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Ian 16th October 2012 02:42 PM

Olympus' latest patent
 
If you haven't already seen it, a Japanese site has highlighted a patent application by Olympus which centres around modified sensor microlenses of different heights that could help enable the efficiency of contrast detect autofocus.

I am detecting some signals that this may be linked to the promised solution for Four Thirds lens users. Anyway, the article via Google Translate can be found here:

http://translate.google.com/translat...p%2F2012-10-10

Ian

RogerMac 16th October 2012 02:51 PM

Re: Olympus' latest patent
 
I realised a long while ago that taking out a patent was not the same thing as bringing a product to market but can we infer from your mention that there is a real prospect that this one will actually materialise?*chr

Roger

Chevvyf1 16th October 2012 03:10 PM

Re: Olympus' latest patent
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 193580)
If you haven't already seen it, a Japanese site has highlighted a patent application by Olympus which centres around modified sensor microlenses of different heights that could help enable the efficiency of contrast detect autofocus.

I am detecting some signals that this may be linked to the promised solution for Four Thirds lens users. Anyway, the article via Google Translate can be found here:

http://translate.google.com/translat...p%2F2012-10-10

Ian

Ian 4/3rds or m 4/3rds ? It would be wonderful to have a 300 lightweight 4/3rds ... and tracking :)

Ian 16th October 2012 04:31 PM

Re: Olympus' latest patent
 
The patent is from last year, so you never know - there might be something in it.

The sensor is the same for both MFT and FT of course. One theory is that the patent will help FT lens use and the other is that it's for improving C-AF on MFT.

Ian

Zuiko 16th October 2012 04:34 PM

Re: Olympus' latest patent
 
Might also tie in with now having a new sensor source.

Ross the fiddler 16th October 2012 10:37 PM

Re: Olympus' latest patent
 
I have seen this one & after translating the google translation ;), it does sound promising & could be an interesting method to improve on what we already have.

Ian 19th October 2012 01:10 PM

Re: Olympus' latest patent
 
Our friend on DPNow in Japan, Yoshi, has very kindly translated the blog - you can see it here:

http://dpnow.com/forum2/blog.php?b=358

Ian

Ross the fiddler 19th October 2012 11:25 PM

Re: Olympus' latest patent
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Ian (Post 194042)
Our friend on DPNow in Japan, Yoshi, has very kindly translated the blog - you can see it here:

http://dpnow.com/forum2/blog.php?b=358

Ian

Thanks Ian. BTW, the last part of Yoshi's translation is doubled up.

*chr


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