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20110176225ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens comprising, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit of a positive refractive power, a second lens unit of a negative refractive power, a third lens unit of a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit of a positive refractive power. In zooming, the first lens unit is configured fixed and the second, third, and fourth lens units are configured movable. The following conditions are satisfied where f07-21-2011
20120162780MINIATURE ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens of the present invention includes a first lens group, a second lens group, an aperture, a third lens group, a fourth lens group, and an image surface in sequence along an optical axis from an object side to an image side. The first lens group has positive refractive power, and includes at least two lenses. The second lens group has negative refractive power, and includes three lenses. The third lens group has positive refractive power, and includes at least two lenses. The fourth lens group has positive refractive power. The zoom lens is switched to a telephoto mode from a wide-angle mode by moving the first lens group toward the object side, moving the second lens group toward the image side, and moving the third lens group toward the object side.06-28-2012
20090195886Zoom lens and imaging apparatus incorporating the same - The invention relates to a zoom lens and an imaging apparatus incorporating the same. The zoom lenses comprises, in order from its object side, a positive first lens group G08-06-2009
20080259465Zoom optical system and imaging apparatus incorporating the same - The invention relates to a zoom optical system that, albeit having high zoom capabilities, has its total length reduced in consideration of size reductions upon received at a lens mount, and an imaging apparatus using the same. The zoom optical system comprises, in order from its object side, a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive third lens group and a positive fourth lens group. Upon zooming from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end, the second lens group moves in such a way as to lie more on the imaging plane side at the telephoto end than at the wide-angle end, and the third lens group moves. A lens component L10-23-2008
20110194192Superzoom Lenses - Superzoom lenses are disclosed. The superzoom lenses include, in order from an object side to an image side on an optical axis, a first lens group, a second lens group, an aperture, a third lens group, and a fourth lens group. The first lens group has positive optical power. The second lens group has negative optical power and is consisted of a convex lens and a concave lens. The third lens group has positive optical power. The fourth lens group has positive optical power. The superzoom lenses satisfy the following relationship when the superzoom lenses are collapsed:08-11-2011
20100033839ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power. The first and third lens units are movable such that they are located closer to the object side at a telephoto end than at a wide-angle end. The fourth lens unit is movable with a locus convex towards the object side. A distance between the first and second lens units at the telephoto end, a distance between the second and third lens units at the telephoto end, a focal length of the first lens unit, a focal length of the second lens unit, and a focal length of the third lens unit, and a focal length of the entire zoom lens at the wide-angle end are appropriately set.02-11-2010
20090128925ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS - A fourth lens group of a four-lens group zoom lens includes, in order from an object side, a single positive lens having aspheric surfaces on both sides, and a cemented lens formed of a negative lens and a positive meniscus lens having a convex surface directed to the object side. The object-side surface of the positive single lens is convex and has a stronger refractive power. The cemented lens has a negative refractive power as a whole. The following conditional expressions are satisfied:05-21-2009
20100067119ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens includes, in order from object to image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power and movable during zooming, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power and including a positive lens element positioned nearest to an object-side end, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power and movable during zooming. The second lens unit includes at least three negative lens elements arranged successively and independently along an optical axis and at least one positive lens element. The zoom lens satisfies specific numerical conditions defined for a focal length fw of the zoom lens at a wide-angle end, focal lengths f2 and f3 of the second and third lens units, and a focal length f31 of a positive lens element of the third lens unit nearest to the object-side end.03-18-2010
20130088787ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING DEVICE USING SAME - Provided is a zoom lens for imaging an object on an imaging surface. The zoom lens includes, in the order from an object side to an image side thereof, a first lens group with positive refraction power, a second lens group with negative refraction power, a third lens group with positive refraction power, and a fourth lens group with positive refraction power. The first lens group includes a first surface. The zoom lens satisfies the formula: 0.15<|L3|/Lt<0.25, where L3 is a distance of the movement of the third lens group along an optical axis of the zoom lens when the zoom lens is switched between a wide-angle state and a telephoto state, and Lt is a distance from the first surface to the imaging surface.04-11-2013
20090303610ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes, in this order from the object side to the image side thereof, a first lens group having positive refraction power, a second lens group having negative refraction power, a third lens group having positive refraction power, and a fourth lens group having positive refraction power. The zoom lens satisfying the formulas: 0.1512-10-2009
20090040625ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, first, second, third, and fourth lens units having positive, negative, positive, and positive optical powers, respectively. The first lens unit includes one negative lens element and two positive lens elements, and moves during zooming. The zoom lens system satisfies the following condition:02-12-2009
