Tag Archives: Patents

Panasonic patented an external hybrid (EVF and OVF) viewfinder

Panasonic filed a patent in Japan for a hybrid (optical and electronic) viewfinder. The drawings show an external viewfinder that can be attached to the camera’s hot shoe. The hybrid VF will be able to communicate with the camera and obtain information such as focal length. Here are few more details:

Panasonic hybrid EVF and OVF viewfinder patent
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New patents: Fuji lens system that can take telephoto and wide-angle pictures at the same time; new Sony 60mm f/2.8 macro lens

An interesting new patent from Fuji – a new optical lens system that can obtain a telephoto and a wide-angle shot at the same time. Additional drawing I downloaded from the  actual patent application: Here is the actual lens design: Sony filed a new patent for a 60mm f/2.8 macro lens:

Fuji lens system that can take a telephoto and a wide-angle shot at the same time
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The latest patents from Sigma, Canon and Panasonic

→ Sigma filed a patent for a 17-55mm f/2.8 OS lens. → Canon filed a patent for a 11-24mm f/3.5-4.5 lens. → Canon got a new patent for a Canon 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens. → Canon filed another half-mirror/translucent mirror patent.

Sigma 17-55mm f:2.8 OS lens patent
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The latest patents from Ricoh, Olympus, Canon and Fuji

  → Ricoh continues to file lens patents for a camera with a small sensor: 6mm f/1.8 lens designed for a 1.5″ sensor and 16mm f/1.4 lens designed for a 2/3″ sensor.    → Olympus filed a patent for a camera lens module for smart phones (similar to the Sony QX series) → Olympus got a […]

Ricoh 6mm f:1.8 lens patent
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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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