Patent for a new Olympus 17mm f/2.8 lens (plus the latest Canon patents)

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Olympus filed a patent 201237640 in Japan for a new 17mm f/2.8 lens. The current Olympus M.Zuiko Digital 17mm f/2.8 pancake lens ($299.99) was announced on June 16, 2009. The newly patented lens will have 7 elements in 5 groups compared to 6 elements in 4 groups in the current model.

Canon filed patent 201237691 in Japan for 28mm f/2.8, 24mm f/2.8 and 35mm f/2.0 lenses and patent 201042792 for a 17-40mm f/2.8-4 lens:

Canon 24mm f/2.8 lens patent

Canon 24mm f/2.8 lens patent

Canon 28mm f/2.8 lens patent

Canon 28mm f/2.8 lens patent

Canon 35mm f/2.0 lens patent

Canon 35mm f/2.0 lens patent

Canon 17-40mm f/2.8-4 lens patent

Canon 17-40mm f/2.8-4 lens patent

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  • http://twitter.com/#!/ZDP189 ZDP-189

    If it’s tack sharp and cheap, I’m listening.

    • CRB

      Question is: when?

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