Nikon Patent for 16-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Lens

Nikon has filed a patent in Japan. The new patent refers to a Nikon 16-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens designed for APS-c sensor DX-format DSLR cameras.

The patent application details for the AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens can be seen below. Recent patent of Nikon provides a 2mm wider focal length than the existing model for its DSLR cameras.

If this patent becomes real in near future, Nikon 16-55mm f/3.5-5.6 kit lens will offer a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 24-82.5mm with built-in Vibration Reduction technology.

Nikon AF-S DX NIKKOR 16-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Lens Patent Details


Explanation self interpretation of patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-45797
    • Published 2015.3.12
    • Filing date 2013.8.29
  • Example 1
    • The focal length f = 16.5 45.0 53.4mm
    • Fno. 3.56 5.27 5.88
    • Total angle of view 2ω = 84.7 34.9 29.6 °
    • Total length 137.11 132.04 137.26mm
    • Inner focus (part of the first group)
    • Anti-vibration (1 part of the second group)

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