Over the past month, Canon, Nikon and Tamron have all announced patents with potentially profound implications for digital photography. We asked Imaging Resource founder and Editor-in-chief Dave Etchells to walk us through some of the key concepts involved and share some of his thoughts on their import.
Please note, our analysis of the patent documents relies a lot on machine-translated text from Japanese to English.
1. Nikon patent 2016-192645, “Focus adjusting device and imaging device”
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