Canon has filed a new patent that describes a 12-385mm f/1.8-4 lens. The interesting part is that the optic is designed for Micro Four Thirds sensor camera.
Is Canon joining the Micro 4/3rds line-up! Actually according to this patent details the answer is yes. But when we look at the application that shows the 12-385mm F1.8-4.0 lens is for a camcorder. It would probably feature a Micro Four Thirds image sensor.
Although it is not directly competitive with Olympus and Panasonic, both will get one more competitors in the market that is Canon 🙂 See below for the patent details.
Canon 12-385mm f/1.8-4 lens patent for Micro Four Thirds
- Focal length: 12.00 – 385.00 mm
- F No.: 1.85 – 4.00
- ω: 39.06 – 1.61
- Image height: 9.74 – 10.82 mm
- Back focus: 24.11 – 11.01 mm
- Lens length: 254.88 – 280.86 mm
via Hi Lows Note