Canon Patents

Patent: 16-130mm f/3.5-6.3 for APS-C

A patent showing an optical formula for a 16-130mm f/3.5-6.3 lens has appeared. Judging by the image height at the wide end (13mm), this lens is likely for a fixed lens APS-C PowerShot camera and not a DSLR or EOS M camera.

US Patent Application 20180284406:

Focal Length         15.51  45.00  130.98
F-Number              3.68   5.03    6.50
Image Height       13.00  13.66   13.66
BF                              12.76  23.92   35.17

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I updated this a bit, after some further reading and reflection:

essentially there's an EF-M superzoom in that patent as well 18-200 that may come out.. it's at least viable.