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New Nikon patent for a folding lens designed for mirrorless cameras

Nikon has a new patent ( P2018-77520A ) filed on May 17th, 2018 for a folding lens with a shutter unit designed for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILC): Extended (ON) state: S=sensor, 40=shutter unit Retracted (OFF) state Via hi-lows-note Related posts: Nikon has a lens patent designed for APS-C mirrorless camera Nikkor Micro 37mm f/2.4 lens patent for Nikon’s mirrorless cameras Another Nikon lens patent designed for 1″ sensor (9mm f/1.8)

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Nikon patents a zoom eyepiece for EVF

Nikon has a new patent ( 2018-60041 ) for a zoom eyepiece for EVF. The full title is ” Eyepiece Optical system, optical instrument and manufacturing method of eyepiece optical system “.

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Canon Patent Application for a Canon 14mm 2.8L

Canon News has uncovered a new patent application for a 14mm 2.8L.

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Patent: Lens Image Stabilization Patent Shows Sensor Based Stabilization

Update: After further translation, the drawing likely shows the in camera level and orientation switch. However, a new patent uncovered does show sensor based image stabilization. One thing this patent shows that’s interesting is what looks to be a 50mm HIS macro lens design

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Patent: EF 15mm f/4 & EF-M 9.5mm f/4

A new patent showing an optical formula for a new wide angle prime has appeared. The full frame lens in the application is an EF 15mm f/4, while the APS-C optical formula of a EF-M 9.5mm f/4 shows a shorter backfocus than an EF-S lens and could actually be EF-M. Japan Patent Application 2018-004726 Canon EF-M Read more..

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Patent: Canon EF-S 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

There has been a lot of patents post lately as the rumor mill has become quiet likely due to the time of year. As most of you know, there is a new patent translating expert on the scene, which is much appreciated. I am personally the worst at reading engineering & legal speak and I Read more…

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Patent: Canon RGBW 12 Image Sensor

A patent over at Egami showing Canon is working on an RGBW image sensor has appeared. Patent publication number 2016-208093 (Google Translated) Release date 2016.12.8 Application date 2015.4.15 RGBW 12 array Generate resolution data and color data, synthesize resolution data and color data, up-convert, process with mosaic (Bayer conversion), demosaic in order The new patent Read more…

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Nikon two-layers sensor patent

2-layers sensor Nikon has a new patent filed in Japan for a two-layers sensor with phase detection AF in one layer and contrast based AF in the other layer: phase detection direction Patent: 2016-192645 Published: November 10th, 2016 Filed on: March, 31, 2015 Via Egami Related posts: Another Nikon lens patent designed for 1″ sensor (9mm f/1.8) Nikon has a new patent for a 75x zoom lens designed for 1″ sensor Nikon files patent for a 10-145mm f/4-5.6 lens designed for 1″ sensor

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More new Nikon lens patents designed for 1″ sensor

  Nikon has two more patents designed for a camera with 1″ sensor: 1-10mm f/2.8-4 VR  (28-280mm equivalent) 9-110mm f/2.8-5.6 VR  (24-300mm equivalent) After Nikon confirmed on several occasions that their Nikon 1 mirrorless line is not dead ( reported first  by dpreview ), it is safe to assume that a new Nikon 1 J6 mirrorless camera with 4k video and SnapBridge will be coming in 2017 (maybe for the CP+ show in February). Recently Nikon has been submitting a large amount of lens patents designed for 1″ sensor: 7.4-600mm f/2.8-6.3 10-50mm f/3.5-5.6 VR 9-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR 70-300mm f/4.5-6 VR PF 3mm f/2.8 circular fisheye 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8 10-30mm f/3.5-6.3 VR 7.5mm f/2.8 11-27.5mm f/3.5-5.6 10-145mm f/4-5.6 AW 7.2-13.6mm f/3.5-4.5 AW 10-45mm f/4.5-5.6 Related posts: Another Nikon lens patent designed for 1″ sensor (9mm f/1.8) Nikon has a new patent for a 75x zoom lens designed for 1″ sensor Nikon files patent for a 10-145mm f/4-5.6 lens designed for 1″ sensor

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This lens patent could be for the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera replacement

Nikon has a new patent for a 4.3-357mm f/2-6.5 VR lens designed for cameras equipped with 1/2.3″ sensor (24-2000mm equivalent). There is a good chance that this lens could be used in the replacement of the popular  Nikon Coolpix P900  camera ( $529 ).

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