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New patents: Sigma 25mm f/1.2 for Micro Four Thirds and Tamron 90mm f/2.8 full frame mirrorless macro lenses

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Sigma filed a new patent in Japan for a 25mm f/1.2 lens for Micro Four Thirds sensors. In the past Sigma has filed patents for a 25mm f/1.4 and 75mm f/1.8 MFT lenses. In 2011 the company announced that it will start producing MFT lenses and currently has three different models: 19/2.8, 30/2.8 and 60/2.8.

Sigma 25mm f:1.2 lens patent for Micro Four Thirds
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The latest patents from Sigma, Sony, Canon, Apple and Ricoh

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→ 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 […]

Apple field a patent for a 3-sensors iPhone camera
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The latest patents from Sony, Tamron and Canon

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→ Tamron and Sony filed a join patent for a 35mm f/2.8 full frame lens. → The first 100x zoom lens is patented by Canon: 3-300mm f/1.8-9 IS.

Tamron Sony 35mm f:2.8 full frame lens patent
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The latest patents from Tamron, Canon and Ricoh

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→ Tamron filed a patent for a 90mm f/2.8 Macro full frame mirrorless lens. → Canon has a patent for a 9-18mm f/3.5-4.5 APS-C mirrorless lens. → Canon filed a patent for EF-M lens adapter with improved AF speed.

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The latest Canon lens patents

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→ Canon filed a patent for an Image Stabilization (IS) converter-like device that can be added to any lens without changing the focal length.

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The latest Tamron lens patents

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→ Tamron filed a patent for a 70-200mm f/4 VC lens. → Another interesting Tamron patent for a 28-320mm f/3.5-6.3 full frame mirrorless lens with image stabilization.

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The latest patents from Canon, Olympus, Tamron

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Canon filed a patent for a metal and plastic resin mount for DSLR cameras. The benefits of this solution are lower weight/cost and better mount sliding/smoothness when attaching lenses. Canon filed a patent for a CN-E 35-260mm f/2.8 LS soft focus lens for Super 35 cameras. Olympus filed a patent for correcting motion blur by taking […]

Apple patent for action camera
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The latest patents from Canon, Tamron and Konica Minolta

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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 […]

Tamron 18mm f:2.8 macro lens patent
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What else is new?

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→ New price drop: Fuji X-E1 camera + lens kit for $699 (regular: $1,129) valid till December 9, 2014. → The new Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens will start shipping on December 12th, 2014. → Amazon Gold Box deal of the day: over 55% off the Sony NEX-5T camera with 16-50mm lens. […]

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The latest patents from Fuji, Ricoh and Canon

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Fuji filed a patent for a 27mm and 30mm f/2.8 pancake lenses designed for APS-C mirrorless camera that could be a replacement for the Fujifilm XF 27mm f/2.8 lens. Ricoh filed a patent for an adjustable translucent mirror where the amount of reflected and transmitted light can be adjusted (0-50%; 50-100%). Ricoh filed a patent for a […]

Fuji 30mm f:2.8 pancake lens patent
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