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New Patent: Olympus 400mm f/4.0 MFT lens

Olympus has filed a new patent. It describes the Olympus 400mm f/4.0 lens for mirrorless cameras with micro four thirds image sensors. This is a super-telephoto lens covering a focal length of 800mm and below are the first design of the Olympus 400mm f/4.0 lens. If this patent hits the mass production, it’s obvious that this lens will beContinue Reading

Canon Patent for 16-60mm f/2-5 lens for APS-C Mirrorless

Canon is working on a 16-60mm f/2-5 lens for APS-C mirrorless system. The standart zoom lens will offer 3.75X optical zoom. Even the given f-range is a bit weird and unusual for the industry we have to underline that this is a patent application. So when it comes to mass production it can even change to aContinue Reading

Canon Patent for EF 58mm f/1.4 Lens with a Controllable Soft-Focus

Canon has filed a new patent in Japan. The patent application describes an EF 58mm f/1.4 lens (JP 2018-97240) for full frame DSLR with a controllable soft-focus value. This will be a specialized lens for such needs as portraiture, street, event / wedding photography and astrophotography. The fast aperture of f/1.4 and a complex optical formulaContinue Reading

Canon Patent for EF 800mm f/5.6L IS II Lens

Canon has filed a new patent in Japan. The new application describes an updated EF 800mm f/5.6L IS super-telephoto prime lens. We might somehow call it the EF 800mm f/5.6L IS II which should be the improved IS model. Looks like the Japan-based company is continuing to work on a follow-up to the longest lens inContinue Reading

Canon 16-28mm f/2.8 Lens Patent for Full Frame Mirrorless Camera

A new patent filed by Canon. The patent application describes a Canon 16-28mm f/2.8 lens that is designed for a possible full frame mirrorless camera. Wide-angle zoom 16-28mm lens will be compatible with full-frame sensor Canon cameras , as well as APS-C-sized models where it will provide a 25.6-44.8mm equivalent focal length range. We stillContinue Reading

Nikon 20mm F2.0 Lens Patent for Curve Sensor

Nikon filed a new patent in Japan. The patent application describes a Nikon 20mm F2.0 lens that is designed for curve sensor. We already know that the company is working on  a curved sensor camera. See the previously released patent back in 2017 that shows the curved image sensor patent by Nikon. Now we seeContinue Reading

Nikon Working on 5-Axis IBIS for its Future Cameras

Nikon is working on the image stabilization system for its future mirrorless or DSLRs? A new Nikon patent describing a completely new kind of IBIS. According to the application, Nikon plans to stabilize only the lens array on top of the sensor. Sony Mirrorless and Panasonic G series cameras generally uses the X&Y axis andContinue Reading

Panasonic Announces 8K High-Resolution, High-Performance Global Shutter

Panasonic Develops Industry’s-First 8K High-Resolution, High-Performance Global Shutter Technology using Organic-Photoconductive-Film CMOS Image Sensor. The new technology enables 8K high resolution and high picture quality imaging without motion distortion, even in extremely bright scenes. This can capture 36 megapixel images at 60fps using a CMOS image sensor with an organic photoconductive film (OPF). Utilizing the globalContinue Reading

Canon Working on In Body Image Stabilisation [IBIS]

Canon filed a new patent application describing a mirrorless system camera with an electronic viewfinder (EVF) and in-body image stabilisation (IBIS). The patent application number US20180041705 clearly refers to in-camera image stabilisation. It appears that an electronic viewfinder is also placed where usually the pentaprism is located. This is the first time we see a sensor shiftContinue Reading

Tamron 300mm f/2.8, 400mm f/4 and 500mm f/4 Lens Patents

Lens manufacturer Tamron has filed a patent for what looks like an interesting super telephoto-prime lens to add to its growing collection of fixed focal length lenses. The company appears to be developing a 300mm f/2.8, 400mm f/4 and 500mm f/4 super telephoto lens that will come with Tamron’s Vibration Compensation system built in. Three different optical formulas have appeared in the same patent application from Tamron.Continue Reading