20090040624ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, first through fourth lens units. The first lens unit has positive refractive power, and the second lens unit has negative refractive power. The third lens unit has positive refractive power, the third lens unit having at least one positive lens and a plurality of negative lenses that include, in order from the object side to the image side, a first positive lens, a first negative lens, and a second negative lens. The fourth lens unit has positive refractive power. The zoom lens performs zooming by changing the distance between the lens units. The first positive lens is a positive lens closest to the object side among the at least one positive lens. The first negative lens is a negative lens closest to the object side among the plurality of negative lenses.02-12-2009
20090040623Image pickup apparatus having wide angle zoom lens system - An image pickup apparatus having a wide angle zoom lens system includes a zoom lens system, and an image pickup element which is disposed at an image side of the zoom lens system. The zoom lens system includes in order from an object side thereof, a first lens unit G02-12-2009
20090040622ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power in that order from an object side to an image side. Zooming is performed by changing distances between the lens units. The first lens unit includes two or less lenses and the second lens unit consists of a negative lens and a positive lens in that order from the object side to the image side. The zoom lens satisfies the following condition:02-12-2009
20090268307ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS - A zoom lens is provided and includes: in order from an object side of the zoom lens, a first lens group adapted to be fixed during power-varying of the zoom lens, the first lens group having a positive power and including in order from the object side, a negative lens, a reflecting member that bends an optical path thereof, and a biconvex lens of a positive lens made of a resin material and having at least one aspherical surface; a second lens group adapted to move during the power-varying, the second lens group having a negative power and including two lenses; a third lens group adapted to be fixed during the power-varying and including one positive lens; and a fourth lens group adapted to move during the power-varying and during focusing of the zoom lens, the fourth lens having a positive power and including in order from the object side, a cemented lens having a positive power, and a negative lens made of a resin material and having at least one aspherical surface and a concave surface on an image side of the fourth lens.10-29-2009
20090237805Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus - A zoom lens includes first to fourth lens groups arranged in that order from the object side and having positive, negative, positive, and positive refractive powers. The first lens group includes a single first lens having a negative refractive power, a right-angle prism bending an optical path, and a second lens including at least a lens having a positive refractive power in that order from the object side. The second lens group includes a third lens including an aspherical surface and having a negative refractive power, a fourth lens having a negative refractive power, a fifth lens having a positive refractive power, and a sixth lens having a negative refractive power in that order from the object side. The second and fourth lens groups are moved in an optical-axis direction during zooming.09-24-2009
20090231726ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND CAMERA INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive optical power, a second lens unit having a negative optical power, a third lens unit having a positive optical power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive optical power. The distances between the adjacent lens units are changed during zooming. By appropriately setting the lens configurations and focal lengths of the first lens unit and the second lens unit, a compact zoom lens system is realized.09-17-2009
20120113527ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes first and second lens units having positive and negative refractive powers, an aperture stop, and third and fourth lens units having positive and negative refractive powers in order from an object side to an image side. During zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, the first lens unit remains fixed, and the second and fourth lens units move. The first lens unit includes negative, positive, negative, positive, and positive lenses in order from the object side to the image side, the third and fourth lens units include two or more lenses. Focal lengths of the first and third lens units and of the entire system at the wide angle end, the thickness of the first lens unit on an optical axis, and the distance between principal points between the first and the second lens units at a wide angle end are appropriately set.05-10-2012
20100296174HIGH ZOOM-RATIO ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A high zoom-ratio zoom lens system includes a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive third lens group, and a positive fourth lens group, in this order from an object, 11-25-2010
20100296172Variable focal length lens system image pick up apparatus - A vari-focal length lens system includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power. In the second lens group, each of the object-side surface of the negative lens arranged on the object side and the object-side surface of the positive lens is formed in an aspherical shape and satisfies the following conditional expression:11-25-2010
20110286108ZOOM LENS, OPTICAL APPARATUS EQUIPPED THEREWITH, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens ZL installed in an electronic still camera 11-24-2011
20120105976ZOOM LENS AND PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens and a photographing apparatus having the zoom lens including a first lens group having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having a negative refractive power; a third lens group having a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, wherein the first lens group, the second lens group, the third lens group, and the fourth lens group are arranged sequentially from an object side, wherein the second lens group includes a first aspherical lens having a negative refractive power, and a second aspherical lens having a positive refractive power.05-03-2012
20110292521VARIABLE POWER ZOOM LENS - The present invention is a variable power zoom lens that is suitable to APS-format single-lens reflex cameras. The zoom lens has the foremost or first lens group G12-01-2011
20100033841ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens comprises, from object to image side: a positive first-lens unit; a negative second-lens unit; a positive third-lens unit; and a positive fourth-lens unit; the third-lens unit comprising a negative 02-11-2010
20100033840ZOOM LENS AND OPTICAL APPARATUS EQUIPPED THEREWITH - A zoom lens is provided with comprising a plurality of lens groups including, in order from an object, a first lens group G02-11-2010
