Canon has patented a new ultra-wide 13-21mm f/2.8 lens for EOS R cameras

Feb 28, 2020

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Canon has patented a new ultra-wide 13-21mm f/2.8 lens for EOS R cameras

Feb 28, 2020

John Aldred

John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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A new Canon patent application has surfaced, detailing a new 13-21mm f/2.8 RF mount lens for the full-frame Canon EOS R mirrorless system. There’s no word that this lens will actually see a production line, and Canon does already have a 15-35mm f/2.8L IS USM lens for the RF mount, so I think it might be unlikely.

But, a lens that goes a little bit wider and doesn’t quite have the same focal length range would potentially be a little lighter (although the measurements suggest it’s longer) and possibly substantially cheaper than the current $2,299 monster.

While the patent doesn’t appear to specifically say that it’s an RF mount lens, it does describe a full-frame mirrorless lens  – which can’t really be anything other than an RF mount lens – that looks a little something like this…

  • 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

Canon Rumors also believes that this specific optical formula won’t go into production and appear in the real world, putting forth that it’s probably just a development model for a future ultra-wide angle that we might see later in the year.

You can see the full patent here.

It’s getting difficult to keep up these days, with RF mount, Z mount and L mount all trying to play catch up.

[via Canon Watch]

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John Aldred

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John Aldred is a photographer with over 20 years of experience in the portrait and commercial worlds. He is based in Scotland and has been an early adopter – and occasional beta tester – of almost every digital imaging technology in that time. As well as his creative visual work, John uses 3D printing, electronics and programming to create his own photography and filmmaking tools and consults for a number of brands across the industry.

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