The latest Nikon lens patents (incl. 35mm f/2 full frame lens designed for a curved sensor)

It is time for another recap of the latest Nikon lens patents I have been collecting over the past few months:


The first patent (P2017-125904A) that was published today is the most interesting - it's for a 35mm f/2 full frame lens designed for a curved sensor. Please note that the patent does not provide sufficient technical information to determine if this is a mirrorless or a DSLR lens (Nikon had other curved sensor patents in the past).

More Nikon lens patents:


Front Nikkor wide lens converter patent for Nikon 1 water housing.



Another converter lens patent - probably for a fix lens camera.



Wide-angle Nikkor zoom mirrorless lens patent



Nikon 1 Micro NIKKOR VR 30mm f/2.8 lens patent



Nikon 18-55mm f/3.6-6 lens patent for APS-C based mirrorless camera



New Nikon 1 AW lens patents (filed February 9th, 2017) - lens groups are moved to switch from land use to underwater use:

  • 7-14mm/3.5-4.5 (air) which becomes 6-11mm f/3.5-4.5 lens underwater
  • 10-45mm f/4.5-5.4 (air) which becomes 8.3-30.4mm f/4.6-6.2 underwater
  • 10-100/4.6-5.8 (air) which becomes 9.5-38mm f/4.6-5.6 underwater

There are some other Nikon lens patents with weird focal lengths: 110-166mm f/3.7 - f/5.6, 85-183mm f/4.5-f/5.8 and 90mm f/4.

The patent for the recently announced Nikkor 8-15mm lens can be found here.

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