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Sony Curved Sensor Patent Granted

Sony has been talking about curved sensors for a while now, but they were only recently granted a patent for a curved sensor design. The Sony RX1 series of cameras hasn’t been updated in a while and could be a great camera to show off curved sensor tech since it works best with fixed focal […]

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Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG DN and Tamron 16-70mm f/4, 20-72mm f/4, 28-72mm f/4 Patents Found

Sigma 135mm f/1.8 DG DN [Publication Number] Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2021-85935 (P2021-85935A) [Publication date] June 3, 2021 [Application date] November 26, 2019 [Applicant] [Identification number] 000131326 [Name or name] Sigma Co., Ltd. PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide an optical system which achieves miniaturization and weight reduction while correcting various aberrations such as […]

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Tamron 16-70mm f/4 Patient Found

Tamron 16-70mm f/4 Patient [Public number] Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2021-67805 (P2021-67805A) click here [Publication date] April 30, 3rd year of Reiwa (2021.4.30) [Title of Invention] Zoom Lens and Imaging Device Embodiment 1 Focal length: 16.4867 35.0004 67.8794 mm F number: 4.1174 4.1076 4.1432 Half angle of view (degree): 53.8837 29.8398 16.1054 via

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New Sony Camera Registered Overseas

Sony registered a new camera overseas WW734234. The WW734234 and WW356015 can’t be identified at the moment but one is likely a Sony a7IV. Sony’s “WW734234” has been registered with an overseas certification body. Equipped with Wi-Fi (5GHz / 2.4GHz) and Bluetooth. The ILCE-7RM4A announced the other day is “WW447485” and “WW778752”, and the ILCE-7RM3A […]

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Voigtlander 25mm f/2, 75mm f/1.8, 135mm f/2, and 135mm f/1.2 Patents Found

Cosina’s patent application was published on March 18, 2021. There are some examples such as “APO-LANTHAR 50mm F2”, but some of them are interesting such as “135mm F2” and “135mm F1.2”. [Publication Number] Japanese Patent Application Laid-Open No. 2021-43376 (P2021-43376A) [Publication date] March 18, 2021 [Application date] September 12, 2019 [Title of Invention] Imaging Optical System […]

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Sony WW111327 Registration Was The Sony Alpha 1

Nokishita narrowed down the registration of the WW111327 and it looks like it was for the Sony A1. This registration was first found last year here. As for Sony cameras registered in the certification body, WW111327 seems to be compatible only with ILCE-1 2.4GHz, WW728473 is compatible with ILME-FX3 5GHz, and WW558244 is compatible only […]

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