Nikon patent shows kit lens for full frame system camera




Nikon has filed a patent last year for a 28-80mm f / 3.5-5.6 VR lens on a full frame camera system, according to a message on the Japanese website Egami. Currently Nikon has not yet such a camera.

The patent shows a trio of lens designs for a 28-80mm F3.5-5.6 lens with VR image stabilization. Presumably this is a kit lens for a possible upcoming full frame system camera. Nikon has in the nineties it had a 28-80 f / 3.5-5.6D lens, but that has long no longer on the market. The patent was filed on May 31, 2013 and was released on December 15 this year.

Currently, Sony is the only camera manufacturer has released full frame system camera in the form of the A7 (II) A7R and A7S . Due to the absence of a mirror is the distance between the sensor and the lens is shorter, so that a more compact camera lens combination is formed.

Nikon’s current system camera, the Nikon 1 series, is built around a relatively small 1 “sensor. A camera system with a more conventional APS-C sensor is missing, although such a sensor be used in the Coolpix A . Of the lens, however, are not interchangeable and can not zoom.

Although manufacturers more often patent applications for products that never appear, it may be an indication that Nikon is considering a new type of system camera. This will have to compete with the Sony A7 series.


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