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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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The latest Nikon patents

→ In October 2017 Nikon filed a patent for a what appears to be a new mirrorless mount (Z-mount?). It’s interesting to note that the Nikon 1 mirrorless mount also had 12 electronic contacts.

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Another Nikon Backside Illumination Sensor (BSI) patent

Nikon has a new patent (US patent 9894305) for a Backside Illumination Sensor (BSI):

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The latest Nikon design patents

This new Nikon design patent (USD789434) could be for the rumored Nikon Coolpix P900 replacement. The top dials are different when compared to the current Nikon P900 model.  .   

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The latest Nikon patents: 400mm, 500mm and 600mm f/5.6 Phase Fresnel (PF) lenses

Nikon filed a patent (P2018-17857A) in Japan for a 400mm f/5.6 (22cm long), 500mm f/5.6 (28cm long) and 600mm f/5.6 (33cm long) full frame Phase Fresnel (PF) lenses. Addition information on Nikon Phase Fresnel (PF) lenses can be found here: Nikon’s Phase Fresnel (PF) lens explained As of today the Nikkor 300mm f/4E PF ED VR is the only […]

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