Tag: 1″ format

13/05/2016 / / Konica Minolta

Just like Ricoh has done two weeks ago Konica Minolta has now patented a new lens for 1” sensor format, a 9-90mm f/2.8-5.6 zoom with image stabilization. Oddly enough, despite being a stop faster at the wide angle end and offering a 24mm instead of a 28mm full frame equivalent focal length, it has a much simpler lens design – 16 instead of 19 lens elements – than the Nikon 1 Nikkor 10-100mm f/4-5.6 VR zoom lens.


Image source: egami.blog.so-net.ne.jp

30/04/2016 / / Ricoh

Egami, a Japanese blog known for releasing patent specifications of lenses designed and made by all notable manufacturer, reports that Ricoh has patented four prime lenses for the 1” sensor format. 25mm f/1.8, 35mm f/1.8, 50mm f/2.4 and 70mm f/2.8. Supposedly these lenses are meant for industrial cameras (so called machine vision applications), which predominantly use C-mount and CS-mount.


Ricoh 70mm f/2.8 design – 7 elements in 5 groups

26/02/2014 / / Nikon 1

Sam’s Club has listed the rumored Samsung NXF1 1“ MILC/CSC for $499, but the page is now offline. You can access it through Google Cache here. If it happens to be real and not a placeholder, it would be a nice price for essentially a Nikon J3 with an improved sensor, swivel touchscreen and a 24-73mm full frame equivalent lens.


25/02/2014 / / Nikon 1