Canon Rumors (opens in new tab) Studies patent for 4 new Canon RF prime lenses, filling a slight hole in RF lens vary for sharp, huge primes. There is no assure that the patent will translate into completed merchandise, nevertheless it’s indicative of Canon’s mind-set.
The 4 new patents are for 4 f/1.8 RF primes; One RF 18mm f/1.8, RF 20m f/1.8, RF 24mm f/1.8 and RF 28mm f/1.8. There is no definitive indication but whether or not these could possibly be premium L-series lenses or common and extra inexpensive RF primes – though the patent targets larger optical efficiency and restricted aberration fluctuations with focus adjustments.
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Canon L-Collection Defocus Smoothing (DS) lenses?
He’s not every little thing. The location additionally reviews patents for 3 new L-Collection DS (Defocus Smoothing) RF primes; An RF 24mm f/1.4L USM DS, RF 50mm f/1.4L USM DS and RF 135mm f/1.4L USM DS, additionally reported by Canon Watch (opens in new tab),
DS (Defocus Smoothing) is an optical characteristic used to boost the bokeh of areas out of focus within the image and has already been used within the Canon RF 85mm f/1.2L USM DS.
The patent means that these lenses would use an apodization filter, a kind of graduated impartial density filter, to ‘contour’ the looks of an out of focus picture with a easy gradation. Sony and Fujifilm have used apodization filters in their very own lenses – the draw back is a discount within the total mild transmission of the lens, in order that though depth of discipline is about the identical as you’ll count on from a given lens aperture, publicity can be affected.
Two new Canon RF lenses are actually being licensed
The ultimate little bit of Canon lens gossip is that the 2 new lenses have been registered with Russian certification authorities. It’s the subsequent step from patent registration, indicating that prototypes have been created and are being handed on for manufacturing.
Nonetheless, the product info is high secret at this stage, as long as these lenses have their product designations, that are eight-digit codes that inform us nothing!
We’ll carry extra information about Canon’s RF lens plans for 2022 as quickly as we have now it.
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