Canon updates

  • Canon is building new plants in Taiwan to meet growing DSLR demand.
  • Canon Australia announced a new limited edition Red EOS 1100D Kit.
  • Similar to Nikon, a major product announcement is expected from Canon in August (1Ds Mark IV and three lenses).
  • The Canon EF 50mm f/1.8 II lens is the best selling lens in Japan for the month of May, 2011 according to BCNranking.
  • Canon filed a patent (2011-107313) in Japan for a 50mm f/2.8 90mm f/2.8 35mm f/2.8 lenses:

50mm f/2.8

Focal length: 50.20mm
Aperture: 2.90
Half angle of view: 23.32°
Image height: 21.64mm
Total lens length: 84.64mm
Back Focus: 40.01mm
Maximum magnification factor: -0.950

90mm f/2.8

Focal length: 90.40mm
Aperture: 2.90
Half angle of view: 17.90°
Image height: 29.20mm
Total lens length: 117.18mm
Back Focus: 65.43mm
Maximum magnification factor: -0.480

35mm f/2.8

Focal length: 35.20mm
Aperture: 2.90
Half angle of view: 31.58°
Image height: 21.64mm
Total lens length: 102.44mm
Back Focus: 40.10mm
Maximum magnification factor: -0.480

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