Canon Patent For 70-400mm f/4.5-7.2 STM Lens For EOS M System


Another patent for an EF-M lens that could go to market sooner or later. The fact that Canon is filing patents for EF-M lenses is a sign they are still committed to the system.

Egami (translated) spotted the patent. It’s a 70-400mm f/4.5-7.2 STM telephoto lens for APS-C mirrorless cameras, in the Canon world that’s the EOS M system (rumored to see a new entry soon).

Such a telephoto lens would allow Canon to catch up with the competition. All major mirrorless system manufacturer have telephoto lenses with similar range in offering. However, note that the patent does not refer to image stabilisation on the lens. Could be pretty difficult to shot shake-free at full extension and while hand-holding the camera.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-228734
    • Published 2014.12.8
    • Filing date 2013.5.23
  • Example 3
    • Zoom ratio 5.58
    • The focal length f = 69.59-251.52-388.00mm
    • Fno. 4.68-6.30-7.00
    • Half angle ω = 11.11-3.11-2.02 °
    • Image height 13.66mm
    • Overall length of the lens 155.01-227.97-240.02mm
    • BF 15.81-37.15-46.87mm
    • Inner focus
[via Egami]

Still Live: Canon EOS 7D Mark II + PIXMA Pro-100 Photo Printer – $1,699 (Adorama)

EOS 7D Mark II

Authorised Canon dealer Adorama has a very good 7D2 deal live. You get the EOS 7D Mark II with a PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer, photo paper, a camera bag, a Transcend 32GB memory card, all for $1,699 after $350 mail-in rebate. While supply lasts…

Adorama also has instant discounts up to $200 on select Canon DSLRs and bundles.

The Human Rig Shot: Canon EOS 5D Mark II on Rollerblades

Watch photographer Matthew Jones doing what he calls a Human Rig shot. He used a six years old EOS 5D Mark II because “in the case we fall on the ground […] we don’t have to worry about any fancy gear getting broken”, Jones says. He’s following a Triumph Scrambler 900, sometimes surfing around the bike by hanging on a rope. And he doesn’t even wear a helmet. Crazy action speeding down the road on rollerblades while shooting with a full-frame DSLR.

The video above is a behind the scene video. You can see the spectacular photos that Jones shot here on PetaPixel, and you can read Jones talking about the experience at Fstoppers. For more of Jones’ work have a look at his portfolio.

[via PetaPixel via Fstoppers] EOS 5D Mark II 

Canon EOS 7D Mark II vs EOS 5D Mark III vs EOS 6D Video

In this video by DigitalRev, Lok C compares the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II to the full-frame EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 6D. Want to know if the 7D Mark II is the right camera for you, or if you should better go for the EOS 5D3 or 6D? Find your answers in the video. DigitalRev’s Kai had a look on the 7D Mark II.

The AF-system of the (full-frame) EOS-1D X is the best you can get on an APS-C camera, you get 10fps, and an amazing high ISO performance. Read more about the EOS 7D Mark II’s excellent weather sealing, the highly advanced AF, and the industry leading high ISO performance (have a look here too). All our coverage on the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II price check: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USAEOS 7D Mark II vs EOS 5D Mark III

CW Readers Most Liked Photos of last Week

Andre Yabiku‎ – sunset at Basilica di San Pietro – Vatican – Shot with 6D + 24-105 f4L

Here is the round-up of the most liked reader pics of the week. Thanks all for your great pics. NOTE: if you posted your photo late in the week it will be evaluated next week. Nothing gets lost 🙂

How it works:

1) Submit your picture with a short description on Canon Watch’s Facebook page
2) Like and comment the pictures from other readers on the Photo Stream
3) A selection of the most liked pictures will be posted every Sunday here on Canon Watch

Show us what you can do with a Canon camera!

Valentin Popa‎ – Snow owl hunting in the afternoon sun  – 1/2500, f 3.2 , 300mm –



Aki Zenji‎ – Sunset, 70D+Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM — at Yongsan Army Base.


Sean Morris‎ – Deer in the Mist. Taken one early misty morning. I loved how the sunlight gave everything a orange haze. Taken with my Cannon 550d.


Jonas Hedberg‎ – From my trip on Highway 1 between San Francisco and Los Angeles: Pigeon Point Lighthouse. Shoot with EOS 6D and EF 24-105/4L IS USM


Ron Meyer‎ – Pharoah Sanders at 2013 Iowa City Jazz Festival. Canon 7D, 70-200 mm f/2.8II.