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The latest Nikon patents: mirrorless lenses, curved sensor and more

Nikon’s patent US20170261728 contains calculations for various mirrorless f/2.8-4 lenses designed for various sensor sizes (FX, DX, 2x crop factor and 1″): Nikon FX mirrorless lenses: 24-85mm f/2.8-4 24-105mm f/2.8-4 24-70mm f/2.8-4 Nikon DX mirrorless lenses: 16-60mm f/2.8-4 16-70mm f/2.8-4 16-50mm f/2.8-4 18-55mm f/2.8-4 Lenses for 2x crop factor: 12-40mm f/2.8-4 Lenses for 1″ sensor: 9-35mm […]

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Nikon patents new mechanical focal-plane shutter adapted for mirrorless

Nikon filed a patent in Japan (P2017-194642A) for a mechanical focal-plane shutter adapted for mirrorless cameras. It’s coming…

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Nikon’s patent for split pixel patterns and on-sensor PDAF

Nikon filed a patent in Japan for split pixel patterns and electrical circuit design for cross on-sensor PDAF (the split pixel might be for the green color). The patent describes two read-out circuits, one for PDAF and another for images from the split pixel. Additional information is available here.

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Nikon has a design patent for a new Coolpix superzoom camera

Nikon has a new design patent (date of patent: August 29th, 2017) for a Coolpix superzoom camera. This could be the rumored replacement of the P900 or a new version of the B500/B700 models. Here are a few side-by-side comparisons with the current Coolpix models:

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New Nikon 24mm f/1.8 full-frame and APS-C mirrorless lens patents filed in Japan

New Nikon patents were filed in Japan for a Nikon 24mm f/1.8 full-frame and APS-C mirrorless lenses:

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

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

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