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Olympus Patent - Advance Image Stabilization System

We have read that Olympus already reached the physical limits of image stabilization by providing the 6 stops of image stabilization in the recently announced Olympus E-M1 Mark II camera. (Olympus E-M1 Mark II do provide 6 Stops of image stabilization when combined with some specific Olympus OIS lenses.)

That is not it that is not the limit because even after that we have seen patents in which Olympus is actively working to improve the image stabilization inside there cameras that is sensor based image stabilization system. Before we begin let me remind you that just few weeks ago we have published a patent that Olympus is working on hybrid image stabilization system that patent was published on January 19, 2017 .

Now I am going to discuss a patent that was published on August 2017 (more fresh then the previous one). So, this is more new and according to the patent it clearly shows that Olympus is working to improve their 5 Axis image stabilization system may be for Olympus E-M1 Mark III. Well we will not getting into the details I am putting the translated text of the patent so you can better understand what it is actually written and if you know Japanese then you can also help us by translating the patent and sending it back to us

google translate | Patent Details

Other languages Japanese
Inventor Olympus Corp
Priority date 2017-08-30

Blur correction device

PROBLEM TO BE SOLVED: To provide a shake correction device that enables a movable part to be drawn toward a stationary part with appropriate force without weighting the movable part, and enables efficient and stable operation.SOLUTION: A shake correction according to an embodiment has: a first stationary part that includes a magnet; a second stationary part that includes a yoke forming a magnetic circuit between the magnet and the yoke; and a movable part that is arranged between the first stationary part and the second stationary part. A plurality of rolling elements is provided between the first stationary part and the movable part, and the movable part is movable toward a surface direction. The movable part is provided with a coil facing the magnet, a magnetic material constituting a magnetic spring between the magnet and the magnetic material, and a driven member. The magnetic spring generates magnetic suction force that draws the movable part to the first stationary part.SELECTED DRAWING: Figure 4

see Panasonic is also working on Hybrid IS

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Olympus Patent - 12mm F1.2 Lens

Olympus Patent – 12mm F1.2 Lens lens. The patent is latest and published on 2018. The Olympus already have 12mm F2.0 lens, this will be more fast wand will for sure create more pleasant bokeh.

[Publication No.] JP 2018-21951 (P2018-21951A)
[publication date] 2018. February 8 (2018.2.8)
[invention name] single focal length lens and an optical apparatus using the same

Image height: 10.14 mm an in this patent, there Are two optics of 17 mm F1. 2 prime lens similar to M. ZUIKO DIGITAL ED 17mm F1.2 PRO.

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OLYMPUS Filed Patent of 12-150mm F3.9-6.2

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Olympus filed a patent for 12-150mm lens, the lens features aperture range of 12-150mm F3.9-6.2. Take a look at the patent details below

Specification and lens arrangement of embodiment 6
Focal length: 12.253 – 146.736 mm
F No.: 3.900 – 6.200
2ω: 84.5 – 8.4
Image height: 10.04 – 11.15 mm
Lens length; 98.582 – 144.808 mm

Once the patent is approved it takes roughly 1 to 2 year to become a real product. But here I am disappointed by the aperture range of the lens.

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Olympus Patent - Hybrid Image Stabilization System

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We have heard that Olympus said they have reached the physical limits of camera image stabilization till date. But they didn’t stopped yet, According to the latest patent (Pub. Date: Jan. 19,2017 ) they are working on improving the hybrid image stabilization system camera.

Patent Details
CAMERA SYSTEM, BLUR CORRECTION METHOD THEREFOR, CAMERA BODY AND INTERCHANGEABLE LENS
Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION
Pub. Date: Jan. 19,2017
Filed: Jun. 14, 2016
Pub. No.: US 2017/0019600 Al

Description from patent document (Translated from Japanese)
A camera system including an interchangeable lens and a camera body, in which the camera body includes: a Roll blur correction range setting unit that sets a blur correction range in Roll directions of the camera body to be 81 when the interchangeable lens mounted on the camera body cannot perfonn blur correction (in the Pitch directions and the Yaw directions) or that sets the range to be 82 (“,81) when the interchangeable lens can perfonn blur correction; a PitchYaw blur correction range setting unit that sets blur correction ranges in the Pitch and Yaw directions of the camera on the basis of the set blur correction range in the Roll direction; and a blur correction ratio calculation unit that calculates a blur correction ratio of each of the interchangeable lens and the camera body when both of them perform blur correction.

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From the patent image (above) you can clearly see olympus is working on improving Lens and camera Image Stabilization correction and calculation unit that is connected to Blur correction Micro Computer.

Olympus is pioneer in making Hybrid IS system based camera and lens units. Olympus E-M1Mark II camera was announced on September 20th, 2016. The IS system working inside the camera is industry best. Many photographers does reported the the camera when combines with some specific lenses gives you 6 stops of shake correction.  Also look at this article here.

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Olympus Patent - Compact Mirrorless Camera Design

Today we have got a new patent doc that displays Olympus Compact system camera design. The design of the camera from patent look exactly similar to the Olympus PEN F camera, you can see the filling date is December 30 2015 and published on January 17, 2017.

Olympus PEN F Patent

Olympus pen F compact system camera was announced on January 27, 2016. Olympus pen F Most advanced compact system camera ever made by Olympus with extensive manual controls for professionals.

Patent Details

Applicant: OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo (lP)
Date of filling patent: Dec. 30, 2015
Publication Date: Jan.17,2017
Patent No: US D776,743 S

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Olympus 2.0x and 1.7x Tele-converter Patents

Olympus 2.0x and 1.7x Tele-converter Patents surfaced over the web, till now not 1.7X Tele-converter from Olympus exist and the 2.0X EC Tele-converter is old and need a update.

Olympus 2.0X Teleconverter

As you can see the B&H store have only Olympus EC-20 2.0X Teleconverter works with Olympus E & Four-Thirds Lenses.olympus-tele-converter-pate

Self-interpretation

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-177042
    • Published 2016.10.6
    • Filing date 2015.3.19
  • Example 1
    • f 249.93
    • FNO. 4.95
    • 2ω 5.03 °
    • IH 10.82
    • β 1.70
    • BF (in the air) 15.76
    • Total length (in air) 200.72
  • Example 2
    • f 294.03
    • FNO. 5.76
    • 2ω 4.27 °
    • IH 10.82
    • β 2.00
    • BF (in the air) 25.16
    • Total length (in air) 208.57
  • The master lens
    • f 147.00
    • FNO. 2.88
    • 2ω 8.30 °
    • IH 10.82
    • BF (in the air) 29.50
    • Total length (in air) 179.90

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Olympus Fullframe 28mm F1.4 Mirrorless Lens Patent

We have published Olympus 24mm F1.4 lens patent few days ago, we also published 28mm F2 article a while ago related to the same. Take a look at the new patent surfaced over the web today of 28mm F1.4 Mirrorless Fullframe Lens.

Olympus Fullframe mirrorless patent information

The patent was filed on 2014.12.10 and awarded on 2016.6.20. 

It’s very clear that Olympus is seriously involved on developing fullframe mirrorless system cameras from 2014, We may expect a major product or development announcement this Photokina 2016.


 

The funny image below is created by our staff member trying to figure out the type of Olympus FF Mirrorless may arrive in near future.

Olympus Fullframe camera

Olympus Fullframe Camera Creative image

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