The latest patents from Sony, Olympus, Tamron, Panasonic and Canon

→ Sony patent for PDAF usable up to the array edges.

→ Olympus has a patent (201821951A) for a 12mm f/1.2 lens – this will be a nice addition to the other three Olympus f/1.2 Pro MFT lenses.

→ The next patent (2018-45184A) is for the Hasselblad XCD 30mm f/3.5 medium format lens and it was filed by the Japanese company Nittoh (via hi-lows-note).

→ Tamron has a patent (201854708A) for a star-shaped lens iris/aperture.

→ Panasonic has a patent (P2018-14740A) for of multi-PD/pixel sensor for on-sensor HDR and PDAF.

→ Canon has a patent (US20180012061) for adding fingerprint ID to their cameras and lenses (via CanonRumors).

→ Canon has a patent application (20170295307) for an ND filter adapter for mirrorless cameras (via CanonNews).

→ Canon has a patent (2018-054913) for a new tilting screen designed for EOS-M mirrorless cameras (via CanonNews).

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