20090161228Zoom lens system - A zoom lens system includes, arranged sequentially from an object side, a first lens group including at least one reflective optical member changing the optical path of an incident light ray, and having positive refractive power; a second lens group having negative refractive power; a third lens group having positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power, and during a magnification change from a wide-angle position to a telephoto position, the first lens group and the third lens group are not moved, the second lens group is moved from the object side towards an image side, and the fourth lens group is linearly moved from the image side towards the object side.06-25-2009
20090316277Zoom lens and an imaging apparatus incorporating the same - The first lens group comprises a positive lens and a negative lens, and the total number of lenses in the first lens group is 2. The second lens group consists of, in order from the object side, a front unit of negative refracting power and a rear unit of positive refracting power. The third lens group consists of, in order from the object side, a front unit of positive refracting power and a rear unit of negative refracting power. The fourth lens group comprises a positive lens component, and the total number of lens components in the fourth lens group is 1. The front unit of the second lens group comprises a negative lens component, and the total number of lens components in the front unit of the second lens group is 1. The rear unit of the second lens group comprises, in order from the object side to the image side, a negative lens and a positive lens, and the total number of lenses in the rear unit of the second lens group is 2. The negative lens component in the front unit of the second lens group and the negative lens in the rear unit of the second lens group satisfy the following condition (1A):12-24-2009
20090310228ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, first through fourth lens units. The first lens unit has positive refractive power, and the second lens unit has negative refractive power. The third lens unit has positive refractive power, the third lens unit having at least one positive lens and a plurality of negative lenses that include, in order from the object side to the image side, a first positive lens, a first negative lens, and a second negative lens. The fourth lens unit has positive refractive power. The zoom lens performs zooming by changing the distance between the lens units. The first positive lens is a positive lens closest to the object side among the at least one positive lens. The first negative lens is a negative lens closest to the object side among the plurality of negative lenses.12-17-2009
20100085647ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power and configured to move during zooming, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power and configured to move during zooming, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power and configured not to move for zooming. In the zoom lens, the second lens unit includes at least one positive lens and at least one negative lens. Furthermore, in the zoom lens, average values of Abbe number (ν) and relative partial dispersion (θ) of materials of the at least one negative lens (νna, θna) and average values of Abbe number (ν) and relative partial dispersion (θ) of materials of the at least one positive lens (νpa, θpa) satisfy an appropriate condition.04-08-2010
20090201591ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND CAMERA INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens system includes a first lens unit having a positive optical power, a second lens unit having a negative optical power which moves during zooming, a third lens unit having a positive optical power which does not move for zooming, and a fourth lens unit having a positive optical power which moves during zooming. The first lens unit, the second lens unit, the third lens unit, and the fourth lens unit are arranged in order from the object side to the image side. A back focus of the zoom lens system and a focal length of the third lens unit are adequately set.08-13-2009
20090273848ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A zoom lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, first to fourth lens groups respectively having positive, negative, positive, and positive refractive powers. When zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, the first and third lens groups move to the object side and the second lens group moves to the image side, whereby a spacing between the first and second lens groups and a spacing between the third and fourth lens groups are increased and a spacing between the second and third lens groups is decreased. The fourth lens group moves for focusing. The following condition is satisfied:11-05-2009
20110170203ZOOM LENS, OPTICAL APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ZOOM LENS - The present invention provides a zoom lens ZL comprising a first lens group G07-14-2011
20090296231ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens which includes in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens unit with a positive refractive power; a second lens unit with a negative refractive power; and a subsequent lens unit. The second lens unit moves on an optical axis to increase an interval between the first and second lens units during zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end. The first lens unit includes a front side lens subunit immovable during focusing with a positive refractive power and a rear side lens subunit movable during focusing with a positive refractive power. A PR lens of the rear side lens subunit and a N2 lens of the second lens unit are made of a material wherein an Abbe number (νd) and a partial dispersion ratio (θgF) are suitably set.12-03-2009
20100277811ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING OPTICAL DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens for an imaging optical device that includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having a negative refractive power; a third lens group having a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, arranged sequentially from an object side to an image side, and wherein each of the distances between the first lens group, the second lens group, the third lens group, and the fourth lens group varies during zooming, and wherein the first lens group comprises a doublet lens consisting of a negative lens and a positive lens, and the third lens group comprises a first positive lens, a second positive lens, a negative lens, and a third positive lens.11-04-2010
20100103532ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power. The third lens unit is stationary and the second and fourth lens units move along an optical axis during zooming. The fourth lens unit consists of a cemented lens in which a positive lens element and a negative lens element are cemented together. The zoom lens system satisfies the following conditional expression:04-29-2010
