A new Canon patent application. Three fast primes are discussed, all seem to have Defocus Smoothing on board.
- 50mm F1.4
- 135mm F1.4
- 24mm F1.4
All three lenses have Defocus Smoothing. From the patent literature:
PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an optical system having high wavelength uniformity in a pupil surface.
As an optical element used in an optical device, an ND (Neutral Density) filter for adjusting the amount of transmitted light is known. In particular, in order to improve the variation in sharpness of the contour of the out-of-focus image (blurred image) (to obtain the apodization effect), a gradation type ND filter (GND filter, apodization filter) having different transmittance for each region is used. Be done. Patent Document 1 describes a GND filter in which an apodization effect is obtained by using a film whose thickness changes for each region.
However, in Patent Document 1, the uniformity (wavelength uniformity) of the transmittance distribution on the pupil surface with respect to the wavelength when the GND filter is applied to the optical system is not considered.
The optical system as one aspect of the present invention is an optical system having an optical element including a first region in which the transmittance changes in the radial direction, and the optical element is an optical axis perpendicular to the radial direction. A substrate arranged along the direction and a first layer are provided, the maximum incident angle of an axial marginal ray with respect to an optical surface included in the optical system is θm, and the extinction coefficient of the first layer at a wavelength of 550 nm.
More Canon patent applications are listed here. Some particularly interesting patent applications we think might get into production are these:
- Automatic shutter silencing based on subject and distance
- A bunch of prime lenses for the RF mount
- An improved Electronic Viewfinder
- Patent application for RF 50mm F1.4 and an RF 35mm f/1.4 lenses
- A zoom lens that might be for an EOS R with APS-C sensor
- A smaller IBIS unit.
- A cooling adapter for the RF mount (R5 overheating?)
- A bunch of macro lenses for the RF mount.
- A 8mm f/4 circular fisheye lens for the Canon EOS R system
- A battery grip that works with differently siszed cameras
- A 100-400mm f/5.5-7.1 lens for APS-C cameras. EOS M or DSLR?
- RF 17-70mm lens for EOS R system
- IBIS coming to the EOS M and PowerShot lineup?
- Patent Application: mirrorless camera with large display and virtual control wheel
- Patent Application: IBIS and Lens IS Working Together
- Patent application for high speed mirror movement and control
- Patent application for an RF 14-28mm f/2 lens
- Patent application for an RF 50mm f/1.8 lens
- Patent application for a smart lens cap
- Patent application for celestial auto-focus
- Patent application describing a Pop-Up Flash With LED
- Patent application describing the optical formula for a RF 70-300mm F/4-5.6 IS lens for EOS R systems
- Patent application describing how to improve burst rate by compressing raw files
- Patent application describing a new way to review photos from a sequential shot
- Patent application that describes technology to improve wireless communication while reducing power consumption
- Patent application to spot and reduce moire artefacts in image data
- Patent application for weather sealed lens adapter
- Patent application for AI powered predictive camera control system
- Patent application for 18-55mm kit lens with LCD display
- Patent application to reduce noise in image files