New: Ricoh 23mm and 28mm f/2.8 APS-C lens patent for a compact camera (new Ricoh GR maybe?). - Pentax & Ricoh Rumors
Ricoh has a new patent for a 23mm and 28mm f/2.8 APS-C lenses designed for a compact camera (new Ricoh GR maybe?): Embodiment 1: f = 25.99 mm,F = 2.86,ω = 28.3 Embodiment 7: f = 23.42 mm,F = 2.88,ω = 30.9 Other Embodiments: 2: f = 26.05,F = 2.87,ω = 28.3 3: f = […]
This is exciting to me. Regardless of whether it's released under the GR name or as a Pentax or whatever, I'm always for more fixed lens prime compact options. These would be around ~35mm and ~42mm, seems like rather close focal lengths to choose for an APS-C compact, but I'd go for the longer one. A 40mm GR-type camera would be heavenly. We will see what comes out of this.