Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens is in development
Canon is constantly working on new products, including cameras and lenses. The Japan-based company has just patented another lens that consists of a super-telephoto prime with built-in Diffractive Optics technology. The product is the Canon EF 600mm f/4 DO IS USM lens, which could be released at some point in the future.
Canon EF-S 15-105mm f/2.8-5.6 STM lens patented, too
Canon has patented a new lens for EOS-series DSLR cameras featuring an APS-C-sized image sensor. It consists of a standard zoom lens that will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of about 24-168mm. The product in question is the Canon EF-S 15-105mm f/2.8-5.6 STM lens and it has been patented in Japan.
Nikon 10-65mm f/1.9 lens patented for compact cameras
After recently introducing three new lenses for APS-C or full-frame DSLRs, Nikon has been caught patenting a zoom lens designed for compact cameras with smaller image sensors. The Nikon 10-65mm f/1.9 lens patent has been filed in Japan and it could be a part of one of the company’s future compact cameras with 1/2.3″-type sensors.
New Canon patent hints at full-frame mirrorless camera
The rumor mill has claimed a few times that Canon is working on a full-frame mirrorless camera. Sources in Japan are adding fuel to the fire, as they have discovered that the company has patented an EF/EF-S lens mount adapter that is aimed at mirrorless cameras with full-frame image sensors.
Olympus 500mm f/4 IS PRO lens patent revealed
It seems like Olympus is serious about adding image stabilization into its lenses. After the 300mm f/4 PRO was rumored to have been delayed in order to make room for an IS system, the rumor mill has discovered a patent for an Olympus 500mm f/4 IS PRO lens. This optic also has built-in IS and it is aimed at Micro Four Thirds cameras.
Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO lens delayed to make room for IS
Olympus has allegedly delayed the launch of its 300mm f/4 PRO super-telephoto prime lens. The rumor mill is claiming that the Olympus 300mm f/4 PRO lens has been delayed in order to give the company enough time to put an image stabilization system into the lens, while a patent for such product has been leaked on the web.
Canon EF-S 20mm f/2.8 STM lens patented for APS-C DSLRs
Canon has patented yet another wide-angle prime optic with a maximum aperture of f/2.8. The Canon EF-S 20mm f/2.8 STM lens follows into the footsteps of the EF 10mm f/2.8L USM, albeit the former is designed for EOS DSLR cameras with APS-C sensors, while the latter is aimed at EOS DSLR cameras with full-frame sensors.
Canon quadcopter with built-in camera in development?
This could be one of the most surprising rumor of recent times: a Canon quadcopter with a built-in camera could be in the works. Sources in Japan have discovered an interesting patent from the company which is detailing a device that appears to be a drone, thus hinting that Canon will compete against DJI and others soon.
Patent for Nikon 10-600mm f/3.5-6.7 FL VR lens revealed
Nikon has just patented one of the most interesting lenses of recent times. The optic comes with about 60x optical zoom and it has been designed for mirrorless cameras with 1-inch-type sensors. The product in question consists of the Nikon 10-600mm f/3.5-6.7 FL VR lens, whose patent has been filed in Japan.
Sigma 35mm f/2 DN OS Art lens patented for M4/3s
Sigma has patented its fair share of lenses this year, while others have been rumored to be unveiled by the end of 2015. Nevertheless, the company is not stopping and it is working on many other products. One of them is the Sigma 35mm f/2 DN OS Art lens for Micro Four Thirds cameras, whose patent has just been discovered.
Canon EF 10mm f/2.8L USM lens patented
Canon has patented one of the most interesting lenses that we have seen all year. The product in question is a high-quality non-fisheye wide-angle prime lens designed for EOS DSLRs with full-frame image sensors. It consists of the Canon EF 10mm f/2.8L USM lens, that would become the company’s prime with the widest focal length.
Patent for Canon camera with EVF shows up in Japan
Canon is fueling the rumors regarding a DSLR-styled camera with an electronic viewfinder and a translucent mirror after the company has patented such device in Japan. The Canon camera with EVF and translucent mirror is reminiscent of Sony’s A-mount SLT cameras and it could be released on the market in the near future.
Unique Canon tilt-shift IS lens patented in Japan
Canon was previously rumored to be working on a unique macro lens. Eventually, it was revealed that the optic could be a tilt-shift model. However, there is more where that comes from: built-in image stabilization technology. The Canon tilt-shift IS lens has just been patented and it might come to a store near you in the future.
Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC lens patent resembles Zeiss Batis version
Tamron has patented another lens in Japan. This time, the lens may have already been announced. The patent is describing a Tamron 85mm f/1.8 VC lens, which is similar to the Zeiss Batis Sonnar T* 85mm f/1.8 lens. This short-telephoto prime was introduced in April 2015 and it is currently available for pre-order.
Olympus multi-layered sensor patent spotted in Japan
Sigma is rumored to get new rivals in the distant future as Canon has been spotted experimenting with multi-layered sensors. However, Sigma has other digital imaging players to fear. Sources in Japan have discovered an Olympus multi-layered sensor patent and it could lead to Olympus sensors with multiple pixel sheets.
Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens patented
Following a set of gossip talks, the story of the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L II USM lens successor is getting clearer. It was said that the product in question might not become a Mark III unit as its focal range will be altered. However, a patent of the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L III USM lens has been leaked, so the focal range might remain intact.
Another Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 lens patent revealed
Canon has just patented a new version of a lens with a 35mm fixed focal length and a maximum aperture of f/1.4. The company already did a similar thing in late 2014, while the rumor mill has said that such lens is coming in 2015, so the new Canon EF 35mm f/1.4 lens patent further fuels the speculations concerning its launch.
High-quality Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens could be on its way
A couple of new optics for FE-mount full-frame mirrorless cameras have been patented by Sony in Japan and it looks like they might be introduced at some point. The more exciting model consists of a Sony FE 50mm f/1.8 lens, which is said to provide a very high image quality with almost no visible distortions.
Sigma 400mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens patented
While Sigma promises people that a 24-70mm f/2.8 lens is a priority, the company is also working on a Sigma 400mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM Sports lens. This product has just been patented in Japan and it would become the first Sigma telephoto prime lens to be added to the manufacturer’s Sports series.
Sigma 25mm f/1.2 lens patented for Micro Four Thirds cameras
A Sigma patent has been discovered in Japan. The application is describing a bright wide-angle prime optic created for mirrorless cameras featuring a Micro Four Thirds sensor. The product in question is the Sigma 25mm f/1.2 lens, which will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 50mm when mounted on m4/3 shooters.
Sigma 24-105mm f/2.8-4 DG OS HSM Art lens patented
A Sigma 24-105mm f/2.8-4 DG OS HSM Art lens has been patented in the manufacturer’s home country, sparking rumors about the future of the 24-105mm f/4 lens. While a patent does not warrant the launch of a product, the 24-105mm f/4 lens is not a popular lens, so it could be scrapped in favor of an improved version.