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Jun 26, 2015 08:37:17   #
JPL (a regular here)
 
Now Nikon has secured a patent for a 10-600 mm lens to use in front of a 1" sensor according to various websites that cover camera and lens news. With the sensor zoom factor of 2.7 this will give a range that is comparable to 27-1620 mm lens on a full frame camera.

The 1" sensor is becoming more and more popular, with Nikon, Sony, Lumix, Samsung and Canon all using this sensor in more and more cameras every year. The latest of them the Canon powershot G3X.

There are some possibilities for Nikon to use this new lens patent to bring us much closer to the ultimate camera than has ever been possible before.
They could make a bridge camera with this lens and they could make a lens of this kind to use in the Nikon 1 lineup of cameras. Either way, we can now expect to get the lens many have been dreaming about, a lens that covers almost all the zoom range we ever dreamed of, a lens that we can use handheld with in camera or in lens 5 stop stabilizing, a lens that many of us never have to take off the camera, the all round travel lens, the sports and bif lens and a lens that we can put in front of a good in low light backlit sensor that is big enough to produce much better image quality than has been possible in the most popular bridge cameras so far.

And it is possible that this lens or a camera with it will be available soon, as this lens was already designed in 2013, but patent not secured until few days ago. So it is quite possible that we will see something very interesting from Nikon later this year based on this new lens patent.

What do you think about this? Anyone interested?
 
Jun 26, 2015 08:52:36   #
Swede
 
That will be on the list right after the Ferrari, about as much chance of owning "The lens of my Dreams" as driving the 488 GTB
;-) ;-) Swede
Jun 26, 2015 08:52:44   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
JPL wrote:
What do you think about this? Anyone interested?

10-600mm? If it becomes a reality, it's going to be very expensive.
Doesn't the P900 go beyond that - at the tele end?
Jun 26, 2015 09:04:15   #
bsprague (a regular here)
 
The Panasonic FZ200 already does that with a equivalent range of 25 to 600, but the sensor is small. Two cameras with a 1" sensor are the Sony RX10 and Panasonic FZ1000. The RX10 keeps the bulk down by providing an equivalent 24-200. The FZ1000 needs the bulk of a full frame to get 25-400.

To get 27-1620 with a 1" sensor, something has to be pretty large.
Jun 26, 2015 09:16:10   #
Mercer
 
Does anybody know how much? I probably won't live long enough to pay for it, but I might as well start now... or at least start dreaming.
Jun 26, 2015 09:19:20   #
Mercer
 
Does anybody know how much? I probably won't live long enough to pay for it, but I might as well start now... or at least start dreaming.
Clearly, I was asleep when I posted this duplicate message. Sorry.
 
Jun 26, 2015 09:50:52   #
Mike D.
 
It sounds awesome. I would have to hock a car or a kid to get one...
Jun 26, 2015 11:01:10   #
Shutterbugsailer
 
JPL wrote:
Now Nikon has secured a patent for a 10-600 mm lens to use in front of a 1" sensor according to various websites that cover camera and lens news. With the sensor zoom factor of 2.7 this will give a range that is comparable to 27-1620 mm lens on a full frame camera.

The 1" sensor is becoming more and more popular, with Nikon, Sony, Lumix, Samsung and Canon all using this sensor in more and more cameras every year. The latest of them the Canon powershot G3X.

There are some possibilities for Nikon to use this new lens patent to bring us much closer to the ultimate camera than has ever been possible before.
They could make a bridge camera with this lens and they could make a lens of this kind to use in the Nikon 1 lineup of cameras. Either way, we can now expect to get the lens many have been dreaming about, a lens that covers almost all the zoom range we ever dreamed of, a lens that we can use handheld with in camera or in lens 5 stop stabilizing, a lens that many of us never have to take off the camera, the all round travel the photography world; much better IQ than that which can be obtained with the 1/2.3 sensors in bridge cameras, while at the same time, allowing for the use of far smaller and lighter lenses than those used on full frame, APS-C, or even micro 4/3 bodies. Time will tell if the buying public deems it to be a viable compromise.
And it is possible that this lens or a camera with it will be available soon, as this lens was already designed in 2013, but patent not secured until few days ago. So it is quite possible that we will see something very interesting from Nikon later this year based on this new lens patent.

