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Category Archives: Nikon Patents

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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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The latest Nikon patents

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Nikon filed a patent in Japan for 70-300mm f/4-5.6 lens designed for a camera with 1″ sensor (Nikon 1)/ The FX equivalent of this lens will be 190-810mm. The lens design consists of 20 elements in 13 groups including 6 ED elements. Another patent describes a new type of adapter what will add image stabilization (VR) […]

Nikon AF VR lens adapter patent
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Nikon sues Polaroid/Sakar for mirrorless camera design patent and trade dress infringement

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Do you remember the Android based Polaroid IM1836 interchangeable lens camera that looked very much like the Nikon 1 J1/J2 models? Even the 30-110mm lens looked identical to the Nikkor 1 30-110mm f/3.8-5.6. Nikon also thinks that Sakar/Polaroid ripped their Nikon 1 camera design and filed today a lawsuit in the U.S. for design patent and trade dress infringement. Here […]

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