Canon patent application for 18-185mm IS lens for APS-C PowerShot, 18-135mm IS for APS-C DSLR


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Japanese site Hi Lows Note spotted two new Canon patent applications.

Patent application 2018-36364 describes a 18-185mm F/3.6-6.5 lens for compact cameras with an APS-C sensor, i.e. most likely a PowerShot compact camera (image on top). The lens appears to have image stabilisation.

  • Zoom ratio: 9.96
  • Focal length: 18.56 39.37 184.95
  • F no.: 3.61 5.11 6.49
  • Half image angle: 36.35 19.13 4.22
  • Image height: 13.66 13.66 13.66
  • Lens length: 110.65 121.29 164.53
  • Back focus: 8.65 10.60 12.43

The same patent literature also describes a 18-135mm F/3.6-6.5 lens for APS-C DSLRs (image at bottom). This lens too appears to have image stabilisation.

  • Zoom ratio: 7.40
  • Focal length: 17.98 28.29 133.11
  • F no.: 3.60 4.15 6.49
  • Half image angle: 37.2 25.78 5.86
  • Image heigth: 13.66 13.66 13.66
  • Lens length: 99.01 100.39 147.68
  • Back focus: 24.78 28.43 62.75

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More Canon patent applications.

A patent application doesn’t mean the described technology will go into production soon. Some Canon patent applications which in our opinion might go into production:

Super Bowl: An Army of Canon Lenses Help NBC Capture the Big Game

Canon Rumors Full Frame Mirrorless Camera Canon Eos R

Thanks EdinaMN Guy.

Canon seems to still be the preferred lens manufacturer for professionals shooting sports.

From SVG Blog:

Live From Super Bowl LII: An Army of Canon Lenses Help NBC Capture the Big Game

The vendor’s onsite support team aims to ensure that they’re all ready for any shot

At Super Bowl LII, Canon lenses will be ubiquitous throughout NBC Sports’ game production. NBC is deploying almost exclusively Canon lenses — more than 60 in all — the only exceptions being for the specialty camera systems: the pylon cams at both end zones, four Sony HDC-4800 4K cameras, and a pair of SkyCam systems. However, it’s not just gear that Canon is providing in Minneapolis; it’s also a high level of onsite technical support.

“This one of the biggest shows of the year — or even multiple years — for a lot of people out here,” says Richard Eilers, national accounts sales director, ITCG Professional Products Sales Engineering Division, Canon USA. “And then you have a lot of them heading over to Korea on Monday [for the Olympics], so there is definitely a lot of stress surrounding these shows. It’s our job to take away the stress point from a technology standpoint. We just want to make sure that the lenses are well-dressed and ready to do any shot that might be asked of them.”

[…]

CPS on Hand Supporting Pro Clients in the Twin Cities

Canon Professional Services is also on-site in full force with CPS Director Elizabeth Pratt leading the way. CPS has deployed a massive amount of equipment in Minneapolis, stocking and loaning out anything from DSLR bodies and lenses to cinema EOS bodies and cinema lenses to pro clients in attendance at the game.

Canon also provides free loans of gear to the pro market base, as well as full photographic and cinema service and support. In addition, two techs are on hand to support sports clients utilizing Canon DSLR’s.

Read the report at SVG Blog.

No prime lens for EOS M coming anytime soon

 

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We had doubts about this rumor, which was suggesting Canon would announce a prime lens ahead of CP+. It just looked to be too much perfectly timed. Moreover, ahead of any important photography show it’s always “crap rumor season”. That’s not to say that websites are always responsible for fake rumors. We all get fooled, from time to time.

Now, unfortunately the “a new prime lens for the EOS M system before CP+”-rumor turned out to be not reliable.

Back in November 2016 we got an identical rumor saying Canon would announce a prime and a zoom lens for the EOS M system in 2017. It didn’t happen and since then I lost a bit of confidence about Canon’s plan with the EOS M system. A system that’s recognised to be powerful but to dramatically lack native lenses. Since the EOS M5 () and EOS M6 () you can properly use almost all EF and EF-S lenses via adapter (). Never the less it’s not the same as having good native lenses (something you get if you buy into Fuji’s mirrorless system).

New EF-M lenses are rumored since a while, and we got a few suggestions it could be 35mm prime lens. However we haven’t heard anything since a long time about an EF-M 35mm lens so we do not think this old rumor is still reliable. The last time we heard something in this direction was one year ago.

However, there is a lot of stuff Canon is set to announce ahead of CP+ (starting March 1, 2018), and it’s listed here.

Stay tuned.

