New Nikon full-frame mirrorless lens patents: 52mm F0.9 and 36mm F1.2


Nikon has filed two new lens patents for full-frame mirrorless camera system. The lenses are the Nikon 52mm F0.9 and 36mm F1.2 models.

As you might remember that Nikon’s President Mr. Kazuo Ushida confirms a new professional mirrorless system camera is in development.

The patents were spotted by Japanese site hi-lows-note, and come complete with a few lens diagrams. Here are the details.

Nikon patents two full-frame mirrorless lenses: 52mm F0.9 and 36mm F1.2

This isn’t the first time Nikon has patented a full-frame mirrorless lens. There were two zoom lenses for Nikon FF mirrorless were patented three years ago in 2014 and another one earlier this year.

Here is an earlier quote from the Interview from Nikkan Kogyo Shimbun:

Structural reform does not exclude all possibilities. In terms of product, you should also compete with medium and high-end SLR single lens reflexes. While targeting genre top, earn profits even if sales falls. With generations grew up on smart phones I will give out a “Nikonashii” mirrorless camera that made a difference to other companies in terms of performance. I want to overwhelm the performance of the lens by making use of industrial lens technology, but also need playfulness.

Here’s the 52mm F0.9 diagram:

36mm F1.2 diagram:

Nevertheless, this is just one patent and the technology could suffer changes by the time it is ready for mass production. As usual, a patent does not necessarily mean that a product will be released on the market. However, it is an indication of a company’s direction.

On the other hand the more of these lenses Nikon puts on paper, the more hopeful we’ll be that a full-frame Nikon mirrorless camera is on the way. Stay tuned for more information.