Canon lens patent suggests mirrorless camera plans, can't let Nikon have all the fun

It looks like Canon's finally decided to get involved in that nebulous area we call mirrorless cameras. A patent application spotted on Japanese site Egami outlines the type of lens we may see on Canon's first effort. Admittedly, the leaked details aren't particularly thrilling; it looks like a typical kit lens, with an 18-45mm focal length and aperture settings from f/3.5 to f/5.6, but if Canon is getting into the game, the world of ILC is about to get a little more interesting.