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More Confirmation: Olympus Working on a Fullframe Mirrorless Camera

Another confirmation that Olympus is Working on a Fullframe Mirrorless Camera, earlier Olympus also filed a  patent for 28mm full-frame mirrorless Lens, take a look here. . And in a recent patent filed by Olympus we can see they are working on a 24mm F1.4 Lens patent made for for a full-frame mirrorless camera.

24 F1.4mm mirrorlessTake a look at the patent details below translated by google.

Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2016-38418
    • Published 2016.3.22
    • Filing date 2014.8.5
  • Example 1
    • f 24.48
    • FNO. 1.41
    • 2ω 91.37
    • IH 22.50
    • FB (in air) 9.49
    • Total length (in air) 154.18

Stay with us and we will update you soon as we get any new information.

Olympus Teleconverter Patent System

Olypmus tele patent image

The translated version of version via google reader is here… you can contribute a better translation in our comment box.

Olympus is to do without cost up the expansion by the combination of Telecom patent is being filed.

Description, self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-184660
    • Published 2015.10.22
    • Filing date 2014.3.26
  • Olympus patents
    • Store the serial number of the lens
    • Converter and is detected, you want to change some of the serial
    • Converter is found, and changes the lens information to be transmitted to the camera
    • Intermediate adapter I want to change the identification data is detected

See more patents from Olympus.

Olympus New Sensor with Built-in Polarizing Filter

P-filter-and-sensor-imageA new patent discloses Olympus new sensor patent with built-in  Polarizing Filter technology.The sensor actually composed of two different layers. The first layer captures light and  ts actually a RGB layer of a conventional sensor and just under that layer we have a second sensor capturing the info about the polarization of the light.

Built-in-Polarizing-Filter-What a Polarizing Filter actually do ?, A good Polarizing filter Makes a Blue Sky Bluer, Enhances Clouds and Eliminates Reflections.

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Olympus Patent 500mm F4 Lens


A new patent surfaced over the web that shows a M4/3 400mm Lens having F4 Aperture,  the patent was filed on 2013 october and published on 2015 June, hope this lens will arrive soon to fulfill the needs of M4/3 system users…

Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-108811
    • Published 2015.6.11
    • Filing date 2013.10.22
  • Example 6
    • Focal length f = 499.265 325.022mm
    • Fno. 4.059 2.630
    • Angle of view 2ω = 2.6 °
    • Image height Y = 11.15mm
    • FB 66.633mm
    • Total length 337.887mm

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Olympus Patent 300 mm F4 IS Lens

300mm-lens-imgA new patent surfaced over the web that clearly shows a new lens by Olympus with F4 aperture and built in image optical-stabilization system,

Patent details

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-102810
    • Published 2015.6.4
    • Filing date 2013.11.27
  • Example 1
    • Focal length f = 294.33mm
    • Fno. 4.08
    • Angle of view 2ω = 4.31 °
    • Image height 11.15mm
    • FB 45.04mm
    • Total length 213.64mm

The patent was filed back in November 2013, I don’t think Olympus will now announce a optically stabilized lens now, after introduction of 5 axis image stabilization system in its cameras.

Share your thoughts with us.

Olympus Patent ASTRO TRACER


In an recent patent application published by japanese website egami we came to know that Olympus is working on ASTRO TRACER, with the help of built-in image stabilization system the camera will automatically move its sensor to  trace and capture multiple exposure while tracking a subject.

We hope we will soon see the new Astro Tracer technology in upcoming Olympus E-M5 III camera 🙂

ASTRO-TRACER--imgTake a look at the details below translated by google.

Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-73199
    • Published 2015.4.16
    • Filing date 2013.10.2
  • Olympus patents
    • Celestial body (mobile) and the ground (stationary body) is capable of shooting a subject that mixed
    • Multiple exposure while tracking a subject
    • From the information in the shift such as level and the imaging element, seek the position shift amount of the object
    • And correcting the position deviation of the moving body
    • Stationary body is additive synthesis
    • Mobile comparison Akira synthetic or averaging synthesis after the position shift correction

See more Olympus Patent

src – egami

Multilayer Sensor Patents from Kyocera and Olympus

Kyocera multilayer sensor patent


Kyocera multilayer sensor patent surfaced over the web, pixels are shifted from center onwards to capture more light… take a look a the patent details below translated by google

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-90972
    • Published 2015.5.11
    • Filing date 2013.11.7
  • Renesas patents
    • RGB 3-layer sensor
    • Color filter
    • To shift towards the surrounding pixels in the center of the optical axis
    • Extent a peripheral, and enough is upper, the shift amount is large

Olympus multilayer sensor patent

2-layer-sensor-imgOlympus filed a patent of two layer sensor, the layer combines color filter of RGBCMY, both layer will capture extensive amount of color and light, take a look at the patent

Explanation and self-interpretation of the patent literature

  • Patent Publication No. 2015-88944
    • Published 2015.5.7
    • Filing date 2013.10.31
  • Olympus patents
    • From the top, first layer color filter, the light receiving elements of the first layer, the second layer color filter of the second layer of the receiving element
    • The first layer uses a two or three color filter of MY GR BR C BG G
    • The second layer, use 1-2 kinds of color filters of the RG
    • Second layer was widely pixel pitch

src – egmai