Nikon Patent for 9-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Mirrorless Lens

Nikon has filed a new patent in Japan for a standard zoom lens for CX-mount mirrorless cameras.

The new patent describes Nikon 9-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens designed for mirrorless cameras with 1-inch-type sensors. The mirrorless lens offers a 35mm focal length equivalent of approximately 24.5-81.5mm.

Nikon filed several lens patents in the past for 1 Nikkor mirrorless system cameras. See here, here and here.

If it becomes available on the market, the Nikon 9-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens will become the upgraded and probably more expensive than the f/3.5-5.6 model.

Nikon 9-30mm f/3.5-5.6 VR Mirrorless Lens Patent

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Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-191065
    • Published 2015.11.2
    • Filing date 2014.3.27
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 9.20 ~ 29.20
    • Fno. = 3.66 ~ 6.00
    • Angle of view 2ω = 84.3 ° ~ 30.6 °
    • Image height Y = 7.97
    • Total length TL = 126.3 ~ 108.1
    • BF = 16.196 ~ 39.234

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