Canon Patent application for more apodization filter lenses

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Canon adds another patent application for apodization filtered lenses, this time for;</p>
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<li>135/2.0</li>
<li>400/2.8</li>
<li>185/3.5</li>
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<p>I’m not sure about the utility or expense of a 400/2.8 with such a filter, but a 135/2.0 sounds interesting.</p>
<p>Japan Patent Application 2018-049102</p>
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Maiaibing

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Apodization filtered lenses would introduce a whole new dimension to the Canon lens line-up - lets have it asap!

As software enables us to do more with our RAW files it makes perfect sense for Canon to have more lenses in their line-up that can deliver renderings that are impossible to duplicate via software. And there is indeed no way to copy the effect of an apodization filter (as opposed to e.g. a soft-filter lens which is obsolete today).

The increase in Canon's line of macro lenses and shift-focus lenses over the last years spring to mind.

A 400mm lens with apodization filter would certainly be spectacular. I never imagined a big white with an apodization filter. I'd love to see the rendering of shots in areas with difficult bokeh such as sunlit foliage and grass straws! :p

Keeping my fingers crossed for a Canon 135mm A(podization) IS L. ;D
 

jolyonralph

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If you want to try a 135mm f/2.0 APO lens today, you can do just that with the Laowa lens. It's manual focus only, but I tried this one out and it's a really fantastic lens! Definitely want to get one.

Jolyon