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

Started Dec 26, 2013 | Discussions thread
Alex Sarbu Veteran Member • Posts: 6,991
Re: full frame fuel - what can you make of this patent?

VaLeX wrote:

I've just spotted this patent:

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 Sarbu's gear list:Alex Sarbu's gear list
Pentax K-5 IIs Pentax K-1 Pentax smc DA 21mm F3.2 AL Limited Pentax smc DA 70mm F2.4 AL Limited Pentax smc DA 35mm F2.8 Macro Limited +6 more
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow