Canon Filed Patent for Impressive EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 Lens

Canon has patented a new optical design for an impressive EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 super zoom lens.

The patent application describes a 20x optical formula super zoom optic designed for Canon full frame DSLRs.  and this patent is also a possible replacement model for this one.

Canon’s current super zoom lens is the EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS and the rumor mill has known for some time that Canon was working on a replacement to this model and this could be it.

Canon EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 Lens Patent

Canon EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 Lens Patent

The optic provides an aperture range of f/2.8 to f/5.6 throughout the focal range. Here are the patent details translated below.

Patent Publication No. 2016-80973

  • Published 2016.5.16
  • Filing date 2014.10.21

Example 1

  • Zoom ratio 18.78
  • Focal length 28.80 139.49 540.91
  • F-number 2.88 4.77 5.88
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.91 8.82 2.29
  • Image height 21.64
  • The total lens length 298.13 341.13 398.13
  • BF 44.99 76.94 116.58
  • Close range 700mm
  • The effective diameter of the front lens 109.04mm
  • Lens configuration 15 group 21 sheets
  • Aspherical surface 7 five
  • UD 1 sheet
  • Positive and negative grain positive and negative polarity of the 6-group zoom
  • Inner focus (1 part of Group 3)