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The latest Ricoh patents (tilting sensor)

Ricoh has a new patent for a “photographing apparatus” with a tilting sensor that can focus on two objects at different distances with a tilting focal plane: The present invention relates to a photographing apparatus, and in particular relates to a photographing apparatus in which automatic tilt (automatic rotation) of an imaging plane (imaging surface […]

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HD Pentax-DA 645 90-180mm or 80-160mm f/4.5ED AW SR lens patent filed in Japan

A new patent for a Pentax DA 645 80-160mm f/4.5 lens (four examples in the patent application) or a 90-180mm f/4.5 lens (two examples) was filed by Ricoh in Japan. The lens is stabilized (just like the 90mm macro).

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This could be the patent for the “special” battery grip of the Pentax KP

This could be the patent corresponding to the “well-considered battery grip system” of the rumored Pentax KP camera. The grip attaches with a special locking handle and not by using the tripod socket as other cameras:

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Ricoh’s patent for a Bayer sensor without a color filter array

Ricoh has a new patent (2016-201400) field in Japan for a Bayer sensor without a color filter array (CFA) which should create sharper monochrome images.

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Ricoh filed a patent for a Pentax 35-80mm f/4 full frame lens

Ricoh filed a patent in a Japan for a 35-80mm f/4 full frame lens that is most likely designed for the Pentax K-1 DSLR camera. Here are the details:

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Ricoh files a patent for a Pentax 100-300mm f/4 full frame lens

Ricoh recently filed a patent in a Japan for a 100-300mm f/4 full frame lens that is most likely designed for the Pentax K-1 DSLR camera. Here are the details:

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Ricoh filed patents for several lenses designed for cameras with 1″ sensor

Ricoh filed several patents in Japan for 75mm f/2.8, 50mm f/2.4, 25mm f/1.8 and 35mm f/1.8 lenses designed for cameras with 1 inch sensor.

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