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Another Nikon patent for the rumored Nikkor PC-E 19mm f/4 tilt shift lens

Nikon Nikkor PC-E 19mm f:4 tilt shift lens patent

Nikon filed another patent in Japan for a Nikkor PC-E 19mm f/4 tilt shift lens. Nikon has already filed at least two similar lens patents in the past. I have reliable information that this lens will be officially announced at Photokina or latest by the end of the year. Here are the patent details:

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New patent: the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera replacement could have a 100x zoom lens

Nikon 100x zoom lens patent

   Nikon Japan has a new patent for a compact super zoom camera with a 100x optical zoom lens (4.4-440mm f/2.8-8.3 or 24-2400mm equivalent) designed for a 1/2.3″ sensor. The current Nikon Coolpix P900 model ($499.98) has a 83x optical zoom (24-2000mm). Here are the details of the patent application:

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Another Nikon lens patent designed for 1″ sensor (9mm f/1.8)

Nikon 9mm f:1.8 lens patent for 1 inch sensor

Nikon recently filed a patent for a 9mm f/1.8 lens designed for cameras with 1″ sensor (Nikon 1, DL): Patent 2016-38547 Published 2016.3.22 Filing date 2014.8.11 f 9.14 FNO 1.82 2ω 83.72 Y 7.12 BF 14.44 TL 47.00 Here is the full list of recent lens patents designed for 1″ sensor filed by Nikon in […]

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Nikon has a patent for a smart watch that emits fragrance

Nikon smart watch fragrance patent

In December 2015 a new Nikon patent application was published in Japan for a smart watch that can emit fragrance: The patent was filed in June, 2014. Via Egami, picture: eBay

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Tamron SP 85mm f/1.4 Di VC USD lens patent


Tamron filed a patent in Japan for a SP 85mm f/1.4 Di VC USD full frame DSLR lens. Few months ago Tamron announced SP 35mm and 45mm f/1.8 Di VC USD lenses for Nikon F mount and it seems that the 85mm f/1.4 will be next prime in this lineup. The details from the patent application:

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Another Nikon 1 lens patent: 10-50mm f/3.5-5.6 VR


Most of the latest Nikon patents have been lenses designed for a 1″ sensor (10 patents so far). I really don’t know where Nikon is going with this since they haven’t announced any new Nikon 1 lenses in a while . The latest addition is a 10-50mm f/3.5-5.6 VR lens:

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