Tag Archives: Patents

The latest patents from Canon, Panasonic, Tamron and Ricoh

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

switchable aspect tripod head patent
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The latest patents from Sony, Ricoh, Panasonic, Canon, Fuji and Olympus

Sony patented a 20mm f/2.8 and 28mm f/2.8 pancake lenses for APS-C mirrorless cameras. Ricoh filed a patent for 7mm f/2.6 lens (4/3″ sized sensor). Panasonic filed a patent for several different Micro Four Thirds lenses: 12mm f/2.0, 12mm f/1.4 OIS, 12mm f/1.2 OIS, and 12mm f/2.8. Canon has a new patent for 55-250mm f/4-5.6 and 55-300mm […]

Sony 20mm f: 2.8 APS-C mirrorless lens patent
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The latest patents from Pentax, Ricoh, Olympus and Canon

→ Pentax/Ricoh filed a patent for on-sensor PDAF (phase detection focusing system) implemented using sensor shift via the shake reduction system. → Olympus patented a new “water splash” mode where the camera will be triggered by splashed water. → Pentax/Ricoh field a patent for a 80-160mm f/4.5 medium format lens for the Pentax 645 system (50-100mm equivalent). → […]

Pentax Ricoh PDAF sensor shift patent
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The latest patents from Fuji, Sony and Canon

Fujifilm filed a patent for a 28mm f/1.4 lens (35mm equivalent). Another curved sensor patent from Sony was filed in Japan.

Sony curved sensor patent
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The latest patents from Fuji, Olympus, Panasonic, Canon and Tamron

→ Fujifilm filed a patent for a Optical Viewfinder with Built-in Zoom.   → Olympus filed a patent for a 12-40mm f/2.8 (24-80mm equivalent) and 12-50mm f/2.8-4.0 (24-100mm equivalent) lenses designed for Four Thirds. → Olympus filed a patent for a reversible lens that can also be used for macro photography. → Panasonic filed a patent for a 150mm f/2.8 […]

Olympus reversible lens patent
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The latest Canon patents

Canon filed a patent for a compact camera with multiple lenses mounted on a rotating ring. Here are the latest Canon lens patents filed in the past few weeks:

Canon multi lens camera patent
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The latest Tamron lens patents

Those are the latest Tamron patents filed in Japan: Via Egami

Tamron 670mm f:6.7 Reflex lens patent
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