Interesting Nikon lens patent

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Interesting Nikon lens patent

Post by Webmaster » Sat Jan 13, 2007 10:38 am

Doing some other research, I came across an interesting Nikon patent, filed on February 3, 2004. The patent describes a fisheye lens that can be used with both full frame, smaller digital sensors and APS format cameras:

«The invention provides a fisheye lens system having an angle of view of 170 degrees or more capable of being used with a plurality of cameras having different image formats in size.»

A multi purpose fisheye (or other wide angle) lens would be very useful for photographers carrying different format DSLRs in the future.

http://www.nikonweb.com/patent6987623/

Jarle

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