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Panasonic has a patent for 18mm f/4 APS-C mirrorless lens (L-mount?)

Panasonic has filed a new patent P2019-15827A for an 18mm f/4 mirrorless lens designed for APS-C based cameras. Could it be that Panasonic is working on a new mirrorless camera with L-mount? Leica already has two APS-C L-mount mirrorless cameras (Leica TL2 and Leica CL) and a few lenses. In an interview with Dpreview a […]

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The latest patents from Sigma, Sony, Panasonic and Olympus

The latest patents from Sigma, Sony, Panasonic and Olympus:

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The latest Sigma patents: 12mm f/2.8 full-frame lens, new anti-reflection lens coating and Micro Four Thirds lenses

Sigma has a new patent P2018-189733A for 12mm f/2.8 full-frame lens:

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The latest Tamron patents: 100-400mm f/5.6-8.3 MFT lens, smartphone lens module with mirror-tele lens

Tamron published a patent P2018-185489A for a 100-400mm f/5.6-8.3 MFT mirrorless lens. Tamron also has two new patents (P2018-169563A and P2018-169564A) that could be for new versions of the following lenses: 100-400mm f/4.5 – 6.3 Di VC USD 150-600 mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD

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Canon RF 14-21mm f/1.55, 12-20mm f/2.0 and 16-32mm f/2.8 full-frame mirrorless lenses patented

Canon filed a patent (20180314060) for a new RF wide-angle full-frame mirrorless zoom lens. As it is typical with lens patents, three different calculations were presented – 14-21mm f/1.55, 12-20mm f/2.0 and 16-32mm f/2.8:

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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 […]

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The latest patents from Fuji, Tamron, Sigma, Sony and Olympus

I haven’t reported on the latest patents for a while. Here is a recap: Fuji: DSLR binocular camera system patent Tamron: 300mm f/2.8, 400mm f/4 and 500mm f/4 lenses Sigma: 18-50mm f/2.8 lens designed for fixed lens camera with APS-C sensor (new Sigma dp camera?)

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