Category Archives: Nikon Patents

Nikon has a new patent for a 75x zoom lens designed for 1″ sensor

Nikon has a new patent for a 7.4-600mm f/2.8-6.3 lens designed for cameras with 1″ sensor (20-1620mm f/2.8-6.3 equivalent) – this is a 81x zoom to be exact (described as 75x zoom in the patent). Maybe this will be for a new super-zoom DL camera similar to the Coolpix P900, but with 1″ sensor. Here are […]

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Nikon 300mm f/2.8 FL VR lens patent

I have been reporting for months now that Nikon will slowly update many of their current tele photo lenses with a fluorite (FL) element (see the difference between Nikon’s fluorite lens and fluorine coating). You can see the initial list of upgrade candidates that date back to 2014. There has been several patents in the past for […]

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Tamron patents a 115mm f/1.4 VC lens

Tamron filed a patent in Japan for a 115mm f/1.4 VC full frame DSLR lens. Here are the details:

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Nikon multi-aperture computational camera patent

Nikon has a new patent application filed recently in Japan for a multi-aperture computational camera similar to the Light L16. Nikon’s patent is for a compact camera with four different sensors paired with four different lenses (with different angle of view).

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Another Nikon patent for the rumored Nikkor PC-E 19mm f/4 tilt shift lens

Nikon filed another patent in Japan for a Nikkor PC-E 19mm f/4 tilt shift lens. Nikon has already filed at least two similar lens patents in the past. I have reliable information that this lens will be officially announced at Photokina or latest by the end of the year. Here are the patent details:

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New patent: the Nikon Coolpix P900 camera replacement could have a 100x zoom lens

   Nikon Japan has a new patent for a compact super zoom camera with a 100x optical zoom lens (4.4-440mm f/2.8-8.3 or 24-2400mm equivalent) designed for a 1/2.3″ sensor. The current Nikon Coolpix P900 model ($499.98) has a 83x optical zoom (24-2000mm). Here are the details of the patent application:

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