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Canon Patent Application: The first sniff of a new mount for Canon?

Canon has applied for a patent dealing with serial communication of a ILC mount.  This mount bears similarity to the EF mount and also the EF-M mount, but is neither mount.

The wording may be awkward but it is seemingly suggesting that this mount could handle multiple lenses of both a new mount and old mount format.  Conjecturing by looking at the mount, looking at the size of the sensor against the mount itself, it's appearing as if canon is looking at mounting EF-M and EF Full frame mirrorless using possibly a hybrid mount? 

Conventionally, the serial communication (synchronous serial communication) of a clock synchronization system has been adopted as a communication method of a camera and an interchangeable lens. The following technical contents are disclosed in the Patent document 1. First, synchronous serial communication is performed with the first communication speed with which an interchangeable lens old type can also communicate. When the interchangeable lens with which it is equipped is distinguished from a new lens by the communication content, it changes to the synchronous serial communication in a more nearly high-speed second communication speed. 

Could this be a hint of a new mount for the upcoming Canon full frame mirrorless? Perhaps.  What are your thoughts? I'd love to hear them.

Japan Patent Application 2018-084713

 

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How to view Japan Patent applications.

Unfortunately, there's no direct way of linking to the patent application (sad!) however, this is the easiest process to view a japan patent or application.

  1. Go to the Japan Patent Office search page.
  2. If it's a patent application (they are usually in the format of Year-Number ie: 2017-011300) then type the patent application number into the second field down from the top where it says publication of patent application. 
  3. Click on search.
  4. Then click on the patent application number link, and there's the patent application!

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