Two new EOS M lenses coming this year, a prime lens before March 2018? [CW3]

 

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Rumor has it Canon will announce two lenses for the company’s EOS M mirrorless system.

The two EOS M lenses are said to be a prime and zoom lens. The prime lens is said to be announced for CP+ (March 2018). No hints are given for the focal length, or for other specifications.

New EF-M lenses are rumored since a while, and we got a few suggestions it could be 35mm prime lens. However we haven’t heard anything since a long time about an EF-M 35mm lens so we do not think this old rumor is still reliable. The last time we heard something in this direction was one year ago.

All truth to be told, back in November 2016 we got a rumor saying Canon would announce a prime and a zoom lens for the EOS M system in 2017. It didn’t happen and since then I lost a bit of confidence about Canon’s plan with the EOS M system. A system that’s recognised to be powerful but to dramatically lack native lenses. Since the EOS M5 () and EOS M6 () you can properly use almost all EF and EF-S lenses via adapter (). Never the less it’s not the same as having good native lenses (something you get if you buy into Fuji’s mirrorless system).

Back to the rumor. If Canon is set to announce a new EF-M lens to display at CP+, it almost for sure will happen along with the announcement of Canon’s next mirrorless camera, the EOS M50.

Stay tuned!

[via CR]

Canon Receives 2017 Technology & Engineering Emmy Award

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Lenses they can make at Canon. More about Canon’s 4K zoom lenses here.

Press release:

And the Winner is…Canon Receives 2017 Technology & Engineering Emmy® Award

The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Honors Canon’s Impressive Lineup of 4K Zoom Lenses

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 28, 2017 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that its parent company Canon Inc. will be recognized at the 69th Annual Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards for its complete lineup of 4K field production zoom lenses for large-format, single-sensor cameras, which includes all of Canon’s CN-E, CINE-SERVO and COMPACT-SERVO lines of zoom lenses. Presented by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences (ATAS), the Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards honor development and innovation in broadcast technology and recognize companies, organizations and individuals for breakthroughs in technology that have a significant effect on television engineering.

“We are grateful to receive this esteemed recognition for our comprehensive collection of 4K zoom lenses for large-format single-sensor cameras,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A. “As resolutions leap from HD to 4K and beyond, it is important to recognize the lens’ role in resolving those pristine images and the importance placed on manufacturers and optical engineers to keep pace and match the sensor technologies of the more advanced cameras and sensors in the market today. The images we admire on screen all start with the lens.”

Among those lenses recognized with this prestigious award is Canon’s far-reaching CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom Lens, the world’s longest 4K ultra-telephoto zoom lens. Canon announced the CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm Zoom Lens in October 2014 and it began shipping in early 2015. Since its launch, the lens has been a part of many live broadcast, and innovative television productions including National Geographic’s groundbreaking live television event, “Earth Live.”

“The CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm lens was the ideal piece of glass for what we were trying to capture while shooting Earth Live,” said Al Berman, Executive Producer, Earth Live. “Often when shooting wildlife in their natural habitat, videographers don’t have the opportunity to be up close and personal with their subjects, but Canon’s CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm made it as if we were right there with them. It’s probably the best wildlife lens on the market.”

Canon’s remarkable CINE-SERVO 50-1000mm T5.0-8.9 Ultra-Telephoto Zoom lens was a response to an international plea for a long zoom, Super 35mm lens to extend creative flexibilities in 4K / UHD natural history and documentary productions. The design challenge that Canon faced was significantly elevated by the urging from potential users that the lens be easily portable in the demanding in-the-field situations faced by those originating wildlife productions in remote locations. The necessary focal range was predicated on the expressed desire to fully frame a subject having a height of four to five feet from a distance of 350 feet. This requirement dictated a focal range of 1000 mm. An additional consensus recommendation from the production community was for the lens to be no more than 15 pounds in weight and 16 inches in length. Canon mobilized the most advanced computer simulation tools to seek the necessary optimization in both the optical system and the optomechanical systems to achieve success.

The design of these lenses leveraged Canon’s decades of expertise in such system designs as well as the deployment of the latest in glass materials to achieve a balance of telephoto 4K optical performance and acceptable image brightness within the physical constraints. The 4K optical performance of the lenses are carefully managed across the entire image plane to ensure superb subjective sharpness especially on the wider angle settings.

The Technology & Engineering Emmy® Awards will be presented on October 25th, 2017, during the SMPTE 2017 Annual Conference in Hollywood, CA.

For more information about Canon’s line up of 4K Zoom Lenses, please visit:www.usa.canon.com/internet/portal/us/home/products/list/lenses/cinema