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Monday, May 23, 2016

Canon Patent - EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 Lens

Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS Lens

I have just returned from my Upper Amazon/Peruvian Highlands Photo Tour testing the Canon EOS-1D X Mark II camera in hot, steamy jungles and cold, two miles plus high, Andean mountains. Overall, I am quite impressed by the new body but now I have to take some time to get back to the daily routine, process the photos and get ready for my next trip to again test the camera in a whole new part of the world and environment.

Getting back to my readers on photography news, Egami has uncovered a new Canon patent for another super zoom lens, the EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6. I have reported earlier about Canon's plan on releasing the EF 200-600mm lens some time in 2017. This new glass will be a nice addition or replacement to the current EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6L IS super zoom, which is one of my favorite glass for wildlife photography. If Canon does decided to release this lens, it will be rather large and heavy because the current EF 28-300mm glass already weighs almost 3.7 pounds. You can see my equipment bag and see my works on

Patent Publication No. 2016-80973 (Google Translated)

  • Published 2016.5.16
  • Filing date 2014.10.21
  • Zoom ratio 18.78
  • Focal length 28.80 139.49 540.91
  • F-number 2.88 4.77 5.88
  • Half angle of view (degrees) 36.91 8.82 2.29
  • Image height 21.64
  • The total lens length 298.13 341.13 398.13
  • BF 44.99 76.94 116.58

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