Canon Patent For RF 24-70mm f/2.8 and RF 28-85mm f/2.0-2.8 Lenses (EOS R System)

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Here is another Canon patent application (2019-0079269) for two lenses for the Canon RF mount.

From the patent abstract:

Provided is a zoom lens including a plurality of lens units, in which an interval between each pair of adjacent lens units is changed during zooming. The plurality of lens units consist of, in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens unit having a positive refractive power; a second lens unit having a negative refractive power; a third lens unit having a negative refractive power; and a rear lens group including at least one lens unit. An interval between the second lens unit and the third lens unit becomes larger at a telephoto end than at a wide angle end. The third lens unit is moved during focusing. Focal lengths of the second lens unit and the third lens unit, a focal length of the zoom lens at the wide angle end, and a back focus at the wide angle end are appropriately set.

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Canon Patent For 10mm f/2.8 Lens For Full Frame Sensor (EOS R?)

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Hi Lows Note spotted a Canon patent application (2019-040219) for a 10mm f/2.8 lens for full frame cameras. I’m not the expert but given the back focus distance I think it is for a mirrorless system, hence for the Canon EOS R.

  • Focal length: 10.30 mm
  • F number: 2.88
  • Half angle of view: 64.54
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 124.58 mm
  • Back focus: 38.00 mm

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Latest Canon Patent Round-Up (Telephoto Primes, Defocus Smoothing, EOS R Lenses)

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Canon patent application in Japan 2019-032390 and 2019-032391 discuss optical formulas for various telephoto prime lenses:

Focal distance 294.00 
F number 2.91 
a half field angle (degree) — 4.21
image height 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 276.40 
BF 65.35 

Focal distance 392.00 
F number 2.90 
a half field angle (degree) — 3.16 
Image height 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 371.25 
BF 69.92

Focal distance 490.00 
F number 4.12 
a half field angle (degree) — 2.53 
Image height 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 410.77 
BF 66.03

Focal distance 588.00 
F number 4.12 
a half field angle (degree) — 2.11 
Image height 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 474.78 
BF 80.59

Focal distance 784.00 
F number 5.80 
a half field angle (degree) — 1.58 
Image height 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 484.53 
BF 75.94

Canon patent application in Japan (2019-028212) discusses another optical formula for an RF 70-300mm lens for the EOS R system:

focal length 71.53 132.28 293.70 
F-number 4.16 5.18 5.83 
half-field angle (degree) 16.83 9.29 4.21 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Lens total length 179.52 216.99 250.81 
BF 48.94 22.62 18.05 

Canon patent application in Japan (2019-028258) discusses the optical formula for what might be kit lenses for an APS-C DSLR:

focal length 17.00 45.29 130.97
F number 3.71 5.63 6.30
half angle of view (degree) 38.78 16.78 5.95
image height 13.66 13.66 13.66
total lens length 88.79 109.43 136.79
BF Air) 9.50 32.69 41.15

focal length 17.00 48.75 130.97
F number 3.59 6.05 6.30
Half angle of view 38.78 15.65 5.95
Image height 13.66 13.66 13.66
Lens total length 93.09 114.59 143.09
BF 11.62 39.19 46.30

focal length 18.45 46.95 80.00
F number 3.25 4.48 5.60
Half angle of view 36.52 16.22 9.69
Image height 13.66 13.66 13.66
Lens total length 98.76 113.68 139.63
BF 9.45 9.45 9.45

focal length 17.00 44.95 130.97
F number 3.88 5.96 6.30
half angle of view (degree) 38.78 16.90 5.95
image height 13.66 13.66 13.66
total lens length 88.59 109.18 136.47
BF 11.16 34.60 41.37

focal length 18.14 30.19 45.00
F-number 2.06 3.00 5.00
half-field angle (degree) 33.66 23.99 16.62
Image height 12.08 13.43 13.43
total lens length 92.24 97.67 90.17
BF 13.96 9.90 3.00

Canon patent applications via Canon News.

