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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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The latest Canon patents: 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 lenses, curved sensor and more

Here are the latest patents filed in Japan over the past few weeks: → Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens patent → Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens patent with two extenders (1.4x & 1.7x) built-in inside     → Canon has a 0.82x optical viewfinder patent and another patent for displaying additional information in […]

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The latest patents from Samsung, Tamron, Olympus, Sigma, Fuji, Panasonic and Canon

With all the announcements around the Photokina and PhotoPlus shows, I have not covered the latest patent applications in a while. Here is an update: Samsung → I addition to the 70-200mm f/2.8, there is another full frame mirrorless lens patent from Samsung for a 24-70mm f/2.8 OIS lens that was recently published in Japan. […]

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The latest Canon patents

Canon has a patent for displaying information on a LCD screen mounted on a lens similar to the latest Zeiss Batis lenses. Canon has a patent for expanding the AF points coverage area that was implemented in the recently announced 5D Mark IV camera. Similar to Nikon, Canon also has a patent for a multi-aperture […]

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