Olympus has patented a new prime optic in Japan. It is the Olympus 28mm f/1.4 lens designed for full frame mirrorless cameras.
This could refer to a future product like an Olympus full-frame mirrorless camera but on the other hand we might not see these products in mass production.
Currently there are no rumors for a full frame mirrorless camera from Olympus. There could also be a surprise at the Photokina 2016 event this year, who knows!
Olympus patent for 28mm f/1.4 Full Frame Mirrorless Lens Patent
Anyway we hope the patents became real and we may see the new Olympus full frame mirrorless camera at Photokina 2016 in September this year.
Here are the details of the Olympus 28mm f/1.4 full-frame lens patent
Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature
- Patent Publication No. 2016-110007
- Published 2016.6.20
- Filing date 2014.12.10
- Example 1
- f 28.60 28.29 27.25
- FNO. 1.45 1.44 1.39
- 2ω 72.05 71.93 71.23
- IH 21.633 21.633 21.633
- FB (in air) 15.60 14.67 11.52
- Total length (in air) 134.14 133.20 130.06