Canon Patent For 400mm, 600mm and 800mm Telephoto Lenses With Diffractive Optical Elements

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Hi Lows Note spotted a Canon patent application (2019-028317) for 400mm f/4, 600 mm f/4, and 800 mm f/5.6 telephoto lenses with DOE (Diffractive Optical Elements).

Focal distance 582.00 
F number 4.12 
Half field angle (degree) 2.13 
Image height 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 394.25 
BF 62.79 

Focal distance 405.00 
F number 4.12 
Half field angle (degree) 3.06 
Image height 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 330.16 
BF 50.46 

Focal distance 795.00 
F number 5.60 
Half field angle (degree) 1.56 
Image height 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 490.24 
BF 105.13 

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Latest Canon Patent Applications (Pop-UP EVF, Resin Mount, Hybrid EVF, Lenses and Sensor)

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Here are the latest Canon patent applications.

Canon patent application 2019-023685 describes a pop-up EVF (Electronic ViewFinder). From the patent literature:

Since a display-device part and the eyepiece for magnifying it are needed EVF, when mounting on a compact camera, the place to arrange serves as problem. Since the large-sized external display device serves as a form which covers a camera back substantially, in order to look into EVF from the back face of a camera, an external display device must be avoided and arranged. A camera will enlarge only the part of EVF then. When it is going to avoid enlargement, an external display device must be made small and usability becomes less good. In order to correspond to these problems, there are some on which pop-up type EVF like the description to a Patent document 1 is mounted. 

EVF loading is realized without [ when using this inside a camera, being stored at the time of EVF non-use, without it functions as a finder by making it jump out to camera outside and miniaturizes an external display device, and ] enlarging a camera. 

Canon patent application 2019-023688 describes a resin (plastics) made lens mount:

Conventionally, although the camera mount of the camera with interchangeable lenses comprised a metallic material in consideration of durability, reliability and accuracy, etc., the camera mount which comprises a metallic material had the problem that things and component cost with heavy weight became high. 

The camera body which has the camera mount which comprised resin materials, such as a plastic, by improvement in the durability of engineering plastics or reliability and progress of forming technique is produced commercially these days. A weight saving and component cost reduction are attained because camera mount becomes a resin material.

Canon patent application 2019-020538 describes a hybrid optical and electronic viewfinder:

The present invention relates to the single-lens reflex camera which has an optical finder and an electronic finder, and relates to the change of the finder to which seeds responded as for the electronic device with which the especially single-lens reflex camera was equipped, or the optical element. 

In recent years, the single-lens reflex camera which has a finder which has arranged the optical-path dividing prism in the optical path of an optical finder in a single-lens reflex camera, and has arranged the display device which becomes the equivalent position from a liquid crystal panel etc. optically with a focus detecting plate is known. 

Canon patent application 2019-020679 describes the optical formula for a RF 100-400mm lens (for EOS R systems):

Focal distance 102.21 195.97 389.86 ​
F number 3.83 4.93 5.85 
Half angle of view (degree) 11.95 6.30 3.18 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Lens total length 204.85 250.29 291.30 
BF 4.31 31.68 97.49

Canon patent application 2019-017065 describes a photon counting image sensor.

Canon patent application 2019-0052781 discusses how to improve the reliability of tilt-shift lenses.

That’s all for now; patent round-up source: Canon News

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Canon Patent: RF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS Lens For EOS R System

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Canon is investing in their new EOS R system in a concrete and solid way. Here is a Canon patent application (2019-020679) for an RF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS lens. This lens is the EOS R version of a very common lens aimed at non professionals, for the consumer market.

Next week (2/14/19) Canon will announce the EOS RP, the company’s first entry level full frame mirrorless camera, and a lens like the RF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS is sure to hit the market soon (most patent application never do). I’m just not 100% sure it’s also image stabilised.

  • Zoom ratio: 4.11
  • Focal length: 71.40~136.34~293.23 mm
  • F number: 3.94~4.72~5.83
  • Half angle of view: 16.86~9.02~4.22
  • Image height: 21.64 mm
  • Lens length: 165.00~202.03~235.83 mm
  • Back focus: 12.14~31.67~72.45 mm

The Canon patent application was spotted by Hi Low Notes.

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