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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: Apodization Filter lenses

Canon has applied for a patent on some apodization lenses for the EF mount.  The following lens embodiments are included in the patent application; 50mm 1.4 35mm 1.4 24mm 1.4 US Patent Application 2018-0067333

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Patent: Canon EF-M 9-18mm f/4-5.6

A new ultrawide zoom lens for APS-C EOS M cameras has appeared. This may be a replacement for the excellent EF-M 11-22mm f/4-5.6 IS STM.

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Patent: Canon EF-M 9-18mm f/4-5.6

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Canon Patent: Tilt-Shift Lenses With Autofocus and Image Stabilization

Keith over at Northlight uncovered a patent application from 2010 that shows a tilt-shift lens with both autofocus and image stabilization. Patent Summary: Whilst it is a form of AF, it’s actually mentioned in the patent for correction of tilt angle.

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Kickstarter: KOBRA Flash Modifier System

The “KOBRA Flash Modifier” is molded from a high-grade, flexible, light diffusing clear silicone that is not affected by high or low temperatures. This allows the “KOBRA Flash Modifier” to bounce back to its originally molded shape after folded from storing in your camera bag.

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Kickstarter: KOBRA Flash Modifier System

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Confirmed: Nikon to announce a new NIKKOR AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED fisheye lens

The Japanese website Nokishita confirmed on Twitter  that one of the upcoming new Nikon lenses will be: Nikon NIKKOR AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED fisheye lens This information matches with what I have been reporting for the past few weeks . Update #1 : The prices of the three new lenses can be found here . Update #2 : Here is the patent for the new lens: Related posts: Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 circular fisheye lens with Nikon mount announced Deal of the day: Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/5.6 circular fisheye lens for $5,999 Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 8mm f/8 lens and the HAL 9000

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Confirmed: Nikon to announce a new NIKKOR AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED fisheye lens

The Japanese website Nokishita confirmed on Twitter  that one of the upcoming new Nikon lenses will be: Nikon NIKKOR AF-S 8-15mm f/3.5-4.5E ED fisheye lens This information matches with what I have been reporting for the past few weeks . Update #1 : The prices of the three new lenses can be found here . Update #2 : Here is the patent for the new lens: Related posts: Lensbaby 5.8mm f/3.5 circular fisheye lens with Nikon mount announced Deal of the day: Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/5.6 circular fisheye lens for $5,999 Nikon Fisheye-Nikkor 8mm f/8 lens and the HAL 9000

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Patent: Canon Auto Switching Hybrid OVF and EVF

A patent showing a hybrid optical viewfinder and electronic viewfinder from Canon has appeared. I’m going off the Google translation of the patent, but if anyone can translate the Japanese a bit better, we’d appreciate hearing from you. Patent Publication No

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Patent: Canon Auto Switching Hybrid OVF and EVF

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Patent: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 DO

A patent showing another optical formula for a diffractive optics lens has appeared, this time in the form of a 70-200mm f/2.8 DO. Most of the patent seems to talk about this lens for video applications.

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Patent: Canon 70-200mm f/2.8 DO

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Patent: Canon Tilt-Shift with Image Stabilization

A patent showing the possibility of image stabilization in a tilt-shift lens has appeared. While the patent doesn’t mention anything about a potential optical formula, it’s an interesting idea nonetheless

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Patent: Canon Tilt-Shift with Image Stabilization

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