Canon patent for 37.5-100mm f/3.3 anamorphic lens

Canon patent

Canon patent for an anamorphic lens, a 37.5-100mm f/3.3

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-57445
    • Published 2016.4.21
    • Filing date 2014.9.9
  • Example 1
    • Zoom ratio 2.67
    • Focal length 37.5 56.2 100.0
    • F-number 3.3 3.3 3.3
    • Half angle of view (degrees) 11.49 7.72 4.36
    • The image height 7.62 7.62 7.62
    • The total lens length 259.95 259.95 259.95
    • BF 38.25 38.25 38.25
  • Canon patent
    • Anamorphic optical system
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Canon EOS 6D deal – $1,099 (reg. $1,399)

Canon EOS 6D Deal – $1,099 (reg. $1,399)

Canon EOS 6D at a glance:

  • 20.2MP Full-Frame CMOS Sensor
  • 3.0″ Clear View High Resolution LCD
  • DIGIC 5+ Image Processor
  • Full HD 1080p with Manual Controls
  • 11-Point AF with Center Cross-Type Point
  • 63-Zone Dual Layer Metering Sensor
  • Extended ISO Range of 50-102400
  • Up to 4.5 Full Resolution FPS
  • Built-In HDR and Multiple Exposure Modes

Seller GetItDigital on eBay has the full-frame Canon EOS 6D on sale at $1,099. Compare at $1,399. Free shipping. Please note: this may be a grey import item.

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM review (video)

Canon EF-S 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM Review (video)

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM at a glance:

  • EF-S Mount Lens/APS-C Format
  • 28.8-216mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • One UD Element & One Aspherical Element
  • NANO USM Autofocus System
  • Image Stabilizer and Dynamic IS
  • Compatible with PZ-E1 Power Zoom Adapter

Photographer and reviewer Dustin Abbott just published his findings about the new Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS Nano USM lens, introduced a few months ago with the Canon EOS 80D.

You can watch the 15 minutes video below, which will tell you anything that’s in Abbott’s review, or you may head over to his site and read it, along with many sample pictures. In the conclusion Abbott writes:

There is a lot to like about Canon’s newest lens. I’m blown away by the new focus system and feel like it represents a better, more effective focus system than any of Canon’s consumer grade lenses have received before. It is almost eerily fast and silent, and has proven quiet effective in both tracking and stills focus performance.  This is going to help a lot of people keep up with their active children or grandchildren. I feel that Nano USM represents a quantum leap forward for an AF system that is equally effective in both stills and video shooting. I only wish that the image quality had taken a similar leap forward. It feels like it could be better, though it is good enough to meet the needs of many shooters and is competitive with similar lenses. This is a great travel lens, though I might wish that the great looking new lens body included some attempt at weather resistance. Read the review…

Enjoy the video…

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II review

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II Review

Canon PowerShot G7X II: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II at a glance:

  • 20.1MP 1″ CMOS Sensor
  • DIGIC 7 Image Processor
  • 4.2x Optical Zoom f/1.8-2.8 Lens
  • 24-100mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Tilting LCD Touchscreen
  • Full HD 1080p Video Recording at 60 fps
  • Built-In Wi-Fi with NFC
  • Expanded ISO 25600, Up to 8 fps Shooting
  • Intelligent IS Image Stabilization
  • Manual Control Ring, Time Lapse Movie

Photography Blog reviewed Canon’s new premium compact camera with a large 1″ sensor, the Canon PowerShot G7X II.

From the conclusion:

Although owners of the original Canon PowerShot G7 X won’t be too excited by the improvements on offer, the new Mark II does represent a step forward for Canon’s premium pocket compact camera, particularly in its operational speed. Continuous shooting rates, auto-focusing speed and general all-round performance have been boosted by the impressive Digic 7 processor, while image quality is subsequently slightly better too. Read the review…

The review is fairly positive about the Powershot G7X Mark II, giving it a 4.5/5 stars and a “highly recommended”. However, they also write:

[…] the Canon PowerShot G7 X Mark II does just enough to keep up with the main competition, although the continued lack of any kind of viewfinder, optical or electronic, gives the Sony Cyber-shot RX100 Mk IV the edge. If you don’t value that feature, though, then this new camera remains a serious rival to Sony’s offering.

The Canon Powershot G7 X Mark II sells at $699: Amazon | B&H Photo | Digitalrev | eBay | Adorama | Canon USA

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