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Canon Patent: 10-20mm f/4, 9-18mm f/4, And 11-22mm f/4 For RF mount

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Drawing from the patent literature

A new Canon patent, and as almost all Canon patents of the last two or three years it is for RF mount lenses.

Canon patent 2023005851 (Japan, published 1/18/2023) discusses optical formulas for three wide angle lenses for the RF mount:

  • 10-20mm f/4
  • 9-18mm f/4
  • 11-22mm f/4

The 11-22mm in the list above could well be the already rumored 11-22mm lens. From the patent literature:

An object of the present invention is to realize a negative lead zoom lens that is compact and has a wide angle of view and yet has high optical performance in a wide zoom range.

Example 1

  • Focal length: 10.30-19.40
  • F-value: 4.12
  • Half angle of view: 62.03-48.12
  • Image height: 19.40-21.64
  • Overall length: 129.14-132.69
  • Back focus: 15.09

Example 2

  • Focal length: 9.27-17.46
  • F-value: 4.12
  • Half angle of view: 64.34-51.10
  • Image height: 19.30-21.64
  • Total length: 124.52-125.00
  • Back focus: 15.37

Example 3

  • Focal length: 11.33-23.28
  • F-value: 4.12
  • Half angle of view: 59.58-42.90
  • Image height: 19.30-21.64
  • Total length: 130.00-131.90
  • Back focus: 16.34

More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:

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