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Nikon Z APS-C based mirrorless camera without an EVF appears in a new design patent

NikonRumors has been reporting for a while rumors about a new Nikon Z APS-C based mirrorless camera potentially without an EVF (the EVF will probably be optional). Nikon recently filed a design patent in Japan for exactly the same camera.

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New patents for Tamron 85mm f/1.4 and Tamron 24-120mm f/4 lenses

Tamron has filed new patents for three full-frame DSLR lenses: Tamron 85mm f/1.4 Tamron 24-120mm f/4 Tamron 35mm f/1.8 (this patent could be for the alresdy existing Tamron SP 35mm f/1.8 Di VC USD – the lens design looks identical)

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Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 Pro lens patented by Sigma?

Sigma filed patent P2019-23693A that appears to be for the Olympus M. Zuiko Digital ED 45mm f/1.2 Pro lens – see this comparison:

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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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