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Patent: Coating for ND Filter from Canon

Patent: Coating for ND Filter from Canon

By Canon Rumors | November 25, 2015 | Canon Patents

Is Canon getting further into the filter business? A patent for a new coating on an ND filter has been published. The coating is to help minimize ghosting.

Patent Publication No. 2015-200805 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2015.11.12
  • Filing date 2014.4.9
  • On the surface of the transparent substrate made of synthetic resin, deposited the inorganic hard film of fine uneven periodic structure
  • The refractive index changes toward the surface layer side from the transparent substrate side

Canon could potentially find some value getting into the filter business, they probably have a good margin and Canon knows a things or two about optics.

As noted in the forum, this could also be for internal ND filters that are in some video cameras and point & shoots.

Another EOS-1D X Mark II Spec List [CR2]

Another EOS-1D X Mark II Spec List [CR2]

By Canon Rumors | November 24, 2015 | Canon DSLR Rumors

We have been sent a specifications list for the upcoming Canon EOS-1D X Mark II. This one is more in line with what we’ve been getting in pieces over the last 6 weeks or so.


  • 24mp full frame Canon sensor
  • 80+ AF Points
  • New processor technology
  • 14+ stops of dynamic range
  • Nearly 15fps
  • 4K video (max frame rate unknown)
  • Dual CFast
  • Slightly larger LCD

It’s possible there is marketing material being made for the upcoming camera, and we may start seeing some of those leaks.

More to come…

Patent: 25-125mm T/2.8 Cinema Lens

Patent: 25-125mm T/2.8 Cinema Lens

By Canon Rumors | November 23, 2015 | Canon Patents

A patent for a new cinema lens optical formula has appeared. It’s for a 25-125mm t/2.8.

Patent Publication No. 2015-176118 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2015.10.5
  • Filing date 2014.3.18
  • Zoom ratio 5.00
  • Focal length 25.00 125.00
  • F-number 2.90
  • Half angle (in degrees) 29.42 6.44
  • Image height 14.10
  • Overall length of the lens 446.92
  • BF 50.00

Expect to see more Cinema EOS news as we get closer to NAB 2016 in April.

Canon USA Inc, Suing Get It Digital LLC & Others Over Grey Market Sales

Canon USA Inc, Suing Get It Digital LLC & Others Over Grey Market Sales

By Canon Rumors | November 22, 2015 | Canon DSLR News

Canon USA Inc. has filed suit against Get It Digital LLC/AllNewShop on claims of trademark violation from the sale of grey market items over ebay.

Photography Bay was the first to post the suit, which you can find various places online.

Canon USA Inc. has files two lawsuits, one against Get It Digital LLC & All New Shop LLC, which Canon claims (and we know) are the same company.

The second suit is against F&E Trading LLC, which is the company behind Big Value, Inc., Electronics Valley, Electronics Basket, DavisMax, 6th Ave & Netsales.

The complaints against these companies are as follows as broken down by Photography Bay:

  • Using counterfeit serial numbers on grey market Canon products
  • Lack of enforceable warranties or inferior warranty coverage
  • Packaging that does not accurately describe the products contained therein
  • The inclusion of cheap photocopies of product operating manuals, as opposed to genuine manuals that accompany genuine Canon cameras
  • Power supplies and accessories that are counterfeit, manufactured by third parties and/or not compliant with applicable laws, regulations and certifications

We’re not sure what to make of all of this, as we’ve been advertising these grey market deals since Canon USA instituted MMAP pricing to all the major authorized retailers in the United States. We’ve had very few complaints over the years, most of which were about slow shipping and poor customer service. We stopped advertising for Big Value Inc a while ago, after they botched a big EOS 5D Mark III sale and a lot of people had to get refunds and it was a giant pain for customers. We’ve had less than 5 complaints about Get It Digital and All New Shop over the years and we’ll continue to advertise their deals if there are any this week.

We don’t support MAP pricing and hope Canon USA changes their policy and lets retailers sell products the way they want to. It’s better for consumers in the end.

It’s also going to be interesting to see what happens this week as far as Black Friday sales go, we’re seeing some evidence of authorized dealers getting instant rebates from Canon USA and lowering prices.

You can read more over at Photography Bay.

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