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Canon Working on Inter-changeable Lens-style camera with Adjustable Flange Distance

 

Creative Image of Canon Lens style Camera

TNC Exclusive: Canon working on a very unique Lens Style Camera that features adjustable flange distance under a super-compact lens body.  It sounds very futuristic, but why Canon needs a variable flange distance- inside an Inter-changeable Lens-style Smart Camera? Maybe they are working to adapt various lenses of different mount system.

What about the throat diameter of EF/EF-S, EF-M, and RF Mount?

We know that Canon EF and EF-S have 54mm throat diameter and the EF-M mount has 47mm throat diameter and the newest addition RF mount also has 54mm throat diameter. So, not only adjustable flange distance? they also working on a Hybrid Mount to adapt all lenses.

Current Lens Mounts
Lens Mount Flange Focal
Distance
throat diameter 
Canon EF-M 18.0mm 47mm
Canon RF 20.0mm 54mm
Canon EF 44.0mm 54mm

An Appater with adjustable flange and throat diameter?

As you can see in the image the lens-style camera contact with lens adapter with the help of contact pins and spacer in between them. The Lens style camera will give you the freedom to choose to use any Canon lens you have.

Patent Details (Translated)

Application JPxxxxxxxx7A events  – 2019-04-01
Application filed by, Canon Inc – 2019-04-01
Priority to JPxxxxxxxxx7A -2019-004-08
Publication of JPxxxxxxxxxxx4A
Status – Pending

An interchangeable lens 150 is detachably mounted via a lens adapter 400 on the front side of a digital camera 100 (hereinafter referred to as camera 100) according to the present embodiment. The camera 100 includes an image sensor unit 300, an image sensor protection unit 350, and a fixed unit 200.

 By interposing a spacer between the fixing portions 222a to 222c and the image sensor unit 300, the flange back can be adjusted. The flange back is defined for each type of lens adapter. In the present embodiment, the imaging of the image sensor 310 of the image sensor unit 300 from the mount portion 411 (see FIG. 8A) of the fixed mount member 410 described later is performed. This is the distance to the surface 311.

Canon Future Vlogging Compacts Camera Patent

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Canon Future Vlogging Compacts Camera Patent

Canon future vlogging compact camera, The camera features a brand new moveable cylindrical camera unit that detects and tracks human + body face very effectively. The rear side of the camera we have a Display unit which is used for customization of camera basic settings.

Hands-Free Operation

No need to carry your compact any more with hands, with the help powerful suction part of the camera you can easily put this camera on your home window or Wall and start vlogging.

Patent Details

To provide a portable device in which a user’s own operating force does not destabilize the suction state of a suction part while being sucked by a window glass or a wall surface.
An adsorbing unit, an adsorbing state detecting unit for detecting an adsorbing state of the adsorbing unit, a display unit for displaying various operation icons, and a control unit are provided, and the control unit includes the display unit. Among the operation icons displayed on the screen, the operation direction of the operation icon in the direction of gravity or the direction of separating the suction unit from the object to be sucked. It changes to the direction pressed against a to-be-adsorbed body, The operation direction of the operation icon of a direction other than that is not changed, It is characterized by the above-mentioned.

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Canon 85mm F1.2, 24-150mm F4 lens Patent and more...

Canon several new RF Mount lens patent surfaced over the web, let’s begin with Canon 85mm F1.2 lens and move on

1. Canon 85 mm f / 1.2 without the BR optical element

CANON filed a patent of 85 mm f / 1.2 without the BR optical element. This patent showed the optical formula of RF 50mm f / 1.2.

[Publication number] JP 2020-38295 (P2020-38295A) click here
[Publication date] March 12, 2 (2020.3.12)
[ Title of the Invention] Lens device and camera system equipped with its Embodiment

5: 85mm f / 1.2
Focal length: 83.20 mm
F-number: 1.24
Half angle of view: 14.58
Image height: 21.64 mm
Lens length: 121.31 mm
Back focus: 14.08 mm Example 2: RF 50mm F1.2 L USM Focal length: 51.10 mm F-number: 1.25 Half angle of view: 22.95 Image height: 21.64 mm Lens length: 111.01 mm Back focus: 14.60 mm

2. Canon 24-150mm F4 Lens

CANON filed a patent of 24-150mm f / 4 for 35mm RF Mount based full-frame mirrorless cameras

[Publication number] JP 2020-34631 (P2020-34631A) click here
[Publication date] March 5, 1980 (2020.3. 5)
[ Title of the Invention ] Zoom lens and image pickup device having it Embodiment

Focal length: 24.70 58.34 145.80 mm
F-number: 4.12 4.12 4.12
Half angle of view: 38.43 20.35 8.44
Lens length: 116.35 134.13 162.90 mm
Back focus: 18.26 15.54 24.00 mm

3. Canon 13-21mm F2.8

CANON filed a patent of 13-21 mm f / 2.8 zoom lens for 35mm full-frame mirrorless cameras.

