Interesting 8-17mm f/2.8 Konica/Minolta patent

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Jon Ragnarsson
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Interesting 8-17mm f/2.8 Konica/Minolta patent
Aug 20, 2013

I came across this thread over at 43rumours, where they mention a Konica/Minolta patent for a 8-17mm f2.8 lens for m43. I really think the m43 system needs a few 'serious' lenses, a fixed 2.8 UW zoom would be nice. I did some quick'n dirty size approximation compared to the 12-50mm and even if the sensor size (IM in the diagram) and distance from sensor don't fit (maybe they are deliberately wrong?) it looks like it could be close to the 12-50 in size:

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