20080291546ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power configured not to move for zooming, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power configured to move during zooming, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power configured to move during zooming, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power configured not to move for zooming. The third lens unit includes a positive lens, a negative lens, and a diffractive optical element. A focal length of the third lens unit (fc), a focal length of the diffractive optical element (fdoe), a focal length at a wide angle end of the zoom lens (fW), and a focal length at a telephoto end of the zoom lens (fT) satisfy the following conditions:11-27-2008
20080310033ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND CAMERA EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME - A zoom lens system includes a first lens unit having positive optical power, a second lens unit having negative optical power, a third lens unit having positive optical power, and a fourth lens unit having positive optical power, the lens units being arranged in that order from an object side towards an image side. The second and fourth lens units are configured to move when the zoom lens system performs zooming. In this zoom lens system, the second lens unit consists of a negative lens element, a negative lens element, a negative lens element, and a positive lens element that are arranged in that order from the object side towards the image side. The focal lengths of the third and fourth lens units are set at appropriate values so that the zoom lens system can have a high zoom ratio while exhibiting high optical performance over the entire zoom range.12-18-2008
20080310032ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A simple, compact, high-zoom-ratio zoom lens system exhibiting high optical performance at all zoom positions is provided. The system includes, in order from the object side to the image side, first to fourth lens groups having positive, negative, positive, and positive refractive powers, respectively. The first-to-second-lens-group distance becomes the smallest during zooming. The first lens group resides closer to the object at a telephoto end than at a wide-angle end. The lens groups move such that the second-to-third-lens-group distance is smaller and the third-to-fourth-lens-group distance is larger at the telephoto end than at the wide-angle end. The second lens group includes, in order from the object side to the image side, negative and positive lens elements. First-to-second-lens-group distances d1w and d1t at the wide-angle end and at the telephoto end, respectively, and the smallest first-to-second-lens-group distance d1min obtained during zooming are appropriately set.12-18-2008
20080252993WIDE-ANGLE ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A wide-angle zoom lens system includes a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive third lens group, and a positive fourth lens group, in this order from the object. Upon zooming from the short focal length extremity to the long focal length extremity, at least the first lens group, the second lens group and the third lens group move along the optical axis direction so that the distance between the first lens group and the second lens group increases, the distance between the second lens group and the third lens group decreases, and the distance between the third lens group and the fourth lens group increases. The wide-angle zoom lens system satisfies the following conditions:10-16-2008
20080291547ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND CAMERA HAVING SAME - A zoom lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having positive optical power, a second lens unit having negative optical power, a third lens unit having positive optical power, and a fourth lens unit having positive optical power. Each lens unit moves during zooming. In particular, the first lens unit moves so as to be closer to an object at a telephoto end than at a wide-angle end during zooming, and the fourth lens unit moves in a locus convex toward the object side during zooming. The sharing of magnification variation between the third lens unit and the fourth lens unit is appropriately set.11-27-2008
20100271710ZOOM LENS UNIT, IMAGING DEVICE AND PORTABLE INFORMATION TERMINAL DEVICE - A zoom lens unit, including in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens group having a positive refracting power; a second lens group having a negative refracting power; a third lens group having a positive refracting power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refracting power, an aperture stop being disposed between the second and the third lens groups, and the third lens group having a positive lens made of an optical glass material which satisfies the following formulae: (1) 1.5210-28-2010
20100208359IMAGING OPTICAL LENS ASSEMBLY - The present invention provides an imaging optical lens assembly including, in order from the object side to the image side: a first lens group comprising a first lens element with positive refractive power, no lens element with refractive power being disposed between the first lens element and an imaged object, the first lens element being the only lens element with refractive power in the first lens group; and a second lens group comprising, in order from the object side to the image side: a second lens element with negative refractive power; a third lens element; and a fourth lens element; wherein focusing adjustment is performed by moving the first lens element along an optical axis, such that as a distance between the imaged object and the imaging optical lens assembly changes from far to near, a distance between the first lens element and an image plane changes from near to far; and wherein the number of the lens elements with refractive power in the imaging optical lens assembly is N, and it satisfies the relation: 4≦N≦5. The abovementioned arrangement of optical elements and focusing adjustment method enable the imaging optical lens assembly to obtain good image quality and consume less power.08-19-2010
20090080088ZOOM LENS CAMERA AND PERSONAL DIGITAL ASSISTANT DEVICE - A zoom lens includes, in order from an object to an image, a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive power, a third lens group having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power, when varying a field angle from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, the first lens group and the third lens group being moved to be located on the object side at the telephoto end rather than at the wide-angle end such that a distance between the first lens group and the second lens group increases, a distance between the second lens group and the third lens group decreases, and a distance between the third lens group and the fourth lens group increases.03-26-2009
