New lens patents ??

Started Oct 11, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Zvonimir Tosic
Zvonimir Tosic Senior Member • Posts: 2,563
Totally useless "news"

robbo d wrote:


18-70mm f/4-6

16-70mm f/4

25-350mm f/ one more for Q system???..15-45mm f/2.8-3.5

Japanese isn't my strong point.... at

An optics company, like Ricoh Imaging (former Pentax, former Asahi Optical) is surely to fill in patents for who knows what they experiment with.

But it means absolutely nothing regarding the actual use.

Fore example, during the time when people were buzzing about the new large sensor-ed GR, several patents were filled about prime lenses for APS-C and m4/3 sensors.

Remember the 23mm F2.5, and 27mm F1.9? Where are they?

Often, patents are filled for solutions that will not be used anytime soon; they are used as a tactics to steer competitor's attention in an opposite direction.

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Zvonimir Tosic
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