A Weekly Round-Up of Canon Patents

Canon Rumors Guy

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<p><a href="https://www.canonnews.com/canon-patent-application-roundup-for-march-22nd">CanonNews released their weekly roundup</a> of Canon patent applications. This week has some touch screen and sensor related improvements as well as a few other miscellaneous camera related patents.</p>
<p>In particular, two <a href="https://www.canonnews.com/canon-patent-application-roundup-for-march-22nd">patent applications for diffractive optical element manufacturing</a> certainly show that Canon is continuing to push forward in advancing diffractive optics.</p>
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brad-man

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Lowering the cost of manufacture of DO lenses could really benefit compact mirrorless systems as well as big whites. Gimme, gimme!
 

jolyonralph

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The graduated neutral density filter patent is another sure sign that we're going to get a lens with an apodization filter launched.

On a related note, I tried out the Laowa 135mm STF lens the other day, and was very impressed. I also tried out the Sony 100mm STF and was far less impressed.
 

Sharlin

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Memirsbrunnr said:
That drawing looks disappointing as it hint on NO tilty flippy screen on the full frame models :(
Ehh, it’s one of Canon’s old DSLRs. A 50D, probably. Just used as an illustration.