Canon has filed a patent in Japan. The new application describes for a 135mm f/2 optical design containing two apodization filters.
Apodisation filter studies are very new in the industry. The optics with these filters delivers more creative portraits. The apodisation filter smooths the bokeh’s outlines. This combination of image sharpness and beautiful bokeh delivers portraits with a three-dimensional feel.
According to the previous reports, the company is actively working on an heir to the EF 135mm f/2L USM. As a result, it is very likely that we will see an official announcement sometime in 2017. We think this patent application is somehow refers to the rumored product. The EF 135mm f/2L ($999 – Amazon| B&H | Adorama) telephoto prime lens has been around for 20 years.
Canon Patent for EF 135mm f/2 Apodization Lens
The Fujinon XF 56mmF1.2 R APD is the world’s first AF lens with an apodisation filter for Fujifilm’s X-series compact system cameras.
Patent publication number 2016-218444 (Google Translate)
- Release date 2016.12.22
- Application date 2015.5.20
- Focal length 130.98
- F number 2.06
- Field of View 9.38
- Image height 21.64
- Lens total length 159.05
- BF 53.99
- Even when there is vignetting, a good blurred image at all angle of view