Ricoh is really spoiling us

Started Nov 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Ricoh is really spoiling us
In reply to BG_CX3_DPREVIEW, Nov 18, 2012

I must be bored, just spent time googling patents.  Here's a few recent ones related to lenses:

and one on micro lenses:

the common theme in these seems to be to take advantage of the lack of mirror box and micro lens tech to improve on old designs to provide things like smaller size, better quality, internal zoom, fixed aperture, faster focussing. Some of these for a larger sensor.

Not sure what I'm trying to prove with these. Maybe just that things at Ricoh are ticking along, but its probably just my response to all the doom and gloom on this forum recently.

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