Nikon Lens Patents

Started Sep 21, 2019 | Discussions thread
OP Dibyendu Majumdar Contributing Member • Posts: 758
Re: Upcoming Z 14-24mm ?

bclaff wrote:

Dibyendu Majumdar wrote:

https://worldwide.espacenet.com/patent/search?q=pn%3DWO2020170591A1

Hard to say without a published lens construction diagram. We shall see.

Although I'm writing and revising articles for my site and should not have gotten distracted I entered the patent speculatively; hopefully I have made wise use of my time.

Here's a link to Example 1

You can manipulate the URL to get to the other 9 Examples.

We shall soon find out! I think this lens might be announced in the next few days.

I don't know if you already did some analysis of this - the vignetting or relative efficiency of off-axis rays. I have noticed for the similar focal length some designs have more off axis rays reaching the sensor than others. This might then translate to less light fall off.

Example:

Almost 50% of the off axis rays reach the sensor

versus

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