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New Canon lens patent

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by eteless, May 11, 2015.

  1. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
  2. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    https://www4.j-platpat.inpit.go.jp/...39734583394112F2517FBBB91C56FB050842F7F4B2883

    On reading the actual patent it appears the back focus goes as low as 5.4mm at the long end, however hopefully more companies make cameras for the sensor size as it can spur further development of sensors(by canon or sony, who cares... competition is good).

    It's an interesting design, to maintain infinity focus while keeping the lens compact as you "zoom" the lens to longer focal lengths it moves closer to the sensor. Highly varifocal no doubt, however still interesting in how compact a design can be made.
     
  3. kinlau

    kinlau Mu-43 Top Veteran

    836
    Feb 29, 2012
    Look more likely to be the lens on the G1X mark2, in answer to the LX100.
     
  4. eteless

    eteless Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 20, 2014
    The mark II (2) has a far greater focal length range (12.5 to 62.5), rather than the 12-35 of the patent. It could be the successor though, mark three perhaps?