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10-09-2007, 03:50 PM   #1
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Some new Pentax Patents

Went through the US Patent Office today and found some interesting stuff. Here is what they call a conversion lens, maybe a teleconverter but looks more like the 70 limited with the hood attached to me. Guess "conversion" means something other than 70mm limited lens?

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And this one is a Single lens Reflex camera, which strangely looks familiar. 645D anyone?

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Here is a lens design like the Canon 100-400mm lens with the push-pull Zoom feature.

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Such wonderful things that could be made into factual items.

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I don't get the first two. Are they trying to protect the design of these items, so that no one can make a look-alike? I would ahve thought that the copyright rules would take take of that.
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I don't get the first two. Are they trying to protect the design of these items, so that no one can make a look-alike? I would ahve thought that the copyright rules would take take of that.
Yeah thought so myself but the the name doesn't fit with the design because I'm 100% positive it's the DA 70 limited and not a lens converter... We shall never understand Pentax shall we?
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These were filed in 2006, 2005 and 2004.

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These were filed in 2006, 2005 and 2004.
True, but it takes time for items to appear after a patent is ok'd and I check the US patent office once a month or so and these are new since the last time I looked.
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Ok.

So what do you guys think the last one is then?
We have already seen mockups of the 645D and already have the 70 pancake. So who is that other sucker?
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Check the filing dates Chris. The first one is Sept 2006 the other 2 were 2005. So indeed your guess is probably right on the 70 limited and the 645D. I wonder if the last one is for the 70-300?
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Since somebody confirmed the Canon 7D via a upc search, I did one for pentax and look at what popped up. LoL

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Too bad eh? LoL.

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At least it is a name I have never heard yet..
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Since somebody confirmed the Canon 7D via a upc search, I did one for pentax and look at what popped up. LoL
I would hardly call it a confirmation, since any one can contribute anything they want to that site, and it is highly unlikely that a company like canon would allow their new evolutionary camera to be announced this way.
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I would hardly call it a confirmation, since any one can contribute anything they want to that site, and it is highly unlikely that a company like canon would allow their new evolutionary camera to be announced this way.
Of course, Cideway but I think Fotopete was doing that on the joke side ^^
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