The latest patents from Canon, Konica Minolta

The latest patent applications from Japan:

Canon EF-S 18-100mm f:3.5-5.6 IS STM lens patent
→ Canon EF-S 18-100mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens patent designed for APS-C DSLR cameras

Canon 9-1080mm f:1.8-5.6 lens patent
→ Canon has a patent for 120x lens zoom (9-1080mm f/1.8-5.6 designed for a 2/3" sensor)


→ Another recent Canon patent describes a new way to compensate for the image quality degradation in cameras with pellicle/translucent mirror

Canon CN-E 45-900mm f:4.5-6.3 LS Supper 35 lens patent

→ Canon CN-E 45-900mm f/4.5-6.3 LS (Supper 35) lens patent

Canon CN-E 24-70mm f:2.8 L S lens patent Super 35mm
→ Canon CN-E 24-70mm f/2.8 L S (Super 35mm) lens patent

Konica Minolta Nikkor 20mm f:1.8G ED lens patent
→ Konica Minolta has a patent for a Nikkor 20mm f/1.8G ED lens (not sure if this is the current 20mm f/1.8G lens)

Check also the latest Ricoh patents for a lens cap with a lock mechanism and a better visible AF patch.

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  • harvey

    now why would KM have a patent for a Nikon 20/1.8G?

    • It was not clear from the Google translation.

    • MdB

      Because that is what they do?

      • harvey

        and when is the last time you saw Konica Minolta patent a Nikon lens?

        • harvey

          ok, so after a bit of Google translating, as far I can figure out, this is a joint application by Nikon and KM for a new 20/1.8G with a different optical design. Something about optical filters and drop-ins and some other stuff which may have had nothing to do with this patent since there was mention of super-telephotos and Contax/Coscina Milvuses …

        • MdB

          I mean they design lenses (and probably build as well) for other brands (or not released under the KM brand). I don’t know nor particularly care whether they have made lenses for Nikon in the past, but this is definitely what they do.

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