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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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New design patent reveals Nikon 1 mirrorless camera with a red swoosh and a Df aperture dial

There have been many Nikon 1 design patents published in the past few years (this one just came out last week), but the camera drawing above is slightly different because it incorporates the famous red swoosh and the aperture dial from the Nikon Df. New Nikon 1 lenses and an improved V3 model should be announced any day […]

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New Nikon patent for 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 super telephoto lenses

Nikon filed a new patent in Japan for a 800mm f/5.6, 600mm f/4 and 400mm f/2.8 super telephoto lenses. The patent was originally submitted on May 30th, 2012. The 800mm f/5.6 lens is already announced and in stock. The current Nikkor 400mm f/2.8G ($8,899) and 600mm f/4G ($9,799) lenses were announced back in 2007 – maybe Nikon is […]

Nikon Nikkor 600mm f:4 lens patent
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