A lens diagram is shown with two sections labeled "Wide INF" and "Tele INF." Each section contains multiple lens elements arranged in groups, indicated by G1(+), G2(-), etc. The light path is delineated, ending at "IMG." Additional labels include Fa, La, P, S, and CG.

Tamron Appears To Be Developing a 50-200mm f/2.8 Lens

According to patent documents filed in Japan, Tamron is working on a fast lens with a huge zoom range. The proposed 50-200mm f/2.8 would be the first of its kind, offering a massive range with no cost to light gathering capability pro-level 70-200mm lenses provide.

Exploded view of a smartphone camera system showcasing its multiple lenses and components.

Apple Develops Novel Advanced Optical Stabilization System for iPhone

Thanks to improvements in sensor design, iPhone and Android smartphones are gaining traction with enthusiast and professional creators. However, one area that has lagged behind developments in imaging sensors is image stabilization. In a significant development, a recent patent granted to Apple hints at a potential game-changer in this field.

Canon three-layer image sensor patent filed in Japan. High-speed stacked image sensor.

Canon Patents a Triple-Layer High-Speed Stacked Image Sensor

Patents are always a fun way to see what camera companies are up to and theorize about what might be coming next, even if they frequently don't find their way into actual products. A new Canon patent filed in Japan is particularly intriguing, as it outlines a triple-layer high-speed stacked image sensor.

Canon RF 200mm f/2 patent

RF 200mm f/2 Patent Filed in Japan to the Cheers of the Canon Faithful

In March, PetaPixel reported that Canon intends to release seven or eight RF lenses per year, which is a pretty aggressive release schedule, helping Canon catch up to the more than 70 EF lenses that were available when the EOS R system launched in 2018. A pair of EF lenses that have yet to make their way to the RF system are Canon's EF 200mm f/1.8L USM and EF 200mm f/2L IS USM fast primes.