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 85mm f : 1.8 VC lens patent
→ Tamron filed a patent for a 85mm f/1.8 VC designed for a full fame mirrorless camera. As Egami noted in their post, the patented lens design looks very similar to the new Zeiss Batis Sonnar 85mm f/1.8 lens. Few months ago Tamron and Sony filed a join patent for a 35mm f/2.8 full frame lens.

Olympus 2-layer RGBCMY sensor patent Olympus 2-layer RGBCMY sensor patent 2
→ Olympus also filed a patent for a 2-layers RGBCMY sensor.

Renesas multilayer sensor patent
→ Renesas has a patent of multilayer sensor where the pixels are shifted from the center in order to capture more light.

The latest Canon patents:

Canon 16-35mm f:2.8 lens patent
→ Canon 16-35mm f/2.8 lens

Canon 12-35mm f:2-3.5 IS lens patent
→ Canon 12-35mm f/2-3.5 IS lens designed for 4/3" sensor

Canon EF-S 15-85mm f:3.5-5.6 lens patent
→ Canon EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 lens patent

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