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

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The latest patents from Canon, Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Nikkor 20mm f:1.8G ED lens patent

The latest patent applications from Japan: → Canon EF-S 18-100mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens patent designed for APS-C DSLR cameras → Canon has a patent for 120x lens zoom (9-1080mm f/1.8-5.6 designed for a 2/3″ sensor) → Another recent Canon patent describes a new way to compensate for the image quality degradation in cameras with pellicle/translucent mirror

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The latest patents from Canon, SIgma and Konica Minolta

→ Canon EF 24-300mm f/3.5-5.6 USM lens patent. → Canon CN-E 70-200mm f/2.8 lens patent (Super 35mm). → Canon has an interesting patent where the sensor of a DSLR camera is moving forward in order to use the camera with EF-M lenses. → Canon EF-M 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 DO IS STM lens patent. → Sigma has a new patent for a 120-600mm […]

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The latest patents from Canon, Panasonic and Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta 18-35mm f:2-2.8 lens patent

The latest Canon patent is for a 58mm f/1.4 lens (probably to compete with the Nikon 58mm f/1.4). Canon also filed a patent for a EF-S 9-20mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens (designed for APS-C DSLR cameras). This could be the replacement for the current EF-S 10-18mm f/4.5-5.6 IS STM lens. Canon also has a new patent […]

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The latest patents from Sigma, Sony, Canon, Apple and Ricoh

Apple field a patent for a 3-sensors iPhone camera

→ Sigma filed a patent for a 400mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM lens. → Another Sigma patent: 24-105mm f/2.8-4 DG OS HSM Art lens.    → Sony patented a tiltable attachment for lens style cameras. → Another curved sensor patent from Sony. → Sony patented a curved surface (multi-layer sensor) that corrects the angle in which light falls […]

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The latest patents from Canon, Tamron and Konica Minolta

Tamron 18mm f:2.8 macro lens patent

Canon filed a patent for a EF-M 70-400mm f/4.5-7.2 STM lens designed for APS-C mirrorless camera. Canon also filed a patent for a 20-100mm f/4 lens designed for APS-C based cameras. Canon filed a patent for eliminating the star trails during long time exposures of the night sky. Tamron filed a patent for a 18mm f/2.8 […]

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The latest patents from Canon, Panasonic, Tamron and Ricoh

switchable aspect tripod head patent

Here is an update on the latest patents since my last post:

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