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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…