Canon patents new superzoom APS-C lens – but what mount is it for?

Canon patent
(Image credit: Canon)

Canon is known for being one of the most prolific companies for producing patents, filing several every year. However, one of its latest patents is causing a bit of a stir.  Canon has recently filed a patent for superzoom lens designed for APS-C cameras. 

However, it's not clear whether Canon has designed this lens for an as-yet-unannounced APS-C RF camera, or whether it's for its existing APS-C EOS M mirrorless mount. 

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Usman is a commercial and architectural photographer based in West Yorkshire, who has been working professionally for over seven years. He has also spent over four years as a writer for the biggest photography sites in the world, including Staff Writer for Digital Camera World, senior staff writer for FStoppers, and tech writer for Petapixel. 

With a particular interest in technology developments, high-resolution imaging and the high-end cameras, Usman has been on the cutting edge of camera news as well as writing features about medium format systems and global shutters, and has reviewed some of the latest Leica cameras as well as a tripod that’s even taller than Andre the Giant!