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The latest Nikon patents

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Nikon filed a patent for a new 16-55mm f/3.5-5.6 VR DX lens that will probably replace the current 18-55mm models. Nikon also filed a patent for a new version of the 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 VR lens for the Nikon 1 system.

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The latest Nikon patents

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→ Nikon has a patent application for a 35mm f/1 DX lens. Update: this patent could be for a optical reducer, like the Metabones SpeedBooster. → Another patent application shows a 3mm f/2.8 circular fisheye lens designed for 1″ sensor (Nikon 1).

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Some interesting Nikon patents including a Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 PF VR lens

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Some interesting Nikon lens patents: In May, 2014 Nikon filed a patent for a new 24-70mm f/2.8 lens with Phase Fresnel (PF) element (diffractive lens). I already mentioned few times that a new 24-70mm f/2.8 VR lens is on the horizon – if Nikon really uses a PF lens in the next version, the size and weight will […]

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The latest Nikon patents: 1 Nikkor 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8, “build your own lens” and an adapter with a lens shutter

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Nikon filed a patent in Japan for a fast zoom for Nikon 1 mirrorless cameras: 1 Nikkor 9-30mm f/1.8-2.8. Another interesting Nikon patent is for a “do-it-yourself” modular lens – you can pick the needed pieces from a pre-defined set and build your own Nikkor lens: Different lens combinations and attachment methods were described in the patent: The third […]

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

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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

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    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) element

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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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