Sigma has filed a new patent in Japan. The new patent refers to a much brighter 25mm f/1.2 lens designed for Micro Four Thirds cameras.
A bright wide-angle prime such as Sigma 25mm f/1.2 will be great for users of Micro Four Thirds system. However we have to underline that this is only the patent application, so don’t expect the product become available on the market in the near future.
It is also mentioned that Sigma has most likely designed this lens for Olympus. See below for more details.
Sigma 25mm f/1.2 Lens Patent for Micro Four Thirds cameras
The M.Zuiko Digital 25mm f/1.8 lens which was announced at the beginning of 2014, is made out of 9 elements into 7 groups with two aspherical elements, just like the ones in the Sigma 25mm f/1.2 lens patent application. Meaning that there is a strong possibility that they will sell the patent to Olympus.
Explanation self interpretation of patent literature
- Patent Publication No. 2015-75501
- Published 2015.4.20
- Filing date 2013.10.4
embodiment Example Focal distance Fno. Total angle of view One 24.53 1.82 48.10 Two 25.00 1.80 47.37 Three 30.00 1.81 39.62 Four 17.12 1.82 64.97 Five 24.53 1.80 47.01 Six 24.53 1.20 47.06
Image height Y = 10.80mm
- Sigma patents
- 3-group configuration of positive positive and negative
- Inner focus (the second group)