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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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The latest patents applications from Tamron, Sigma, Panasonic, Fuji and Canon

The most interesting new patent is for a Tamron 115mm f/1.4 VC full frame DSLR lens – I already covered it on NikonRumors. Sigma 14mm f/3.5 or f/4 lens patent for APS-C mirrorless cameras with zero distortion. Panasonic has a patent for a 24-240mm f/3.6-6.5 MFT lens. Fujifilm filed an unusual patent for a 100mm f/2 […]

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Another lens patent from Tamron: 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII VC USD

In addition to the 20mm f/2 Di VC USD, Tamron recently also filed a patent for a 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII VC USD zoom lens. The patent contains calculations for a 9-18mm f/3.5-4.5 DiII VC USD lens as well.

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