20090027779ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS - A zoom lens is provided and includes: in order from the object side, a first lens group having a positive power and including in order from the object side, a negative lens, a reflecting member that bends an optical path by substantially 90°, and a positive lens having biconvex shape which has at least one aspherical surface; a second lens group having a negative power and including two lenses; a third lens group having a positive power; and a fourth lens group having a positive power and including in order from the object side, a cemented lens having a negative power and a positive lens having a meniscus shape which has at least one aspherical surface and a convex surface on the object side. The zoom lens is adapted to change a magnification thereof by moving the second lens group and forth lens group, and satisfies specific conditional equations.01-29-2009
20090128924Zoom Lens System, Imaging Device and Camera - An object is to provide a zoom lens system that can realize high image quality, a large aperture and a small size simultaneously and that can optically compensate blur of the image due to hand blur, vibration or the like, an imaging device and a camera. The present invention relates to a zoom lens system, in order from the object side to the image side, comprising a first lens unit having positive optical power, a second lens unit having negative optical power, a third lens unit having positive optical power and a fourth lens unit having positive optical power, wherein variable magnification is achieved by moving at least three lens units in an optical axis direction, focusing is achieved by moving the fourth lens unit in the optical axis direction, blur of the image is compensated by moving the third lens unit in a direction perpendicular to the optical axis, and at least one of a condition (1): 0<(|ΔL|f05-21-2009
20090168196ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rear lens unit including one or more lens units and having an overall positive refractive power. In the zoom lens, the third lens unit includes a first subunit having a positive refractive power and including one lens component having a positive refractive power, an aperture stop, and a second subunit including a negative lens. In the third lens unit of the zoom lens, a focal length of each of the first subunit and the second subunit is appropriately set.07-02-2009
20090168195Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same - A zoom lens has, in order from the object side thereof, a positive first lens unit G07-02-2009
20090168194Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same - A zoom lens has, in order from the object side thereof, a positive first lens unit G07-02-2009
20090185282CEMENTED LENS AND OPTICAL SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME - A cemented lens comprises first, second and third optical elements respectively formed by different solid materials, the third and first optical elements being cemented to each other, and the first and the second optical elements being cemented to each other, wherein both an incident surface and an exit surface of the first and second optical elements are refracting surfaces, and the following conditional expressions are satisfied:07-23-2009
20110141578ZOOM LENS, CAMERA APPARATUS, INFORMATION DEVICE AND MOBILE INFORMATION TERMINAL APPARATUS - A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, an aperture stop, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, which are disposed in order from an object side. The first lens group has a negative lens and a positive lens having a convex surface at an object side, which are disposed in order from the object side. An interval between the first lens group and the second lens group is increased and an interval between the second lens group and the third lens group is decreased when changing a magnification of the zoom lens from a wide angle end to a telephoto end. The first lens group and the third lens group are moved from positions at the wide angle end toward positions, which are at object sides thereof, at the telephoto end, respectively. Parameters are set so as to successfully correct chromatic aberration while achieving compact size, wide half field angle at the wide angle end, good performance, and a high magnification ratio.06-16-2011
20110228408ZOOM LENS, IMAGING APPARATUS, AND INFORMATION DEVICE - A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, which are disposed in order from an object side to an image side and an aperture stop disposed between the second and third lens groups. When changing the magnification of the zoom lens from a short focal end to a long focal end, an interval between the first and second lens groups increases, an interval between the second and third lens groups decreases, and an interval between the third and fourth lens groups increases. The first and third lens groups are moved so as to be positioned at object side positions at the long focal end relative to positions at the short focal end. The third lens group has two positive lenses. Predetermined conditions of the positive lenses of the third lens group are satisfied.09-22-2011
20110228407ZOOM OPTICAL SYSTEM, OPTICAL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ZOOM OPTICAL SYSTEM - A zoom optical system includes, in order from its object side along its optical axis, a first lens group G09-22-2011
20110222169ZOOM LENS, IMAGING DEVICE AND INFORMATION DEVICE - A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, the second lens group including, in order from the object side, a first negative lens and a cemented lens including a second negative lens having a convex shape on the object side and a positive lens, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, and an aperture stop arranged between the second lens group and the third lens group, wherein when changing a magnification from a short focal end to a telephoto end, an interval between the first lens group and the second lens group is increased, an interval between the second lens group and the third lens group is decreased, an interval between the third lens group and the fourth lens group is increased, and the first lens group and the third lens group are moved to be located closer to the object side at the long focal end than the short focal end.09-15-2011
20090109546Electronic imaging apparatus - An electronic imaging apparatus comprises a zoom lens including at least two lens groups and adapted to implement zooming by changing the spacing between the respective lens groups, and an electronic imaging device. The zoom lens includes at least one positive lens on an imaging device side with respect to an aperture stop, and satisfies the following conditions (1), (2) and (3).04-30-2009
