A new Konica Minolta patent has been published detailing an interesting 2.7mm (20mm equivalent) f/2.8 lens designed for a curved 1/3.2” sensor, the size found in a many mobile devices.
Discovered by Egami (translated), the patent doesn’t detail a manufacturer of the curved sensor. It’s worth noting though that Sony is already working on curved mobile sensors and the two companies have worked together in the past.
The patent also mentions the problem of strong vignetting, due to the design of the lens/sensor combo. Interestingly…
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