Nikon 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens Patent Could Be For New Nikon Mirrorless System

Nikon 10-100mm VR Lens Patent

Nikon 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 VR Lens Patent Diagram

A recently published patent application reveals a Nikon lens with a focal length of 10-100mm, which works out to a perfect 27-270mm equivalent focal range for Nikon’s rumored 2.7x-crop mirrorless camera.

Technically, the application calls for a 10.3-97mm focal range at f/4.7-6.1, which should round out to a lens marketed at 10-100mm f/4.5-5.6 range when/if it comes out.

Nikon Mirrorless Japanese Patent

For what seems like a consumer-minded camera system with its smaller-than-APS-C format sensor, a 10x superzoom is almost a requirement.  It should be much smaller than what we typically see on DSLRs, particularly since Nikon has done such a good job at putting a big zoom range in its recent Coolpix cameras.

For those of you who want some light weekend reading, you can check out the lens patent application here.

 

Olympus E-PM1 Kit Priced at $499

Olympus E-PM1

The recently-announced Olympus E-PM1 has been officially priced at $499 and will include a 14-42mm kit lens.

As a refresher, the E-PM1 is the smallest of the PEN series cameras.  It features a 12.3MP Micro Four Thirds image sensor, 1080i HD video capture and a sensitivity range up to ISO 12800.

The E-PM1 should start shipping in September.

Check availability at B&H Photo and Amazon.

Pictureline Giving Away a Nikon D5100

Nikon D5100

Just a quick heads up to point you in the direction of the cool guys at Pictureline.  Those of you in Utah are likely familiar with the local camera shop, Pictureline, which also has an online presence here.

Anyway, they’re giving away a Nikon D5100 to a random Facebook follower as soon as they hit 5100 followers.  Get the details over on Pictureline’s blog.