Could a 14-21mm f1.4 Lens for Canon EOS R Really Be On the Way?

Dreaming of a fast, ultra wide-angle zoom lens for the Canon EOS R? A recent patent application suggests that Canon is on the way to making one.

We recently got wind of some reports about Canon possibly releasing an f1.4 ultra wide angle zoom lens, and we’re sure it’s going to get a lot of you excited. The eagle-eyed folks of Canon News broke the news of a new patent for a Canon lens with a range of 14-21 mm, with a constant maximum aperture of f1.55 and a nearest full f-stop equivalent of f1.4. If this sounds like something you think you need for the Full Frame mirrorless EOS R system, it’s believed that the lens in the works is exactly for that.

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This Patent Hints at Image Stabilization Coming to the Canon EOS R Lineup

If you’re planning to get the Canon EOS-R Full Frame mirrorless camera, you might want to consider putting it off until the model gets this possible upgrade.

Been wanting to get your hands on the very first Full Frame Canon mirrorless camera, it might be better to put it off for until early 2019 at least. This is because a Mirrorless Rumors report cited a new Canon patent for a sensor stabilization system that we might see in the future units of the Canon EOS-R. Indeed one of the biggest “problems” with the Canon EOS R is the fact that it doesn’t have an image stabilized sensor. In contrast, both Sony and Nikon have it built in, and the upcoming Panasonic cameras will too!

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Canon’s Patent Application Suggests AI-Powered Camera Control System Could Take Over Photographers’ Composition

Could Canon be planning to make the camera do all the work for photographers with an AI-powered system?

AI-powered everything seems to be the hot stuff that gets anything tech-related going these days, especially photography. We’ve come to an age where AI can tell you if your photos will make you Insta-famous or colorize your old black and white photos. Canon seems to be pushing the boundaries of photography with a patent application that involves research into an AI-powered camera control system.

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Canon Patent Application Hints at New Flip Screen for Mirrorless Cameras

A new kind of flip screen could be on the way for the next generation of Canon mirrorless cameras

Canon Watch Blog has recently reported of a Japanese patent application 2018-54913 which describes an articulating touchscreen that can be flipped in various directions. Part of the patent claims that the flip screen mechanism, which the illustration shows to be for mirrorless cameras, will also feature a smaller size.

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Canon Japan Files for a 400mm Mirror Lens Patent

Canon Japan is brewing up a mirror lens project for APS-C DSLR cameras.

According to a tip from the CanonWatch blog, Canon Japan has very recently filed a patent application for a 400mm f/5.6 mirror lens. But for the uninitiated, it’s worth knowing first what exactly this optical system is to get a clue on why could Canon Japan be gearing up to make such lens.

According to the Wikipedia information cited by CanonWatch regarding the mirror lens, also known as reflex lens or catadioptric lens, they have “some form of cassegrain design which greatly reduces the physical length of the optical assembly, partly by folding the optical path, but mostly through the telephoto effect of the convex secondary mirror which multiplies the focal length many times (up to 4 to 5 times).” This means they make for shorter and more compact telephoto lenses with focal lengths of 250mm and above, sometimes even beyond 1000mm. “Moreover, chromatic aberration, a major problem with long refractive lenses, and off-axis aberration, a major problem with reflective telescopes, is almost completely eliminated by the catadioptric system, making the image they produce suitable to fill the large focal plane of a camera.”

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