full frame fuel - what can you make of this patent?

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Alex Sarbu
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Re: full frame fuel - what can you make of this patent?
In reply to VaLeX, 9 months ago

VaLeX wrote:

I've just spotted this patent:
http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fegami.blog.so-net.ne.jp%2F2013-01-08

Are you sure that's the correct link?

It's a Ricoh 60 mm F 2.8 Macro, full frame with image stabilization. Two issues that amaze me:
- Ricoh branded lenses? Is this something new?

The patent is filed under the company's name, Ricoh Imaging in our case. Few years ago, Pentax patents were filed under Hoya Corporation.

That doesn't say anything about which product brand Ricoh Imaging would launch the lens, if they will launch it (that's not guaranteed, either). It could very well be a Pentax HD D FA 60mm f:2.8.

- Is this a possible indicator of a Ricoh-Pentax full frame in the future? I don't know what to make of the info and comments poorly translated from japanese. Is this a lens for the 645 system?

The patent covers (but is not limited to) 3 possible sensor sizes: APS-C, 135 and 645. We don't know if and how it would make into a product.

Alex

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