20090103187Zoom lens and imaging apparatus incorporating the same - The invention relates to a zoom lens and an imaging apparatus incorporating the same, and more particularly to a zoom lens of small format that lends itself to imaging apparatus inclusive of video cameras and digital cameras. The zoom lens comprises, in order from its object side, a first lens group G04-23-2009
20090219625LENS BARREL AND IMAGING APPARATUS - The positioning of the first through the third lenses in the optical axis direction is performed in the state that the optical axes are aligned by press-fitting the outer circumference surfaces of the first through the third lenses of the second lens group respectively to the first through the third lens holding portions of the lens frame and the state that the first reference plane of the first lens and the second reference plane of the second lens are contacted and the third reference plane of the second lens and the fourth reference plane of the third lens are contacted.09-03-2009
20120105975ZOOM LENS SYSTEM HAVING HIGH ZOOM RATIO AND SHORT OVERALL LENGTH - A zoom lens system includes, in order from the subject side to the image side thereof, a first lens group of positive refractive power, a second lends group of negative refractive power, a third lens group of positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group of positive refractive power. The zoom lens system satisfies the following formulas: −0.1505-03-2012
20090251797ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - Provided is a zoom lens having a high magnification and excellent optical performance over an entire zoom range between a wide-angle end and a telephoto end. The zoom lens includes, in order from object side to image side: a first lens unit having positive refractive power; a second lens unit having negative refractive power; a third lens unit having positive refractive power; and a fourth lens unit having positive refractive power, and performs zooming while the respective lens units move, in which: during zooming from wide-angle end to telephoto end, the first unit moves closer to object side at telephoto end than at wide-angle end and the fourth unit moves along a locus convex to object side; and a focal length of the second unit, a focal length of the zoom lens at wide-angle end, and an imaging magnification of the fourth unit at telephoto end are appropriately set.10-08-2009
20120194918ZOOM OPTICAL SYSTEM, OPTICAL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ZOOM OPTICAL SYSTEM - A zoom optical system includes, in order from its object side along its optical axis, a first lens group G08-02-2012
20100259835IMAGING LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS - An imaging lens is provided and includes: in order from the object side, a negative first lens, a negative second lens, a positive third lens, a stop, and a positive fourth lens. In the lens, each of the second lens, the third lens, and the fourth lens has at least one aspheric surface, and an Abbe number of a material of the third lens at the d-line is 35 or less. In addition, the imaging lens satisfies the following Conditional Expression (1):10-14-2010
20100238565ZOOM LENS, INFORMATION DEVICE, AND IMAGING APPARATUS - A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refracting power, a second lens group having a negative refracting power, a third lens group having a positive refracting power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refracting power, being disposed in order from an object side, and an aperture stop disposed at an object side of the third lens group. When changing the magnification from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, an interval between the first and second lens groups increases, an interval between the second and third lens groups decreases, and an interval between the third and fourth lens groups changes.09-23-2010
20100238564Zoom lens system and image pickup apparatus using the same - A zoom lens system includes in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit G09-23-2010
20110058261ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens system and an image capturing apparatus having the same. The zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having a negative refractive power; a third lens group having a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, wherein the first through fourth lens groups are sequentially arranged from an object side to an image side, and the third lens group includes a first positive lens, a doublet lens including a second positive lens and a third negative lens, and a fourth positive lens sequentially arranged from the object side.03-10-2011
20080273249ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A compact zoom lens includes a first lens unit disposed closest to an object side, an aperture, and a rear lens group. The first lens unit includes a first diffraction optical part having positive refractive power, and the rear lens group includes a second diffraction optical part having positive refractive power. The power relation between the two diffraction optical parts and the positions of the diffraction optical parts are set appropriately. The zoom lens can have a high zoom ratio wherein chromatic aberration is fully corrected, and an image pickup apparatus employing this zoom lens can be provided.11-06-2008
20080231969Zoom lens system and electronic image pickup apparatus using the same - A zoom lens system includes a rear lens group having in order from an object side, a first lens unit G09-25-2008
20090116121ZOOM LENS, OPTICAL APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE ZOOM LENS AND METHOD FOR FORMING AN IMAGE OF AN OBJECT AND VARYING A FOCAL LENGTH - A zoom lens comprises the following lens groups in the order from an object side: a first lens group having a positive refracting power; a second lens group having a negative refracting power; a third lens group having a positive refracting power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refracting power; wherein, upon zooming, at least the first lens group and the fourth lens group move to the object side; and wherein the third lens group comprises a negative meniscus lens with a convex surface on an image side and with both side faces thereof being exposed to air, which is located nearest to the image side.05-07-2009
20090073574ZOOM LENS, IMAGING DEVICE, AND CAMERA HAVING IMAGING DEVICE - A zoom lens has a field view of 60° to 70° at a wide-angle end, a magnification change ratio of about five to six times, and a small number of component lenses, enables retraction to a compact size when not in use, provides high resolution, and is compatible with a compensation function for zoom lens vibrations. Comprised are, in order from an object side, a first lens unit (G03-19-2009
