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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

Nikon build your own lens patent

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

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

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 […]

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The latest Nikon patents

Nikon vibrating shutter button patent 1

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

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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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