New kit lens for rumored pro mFT body?

Started Oct 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
3DrJ
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In reply to Bob Meyer, Oct 22, 2012

I have no "inside" information, but following the discussions and rumors for several months, Olympus has been dropping hints they've been working on a PDAF solution for mFT.  My hunch is they have something in development, further along than said publicly.  Let's go out on a limb and predict we'll see it in a concrete form in a year or less.

Speaking of patents, there was a recent patent issued to Olympus for a variable height microlens array for a camera sensor.  (Reference to the report can be found at your favorite rumor site.)  While patents don't necessarily translate to actual products, the microlens idea is intriguing.  Could it be a way to provide PDAF to a CDAF system?

Who knows what will happen, but my sense is something is brewing.

JRA

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