20080266673ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND CAMERA HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens system, in that order from an object side to an image side, includes first to fourth lens units respectively having positive, negative, positive, and positive optical powers. The second and fourth lens units move along an optical axis during zooming. In the zoom lens system, the third lens unit includes a first lens subunit having a negative optical power, and a second lens subunit having a positive optical power, in that order from the object side to the image side. The first lens subunit has no more than a positive lens element and a negative lens element. The second lens subunit has no more than a positive lens element and a negative lens element. Accordingly, the arrangements of the third lens unit and other lens units are properly set.10-30-2008
20100220399Variable focal distance lens system and imaging device - A variable focal distance lens system includes a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive power, a third lens group having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power, which are sequentially disposed from an object side to an image side. The system satisfies −0.65<(R09-02-2010
20090109545Zoom Lens and Image-Pickup Apparatus - To provide a zoom lens capable of achieving stable optical quality by inhibiting an effect of assemble errors during manufacturing. A zoom lens includes a positive first lens group G04-30-2009
20090067061Zoom lens and imaging apparatus incorporating the same - The invention relates to a zoom lens and an imaging apparatus incorporating the same. More particularly, the invention is concerned with a zoom lens that is downsized for use with imaging apparatus inclusive of video cameras and digital cameras. The zoom lens comprises a positive first group G03-12-2009
20110002048ZOOM LENS AND INFORMATION DEVICE - A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, which are disposed in order from an object side, and an aperture stop disposed at an object side of the third lens group. When changing the magnification from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, an interval between the first and second lens groups increases, an interval between the second and third lens groups decreases, and an interval between the third and fourth lens groups increases. The first lens group includes a negative lens, a positive lens, and a positive lens, in order from the object side. Predetermined conditions of a refractive index of the negative lens E01-06-2011
20110002047ZOOM LENS UNIT AND INFORMATION DEVICE - A zoom lens unit, including in order from an object side to an image side: a first lens group having a positive refracting power; a second lens group having a negative refracting power; a third lens group having a positive refracting power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refracting power, an aperture stop being disposed on an object side of the third lens group, wherein the third lens group has at least two positive lenses and one negative lens, wherein all the positive lenses of the third lens group satisfy the following formula: (1) −0.005865ν01-06-2011
20110026134ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rear group including at least one lens unit. The first lens unit, the second lens unit, the third lens unit, and the rear group are arranged in order from an object side to an image side. The second and third lens units move for zooming. Imaging magnifications of the second lens unit at a wide angle end and a telephoto end, imaging magnifications of the third lens unit at the wide angle end and the telephoto end, a moving amount of the third lens unit along an optical axis during zooming from the wide angle end to the telephoto end, and a total lens length at the telephoto end are set based on predetermined conditions.02-03-2011
20110043926ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes, sequentially from an object side, a positive first lens group; a negative second lens group; a positive third lens group; and a positive fourth lens group, where 2.0≦D23W/FW≦3.0 is satisfied. D23W is an interval, at a wide angle edge, between a lens that among lenses of the second lens group, is farthest on an imaging plane side and a lens that among lenses of the third lens group, is farthest on the object side. FW is a focal length of an optical system of the zoom lens at infinity focus, at the wide angle edge.02-24-2011
20100172031ZOOM LENS SYSTEM, IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA - A zoom lens system, in order from an object side to an image side, comprising a first lens unit of positive power, a second lens unit of negative power, a third lens unit of positive power, and a fourth lens unit of positive power, wherein the first lens unit is composed of three or fewer lens elements, wherein the second lens unit is composed of three lens elements, wherein in zooming, the first to the fourth lens units are moved individually along an optical axis such that air spaces should vary, so that variable magnification is achieved, and wherein the conditions are satisfied: 2.00≦D/f07-08-2010
20110116173ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING SAME - A zoom lens system includes, in order from the object side to the image side, first, second, third, fourth lens units respectively having positive, negative, positive, and positive refractive powers. The lens units move from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end such that intervals between adjacent lens units vary during zooming. The first lens unit consists of first-a and first-b lens elements respectively having negative and positive refractive powers, and the second lens unit consists of second-a, second-b, and second-c lens elements respectively having negative, negative, and positive refractive powers. n12 and ν12 respectively represent the refractive index and the Abbe number of the first-b lens element, and fw and ft respectively present the focal length at the wide-angle end and the telephoto end of the zoom lens system. Values for at least n12, ν12, fw and ft are appropriately set based on predetermined conditions.05-19-2011
20110242677ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes a first, a second, a third and a fourth lens groups that are arranged along an optical axis and from an object side to an image side in sequence. The refractive powers of the four lens groups are positive, negative, positive and positive, respectively. The first and the third lens groups are fixed at a fixed position. The second lens group is movable along the optical axis in accordance with the change of magnification. The fourth lens group is movable along the optical axis in accordance with keeping an image plane fixed at an image sensor. The present invention has at least four pieces of lens that are made of plastic material in order to decrease camera lens weight and move easily the lens groups. In addition, the present invention has small variation of aperture value, moderate zoom ratio and compact size at the same time.10-06-2011
