR

Firmware: Canon Updates Pretty Much Every DSLR

By Canon Rumors | November 29, 2016 | Canon Firmware

*note I incorrectly named the EF 70-300 f/4-5.6L IS as the lens pertaining to the issue, when in fact it is the brand new EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens. Sorry about that.

Canon appears to have updated every legacy DSLR that has aberration correction to fix an issue with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM.

  1. Corrects a phenomenon in which when using the camera with the EF 70-300mm f/4-5.6 IS II USM lens, even if lens aberration correction is set to “Enable”, correction will not be applied.

The following DSLRs have available firmware updates.

Happy firmware updating!

Firmware: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV v1.03

Firmware: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV v1.03

By Canon Rumors | November 28, 2016 | Canon Firmware

New firmware for the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV has appeared on the Canon USA site.

Firmware Version 1.0.3 incorporates the following fixes and improvements:

  • Corrects a phenomenon in which the color of images varies depending on the metering mode selected during flash shooting.
  • Improves the reliability of communication when using the EF1.4X III or EF2X III extender.
  • Corrects the level display when the camera is held in the vertical orientation with the hand grip pointing downward.
  • Improves the reliability of communication via USB cable when using the Lens Data Registration function with EOS Utility 3.

Download firmware v1.03 at Canon USA

thanks

Kickstarter: GearEye – The Ultimate Gear Management System

Kickstarter: GearEye – The Ultimate Gear Management System

By Canon Rumors | November 28, 2016 | Ad Post

I’ll be honest, I very rarely get excited about a product on Kickstarter, which is why it’s very rare to see us promoting any of the campaigns. However, this one is pretty cool.

What is Gear Eye?

GearEye is a smart gear management system for on-the-go professionals. It enables you to manage your equipment through thick and thin: organization, tracking, and making sure you always have everything you need whether at home or on the job. GearEye is a game-changer for anything from the smallest messenger bag to the largest camera suitcase.

Check out the campaign at Kickstarter

Video after the break.

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Patent: PowerShot 3.8-380mm f/2.3-7 Lens

Patent: PowerShot 3.8-380mm f/2.3-7 Lens

By Canon Rumors | November 28, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent over at Egami showing a 3.8-380mm f/2.3-7 lens for a PowerShot camera has appeared.  You read that right, we have a patent for another 100x zoom lens for a PowerShot application.

Published 2016.11.10 (Google Translated)

  • Filing date 2015.3.31
  • Optimization of the aperture flare cut
  • To mitigate the amount of peripheral light change
  • To move independently in the zooming
  • Vibration control

Read the full patent after the break.

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