Canon registers patent for EOS R fisheye zoom lens

Canon fisheye on Wetpixel

Canon Rumors has discovered that Canon has registered a patent with the US Patent and Trademark Office for an 8-15mm RF fisheye zoom lens for R series EOS mirrorless cameras. It seems the patent is for a lens that is suitable for use with APS-C and full-frame cameras, with a back focus that it is shorter than the EF’s 44 mm.

There are currently no details as to when this lens will be released or any idea of price.

Patent specification from Canon Rumors:

APS-C embodiment:

Focal length: 5.30 mm – 9.51 mm
F-number: 3.50 3.50
Angle of view: 181.00° 182.00°
Image height: 7.50 mm 13.50 mm
Total lens length: 77.28 mm – 69.52 mm
BF: 11.09mm 16.77 mm

Full-frame embodiment:

Focal length: 8.01 mm 15.30 mm
F-number: 3.78 4.60
Angle of view: 177.30° – 183.10°
Image height: 11.15 mm 21.64 mm
Total lens length: 105.23 mm – 103.57 mm
BF: 12.00mm 28.46 mm