Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS II USM Lens Patent

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS II USM Lens Patent Diagram

Canon EF 35mm f/2 IS II USM Lens Patent Diagram

In a recently published patent application, Canon details a new 35mm f/2 lens. You can see the optical formula in the above diagram.

The lens construction is 104.5mm long, so it is quite a bit longer than the current model at 62.6mm. The patent also covers a revised image stabilizing system to the current EF 35mm f/2 IS USM.

It was filed on March 31, 2015. You can read it for yourself below. As always, let me know if anything else jumps out. [Read more…]

New Canon EF 85mm L Lens Coming Soon?

Canon 85mm 1.2L Lens

The Canon EF 35mm f/1.4L II USM lens may be getting a companion soon with an updated Canon EF 85mm L lens according to Canon Rumors. The lens should get the new blue spectrum refractive element that we saw introduced in the 35mm last month.

Additionally, there is some speculation that the lens could have max f/1.4 aperture instead of the current f/1.2 model.

The updated 85mm lens is expected to arrive by the end of 2016 with a possible announcement for Photokina 2016 next September.

Panasonic Lumix GH4R Rumored to Add V-Log Recording Option


Panasonic’s GH4 has been rumored to get an upgrade with a V-Log recording option for wider dynamic range and greater flexibility in color grading. We saw this feature alongside the anamorphic firmware upgrade back at NAB 2015.

What we didn’t know at the time was when it would be released and if it would cost extra. We still don’t have answers to these questions but new rumors from Digicame-info suggest that Panasonic may introduce a new model, the GH4R, which comes with V-Log capabilities out of the box. [Read more…]