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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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The latest Canon patents

Here is a recap of the latest Canon patents:

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The latest Canon patents

The latest Canon patents: Canon variable curved sensor (sensor curvature is controlled by a vacuum pump) and a cinema-lock EF mount patents Canon 135mm f/2 lens with apodization filter patent (2016-218444) Canon 35mm f/1.8 full frame and APS-C lenses patent

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The latest Olympus and other Micro Four Thirds lens patents

The latest Olympus and other Micro Four Thirds lens patents:

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Sony has a patent for an astronomical camera with a curved medium format sensor

Sony and several other companies (including Nikon) have already filed multiple patents for curved sensors or for lenses designed for curved sensors. Back in June Sony filed a patent (2017-102189 ) for an astronomical camera with a curved medium format sensor. The first fully functional prototype of a 20MP full frame curved sensor by CEA-LETI was recently awarded […]

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What else is new?

→ Ricoh announced the industry’s first camera capable of delivering up to 24 continuous hours of fully spherical, 360-degree live video streams. → The new Yongnuo YN968EX-RT flash with LED video lamp is now available for purchase at Amazon US and Amazon UK (more information available here). → The new FLIR Duo is a compact dual-sensor thermal imaging […]

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