Canon Set To Announce A New Camera Soon (PowerShot or EOS M)

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Canon will soon announce a new Camera soon, likely next week.

For the time being we do not know if Canon is going to announce a new PowerShot camera (the PowerShot G7 X Mark III would be a candidate) or a replacement for the EOS M5 or EOS M50. Replacement for the EOS 80D or EOS 7D Mark II are less likely. Don’t expect Canon’s upcoming high resolution EOS R camera until Fall 2019.

More to come soon, stay tuned.

Latest Canon Patent Applications (fast EF lenses, RF lenses, wide angle zooms)

Canon Patent

Here is a list of Canon patent applications.

Canon patent application in Japan 2019-066586 describes optical formulas for various fast prime lenses for the EOS M system.

  • 20mm 1.4
  • 14mm 1.8
  • 22mm 1.2
  • 24mm 1.2

Focal distance 20.50 20.45 20.26 
F number 1.45 1.45 1.45 
Half field angle 46.54 46.54 46.54 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 100.04 99.55 97.71 
BF 38.32 38.81 40.65 

Focal distance 18.52 18.46 18.25 
F number 1.31 1.31 1.31 
Half field angle 49.44 49.53 49.85 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 106.98 106.51 104.95 
BF 38.97 39.44 41.00 

Focal distance 14.69 14.68 14.64 
F number 1.85 1.85 1.85 
Half field angle 55.82 55.85 55.91 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 104.15 103.78 102.95 
BF 38.33 38.70 39.53 

Focal distance 22.69 22.60 22.20 
F number 1.24 1.24 1.25 
Half field angle 43.63 43.75 44.27 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 107.46 106.9 104.5 
BF 38.32 38.88 41.28 

Focal distance 24.10 24.03 23.69 
F number 1.24 1.24 1.24 
Half field angle 41.92 42.00 42.40 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 108.28 107.72 104.96 
BF 38.33 38.89 41.65 


Canon patent application in Japan 2019-066585 describes more optical formulas for fast primes lenses for the EOS M system.

  • 20mm 1.4
  • 16mm 1.4
  • 14mm 1.8
  • 17mm 1.8
  • 16mm 1.8
  • 18mm 1.8

Focal distance 20.50 20.45 20.26 
F number 1.45 1.45 1.45 
Half field angle 46.54 46.54 46.54 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 100.04 99.55 97.71 
BF 38.32 38.81 40.64 

Focal distance 16.40 16.36 16.21 
F number 1.45 1.45 1.45 
Half field angle 52.84 52.84 52.84 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 98.97 98.65 97.42 
BF 38.50 38.83 40.05 

Focal distance 14.40 14.38 14.29 
F number 1.83 1.83 1.83 
Half field angle 56.35 56.35 56.35 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 88.57 88.32 87.42 
BF 38.79 39.04 39.94 

Focal distance 17.16 17.14 17.06 
F number 1.83 1.83 1.83 
Half field angle 51.58 51.58 51.58 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 90.00 89.66 88.39 
BF 40.51 40.86 42.12 

Focal distance 16.04 16.00 15.86 
F number 1.83 1.83 1.83 
Half field angle 53.45 53.45 53.45 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 94.99 94.67 93.46 
BF 38.80 39.13 40.33 

Focal distance 18.81 18.75 18.52 
F number 1.83 1.83 1.83 
Half field angle 48.99 48.99 48.99 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 93.37 93.37 93.37 
BF 39.52 39.52 39.52


Canon patent application in Japan 2019-066653 describes optical formulas for 14-40mm f/4 and 16-40mm f/4 lenses for the EOS R system.

Focal distance 14.43 21.62 40.74 
F number 4.12 4.12 4.12 
Half field angle 56.30 45.01 27.97 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 138.31 128.15 129.29 
BF 12.84 12.84 12.84

Focal distance 16.41 23.12 38.80 
F number 4.12 4.12 4.12 
Half field angle 52.82 43.10 29.14 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 118.88 112.53 114.89 
BF 12.78 12.78 12.78 


Canon patent application in Japan 2019-066654 describes optical formulas for 15-35mm f/4 and 16-35mm F/4 lenses for the EOS R system.

