Canon and Nikon DSLR & Lens Rebates End This Week

Canon and Nikon Rebates Ending Soon

There are loads of deals right now on Canon and Nikon DSLRs and lenses. However, they are set to end later this week on Saturday, March 28. Check out all of the deals via the links below.

Canon DSLR and Lens Bundles (up to $1000 savings)

Canon Lens-Only Savings (up to $200 off)

Nikon’s Rare Lens-Only Savings (up to $400 off)

Nikon DSLR and Lens Bundles (up to $900 savings)

Canon Lens Patent Shows 24-600mm f/2-3 Optics for 1″ Sensor

Canon Patent for 24-600mm f2-3 Lens for 1-inch Sensor

Canon applied for a lens patent that was published back in December and featured a number of different optical embodiments, including a high-magnification zoom lens for a 1″ sensor format.

In the patent, the true technical measurements of the lens reveals an 8-180mm zoom with an aperture range of f/2-3. Adjusting these numbers for the roughly 3x crop factor of a 1″ sensor and rounding them off for marking purposes, you get a 24-600mm f/2-3 equivalent lens.  [Read more…]

Lens Patent for Nikon 1 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 Lens

Nikon_70-300mm_Lens

A recently published patent application reveals a new version of the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens for the Nikon 1 system. The optical formula in the patent focuses on make the lens more compact to accommodate the smaller Nikon 1 system.

Of course, the patent was just published on only filed back in October 2014, so don’t expect the lens anytime soon since the current version just started shipping a few months ago (it was announced in March 2014 alongside the Nikon 1 V3) and is still not regularly in stock (currently backordered at B&H).

[via USPTO]