Nikon’s patents for the week (Nikon AF-S 85mm f/1.4 VR)

Some readers have already noticed that patent 20090244724 is for a 85mm f/1.4 lens with VR:

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For comparison, the current Nikkor 85mm f/1.4 model:

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According to the patent application this lens will have VR:

“A lens group or a portion of a lens group may be shifted in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis as a vibration reduction lens group for correcting an image blur caused by a camera shake. It is particularly preferable that at least a portion of the second lens group or the third lens group is used as a vibration reduction lens group.”

There was also a Nikon patent for a 85mm f/3.5 VR lens in a DX version. Here is the full list of Nikon's patents that were published (to the public) this week. Any comments and interpretations are welcome:

20090244724 OPTICAL SYSTEM, METHOD FOR FOCUSING, AND IMAGING APPARATUS EQUIPPED THEREWITH
20090244720 ZOOM LENS SYSTEM, OPTICAL DEVICE WITH THE ZOOM LENS SYSTEM, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING
20090244507 OPTICAL MEMBER, LIGHT ROUTING UNIT, AND EXPOSURE APPARATUS
20090244503 Exposure apparatus, device manufacturing method, maintenance method, and exposure method
20090244459 Liquid crystal panel, display, and projector
20090243984 Liquid crystal panel, liquid crystal panel device, display device, and projector
20090243970 Head mount display
20090243967 Head mount display
20090243966 OUTPUTTING APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS
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