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The latest Canon patents

The latest Canon patents: Canon variable curved sensor (sensor curvature is controlled by a vacuum pump) and a cinema-lock EF mount patents Canon 135mm f/2 lens with apodization filter patent (2016-218444) Canon 35mm f/1.8 full frame and APS-C lenses patent

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The latest Olympus and other Micro Four Thirds lens patents

The latest Olympus and other Micro Four Thirds lens patents:

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Sony has a patent for an astronomical camera with a curved medium format sensor

Sony and several other companies (including Nikon) have already filed multiple patents for curved sensors or for lenses designed for curved sensors. Back in June Sony filed a patent (2017-102189 ) for an astronomical camera with a curved medium format sensor. The first fully functional prototype of a 20MP full frame curved sensor by CEA-LETI was recently awarded […]

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What else is new?

→ Ricoh announced the industry’s first camera capable of delivering up to 24 continuous hours of fully spherical, 360-degree live video streams. → The new Yongnuo YN968EX-RT flash with LED video lamp is now available for purchase at Amazon US and Amazon UK (more information available here). → The new FLIR Duo is a compact dual-sensor thermal imaging […]

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The latest patents: Fujinon 14mm f/1.8, Canon 135mm f/2 lenses and more

→ Fuji has a new patent for a Fujinon 14mm f/1.8 lens designed for APS-C sensor (Fuji currently has a XF 14mm f/2.8 lens in their lineup). → Canon 135mm f/2 lens with apodization filter patent.

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Canon patent for a lens with two mounts (reversed lens)

Canon has a new patent for a lens with two mounts (one on each end) – you can basically reverse the lens and use it for macro photography (this is currently possible with the use of macro reverse adapters). Canon’s patent indicates that the lens will have electronic connectors on both ends for aperture and […]

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Canon curved, self-bending sensor patent (plus curved sensor advantages and benefits)

Canon has another curved and self-bending sensor patent filed in Japan (see also this post) – the sensor can basically bend and turn into a curved sensor once triggered by an electrical signal. Curved sensors have several advantages and benefits including requiring smaller/faster/simpler lenses and overall better corner to corner IQ (curved sensors provide correction of field […]

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