Category Archives: Canon

Canon patents the world’s first tilt-shift zoom lens with image stabilization (IS) and macro capabilities

Canon tilt-shift lens with image stabilization IS patent

Canon filed a patent for a tilt-shift lens with image stabilization (IS). Currently there are no other tilt-shift lenses with IS on the market. The lens design reveals two different IS systems – one for the tilt and one for the shift. What is even more intersting: the technical documentation even describes zoom and macro capabilities […]

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The latest patents from Ricoh, Tamron, Olympus and Canon

Pentax Ricoh AF system patent

→ Pentax/Ricoh filed a patent for a new AF system where the AF points will cover a wide area of the frame. This is probably linked to one of the rumors that the new Pentax full frame DSLR camera will have a new “groundbreaking AF function”. → Tamron filed a patent for a 85mm f/1.8 VC designed […]

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Canon EOS Rebel SL2 rumors


The first rumors of a new Canon EOS Rebel SL2 DSLR camera surfaced online – the new model is described to be a smaller, more compact version of the 750D:

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What else is new?


→ The Mitakon Zhongyi Speedmaster 85mm f/1.2 lens is now available for pre-order at B&H (additional information available here). → Rocky Nook is running a 40% off all eBooks sales this week – use coupon code PHOTOMONTH at checkout.       → First look at the new Google photos app. → Toshiba announced new Exceria Protm SD […]

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Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM lens review


B&H published an interesting review of the Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6 L USM lens currently available in their used department (see also this post): With the Canon 1200mm lens, planning involves not what to bring and leave behind, it starts with this question: “How many people do I need to bring with me to carry the […]

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The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is now in stock


The new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens is now shipping worldwide and is currently in stock at B&H, Amazon and Adorama. Additional information on the lens can be found here:

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First Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM lens spotted in the wild, sample photos now available


The guys over at got their hands on the new Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 STM and sent me few photos of and from the new lens (available for pre-order at Adorama and B&H, shipping starts on May 21st):

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