Olympus Filed Patent For 12mm f/1.0 and 14mm f/1.0 Lenses

Egami has discovered a new patent filed by Olympus. New patent describes two wide angle, large aperture lenses for Micro Four Thirds system cameras. These are the Olympus 12mm f/1 and 14mm f/1 mft lenses.

These mft lenses could be the world fastest ultra-wide angle autofocus lens for any interchangeable camera system! Aperture f/1 may vary when development of these lenses are finished and become f/1.2. Anyway this is really wonderful news if these patents turn into real products.

See below for the machine translated details for the 12mm f/1 and 14mm f/1 lens patents.

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Olympus Filed Patent For 12mm f/1 and 14mm f/1 Lenses

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Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-32231
    • Publication date 2014.2.20
    • Filing date 2012.8.19
  • Example
    embodiment
    No. Focal length Fno. Angle of view Image height BF Length Format Conversion
    One 12.70 1.05 82.55 10.42 15.95 81.61 4/3 “ 24
    Two 14.27 1.00 76.00 10.46 16.75 78.61 4/3 “ 28
    Three 12.70 1.00 82.54 10.42 13.56 78.61 4/3 “ 24
    Four 13.99 1.00 77.12 10.42 13.74 78.61 4/3 “ 28
    Five 9.05 1.00 82.94 7.52 8.69 64.61 1 “ 24
    Six 5.46 0.95 80.62 4.29 6.41 40.73 1/1.7 “ 26

     

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