The latest patents from Sony, Canon, Olympus and Konica Minolta

Sony 16-135mm f3.5-5.6 lens patent

Sony filed a patent 2013-54164 for 16-135mm f/3.5-5.6 and 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 APS-C lenses.

Sony half mirror patent without black out

Sony also patented (2013-50630) a half mirror that will not “black out” during exposure.

Canon 50mm f1.4 lens patent

Canon filed a patent (2013-57802) for a 50mm f/1.4 lens. The patent contains also calculations for a 50mm f/1.2 lens.

Konica Minolta curved image sensor patent

Konica Minolta filed a patent (2013-44755) for a 1/2.3 in. curved image sensor.

Olympus patent

Olympus filed patent 2013-55378 for a new camera feature that will automatically remove obstacles (such as wire, mesh) that are obstructing the main subject.

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