Canon working on EF 800mm f/5.6 DO IS lens? [CW2]

Canon Working On EF 800mm F/5.6 DO IS Lens? [CW2]

Canon might have an EF 800mm f/5.6 DO IS lens in development. A pertinent patent was spotted in December 2012.

A recent rumor suggests that Canon is developing more DO super telephoto lenses and that 800mm is one of the optical designs. “DO” stands for diffractive optical elements.

Could this be an update for the Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM lens? It’s possible. The EF 800mm f/5.6L IS was announced back in 2001, a replacement is likely.

Take everything with a grain of salt, since most of the rumor is based on speculation.

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS

Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS

[via CR]

Canon patent for two new Cine lenses, CN-E 20-100mm f/2.8 and 20-130mm f/2.8-3.5

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We reported about a Canon patent for a Cine lens a few days ago. Today we have another patent for two more Cine lenses. Canon’s Cine lenses are professional tools that go up to $40,000.

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-18083
    • Published 2015.1.29
    • Filing date 2013.7.10
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 6.00
    • Focal length 21.00 87.93 125.94
    • F number 2.77 2.77 3.66
    • Half angle of 35.54 9.68 6.79
    • Image height 15.00
    • Overall length of the lens 314.76
    • BF 50.03
  • Example 2
    • Zoom ratio 5.00
    • Focal length 20.00 69.46 100.00
    • F number 2.76 2.77 2.77
    • Half angle of 36.50 12.03 8.42
    • Image height 14.80
    • Overall length of the lens 294.44
    • BF 50.07
  • Canon patents
    • Positive and negative positive and negative positive five-group zoom
    • Inner focus (part of the first group)
    • Inner zoom
[via Egami]

Canon EXPO 2015 New York registrations open

Canon EXPO 2015 New York Registrations Open

Canon Expo 2015 will be held in New York City September 10-11, 2015 at the Javits Convention Center. Registrations are now open.

Hear from leading industry experts, cutting edge creative authorities, award winning photographers & film directors as well as key figures in the business world as they discuss how technology is changing the landscape — and what innovations they see on the horizon.

Please note: you need an access code for the registration, it’s on invite only. You can request an access code from the registration page.

Canon and Bear Grylls invite fans to come and see the power of image in rugby (with a G3 X)

Canon has announced a collaboration project with Bear Grylls and Dave Rogers, Getty Images’ leading rugby photographer. You are invited to look behind the scenes of the upcoming Rugby World Cup. The other star in the video is the Canon PowerShot G3 X, well suited for the action.

As part of Canon’s sponsorship of Rugby World Cup 2015, fans are also being offered the opportunity to win a ‘money can’t buy’ experience of shadowing a Getty Images photographer at an official Rugby World Cup 2015 training session for one of the participating nations, as well as winning tickets to RWC 2015 matches.  More information on this competition is available at http://www.canon.co.uk/canonrugbywin.

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Press release:

LONDON, 10 August 2015 – Canon, a leader in imaging solutions and Official Sponsor of Rugby World Cup 2015, has announced a new collaboration with renowned adventurer and dedicated rugby fan Bear Grylls and Dave Rogers, Getty Images’ leading rugby photographer. Together, Canon, Bear and Dave invite fans from across the world to take a close look behind the scenes of the upcoming Rugby World Cup through a video that explores the power of image in sport and gives tips on how to capture some of the Tournament’s greatest moments.

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