Canon Patent For 600mm f/4 Telephoto Prime Lens

Egami discovered a new patent filed by Canon in Japan. The new patent describes a Canon EF 600mm f/4 telephoto prime lens. Canon currently has the EF 600mm f/4 IS II USM telephoto prime lens in the lineup. The 600mm f/4 IS II lens introduced in 2010-2011.

According to the patent details as the Egami suggests that the lens will be ready for Tokyo Olympic Games in 2020 and the Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games in 2016.

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Canon Patent For 600mm f/4 Telephoto Prime Lens

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  • Patent Publication No. 2014-26210
    • Publication date 2014.2.6
    • Filing date 2012.7.30
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 588mm
    • Fno. 4.12
    • Angle of view 2ω = 4.22 °
    • BF 56.0mm
    • Total lens length 374.7mm
    • Inner focus
  • Example 5
    • Focal length f = 588mm
    • Fno. 4.12
    • Angle of view 2ω = 4.22 °
    • BF 55.0mm
    • Total lens length 343.5mm
    • Inner focus
    • Diffraction optical element
  • Effect of the glass material
    • Fluorite (Fluorite)
      • In the long lens fluorite + total length, correction of chromatic aberration is easy
      • In short lens fluorite + total length, correction of chromatic aberration is difficult
    • Diffractive optical element (DOE)
      • Diffractive optical element can be corrected if the chromatic aberration
      • Flare caused by light diffraction

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