Canon patent for flexible and expandable LCD screen for DSLR and MILC

Canon Patent For Flexible And Expandable LCD Screen For DSLR And MILC

Curious Canon patent for a flexible and expandable LCD screen for DSLR and mirrorless cameras. The LCD screen is expanded by rotating a movable grid. According to patent drawings, the technology appears to apply both for DSLRs and compact/mirrorless cameras. The machine translated patent literature seems to suggest that you may have a larger monitor just when you need it.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-154223
    • Published 2015.8.24
    • Filing date 2014.2.14
  • Canon patents
    • Rotatable operation unit
    • The first state is a rear LCD expands and contracts, the operating face of the operating unit faces behind
    • The second state, the rear LCD is extended, the operation surface of the operation portion faces to the right
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Canon Professional Services at the 2015 US Open Tennis Championships in NY

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Date:

  • August 31, 2015 – September 13, 2015

Location:

  • Photographer’s Lounge
  • Media Center in Arthur Ashe Stadium
  • USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
    Flushing Meadows Corona Park Rd
    Flushing, New York 11368
    (Map)

Canon Professional Services will be on site at the Tennis Center providing support for photographers covering the 2015 US Open. All photographers must hold valid credentials issued by the event’s organizers in order to gain entry.

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Canon EOS M3 sample video and making-of published (and all US pre-order links)

Today Canon announced they will introduce the Canon EOS M3 to the US market. To accompany the event, Canon released a sample video shot using the EOS M3 and a score of lenses (EF-M and EF/EF-S). The video above is the sample movie itself, below (after the break) you can watch the making-of of the video, and find all the pre-order links.

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Tamron will soon announce new prime lenses: SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD and SP 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD

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Digicame Info got word that Tamron may soon announce two new prime lenses:

  • SP 35mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F012)
    – Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony
    – For Sony No VC
  • SP 45mm F1.8 Di VC USD (Model F013)
    – Mount Canon, Nikon, Sony
    – For Sony No VC

That’s all so far. Canon today announced a very innovative optic, the EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens, featuring Blue Spectrum Refractive optic elements.

Canon Develops Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, Enables Extremely High Levels Of Chromatic Aberration Correction

Canon Develops Blue Spectrum Refractive Optics, Enables Extremely High Levels Of Chromatic Aberration Correction

Blue Refractive (BR) optical elements are employed on the new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II lens.

Canon Develops New Camera-Lens Optical Element That Enables Extremely High Levels Of Chromatic Aberration Correction

MELVILLE, N.Y, August 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company, Canon Inc., has developed Blue Spectrum Refractive (BR), a new optical element for use in camera lenses that corrects chromatic aberrations at an extremely high level to achieve superb imaging performance.

BR optical element

The new Canon-developed BR optical element offers characteristics that significantly refract blue light, which lies within the short-wavelength range, to achieve impressive levels of chromatic aberration correction for outstanding imaging performance. The BR optical element, positioned between two glass lens elements to create a BR lens, will make its debut in the new EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM wide-angle fixed-focal-length lens, which is scheduled to go on sale in October 2015.

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