What do you think about this? Anyone interested?
Now Nikon has secured a patent for a 10-600 mm len... (show quote)
IMHO, the camera manufacturers are coming to the conclusion that the 1" sensor is the "Goldilocks" of the photography world, offering better image quality than can ever be obtained with the 1/2.3 size used in most point and shoot and bridge cameras, while at the same time, allowing for the use of smaller and lighter lenses than full frame, APS-C, or even micro 4/3 bodies would allow at the equivalent field of view. Time will tell if the buying public sees this as a viable compromise between cost, image quality, and convenience.
Jun 26, 2015 12:42:18   #
jerryc41 (a regular here)
 
Shutterbugsailer wrote:
Time will tell if the buying public sees this as a viable compromise between cost, image quality, and convenience.

How many cameras will the public want to buy before the manufacturers decide what is the correct format? When 35mm film was the standard, there wasn't much confusion. Shoot 35 or shoot 120.
Jun 26, 2015 12:47:11   #
rook2c4 (a regular here)
 
Just doesn't seem like a lens I'd really want. Yes, maybe fun to play with for a day or two. But then it would end up becoming a lens I'd hardly use. If I need wide angle, I'll use a dedicated wide angle lens. If I need super-tele, I'll use a dedicated super-tele. It would be very rare that I'd want to rapidly switch back and forth between the focal length extremes such that I would want to be able to do it with only one lens. And a lens so expensive as to likely inhibit productivity and creativity, out of fear of accident with the lens. No, not my dream lens.
Jun 26, 2015 23:31:56   #
BHC (a regular here)
 
Will it come as an f/1.4?
 
Jun 27, 2015 01:25:26   #
SharpShooter (a regular here)
 
When it comes out, I'm switching to NIKON!!
I just hope I live that long!! :lol: :lol:
SS
Jun 27, 2015 01:36:17   #
moonhawk
 
SharpShooter wrote:
When it comes out, I'm switching to NIKON!!
I just hope I live that long!! :lol: :lol:
SS


What's that sound?

Pigs flying?

Never mind.... :-)
Jun 27, 2015 02:28:26   #
mwsilvers (a regular here)
 
JPL wrote:
Now Nikon has secured a patent for a 10-600 mm lens to use in front of a 1" sensor according to various websites that cover camera and lens news. With the sensor zoom factor of 2.7 this will give a range that is comparable to 27-1620 mm lens on a full frame camera.

The 1" sensor is becoming more and more popular, with Nikon, Sony, Lumix, Samsung and Canon all using this sensor in more and more cameras every year. The latest of them the Canon powershot G3X.

There are some possibilities for Nikon to use this new lens patent to bring us much closer to the ultimate camera than has ever been possible before.
They could make a bridge camera with this lens and they could make a lens of this kind to use in the Nikon 1 lineup of cameras. Either way, we can now expect to get the lens many have been dreaming about, a lens that covers almost all the zoom range we ever dreamed of, a lens that we can use handheld with in camera or in lens 5 stop stabilizing, a lens that many of us never have to take off the camera, the all round travel lens, the sports and bif lens and a lens that we can put in front of a good in low light backlit sensor that is big enough to produce much better image quality than has been possible in the most popular bridge cameras so far.

And it is possible that this lens or a camera with it will be available soon, as this lens was already designed in 2013, but patent not secured until few days ago. So it is quite possible that we will see something very interesting from Nikon later this year based on this new lens patent.

What do you think about this? Anyone interested?
Now Nikon has secured a patent for a 10-600 mm len... (show quote)

That would sound great all other things being equal, but as we all know all other things are rarely equal. While superzooms as a category offer flexibility and convenience, the IQ of these lenses rarely compares favorably to shorter range zooms and prime lenses. So, while there may a market for such a product, its unlikely that discerning photographers will ditch their other lenses to get one.
Jun 27, 2015 03:08:12   #
SharpShooter (a regular here)
 
moonhawk wrote:
What's that sound?

Pigs flying?

Never mind.... :-)


Moonhawk, a quick story, on what I consider one of those amazing moments we sometimes experience. One of my favorite bands and albums was/is Pink Floyds, Animals. Its the album on whose cover are those iconic smoke stacks with the pigs flying over them!
A few years ago when I visited London, I was coming into London on the train from the south. When almost to the station and looking out the window, suddenly, there they were, those so familiar to me, those huge smoke stacks from the album cover. The only thing missing were the pigs flying!! :lol:
It's one of those moments that stays with you!! ;-)
SS
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