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Canon patent reveals 18-45mm f/3.5-5.6 lens for use with mirrorless cameras

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It's no secret that Canon wants to get into the mirrorless camera game, but a little bit of evidence popped up that points to a Canon-designed 18-45mm f/3.5-5.6 lens meant for a mirrorless camera systems.

Gallery Photo: Canon PowerShot G1 X review pictures
Gallery Photo: Canon PowerShot G1 X review pictures

It's no secret that Canon wants to get into the mirrorless camera game, but a little bit of evidence popped up that points to a Canon-designed 18-45mm f/3.5-5.6 lens meant for a mirrorless camera systems. This evidence comes from Japanese blog Egami, which has details of a Canon patent for the lens in question. With an APS-C size sensor, this would translate to approximately 29-70mm focal length for lenses using a standard 35mm-sized sensor. While it would be great to see a Canon mirrorless camera arrive sooner than later, this lens patent doesn't mean anything is necessarily imminent — it looks like this patent was filed back in 2010, so it seems Canon has been working on this for some time.