Patents report: Fuji 20mm f/1.8, Canon EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 STM, Tamron 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 VC and more

Fuji Fujinon 20mm f:1.8 lens patent
Fuji has a new patent application filed in Japan for a Fujinon 20mm f/1.8 lens. Fuji already has a 18mm f/2 R and 23mm f/1.4 R lenses in their current XF lineup.

Canon EF-M 9-17mm f : 3.5-5 STM mirrorless lens patent
Canon has a new EF-M 9-17mm f/3.5-5 STM mirrorless lens patent.

Canon EF 28-560mm f:2.8-5.6 lens patent
Another Canon patent: EF 28-560mm f/2.8-5.6 lens.

Tamron 28-70mm f:3.5-5.6 VC full frame mirrorless lens patent
Tamron filed a patent for 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 VC full frame mirrorless lens.

Konica Minolta 60mm f:2.8 Macro lens patent
Konica Minolta has a new patent for 60mm f/2.8 Macro lens.

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  • The Canon one seems interesting. Should be a small and capable lens – exactly what mirrorless lenses should be (even if it’s a little bit on the slow side).
    On the other hand a 20/1.8 for Fuji doesn’t make much sense to me.

    • tyger11

      The Canon lens doesn’t have IS, though, and neither does the M line itself. I’ll stick with my 11-22 IS, thanks. Hopefully a future M body will have IBIS, but I’m not holding my breath.

  • Lyn Rees

    I’d just like an update to the 18mm f/2 please Fuji!

  • nwcs

    The Fuji patent says “FUJINON 1mm f/1.8” so it looks to be a smartphone lens.

  • Marc P.

    28-70/3.5-5.6 with VC, for FullFrame…but doesn’t make much Sense to me – even my old manual focus Zoom lens from 98 (Contax Zeiss here exactly) was already 28-70/3.5-4.5…my Yashica ML 28-85/3.5-4.5 is even way much older…and also faster from Aperture…and both example are covering “FullFrame” Image Circle. No VC, but no electronics inside that can break over the years. 🙂 It looks like a cheap alternative from Tamron for their already good & praised 24-70/2.8 VC FF.compatible Zoom Lens from 2012.

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