Nikon AF-S 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6G VR lens patent

I did mention this lens briefly yesterday and today we have a patent for it (in English):


  • Patent Publication No. 2009-19945
    • Published 2010/01/28
    • Filing Date 7/9/2008
  • F = 28.80-292.0mm focal length
  • Brightness F = 3.61-5.87
  • Angle of view 76.3-8.2 °
  • Focus back 38.84-96.07mm

The above patent was filed in Japan and I could not locate it in the US Patent Office database. A similar patent was filed in the US back in 2001, but the lens design was slightly different:

See this forum post for a list of lens patents that never made it to the production line.

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