Canon patent for Tilt-Shift lens with image stabilisation

tilt-shift lens

Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon for a tilt-shift lens with built-in image stabilisation.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-99216
    • Published 2015.5.28
    • Filing date 2013.11.18
  • Canon patents
    • Anti-vibration possible tilt-shift lens
    • Possible anti-vibration while maintaining the tilt
    • A first vibration proof group corresponding to the tilt, the second of vibration proof group corresponding to the shift
    • Carry out the tilt vibration isolation of a shift anti-vibration, the telephoto side in the wide side

If this patent hits the market, Canon would produce the world’s first image stabilised Tilt-Shift lens.

Deal Alert: Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 on sale for $63 (compare at $93)

Deal Alert: Adobe Photoshop Elements 13 On Sale For $63 (compare At $93)

For a short time B&H Photo is offering Adobe Photoshop Elements for just $62.99 instead of $92.99. The offer expires May 30th.

  • Advanced Image Enhancement Tools
  • Additional Quick Edit Effect Variations
  • Integrated Learning Channels
  • Enhanced Direct Social Network Sharing
  • Friendly and Intuitive Editing Interface
  • Blend Facebook Profile and Cover Photos
  • Crop and Composition Tools
  • Black and White Photo Effects
  • Easily Mix and Merge Multiple Images
  • Efficient Tagging and Searching Tools

[CW2] Canon full-frame astrophotography DSLR coming 2016?

EOS 60Da

Canon EOS 60Da

A new rumor suggests Canon is about to release their first full-frame DSLR for astrophotograhy. No specs, just that it may be anounced “some time in 2016”. There have been two astrophotography DSLRs by Canon so far: the EOS 20Da and the EOS 60Da. This would be the first FF astrophotography camera by Canon.

Could this point to another 5D model later this year? Some time ago we got a rumor saying that the EOS 5D Mark IV will come as two variants, one being a straight update to the EOS 5D Mark III, the other being more cinema oriented. Could the source have confused something? I wonder if the rumored FF astrophotography DSLR is one of the two rumored EOS 5D Mark IV models.

What do you think?

[via CR]

Ron Howard & Josh Hutcherson Announce Fifteen Consumer Finalists For Canon’s Project Imagination

Canon press release:

Ron Howard & Josh Hutcherson Announce Fifteen Consumer Finalists For Canon’s Project Imagination: The Trailer Contest

One Will Inspire a Short Film Starring Hutcherson

MELVILLE, N.Y., May 27, 2015 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, along with Ron Howard (two-time Academy Award® Winner) and Josh Hutcherson (star of “The Hunger Games” franchise), have announced the names of 15 finalists in the Project Imagination: The Trailer contest. The contest, which drew a flood of submissions, encouraged people of all skill levels to turn their photos and video footage into movie trailers with titles, Hollywood style voice-overs and epic soundtracks.

The public is now able to vote through June 10 on the 15 finalists at imagination.usa.canon.com and then Ron Howard and Josh Hutcherson will select one winning trailer based on its overall impression, inspiration and imagination. The film is set to go into production this summer and will be written and directed by Kat Candler (“Hellion“).

“As a veteran filmmaker, I appreciate the value of edge-of-your seat creativity in filmmaking, and that’s what Project Imagination: The Trailer is all about,” said Howard. “Josh and Kat are the perfect complements to what’s sure to be an exhilarating exploration into the inspirational value of trailers.”

“What’s most exciting about this process is that I don’t know what to expect,” said Hutcherson.

“We were thrilled by the number of truly creative trailers that were submitted,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “And, we know that Ron, Josh and Kat will honor the power of everyday moments to inspire something really fascinating.”

The 15 chosen finalists are:

  • JR Poli of North Lauderdale, Fla., with “Everything is Mean
  • Anna Fuller of Louisville, Ky., with “A Reader and a Writer
  • Jan Garcia of Union City, Calif., with “The Life and Times
  • Ben Alagna of Los Angeles, Calif., with “Siren
  • Ryan McDowell of Campbell, Calif., with “Borderless
  • Mina Park of Los Angeles, Calif., with “Calling Card
  • Rachel Bingham of Sandy, Utah, with “Ninja School
  • Zack Murray of Odessa, Fla., with “Spin
  • Jonathan Spencer of Charleston, Mass., with “The 18-Hour Proposal
  • Matt Sconce of Oakhurst, Calif., with “The Hunt
  • Ryan Lawson of Chicago, Ill., with “Bubbles
  • Giordan Moore of Springfield, Mass., with “The Clumsy Shoveler
  • Marc Geiger of Lancaster, Calif., with “Stuck
  • Mark Mukherjee of Tampa, Fla., with “Tainted Water
  • Nic Thorson of Sherman Oaks, Calif., with “Project Six

For the third iteration of Project Imagination, Francesca Silvestri and Kevin Chinoy of Freestyle Picture Company are once again producing the film, this time with Josh Hutcherson.

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