Focal distance 15.45 24.00 34.00 
F number 4.12 4.12 4.12 
Half field angle 54.47 42.03 32.47 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 125.38 119.21 116.89 
BF 12.00 19.66 24.40 

Focal distance 16.48 24.00 34.00 
F number 4.12 4.12 4.12 
Half field angle 52.70 42.03 32.47 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 127.27 116.39 111.30 
BF 10.95 16.82 23.58 


And finally, Canon patent application in Japan 2019-066701 describes optical formulas for two more RF lenses:

Canon RF 15-35mm f/2.8L

Focal distance 15.30 24.20 34.00 
F number 2.91 2.91 2.91 
Field angle 54.73 41.80 32.47 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 135.05 125.84 125.33 
BF 13.00 22.20 32.26 
 

Canon RF 17-70mm f/3.5-5.6

Focal distance 17.30 35.00 68.00 
F number 3.58 4.18 5.85 
Field angle 51.35 31.72 17.65 
Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64 
Whole length of the lens 142.70 138.53 143.42 
BF 13.32 29.60 57.62 

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

Source: Canon News

Canon Not Raising Resolution On Future APS-C Cameras, Keeping 24MP?

Eos M5

A new rumor from the series of tubes says that the next Canon APS-C cameras will feature an image sensor with the same resolution as currently the latest APS-C Canon cameras have, i.e. 24MP.

The 24MP sensor is said to be “all-new” but there are no specifications so far. The “all-new” sensor is supposed to be featured in the upcoming replacements for the EOS 80D, 7D Mark II, and the EOS M series.

What “all-new” means is unclear. Although we spotted some patents referring to Quad Pixel AF and stacked sensor technology, it’s unlikely Canon will feature it in upcoming cameras.

Stay tuned.

Source: Canon Rumors

Deal: Canon EOS M5/M6 with EF 15-45mm Lens – $484.49 (refurbished at Canon Store)

Eos M5

The Canon Store has refreshed EOS M5 and EOS M6 kits with the EF-M 15-45mm lens on sale at $484.49. Use code FRIEND15 at checkout to get the final price. Expires 3/29/19.

More refurbished gear listings (code FRIEND15 might work here too):

Canon Patent For 8-15mm Fisheye Lens For APS-C Mirrorless

Canon Patent

Canon patent application US20190094490 describes the optical formula for an 8-15mm fisheye lens. Given the back focus distance this is most likely a lens for the EOS M system.

From the patent literature:

In order for a zoom lens to have a wide angle of view and achieve high optical performance across the entire zoom range and the entire object distance range, it is important to appropriately set the elements constituting the zoom lens. For example, it is important to appropriately set the zoom type (the number of lens units and the refractive power of each lens unit), the lens configuration, and the lens unit selected for focusing, and so on. 

If these configurations are not appropriate, achieving a wide angle of view will increase the size of the whole system and also increase the variations of various aberrations caused by zooming and focusing. It will therefore be difficult to achieve high optical performance across the entire zoom range and the entire object distance range. 

For example, for a fisheye zoom lens having an imaging half angle of view of 85 degrees or more, a meniscus lens having an extremely strong negative refractive power needs to be disposed closest to the object side within the first lens unit in order to take light rays into the zoom lens from such a wide angle of view. Generally, lenses in a first lens unit not only have strong refractive powers but also have large effective diameters. Thus, when it comes to a fisheye zoom lens, its first lens unit is heavy and large as well. Then, if the entirety or part of the first lens unit (the closest lens unit to the object side) is used as a focus lens unit, quick focusing will be difficult. 

Source: Canon News

Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM Review (simple yet reliable lens, Photography Blog)

Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM

Photography Blog reviewed the Canon EF-M 32mm F/1.4 STM, Canon’s latest addition to the EOS M lens line-up. And the first serious prime for the EOS M system.

From their conclusion:

The Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM lens is the ideal lens for Canon EOS M users who are looking for a new prime lens to fit into their kit bag. It’s a simple, yet reliable, “nifty fifty” type lens by the time you take into account the crop factor of using it with an APS-C sized sensor.

[…] with lenses like this, Canon shows that it is still thinking about the various different consumers it is trying to cater for.

The Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM is only the third prime lens to be made for the M series, and thanks to its focal length and wide aperture, it has a range of practical applications. You might consider it a portrait lens – albeit best suited to environmental type portraits – as well as for low light, pet portraits, still life, food and more.

Read the review….

Canon EF-M 32mm f/1.4 STM:

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