New Canon Patents for 28-70mm f/2.8 & 28-60mm f/2.8 Lenses

New Canon Patent applications filed for a set of RF mount lenses. These new lenses are the Canon RF 28-70mm f/2.8 & 28-60mm f/2.8.

Canon patent application 2022091621 (Japan) discusses optical formulas for two small and compact zoom lenses with large aperture:

  • 28-70mm f/2.8
  • 28-60mm f/2.8

Example 1

  • Focal length: 28.84-67.90
  • F value: 2.91
  • Half angle of view: 32.68-17.67
  • Image height: 18.50-21.64
  • Overall length: 138.40-105.42
  • Back focus: 10.97-21.12

Example 2

  • Focal length: 28.84-60
  • F value: 2.91
  • Half angle of view: 32.68-19.83
  • Image height: 18.50-21.64
  • Overall length: 132.38-106.85
  • Back focus: 13.47-23.82

New Canon Patent : RF 28-70mm f/2.8L Lens

A new Canon patent application spotted by asobinet.com that discusses optical formulas for a RF 28-70mm f/2.8L lens. The Canon RF Lens is a RF 28-70mm f/2.8L with inner focusing and that does not extend might be in the works.

The lens is indeed described to be shorter at the telephoto end (emphasis mine) in both embodiment:

  • Wide-angle intermediate telephoto
  • Focal length 28.84 36.81 67.90
  • F number 2.91 2.91 2.91
  • Half angle of view (°) 32.68 29.23 17.67
  • Image height 18.50 20.60 21.64
  • Lens total length 117.09 109.31 101.58
  • BF 9.99 13.47 21.59
  • Focal length 28.84 37.17 67.90
  • F number 2.91 2.91 2.91
  • Half angle of view (°) 32.65 28.90 17.67
  • Image height 21.64 21.64 21.64
  • Lens total length 132.62 122.81 111.18
  • BF 21.92 26.79 39.84