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Recent m4/3 lens patents

Discussion in 'Micro 4/3 News and Rumors' started by pake, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    This is ripped from 43rumours.com (An overview of all recent MFT lens patents from Olympus, Panasonic, Ricoh, Sigma, Konica and Canon. - 43 Rumors).

    Ricoh 7mm f/2.6 Ricoh 7mm F2.6(4/3")の特許: エンジニアの嗜み
    Olympus 8mm f/3.5 Fisheye Olympus 8mm F3.5 μ4/3用の魚眼レンズの特許: エンジニアの嗜み
    Olympus 10mm f/2.8 Olympus 10mm F2.8 の特許: エンジニアの嗜み
    Olympus 14mm, 16mm, 17mm, 18mm, 22mm f/2.8 Pancake Lenses Olympus 14mm、16mm、17mm、18mm、22mm F2.8 の特許: エンジニアの嗜み
    Olympus 12mm f/1.0 and 14mm f/1.0 and f/1.2 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2014-02-21
    Panasonic 12mm f/1.2 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2014-08-08
    Olympus 12mm f/3.5 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2010-08-28
    Olympus 15mm f/2 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-08-21
    Olympus 25mm f/1.2 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2015-04-22
    Olympus 25mm f/2.8 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2012-07-04
    Olympus 30mm f/3.5 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2016-06-03
    Sigma 35mm f/2 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2015-06-13
    Konica Minolta 43mm f/1.4 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2012-09-07
    Konica Minolta 45mm f/2.8 Macro http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-11-23
    Tamron 45mm f/2.8 Macro http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-07-05
    Olympus 70mm f/2.8 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-08-09
    Olympus 100mm f/4.5 Macro http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-08-09
    Konica-Minolta 150mm f/2.8 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-12-12
    Olympus 250mm f/5 Reflex http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-10-27
    Olympus 500m f/4 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2015-06-24
    Konica Minolta 9-18mm f/3.5-4.5 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-09-03
    Konica Minolta 8-17.5mm f/2.8 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-08-19
    Olympus 12-50mm f/2.8-4.0 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2014-06-11
    Olympus 40-200mm f/4 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2013-06-14
    Olympus 12-150mm F4-6.3 IS http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2014-05-20
    Olympus 12-120mm F4-5.6 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2012-05-07
    Olympus 8-20mm f/2.8-4 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2012-10-12
    Sigma 70-200 f/2.8 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2016-05-13
    Canon 15-85mm f/2-3.5 http://egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp/2015-05-11

    I think there's a couple of lenses I'd be interested, e.g.
    Olympus 10mm f/2.8
    Olympus 40-200mm f/4
    Olympus 100mm f/4.5 Macro
    Ricoh 7mm f/2.6

    I wouldn't buy this myself but I'm sure it would sell well if it were compact enough: Olympus 12-50mm f/2.8-4.0
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  2. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
  3. PhotoDmiK

    PhotoDmiK Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2015
    Add 12-35 f/2-3.5 IS from image.
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  4. Petrochemist

    Petrochemist Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Mar 21, 2013
    N Essex, UK
    While I probably wont get any of them the following also sound particularly interesting:
    Olympus & Panasonic 12mm f/1 & f/1.2
    Olympus 500mm f/4
    & Canon 15-85 f2-3.5
  5. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Well, that would be an interesting lens! I hope it find its way to the market. :flypig:
  6. pake

    pake Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 14, 2010
    Rumours say Oly will release the 12mm f/1.2 after it has released the 25mm first. Very likely IMO.
    I'd prefer a 15-85 f/1.8-2.8 but I'd be willing to give that f/2-3,5 a try too... :D
  7. PhotoDmiK

    PhotoDmiK Mu-43 Regular

    May 26, 2015
    Looks like Olympus 8-20mm F2.8-4 have internal zoom without extending parts. I want it!
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