Olympus Patent for 12-150mm f/4-6.3 IS Lens

Egami has discovered a new patent filed by Olympus. The new patent describes a 12-150mm f/4-6.3 IS lens for micro four thirds system cameras.

Olympus 12-150mm f/4-6.3 lens patent shows that the lens will come with built-in image stabilization technology.

The lens will provide a 35mm focal length equivalent of 24-300mm. This lens is a candidate to replace the current Olympus ED 14-150mm f/4-5.6 lens.

Olympus 12-150mm f/4-6.3 mft lens will become an all-round lens for Micro Four Thirds shooters. The lens will provide wide to telephoto angles of view and perfect for travel photographers.

Olympus Patent for 12-150mm f/4-6.3 IS Lens

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Description and self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-89297
    • Publication date 2014.5.15
    • Filing date 2012.10.30
  • Example
    embodiment
    Example Focal length Fno. Angle of view Image height BF Length
    One 12.249-25.475-58.644 3.900-5.500-6.100 85.0-46.1-21.0 10.08-11.15-11.15 13.847-13.847-13.847 62.083-80.696-103.582
    Two 12.250-28.009-68.590 3.900-5.500-6.100 85.2-42.3-18.0 10.11-11.15-11.15 13.898-13.898-13.898 64.083-83.392-108.571
    Three 12.247-28.002-84.602 3.971-5.535-6.138 84.6-42.3-14.6 10.10-11.15-11.15 14.737-14.737-14.737 70.071-87.700-115.094
    Four 12.247-34.009-117.568 4.000-5.500-6.200 84.6-35.3-10.5 10.04-11.15-11.15 15.653-15.653-15.653 95.572-109.416-128.582
    Five 12.247-34.012-117.558 3.900-5.500-6.200 85.3-35.3-10.6 10.09-11.15-11.15 15.363-15.363-15.363 96.572-112.222-131.573
    Six 12.253-34.010-146.736 3.900-5.500-6.200 84.5-35.3-8.4 10.04-11.15-11.15 14.729-14.729-14.729 98.582-119.487-144.808
    Seven 14.294-35.011-97.915 3.900-5.500-6.000 76.0-34.3-12.9 10.19-11.15-11.15 16.911-16.911-16.911 72.182-92.457-114.572
  • Olympus patents
    • Rear lens is fixed
    • Inner Focus (Group 4)
    • Anti-vibration (Group 3)

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