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Panasonic/Leica 25mm f/1.4 Summilux lens patent

Panasonic 25mm f/1.4 lens patent

Panasonic filed a patent 2012-226309 for a new 25mm f/1.4 Summilux lens for Micro Fourth Thirds cameras. For comparison, here is the lens design of the current Panasonic Leica DG Summilux 25mm f/1.4 ASPH model:

Canon filed a patent 2012-226042 in Japan for 12-28mm f/2-3.2 and 14-28mm f/1.4-2.4 lenses that are probably designed for a high end compact camera with 1.33″ sensor. The G1x has 1.5″ sensor and the G15 has 0.59″ sensor – maybe there will be a new model in between?

Canon 12-28mm f/2-3.2 lens patent
Canon 12-28mm f/2-3.2 lens patent
Canon 14-28mm f/1.4-2.4 lens patent
Canon 14-28mm f/1.4-2.4 lens patent
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