Canon patent for 27x zoom Powershot camera (Powershot G3 X replacement?)

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Canon patent for an optical formula that appears to refer to a possible Powershot camera. The patent is about a 9-240mm F2.8-5.6 lens that seems to fit a compact camera, a Canon Powershot. The optical formula resolves to a 27x zoom. 

The Canon PowerShot G3 X has a 25x zoom (24-600mm equivalent). May this patent refer to a replacement? It may be.

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-31419
    • Published 2016.3.7
    • Filing date 2014.7.28
  • Example
    • Zoom ratio 25.58
    • Wide-angle intermediate telephoto
    • Focal length 9.35 31.90 239.12
    • F-number 2.88 4.93 5.76
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 35.66 13.89 1.89
    • The image height 6.71 7.89 7.89
    • Overall length of the lens 94.81 119.61 197.21
    • BF 2.97 19.89 29.86
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Canon Powershot G3 X

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Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM deal – $250 (reg. $549, authorised Canon reseller)

Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS STM Deal – $250 (reg. $549, Authorised Canon Reseller)

Top Rated Plus and authorised Canon seller CameraLand on eBay (99.6% positive ratings) has the excellent Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens on sale at $249.99. Compare at $549. Free shipping. Please note: this is not a grey import item, but

This lens is taken out of a camera kit. Because of this we won’t sell it as new.It is supplied with the FULL USA warranty and lens caps. Never used. There is no box supplied since it was taken out of a camera kit

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New lens manufacturer Irix teases “Swiss precision and Korean innovation”

New Lens Manufacturer Irix Teases “Swiss Precision And Korean Innovation”

I got a mail from a lens manufacturer I didn’t here about before, Irix Lens. No hints were given, just the teaser image you can see above. Since they wrote to Canon Watch’s email address, I guess there will be a lens with Canon mount. They also have a Facebook page, but there isn’t much to find.

The teaser suggests an interesting aspect: Swiss precision and Korean innovation. What does it mean? Sounds like an engineering idea born in Korea and realised in Switzerland. Irix will announce and showcase their product(s) at The Photography Show in Birmingham, UK, on March 19. Any ideas?

Adobe Lightroom CC 2015.5 and Lightroom 6.5 updates available

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Adobe published updates for Lightroom CC and standalone version. Please select Help > Updates to use the update mechanism in the Creative Cloud app. Direct download links:  Win | Mac

Lightroom CC 2015.5 now available

Lightroom CC 2015.5 and Lightroom 6.5 are now available on Adobe.com.  Our focus with this release was to add support for new cameras and lenses, and also fix many bugs that existed in previous versions of Lightroom.

Thank you for all your feedback and passion for Lightroom.

Bugs Fixed in Lightroom CC 2015.5 / 6.5

  • Bug fixes related to Panorama Merge
    • Scared that pesky sensor dust spots will ruin your perfect pano? No problem, remove spots in 1 image and then merge to pano. Lightroom takes care of the rest.
    • Boundary Warp gets better as we fixed a bunch of bugs
    • Removed the ‘auto’ projection option. Turns out, it always picked the same projection mode.
  • Other Bug Fixes
    • Rename failed if raw+jpeg pairs were copied to a second location
    • Shooting tethered, shutter button will not move to top of the screen
    • The video cache was not correctly limited to the size set in Preferences
    • Photomerge fails with virtual copies
    • Droplets no longer work with Export Actions
    • Impromptu slideshow gave error message “video support is disabled”
    • Import didn’t work if you weren’t signed in
    • Certain dates couldn’t be entered in Edit Capture Time dialog (1966, 1969, 1999, etc.)
    • Videos wouldn’t play on some systems
    • Slideshow module wouldn’t work on some systems
    • Fixed a ton of sync errors. Faster sync to the Lightroom iOS and Android apps
    • Scrolling through images in Loupe view with your mouse is back! (sorry that it went away in the first place)
    • Slideshows are back in high-resolution. Fixed a bug that caused them to appear much lower res than expected
    • Books are made for browsing. We’ve reinstated scroll bars so that you can browse faster in the Book module
    • Incorrect value for EXIF:ColorSpace in exported TIFFs
    • After export shortcut CTRL+ALT+S not working in Develop
    • Crashes when tethered to Canon cameras (5dm3, 5ds, 1dsm3)
    • SDK broken edit_field’s validate function, disabling existing plugins
    • Months in non-English configurations show in English
    • Secondary Window blocks mouse clicks even when closed after switching desktop spaces
    • Can’t import DNG files from Parrot Bebop drone

New Camera Support in Lightroom CC 2015.5 / 6.5

  • Canon EOS-1D X Mark II
  • Canon EOS 80D
  • Canon EOS 1300D (Rebel T6, Kiss X80)
  • […]

New Lens Profile Support in Lightroom CC 2015.5 / 6.5

Mount Name
Canon EF SIGMA 50-100mm F1.8 DC HSM A016
Canon EF-M Bower 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF-M Rokinon 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF-M Rokinon 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF-M Rokinon 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 16mm f2 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 21mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC CS
Canon EF-M Samyang 24mm f1.4 ED AS IF UMC
Canon EF-M Samyang 85mm f1.4 AS IF UMC
Canon EF-M Samyang 300mm f/6.3 ED UMC CS