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    Canon Patents Unusual 1.0x-2.0x Variable/Zoomable Teleconverter

    Peta Pixel – Canon has patented a rather unusual product: a variable, zoomable 1.0x-1.5x-2.0x teleconverter that changes by moving a lever. Based on the design, it’s likely that a lens like the RF 100-500mm would be compatible with it. The teleconverter is described in the patent as such: An adapter device attachable/detachable between a lens device and a camera device includes a lens barrel, a moving mechanism for moving the lens barrel in the direction of an optical axis, and an operation part for operating the moving mechanism. A single teleconverter that contains multiple individual teleconverters would mean that in addition to being obviously more convenient, a photographer would also have a…

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    Shutterstock Picks Its Top 10 Photos of 2020

    Shutterstock Editorial has just revealed the photographs that documented the historical moments that dominated 2020, a very different year from any other. The year started normally with red-carpet shows like Oscars and then veered off dramatically to pandemic and protests and is winding up with hope as news of vaccines emerges. The Story of the 2020 Year Review looks at events and people that made a mark in our memories. This curated collection by Shutterstock Editorial is conveniently divided into Top 10, Top 50, and Top 200. The selection of 200 images by the company’s photo editors tells the story of this unprecedented year, which began with hope and has…