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Nikon mirrorless lens patents: Nikkor 24-80mm f/2.8-5.6, Nikkor 24-55mm f/1.8-2.8 and more

Nikon has new patents for 24-80mm f/2.8-5.6 and 24-55mm f/1.8-2.8 full-frame mirrorless lenses that could end up in the Nikkor Z roadmap for 2020 or 2021 – here is some additional information with direct links to the original patents filings:

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Is this the next Nikon Z APS-C based mirrorless camera?

In the past few months I have been reporting rumors about a new Nikon Z APS-C based mirrorless camera potentially without an EVF (see this and this post). Sure enough, there is a new design patent filed in Japan for what appears to be a new Nikon Z APS-C mirrorless camera without an EVF (the EVF will probably […]

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New Nikon patent for a folding/collapsible lens designed for mirrorless cameras

Nikon has a new patent (P2018-77520A) filed on May 17th, 2018 for a folding/collapsible lens with a shutter unit designed for mirrorless interchangeable lens cameras (ILC):

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New Nikon patents: 20mm f/2 full frame lens for curved sensor, BSI sensor with dual shutter mode

Nikon filed patents (P2018-72638A, P201872640A) for a 20mm f/2 full-frame lens designed for a curved image sensor: Focal length: 20mm Aperture: 2.0 Image height: 21.1 mm Half angle of view: 53.6 Nikon filed a patent (P2018-67965A) for a stacked BSI image sensor with dual shutter mode: rolling for low-noise and global for less distortion.

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The latest Nikon patents

Nikon filed a patent application (US20180095275) in 2016 for some kind of an image stabilization system designed only for the lens array (other IS systems stabilize the entire sensor): “An image-capturing device includes: a micro-lens array in which a plurality of micro-lenses are arranged in a two dimensional configuration; an image sensor that comprises a plurality […]

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Nikon patents a zoom eyepiece for EVF

Nikon has a new patent (2018-60041) for a zoom eyepiece for EVF. The full title is “Eyepiece Optical system, optical instrument and manufacturing method of eyepiece optical system”. Here is one set of specifications described in the patent:

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