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Lots of Sensor & AF Patents Emerge

Lots of Sensor & AF Patents Emerge

By Canon Rumors | January 27, 2016 | Canon Patents

Keith over at Northlight has spotted a lot of sensor and autofocus patents that have made their way through the United States Patent Office.

There are patents related to autofocus, auto autofocus calibration (we had heard about “intelligent AF” in the past), on sensor A/D as well as more stacked “foveon style” sensor patents.

Keith gives a full breakdown of the patents here.

EOS-1D X Mark II Announcement Next Week [CR2]

EOS-1D X Mark II Announcement Next Week [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | January 27, 2016 | Canon Business General

We were told a little while ago that there were media invites sent out for the first week of February, and all assumptions were that it was for the EOS-1D X Mark II.

We now have a few more people confirming an announcement on Monday or Tuesday of next week, it’ll all depend where you are on the planet.

We do find it strange that Canon has opted not to tease the new camera, that always made things a little more interesting.

More to come…

Canon Working on Full Frame Fixed Lens Camera? [CR1]

Canon Working on Full Frame Fixed Lens Camera? [CR1]

By Canon Rumors | January 26, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We’re told that Canon is readying a fixed lens full frame camera. It sounds like a camera to compete with the Leica Q and Sony RX1R II. We’re told the camera will have a 35mm f/2L IS lens. Such a camera would likely cost at least $3000USD. Remember, CP+ is coming at the end of February and that is sometimes a show Canon makes a splash at.

This is the first time we’ve heard of such a camera coming, so treat the information accordingly.

Patent: Tamron 85mm f/1.4 VC USD

Patent: Tamron 85mm f/1.4 VC USD

By Canon Rumors | January 24, 2016 | Third Party Lenses

The photography world is (im)patiently waiting for Sigma to release the 85mm f/1.4 Art series, but it looks like Tamron could beat them to it with an 85mm f/1.4 of their own, along with the added bonus of vibration control. A patent for such an optical formula from Tamron has appeared.

Patent Publication No. 2016-12082 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.1.21
  • Filing date 2014.6.30
  • f = 87.5187
  • Fno = 1.4578
  • ω = 13.8585 °

We haven’t heard anything about a 85mm f/1.4 Art series lens being announced by Sigma any time soon. We think such a lens would be perfect for introduction at Photokina in September 2016.

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Autofocus Talk

Canon EOS-1D X Mark II Autofocus Talk

By Canon Rumors | January 23, 2016 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We got this from Fred Miranda, which is a forum I frequently read.

For me, the obvious feature of the 1DX Mk2 is its AF and tracking capabilities over the 1DX. Not only is the AF faster, when using a 2X TC on a 500/600mm f4 lens, the new camera will allow all focusing points to be active even when the effective aperture is f8. On the 1DX, only the centre AF point and 4 surrounding points (with AF area expansion) are effective. I understand there will also be a multi-frame silent shooting mode instead of the single shooting silent mode on the 1DX.

If we go by other things we’ve been told about the EOS-1D X Mark II, there are some similarities, though the exact information may not match up perfectly.

More to come…

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