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Canon Patent Application for 18-55mm Lens With Variable Field Curvature

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Japanese blog Hi Lows Note spotted another interesting patent (2018-159876).

The patent literature describes a 18-55mm lens with variable field curvature and spherical aberrations reduction.

This appears to be a lens with a design suited for an APS-C mirrorless camera. May this come to the EOS M system one day?

  • Zoom ratio: 2.88
  • Focal length: 18.58 – 53.49 mm
  • F number: 3.56 – 5.87
  • Angle of view: 36.32 – 14.32
  • Image height: 13.66 mm
  • Lens length: 126.24 mm
  • Back focus: 11.55 mm

There is a lot of buzz around patents. Mostly for nothing. Patents are foremost a way companies have to secure their R&D efforts (research and development).

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

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