Canon has just patented its first lenses for a curved sensor

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The idea of a curved sensor has been around for years already, with Sony having patented its own medium format design in 2017. This was then followed by French start-up Curve One announcing the first commercially viable full frame curved sensor in 2020. It now seems that this technology has taken another step forward, with Canon patenting its first lens design for a full frame curved sensor.

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