Tag Archives: Patents

Canon 10mm f/2.8L USM full frame lens and other patents from Canon, Sony and Olympus

Canon drone patent

→ Is Canon getting into the drone business? A recently filed patent describes how to control the angle of the vertical and horizontal direction of the camera and how to analyze coordinates from GPS satellite. → Canon filed a patent for a full frame Canon 10mm f/2.8L USM lens (not a fisheye). → Canon filed a patent to […]

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Canon patents the world’s first tilt-shift zoom lens with image stabilization (IS) and macro capabilities

Canon tilt-shift lens with image stabilization IS patent

Canon filed a patent for a tilt-shift lens with image stabilization (IS). Currently there are no other tilt-shift lenses with IS on the market. The lens design reveals two different IS systems – one for the tilt and one for the shift. What is even more intersting: the technical documentation even describes zoom and macro capabilities […]

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The latest patents from Ricoh, Tamron, Olympus and Canon

Pentax Ricoh AF system patent

→ Pentax/Ricoh filed a patent for a new AF system where the AF points will cover a wide area of the frame. This is probably linked to one of the rumors that the new Pentax full frame DSLR camera will have a new “groundbreaking AF function”. → Tamron filed a patent for a 85mm f/1.8 VC designed […]

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New patents: Canon 35mm f/1.4 and Sony FE 55mm f/1.8 lenses

Canon 35 mm f:1.4 lens patent

Two new patents from Canon and Sony: → New Canon 35mm f/1.4 lens patent was filed in Japan. → Sony filed a patent for a FE 55mm f/1.8 full frame mirrorless lens.

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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

Sigma 25mm f:1.2 lens patent for Micro Four Thirds

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.

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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 Sony, Tamron and Canon

Tamron Sony 35mm f:2.8 full frame lens patent

→ 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.

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