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Canon Patent for 12-60mm f/2-4 Lens

Canon has filed a new optical formula for a 12-60mm f/2-4 lens. From the patent application we can understand that this optic is apperantly designed for 1.5″ sensor cameras. Canon has the very popular PowerShot G1 X Mark II model. The high-end compact camera is priced for $649 at Amazon. The interesting part is that the cameras hasContinue Reading

Canon EF 135mm f/2 Apodization Lens Patent

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 portraitsContinue Reading

Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM Lens Patent

Canon has filed a patent for a super-telephoto prime lens in Japan. The new patent describes the EF 600mm f/4 DO IS lens designed for full-frame Canon DSLRs. It has a focal length of 600mm and a constant aperture of f/5.6. From the DO designation we understand the optic will have diffractive optical feature. Canon lenses which feature the diffractive optical (DO)Continue Reading

Canon Patent For PowerShot 3.8-380mm f/2.3-7 Lens

Canon has filed a new patent in Japan. The application shows of a design for 3.8-380mm f/2.3-7 lens. As you might guess this lens is designed for a PowerShot compact camera. We mention this optic that’s why it might refer to a 100x zoom lens for a possible PowerShot camera. The rumor mill already has several talks ofContinue Reading

Patent : Canon EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM Lens with Built-in 1.4x and 1.7x Extender

Canon has filed a new patent in Japan. From the application its the EF 400mm f/2.8L IS USM lens with built-in 1.4x and 1.7x extender. We can see that this new telephoto zoom lens patent shows off 2 stage built in extender (1.4x and 1.7x). So the focal length can be extended to 400mm, 560mm & 680mm. The currentContinue Reading

Sigma Patent for 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye MFT Lens

Sigma has filed a new patent in Japan. The new patent refers to a bright 8mm f/1.8 Fisheye designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras. A bright ultra wide-angle prime such as Sigma 8mm f/1.8 will be great for users of Micro Four Thirds system. However we have to underline that this is only the patent application. So don’t expect the product become available onContinue Reading

Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC Full Frame Lens Patent

Tamron filed a new zoom lens patent in Japan. The new patent describes the Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC lens designed for cameras with full-frame image sensors. Tamron has many good high maginifcation lenses especially ideal for macro and portrait photography. This lens also comes with built-in Vibration Compensation technology. This would be good news for the current Sony A7-series E-mount camera users. AsContinue Reading

Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC USD Lens Patent

Tamron has filed a patent for a new wide-angle zoom lens in Japan. The new patent describes the Tamron 10-24mm f/3.5-4.5 Di II VC USD lens designed for full-frame DSLRs. The optic in the patent application features a focal length ranges between 10-24mm. Along with the aperture range of f/3.5-4.5 and built-in image stabilization technology. According to the rumor mill, Tamron will announce aContinue Reading

Canon EF 40-800mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens Patent

Canon has filed a patent for a new zoom lens in Japan. The new optic describes the EF 40-800mm f/4.5-5.6 telephoto zoom model. Looks like an all-in-one lens, it is designed for Canon digital SLR cameras with full-frame image sensors. On the other hand the patent application refers to 2 optical formulas. One for the full-frame lens and 2 for the Powershot typeContinue Reading

Olympus 28mm f/1.4 Full Frame Mirrorless Lens Patent

Olympus has patented a new prime optic in Japan. It is the Olympus 28mm f/1.4 lens designed for full frame mirrorless cameras. This could refer to a future product like an Olympus full-frame mirrorless camera but on the other hand we might not see these products in mass production. Just like the previous 24mm f/1.4, 28mm f/2 and 35mm f/1.4 mirrorless lenses, this 24mm f/1.4Continue Reading