[Publication No.] JP 2020-30251 (P2020-30251A) Click Here
[publication date] Ryowa 2 February 27 (2020.2.27)
[ Title of the Invention] Zoom lens and imaging device using it Embodiment

Zoom ratio: 1.58
Focal length: 13.40 17.30 21.20 mm
F number: 2.88 2.88 2.88
Half angle of view: 58.23 51.35 45.58
Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
Lens length: 150.15 136.89 130.04 mm
Back focus: 20.96 25.13 29.31 mm

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Canon to Improve Eye AF Mode in DSLR and Mirrorless Camera

Canon is working hard to improve eye AF mode in their DSLR as well as Mirrorless cameras. Latest patent surfaced over the web suggest that Canon Future DSLR, Mirrorless and even Compact camera will have more precise, fast and accurate in still or 4K video recording mode.  The New AF mode will also have Zoom function. Users will see enlarge AF area in display unit of the camera [specifically eye of the subject] when they wish to.

1. Canon improved  eye AF patent Details

Application JP2019xxxxx events – 2019-06-26
Application filed by キヤノン株式会社, Canon Inc -2019-05-21
Priority to JP2019xxxxx6A – 2019-10-05
Publication of JP2019xxxxxA – 2020-03-09
Application status is Pending

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Canon Working on Hybrid Mount Camera

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Canon Working on Hybrid Mount Camera

We have spotted a patent were you can clearly see Canon working on a hybrid Mount Video aka Cinema Camera. Let’s go step by step to understand how the Canon Hybrid Mount Camera works

1. Canon Hybrid Mount Camera is Reality and Not-Just a Rumor

Yes, We have discovered patent that clearly shows Canon is working on Hybrid Mount camera. But, as per the patents Canon is initially working on Cinema camera with Hybrid Mount. In near future they may also implement the same technology to Canon Mirrorless Cameras or DSLRs.

2. How Canon Hybrid Mount Camera Work ?

  1. Once use attaches the lens camera power – ON the camera, the Mount detection unit gets activated.
  2. Once the camera detects the type of Lens used in the camera, it opens up it’s dedicated user-interface options for particular lens mount.

From the flow-chart below you can understand the mode of operation of a Hybrid Mount camera once the lens is attached to it.

 

So, finally we have the Hybrid camera patents. And in general once a patent  get registered it roughly take two or three years to become a reality. So, if everything goes well we may see a hybrid mount camera sometime in 2022 or may be 2023.

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Canon RF 24-300mm F4-5.6 Lens Patent

Canon working on all in one Zoom lens for their fullframe Mirrorless cameras. As we usually know that the a patent roughly takes 1 or 2 years to time at least to become a official product. So, we may expect the arrival of lens sometime in 2022.

Patent Details

[Publication number] JP 2019-219679 (P2019-219679A) click here
[Release Date] December 26, 2019 (December 26, 2019)
Patent application title: Zoom lens and imaging apparatus having the same

Canon RF 24-300mm F4-5.6 Lens Details

Specification and lens arrangement of embodiment 3
Zoom ratio: 11.77
Focal length: 24.72 90.83 290.86 mm
F number: 4.12 5.00 5.88
Half angle of view: 41.19 13.40 4.25
Image height: 21.64 21.64 21.64 mm
Lens length: 165.57 210.57 255.57 mm
Back focus: 14.37 32.56 30.89 mm

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Canon Patent Computational Photography Camera

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Canon Tilt-Shift Lenses For Mirrorless Cameras - Patents

In a recent patent-hunt we have spotted Canon tilt-shift Mirrorless  Lens. We do know that Canon have series of tilt-shift lenses for Canon DSLRs but now they are working for Fullframe Mirrorless RF Mount.

Canon Tilt-shift Mirrorless Patent Text

The present invention provides an interchangeable lens in which a tilt of an optical axis of a shooting optical system and a projection lens system can be easily adjusted, and a camera system equipped with the interchangeable lens.

Canon Patent Details

018-01-29 – Priority to JP2018..09A
2018-01-29 – Priority to JP2018..09
2019-01-27 – Application filed by Canon Inc
2019-04-08 – Assigned to CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA
2019-08-01 – Publication of US20…A1
2019-12-07 – Application status is Pending

The patent describes a tilt-shift lens presumably the Canon EOS R Series cameras, or it’s better to say RF Mount based. We do know that Canon is bit more involved in the development and announcement of Mirrorless cameras from past 1 year.

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