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Patent: Canon Continues to Work on Curved Sensor Technology

Patent: Canon Continues to Work on Curved Sensor Technology

By Canon Rumors | October 19, 2016 | Canon Patents

A patent showing curved sensor development, this one deals with using a magnetic system to deform the sensor. The translation below isn’t the best, but it should give you an idea of the technology.

Patent Publication No. 2016-173496 (Google Translated/Egami)

  • Published 2016.9.29
  • Filing date 2015.3.17
  • However, generally a dark current is generated by the image sensor, especially since the time of or during long exposure sensitivity is sometimes noise due to dark current are noticeable, various noise reduction process is performed. On the other hand, the imaging surface imaging element is curved in the imaging element curved dark current generated by the imaging device is known to be reduced by the tensile stress at the time of the.
  • Curving the imaging surface drive means
  • Driving means magnetic force
  • Curvature of dark current noise is reduced
  • Curvature priority to the correction of the curvature of field aberration
Canon U.S.A. Introduces Three New Premium Fine Art Papers Ideal for Professional Photographers

Canon U.S.A. Introduces Three New Premium Fine Art Papers Ideal for Professional Photographers

By Canon Rumors | October 18, 2016 | Cinema Accessories

Key Features Include Rich Color Reproduction, Longevity and Detailed Expression of Gradation

MELVILLE, N.Y., October 18, 2016 – Photographers have a wide range of paper options when printing their work and choosing the right paper to match the work is key to professional and amateur photographers alike. Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, continues to show their commitment to the professional printing market by announcing today three new Premium Fine Art papers — Premium Fine Art Smooth, Premium Fine Art Bright White and Premium Polished Rag. Designed to produce, rich-color reproduction, and detailed expression of gradation, these new papers will help photographers take their images to the next level and create works of art.

“Canon continues to be committed to our professional printing audience and these new papers are a great example of providing the tools needed to create great artwork,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “Having a wide range of versatile media support for our printers allows users to choose the best paper to create their masterpiece.”

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Canon EF 135mm f/2L II On the Way? [CR1]

Canon EF 135mm f/2L II On the Way? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | October 17, 2016 | Canon Lens Rumors

Every so often we hear things about Canon’s longer prime lenses, but nothing ever comes to fruition. There is an expectation we’re going to see new 50mm and 85mm lenses in the next year or so, though we haven’t heard anything we’d consider definitive.

We’re told that an EF 135mm f/2L II prototype currently exists internally at Canon, but hasn’t yet been given to photographers for field testing.

Development of an “L” lens can take years and we don’t doubt that this lens is on the upgrade cycle. However, we’re not sure it’s coming in the near future.

More to come…

Review: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II

Review: Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II

By Canon Rumors | October 14, 2016 | Canon Reviews

PhotographyBlog has completed their review of the recently announced and soon-to-be-released Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II. It looks like the new lens is a big upgrade over its predecessor, which is something we’re getting used to with Canon.

From the review:

The Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM is an excellent standard zoom lens that, as you’d perhaps expect, is much better than the 10-year-old Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS USM that it replaces, which incidentally is one of Canon’s most popular lenses.

It offers a very versatile focal range whilst being tack-sharp from 24mm to 50mm, both in the centre and at the edges of the frame. Sharpness at 70-105mm isn’t quite as good when shooting wide-open at f/4, but overall the Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM delivers excellent sharpness across the frame. Vignetting at wide-open apertures and some barrel distortion at 24mm are the only other real optical issues of note. Read the review

Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II USM
Shipping in late October, 2016

Update to EOS 5DS & 5DS R Coming in 2017? [CR1]

Update to EOS 5DS & 5DS R Coming in 2017? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | October 12, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’ve been told a couple of times that the EOS 5DS and EOS 5DS R would be updated quicker than other recent Canon full frame DSLRs, which have seen product cycles of 4 years or more. According to an internal Canon product roadmap, there’s a possibility of an EOS 5DS/R/ Mark II coming before the close of 2017 and that there will only be one body to replaces both the 5DS and 5DS R.

According to the viewed roadmap slide, the EOS 5DS/R/ replacement will get a new sensor, though resolution wasn’t mentioned. We can also assume it will have nearly the same ergonomics and features as the EOS 5D Mark IV.

More to come…

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