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Rumor & Patent: Canon Working On New Tilt-Shift Lenses?




Just recently a rumor about new Canon tilt-shift lenses surfaced. 45mm and 90mm are possible candidates for a replacement. The new tilt-shifts could be announced at the end of 2013 and be released in early 2014.

Egami (translated) spotted a patent that fits well with the rumor above. It is not directly related to lens engineering, it considers a method to change the angle of the grid lines in the EVF and in live view mode depending by the amount of tilt that was set.

  • Patent Publication No. 2013-81129
    • Publication date 2013.5.2
    • Filing date 2011.10.5
  • Shooting assist functions suitable for tilt lens
  • I rotate display grid lines
    • The angle information of the tilt lens to determine the angle of the grid lines
    • To align in the direction of change of focus, the angle of the grating lines, easy to compose the picture
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