The latest patents from Tokina, Olympus and Konica Minolta

Tokina 70-200mm full frame lens patent

Tokina filed a patent for a 70-200mm f/4 full frame lens. This is most likely the AT-X 70-200mm f/4 PRO FX VCM-S lens that was displayed during the 2013 Photokina show but was never officially released.

Olympus M.Zuiko 70mm f:2.8 lens patent Olympus M.Zuiko 100mm f:4.5 lens patent

Olympus filed patents for two M.Zuiko macro lenses for Micro Four Thirds: 70mm f/2.8 (left) and 100mm f/4.5 (right).

Olympus 15mm f:2 pancake lens patent

Olympus also filed patents for 15mm f/2, 17mm f/1.8 and 17mm f/2.8 pancake lenses.


Olympus patent for face enlarging on LCD

Another Olympus patent describes enlarging the face in the LCD screen when face recognition is enabled.

Konica Minolta 8-17mm f:2.8 lens patent for Four Thirds cameras

Konica Minolta filed a patent for a 8-17mm f/2.8 lens for Four Thirds cameras (16-35mm equivalent).

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