Category Archives: Nikon Patents

The latest Nikkor Z lens patents from Nikon

I have been behind on my Nikon patents reporting – my last patent-related blog post is from 2019! Unacceptable! I have over 50 different patents I want to cover on the blog. I will try to catch in the next few weeks. Here is the first batch of 12 Nikkor Z lens patents: NIKKOR Z […]

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Nikon mirrorless camera design patents interpretations

Here are some Nikon mirrorless camera design patents interpretations sent by a reader:

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The latest Nikon patents: Nikkor Z 24-80mm f/2.8-4.0, Nikkor Z 16-35mm f/2.8, Nikkor F 12mm f/2.8 and more

  The latest Nikon patens:

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Weekly Nikon news flash #541

→ Refurbished Nikon Z6 cameras are now $1,349. → Coming to Luminar 4: new AI skin and portrait enhancers features (more info available here). → ON1 Photo RAW 2020 public beta now available for a free trial. → Collection of selected Nikon patents can be found here (pictured above is the lens patent for the Fisheye-Nikkor 6mm f/2.8 lens).

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Nikon has design patents for two different APS-C mirrorless cameras

I have been reporting for a while that two, maybe even three different Nikon APS-C mirrorless cameras are rumored. We now have two different design patents that clearly show the differences between both models – basically, the high-end model (shown above) has more buttons on the top and on the back plus a larger grip:

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New Nikon design patent for the grip of the Nikon Z APS-C mirrorless camera

There are several new Nikon design patents describing the grip of the Nikon Z APS-C based mirrorless camera:

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Nikon filed a patent for a 16-35mm f/2.8 mirrorless Z lens

Nikon filed a patent in Japan (2019-093547) for a Nikkor Z 16-35mm f/2.8 mirrorless lens:

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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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