Patent: A New Type of ASC Lens Coating

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A Canon patent application shows what looks to be expanding on ASC (air sphere coating).</p>
<p>As you can see in the image below, ASC in fact looks like little bubbles</p>
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<p>From <a href="https://www.canonnews.com/patent-application-for-new-lens-coating">Japan Patent Application</a>: 2017-167271</p>
<blockquote><p>To provide an optical member having an anti-reflection film with high strength, uniform refractive index distribution, and low scattering, and a manufacturing method for the optical member.</p></blockquote>
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The bubbles in the picture are about 20-30 nm in size. They are much smaller than the wavelength of visible light. I guess this is why they don’t scatter light. Who would have thought this would make a good lens coating? Innovation from Canon.
 

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The bubbles in the picture are about 20-30 nm in size. They are much smaller than the wavelength of visible light. I guess this is why they don’t scatter light. Who would have thought this would make a good lens coating? Innovation from Canon.
WOW! interesting. Thanks for the explanation.
 

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As I read the patent, its a manufacturing method, not a new coating. I believe that the existing method for applying the coating is difficult, many complaints have been posted about the coating of the 24-70 F/2.8L II coming loose. This appears to be a improved manufacturing method that may reduce defects or cost less.

OPTICAL MEMBER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR OPTICAL MEMBER
(57)AbstractPROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an optical member having an anti-reflection film with high strength, uniform refractive index distribution, and low scattering, and a manufacturing method for the optical member.
SOLUTION: A manufacturing method for an optical member includes: a step of applying dispersion liquid containing particles and dispersant on a base material; a step of, after applying the dispersion liquid, applying a solution containing a binder forming component and causing the solution to enter the space between the particles included in the dispersion liquid applied previously, so as to form a single layer having the binder filling the space between the particles; and a step of drying the layer to form an anti-reflection film. The solution contains a silane alkoxy condensate with an average particle diameter of 8 nm or more and 60 nm or less. The solution contains 70 mass% or more of a solvent whose water solubility is 10 wt% or less.
 

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Mt Spokane Photography said:
As I read the patent, its a manufacturing method, not a new coating. I believe that the existing method for applying the coating is difficult, many complaints have been posted about the coating of the 24-70 F/2.8L II coming loose. This appears to be a improved manufacturing method that may reduce defects or cost less.

OPTICAL MEMBER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR OPTICAL MEMBER
(57)AbstractPROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an optical member having an anti-reflection film with high strength, uniform refractive index distribution, and low scattering, and a manufacturing method for the optical member.
SOLUTION: A manufacturing method for an optical member includes: a step of applying dispersion liquid containing particles and dispersant on a base material; a step of, after applying the dispersion liquid, applying a solution containing a binder forming component and causing the solution to enter the space between the particles included in the dispersion liquid applied previously, so as to form a single layer having the binder filling the space between the particles; and a step of drying the layer to form an anti-reflection film. The solution contains a silane alkoxy condensate with an average particle diameter of 8 nm or more and 60 nm or less. The solution contains 70 mass% or more of a solvent whose water solubility is 10 wt% or less.
it's both. it says so right in the title without even reading further.

OPTICAL MEMBER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR OPTICAL MEMBER

not to mention under problem to be solved:

To provide an optical member having an anti-reflection film with high strength, uniform refractive index distribution, and low scattering,

Usually with canon's element designs, they design both an optical element and also a method of manufacturing. they go hand in hand. as a optical element that is difficult to manufacturer wont' go anywhere.

Also the 24-70 doesn't have ASC coatings. ASC coatings were developed and originally released just a few years ago with the 100-400L II.

Any "coating" that would come loose and be visible or external on the lens and noticeable would be the fluorine coating and entirely different thing all together.