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Sigma News & Rumors: a published patent describes a 120-600mm f/5-6.3 lens

When in the summer of the year before last year first rumors about the 150-600mm Sports and Contemporary lens surfaced, I was skeptical. I simply couldn’t imagine that Sigma would bring two such lenses onto the market. Super-telephoto zooms are a very special type of lenses and Tamron had released its 150-600 lense six months ...

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Sigma news and rumors: patent published for 11-22mm f/4.5-5.6

Do you remember the rumor Canonumors.com spread in August this year, according to which Sigma is developing two 12-24mm ultra-wide zoom lenses at the same time? It was speculated that the more expensive version, supposedly belonging to the Art series, would have a constant aperture and better features. It’s been assumed that the cheaper version ...

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Facebook could soon identify every camera by its digital fingerprint

Social media networks know almost everything about their users, and if that wasn’t enough already, Facebook, according to a patent of the company, is working on expanding its “data mining” efforts. This is to be achieved with a technology by which photos can be attributed to the camera, with which they were taken, by giving ...

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Amazon patents photographic old news

I have always assumed that the requirement for a patent is that the invention to be protected is, at the very least, new. That doesn’t seem to be the case in the US, where Amazon was able to patent the “studio arrangement” shown in the graphics embedded below. Patent 8,676,045 describes a rather simple layout for ...

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A camera in a contact lens

Do you know the iconic manga Ghost in the Shell, which was turned into anime several times and is one of the most important examples of science fiction manga? If you are not familiar with it: it is about a vision of the future in which many people have replaced their biological body partly or ...