New Nikon patents: Nikkor 52mm f/0.9 and 36mm f/1.2 full frame mirrorless lenses

Nikon 52mm f/0.9 full frame mirrorless lens

Nikon 52mm f/0.9 full frame mirrorless lens

Nikon 36mm f/1.2 full frame mirrorless lens

Nikon 36mm f/1.2 full frame mirrorless lens

Nikon has new patents filed in Japan for a 52mm f/0.9 and 36mm f/1.2 full frame mirrorless lenses:

Nikon 52mm f/0.9 full frame mirrorless lens

  • f = 51.60 (focal length)
  • FNo = 0.91 (aperture)
  • ω = 46.19 (half angle of view)
  • Y = 21.63 (image height)
  • TL = 256.8 (total length)
  • BF = 18.225 (backfocus)

Nikon 36mm f/1.2 full frame mirrorless lens

  • f = 36.00 (focal length)
  • FNo = 1.27 (aperture)
  • ω = 31.0 (half angle of view)
  • Y = 20.94 (image height)
  • TL = 159.500 (total length)
  • BF = 21.673 (backfocus)

Nikon has already filed several patents for full frame mirrorless lenses in the past. Patents are no guarantee for future products, but I think everything so far points to a new full frame mirrorless camera with a new mount that can accommodate a 50mm f/0.9 lens.

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Via hi-lows-note

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  • Stevie Jay Elmm

    I’m interested. I still have my Nikon film bodies but I actually sold all my digital crap over the years and just use a basic canon rebel now and the old canon 5d. I do have a Fuji XT-1 but I really lost interest in Fuji. They were kinda doing good but now eh. That’s just me though. Nikon mirrorless. Good stuff.

  • Joe Geske

    Everyone keeps suggesting Nikon should go small and light and keep to the mainstream with their mirrorless offerings, however they did that once, and failed pretty badly. The 1 series was amazing except for it’s sensors which were pretty god awful in my experience. If you talk to a lot of the people in the sony community the users who shoot mostly photo are getting tired of sony’s focus on video. You also get a lot of users that don’t like sony ergonomics. Beyond that I hear about new wedding pros and sports pros every day that are adding or thinking of adding an a7 to their bag, and not for the smaller size, but for the feature set it offers.

    People seem determined to say that the only major advantage a mirrorless system has is size, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Honestly, the biggest disadvantage my sony a7rii has on a wedding day to my d750s is it’s size. Its simply not comfortable and with mount adapters its a mess to carry it all around. Plus you need extra batteries, a spare charger, and because there is only one card slot to conserve space it never gets used for critical moments.

    The true power of mirrorless, is no shutter blackout, real time exposure in the vf, easier to stabilize the sensor, pdaf on sensor meaning no lens calibration and sharper images, shooting and histogram data right on the image in real time, greater lens mount flexibility, easier to shoot in the dark, easier to work with MF lenses.

    Size is just one benefit to some people. Make a mirrorless body built to appeal to a real photographer who is used to a D750, or D800 and you could really show people that mirrorless is the future for all cameras not just entry and mid range.

    I can do things with a Sony A7RII that no piece of nikon gear can do, and that earns it a spot in my bag, but it is far from perfect, and far from a ideal as a pro level body. Nikon could jump in and compete immediately with sony if they went after the pros. If they go after the mid range, dx, or smaller then they are going to be competing in a very saturated market against a lot of great competition.

    An interesting issue I think that Sony, Nikon, and Canon have with mirrorless is that they all try to make cameras appeal to as much of the market as possible in terms of design and aesthetics, and the honest truth is that those cameras with generic design ques would have sold great to millions of people who now have an iphone. The users that are left want something that looks like a camera, something retro, and cool, because they want something more than an iphone not necessarily because it takes better images, but because it says to the world, I like photography. The Nikon 1, Canon M series, and entry level sonys are all struggling against Fuji, Olympus, and Panasonic. What do they all have in comon? They were designed to not be polarizing, to look like generic consumer electronics.

  • Basilisk

    In theory mirrorless’s main technical advantage is with wider angle lenses. Ditching the mirror means you don’t need heavy retrofocus lenses. Both these designs have elements really near the sensor – maybe protruding inside the camera body? Digital sensors don’t really like oblique rays hitting the sensor, so maybe that is what the rear elements are for.
    If they can design a system with compact affordable f2 primes and expensive f1 primes, both of which make the most of mirrorless, they could be onto a winner.

  • Mistral75

    Six additional patents filed by Nikon were published today. All the six are for 24mm f/1.8 lenses for mirrorless cameras with a distance between the last element and the sensor comprised between 14 and 27mm.

    Three of them are for a 24mm f/1.8 for APS-C sensor:

    – 2017-161844 (four examples)
    – 2017-161845 (eight examples) and
    – 2017-161846 (seven examples).

    The other three are for a 24mm f/1.8 for 24×36 sensor:

    – 2017-161847 (five examples)
    – 2017-161848 (five examples) and
    – 2017-161849 (two examples).

    Source: http://hi-lows-note.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2017-09-14 fort the news and J-PlatPat for the details.

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