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Interesting: Nikon filed a patent for a full frame mirrorless lens

Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a new 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6 VR full frame mirrorless lens. I do not remember seeing something similar in the past. Could there be a new FX system on the horizon for 2015? Nikon already had an AF 28-80mm f/3.5-5.6D lens designed for DSLR cameras that has been discontinued for a […]

Nikon 28-80mm f:3.5-5.6 VR lens patent
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The latest Nikon patents

    Nikon filed a patent for tracking moving objects without looking at the viewfinder – the camera will lock on the moving object and provide feedback to the photographer with a vibrating shutter button.

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More Nikon patents for telephoto lenses with fluorite (FL) coating

Nikon filed more patents for telephoto lenses with fluorite element – the list of future FL lenses now matches exactly the rumor I reported few months ago with the exception of the 200-400mm f/4 lens. Here are the upcoming Nikkor FL lenses described in the latest Nikon patent filed recently in Japan:

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Nikon’s patent for a Nikkor 600mm f/4 FL lens (with fluorite element)

Few months ago I reported that Nikon will start upgrading their remaining high end tele-lenses with fluorite element (FL). We are already seeing the first signs of this rumor: a new patent got published in Japan today for a Nikkor 600mm f/4 FL lens which will replace the current 600mm f/4G ED VR AF version. As […]

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Nikon and Tamron filed a joint patent application for a 200-500mm f/4.5-5.6 lens plus Nikon’s patent for honeycomb sensor with subpixels in between

Nikon and Tamron filed a joint patent application in Japan for a 200-500mm f/4.5-5.6 lens. Nikon has already filed for 200-500mm f/3.5-5.6 and 200-500mm f/4-5.6 patents in the past. Tamron recently released a new SP 150-600mm f/5-6.3 Di VC USD lens, while Nikon has their 200-400mm f/4G ED VR II model. Nikon also recently filed a patent for a […]

Nikon honeycomb sensor patent
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The latest patents from Nikon: camera that can be attached to a smart phone, 28mm f/2.8 lens and more

Here are some of the patents Nikon filed in the last few months:    → patent for a camera that can be attached to a smart phone     → patent for a one-piece external flash hot shoe and viewfinder accessory → patent for a 28mm f/2.8 lens for unknown sensor size (it’s either for […]

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Nikon files patent for a 10-145mm f/4-5.6 lens designed for 1″ sensor

Nikon 10-145mm f:4-5.6 mirrorless lens patent
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