Just saw on the rumors site reports of a MFT 8-17mm f2.8 lens patented by Konica New Konica 8-17mm f/2.8 Micro Four Thirds Lens patent! | 43 Rumors I believe that other lenses have also been patented under the Konica name. It occurs to me that Konica and Minolta camera divisions are defunct, having essentially been taken over by Sony some years ago. So how could Konica suddenly be resurrected to make MFT lenses? That makes me wonder if Sony hold the Konica trade mark and are perhaps using it as a smoke screen to prepare themselves for a MFT debut, which might also explain a little more what Sony are getting out of the new cooperation on shared technology with Olympus.