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Canon Patent for EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Lens

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Egami has discovered a new patent filed by Canon. The new patent describes the EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5 lens designed for APS-c sized sensor Canon DSLRs.

The EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5 wide-angle zoom lens in the patent looks as a replacement to the very good EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. We do not know the details yet but it is possible that Canon could add STM feature to their wide-angle zoom lenses with better optic quality.

Canon has announced the new  EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens on May 12 which is such a good lens with an affordable price.

Canon EF-S 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Lens Patent Details


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  • Example 3
    • Zoom ratio 2.07
    • Focal length 11.61-15.50-24.07mm
    • Fno. 3.63-3.96-4.69
    • Half angle ω = 49.64-41.38-29.58 °
    • Image height Y = 13.66mm
    • Overall length of the lens 133.0-129.1-133.3mm
    • BF 3.26mm
    • Negative positive and negative positive 4-group zoom
    • Inner focus (Lf part of the first group)
  • [0016]According to the present invention has a high optical performance over the entire object distance range, yet fast focusing easy zoom lens and optical system is obtained.
  • [0035]And at the same time using a low dispersion material in the material of the focus lens in the present invention, the lateral magnification of the focusing lens unit that corresponds to the drive amount during focusing, by appropriately setting the refractive index and Abbe number of the material and the like of the focus lens, and focus I have to reduce the aberration fluctuations of the time.

via Egami