Category Archives: Patents

Ricoh filed a patent for a 100-300mm f/2.8-4 SR full-frame mirrorless lens

A few days ago Ricoh filed a patent application in Japan for several full-frame mirrorless telephoto lenses: 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 100-300mm f/2.8-4 A month ago another Ricoh patent also described sumular mirrorless lenses: 70-400mm 70-300mm The third 150-600mm lens described in the patent is for DSLR cameras (equipped with image stabilization)

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Canon patents AA filter image sensor shift simulator to minimize moiré, a technology used by Pentax for years

It seems that Canon filed a patent application for technology that is using image sensor shift to reduce the need for an AA filter:

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Ricoh filed two new patents for Pentax APS-C DSLR lenses

     Ricoh filed two new patents for APS-C DSLR lenses:

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New: Ricoh 23mm and 28mm f/2.8 APS-C lens patent for a compact camera (new Ricoh GR maybe?).

Ricoh has a new patent for a 23mm and 28mm f/2.8 APS-C lenses designed for a compact camera (new Ricoh GR maybe?):

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Pentax DFA 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SR lens patent

Ricoh has a patent (P2018-224783) for what appears to be a new Pentax DFA 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6 SR or similar:

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The patent for the Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens was filed by Ricoh

The patent for the Pentax HD FA 50mm f/1.4 SDM AW lens was filed in Japan by Ricoh – see patent application 2019-139158. It has been widely reported that the new Pentax 50mm f/1.4 lens was designed by Tokina and it is a copy of the Tokina Opera 50mm f/1.4 FF lens:

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Ricoh OVF/EVF switchable hybrid viewfinder patent

Ricoh has a new patent 2018-151588 for an optical (OVF) / electronic (EVF) switchable hybrid viewfinder:

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