Canon patent shows zoom lens with variable liquid element

Liquid lenses are nothing new, the concept has been around for a while and has been proposed for use in smartphone cameras in the past. The advantage that a liquid lens has over a lens made of solid glass is that its shape can easily be changed, altering its refractive properties. This allows for both zooming and focusing without physically moving elements inside a lens.

Canon has now patented a DSLR zoom lens that makes use of a liquid lens element, according to a report by DPReview. The lens is allegedly a 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 zoom for cameras with an…

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via Imaging Resource News Page


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