The latest patents from Samsung, Tamron, Olympus, Sigma, Fuji, Panasonic and Canon

With all the announcements around the Photokina and PhotoPlus shows, I have not covered the latest patent applications in a while. Here is an update:

Samsung

samsung-24-70mm-f2-8-ois-full-frame-mirrorless-lens-patent
→ I addition to the 70-200mm f/2.8, there is another full frame mirrorless lens patent from Samsung for a 24-70mm f/2.8 OIS lens that was recently published in Japan. Having just a few patents doesn't really mean that Samsung ever worked on a full frame mirrorless camera.

Tamron

tamron-18mm-f2-8-full-frame-mirrorless-lens-patent
→ Tamron 18mm f/2.8 full frame mirrorless lens patent
tamron-60mm-f2-8-macro-vc-full-frame-mirrorless-lens-patent
→ Tamron 60mm f/2.8 Macro VC full frame mirrorless lens patent

Olympus

olympus-half-adjustable-nd-filter-patent
→ Olympus half-adjustable ND filter patent
olympus-1-7x-teleconverter-patent olympus-2-0x-teleconverter-patent
→ Olympus 2.0x and 1.7x teleconverter patents

Sigma

sigma-8mm-f1-8-fisheye-lens-paten
→ Sigma 8mm f1.8 fisheye lens patent (designed for 4/3 sensor)

More after the break:

Fujifilm

fujifilm-19-150mm-f2-8-lens-patent
→ Fujifilm 19-150mm f/2.8 lens patent (Super35mm)

Panasonic

panasonic-1-25mm-f1-6-4-4-lens-patent
→ Panasonic 1-25mm f/1.6-4.4 lens patent

Canon

canon-cn-e-60-800mm-f4-5-6-super-35-lens-patent
→ Canon CN-E 60-800mm f/4-5.6 Super 35 lens patent
canon-300mm-f2-8-is-asph-lens-patent
→ Canon 300mm f/2.8 IS ASPH lens patent
canon-curved-sensor-patent canon-curved-sensor-patent-2
→ Canon curved sensor patent
canon-curved-sensor-patent-filed-in-japan
→ Another Canon curved sensor patent
canon-focus-peaking-algorithm-patent
→ Canon new focus peaking algorithm patent
canon-variable-optical-low-pass-filter-olpf-patent
→ Canon variable optical low-pass filter (OLPF) patent
canon-mount-replacement-camera-system-patent
→ Canon mount replacement camera system patent
canon-patent-for-automatically-switching-between-ovf-and-evf
→ Canon patent for automatically switching between OVF and EVF
canon-9-4-37mm-f1-4-5-lens-patent
→ Canon 9.4-37mm f/1.4-5 lens patent (designed for 1" sensor)
canon-13-65mm-f2-5-8-lens-patent
→ Canon 13-65mm f/2-5.8 lens patent (designed for 1.5" sensor)
canon-10-2-30-6mm-f2-4-9-lens-patent
→ Canon 10.2-30.6mm f/2-4.9 lens patent (designed for 1" sensor)

Ricoh

ricoh-patents-a-way-to-generate-a-high-resolution-image-from-a-low-resolution-image
→ Ricoh patents a way to generate a high-resolution image from a low-resolution image.

Via Egami

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  • MB

    Curved sensors main disadvantage is that they are … well … curved … so only the lens with the same curvature can be used effectively …
    It looks to me like Canon is trying to overcome this by making variable curvature sensor if I am not mistaking … if they succeed this would be a major breakthrough in digital camera technology …

  • Geoff C. Bassett

    C’mon Samsung, give it one more shot!

    Edit: Holy crap at fuji’s 19-150mm f/2.8! Give me that !

  • raziel28

    Tamron 18mm f/2.8 full frame mirrorless lens is actually Zeiss Batis 18mm lens…
    Regards

  • SH*T666

    Samsung resurrection. To be continued…

    • Jeffry De Meyer

      No longer holding my breath, only place a trace of Samsung cameras can be found is on Samsung Korea’s website

  • Andrea

    From when exactly are these Samsung FF mirrorless lens patents? Old news or not?

    • They were published a month ago, but they were filed over a year ago in Japan.

      • Andrea

        Thanks. It sounds like they were filed when Samsung had already decided to pull the plug on NX, most likely just filing because they already had the designs and perhaps thinking about leaving the door to FF open, just in case. But a resurrection is highly unlikely at this point, and who’d buy Samsung cams again, anyway. Phones on fire don’t help either. Pity all of this, as their last two NX cams are truly excellent and innovative.

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