Category Archives: Konica Minolta

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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The latest patents from Panasonic, Konica Minolta and Canon

Panasonic camera desing patent 4

Panasonic filed design patents for a camera that could be the next M43 model in the GF product line.

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The latest patents from Canon, Olympus and Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta 150mm f:2.8 lens patent

Canon filed a new patent in Japan for a 200-400mm f/4 and 280-560mm f/5.6 lenses with built-in teleconverter and image stabilization.

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Tamron 10mm f/2.8 fisheye lens and other patents from Konica-Minolta, Olympus and Sony

Tamron 10mm f:1.8 fisheye lens patent

Tamron’s latest patent is for a 10mm f/2.8 and a 10mm f/1.8 fisheye lenses for APS-C based DSLR cameras.

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The latest 4/3 lens patents from Olympus, Sigma and Konica Minolta

Sigma 75mm F1.8 lens patent

Few new lens patents for 4/3 cameras: Olympus filed patents for 15mm f/2, 17mm f/1.8 and 17mm f/2.8 pancake lenses for 4/3 sensors. Sigma filed a patent for 75mm f/1.8 lens (150mm equivalent) for 4/3 sensors.

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