20090034091ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens comprises a first lens unit that does not move for zooming and that has a positive refractive power, a second lens unit that is configure to move to an image side during zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end and that has a negative refractive power, a third lens unit that is configured to reduce image plane variation due to zooming, and a fourth lens unit that does not move for zooming. The fourth lens unit comprises a fourth-F unit, a fourth-B02-05-2009
20110116174ZOOM LENS, OPTICAL APPARATUS HAVING SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ZOOM LENS - The zoom lens is configured having, in order from an object, a first lens group (G05-19-2011
20100254024ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS - The zoom lens with a wide angle of view, a high zoom ratio and high optical performance includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power. The second and fourth lens units are moved on an optical axis for zooming. The second lens unit is constituted by, in order from the object side to the image side, three negative lens elements and one positive lens element. The zoom lens satisfies 0.54<|f2|/√(fw·ft)<0.66, where f2 represents a focal length of the second lens unit, fw and ft represent focal lengths of the entire zoom lens at a wide-angle end and at a telephoto end, respectively.10-07-2010
20090323198ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING DEVICE HAVING SAME - A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power or a negative refractive power. The lens groups are arranged in order from the object side toward the image side. The focal lengths of the system at a wide angle end and a telephoto end, the focal lengths of the first and second lens groups, the distance between the position of the first lens group, the position being closest to the object side upon zooming, and the position of the first lens group at the wide angle end, and the difference between the largest distance between the first and second lens groups upon zooming and the distance between the first and second lens groups at the wide angle end are determined.12-31-2009
20100134901ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens includes first to fourth lens units in order from the object side to the image side. The first, third, and fourth lens units have a positive refractive power. The second lens unit has a negative refractive power. During zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, the first lens unit moves along a locus convex toward the image side, the second lens unit moves along a locus convex toward the image side from the wide-angle end to an intermediate zoom position and along a locus convex toward the object side from the intermediate zoom position to the telephoto end, and the third lens unit moves such that the distance to the second lens unit at the telephoto end is smaller than that at the wide-angle end. Focal lengths of the first lens unit and the entire lens system at the telephoto end are adequately set.06-03-2010
20100238563Zoom lens - A zoom lens includes, from an object side in the following order: a first lens group that has a positive refractive power; a second lens group that has a negative refractive power; a third lens group that has a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group that has a positive refractive power, wherein: when magnification is changed from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, the lens groups each move so as to increase the distance between the first and second lens groups and to decrease the distance between the second and third lens groups and the distance between the third and fourth lens groups; and the following conditional expressions (1) and (2) are satisfied:09-23-2010
20110002049ZOOM LENS SYSTEM, IMAGING DEVICE AND CAMERA - A zoom lens system, in order from an object side to an image side, comprising a first lens unit of positive power, a second lens unit of negative power, a third lens unit of positive power, and a fourth lens unit of positive power, wherein in zooming, the first to the fourth lens units are moved along the optical axis such that the air spaces between the individual lens units should vary, so that magnification change is achieved, and wherein the conditions: −0.6001-06-2011
20090251796RETRACTABLE ZOOM LENS - A retractable zoom lens includes sequentially from an object side, a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive power, a third lens group having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power. The third lens group includes sequentially from the object side, a first lens that is a positive lens, a second lens that is a positive lens, and a third lens that is a negative lens. The retractable zoom lens performs variable magnification by independently moving the respective lens groups along the optical axis. Further, the retractable zoom lens satisfies given conditions and maintains high optical performance while enabling a wider angle and a reduction of overall length.10-08-2009
20090021844ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME - A zoom lens system that performs zooming by moving lens units includes, in the following order from an object side towards image side, a first lens unit having positive refractive power and movable along a locus convex towards the image side during zooming from a wide-angle end to telephoto end, a second lens unit having negative refractive power, an aperture stop movable independently of the lens units, and third and fourth lens units having positive refractive powers. The following conditions are satisfied:01-22-2009
20100321792VARIABLE POWER OPTICAL SYSTEM, OPTICAL APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH THE VARIABLE POWER OPTICAL SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING VARIABLE POWER OPTICAL SYSTEM - A variable power optical system ZL is constructed of, in order from the object side, a first lens unit G12-23-2010
20110255176ZOOM LENS AND OPTICAL APPARATUS HAVING THE ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power. The second lens unit and the fourth lens unit move during zooming. The third lens unit includes at least one positive lens and at least one negative lens. When Rnf and Rnr are radiuses of curvature of surfaces on the object side and the image side respectively of one negative lens of the second lens unit, Rpf and Rpr are radiuses of curvature on the object side and the image side respectively of one positive lens of the second lens unit, the following conditions are satisfied:10-20-2011
20080247055Zoom Lens System - A zoom lens system includes a first lens group, a second lens group, a third lens group, a fourth lens group, and an aperture stop, from an object side to an image side on an optical axis. The zoom lens system satisfies the following condition:10-09-2008
20110164325HIGH VARIABLE POWER ZOOM LENS - A compact and lightweight, high variable power zoom lens especially suitable for single-lens reflex digital cameras, which is 75 degrees or even wider in field angle at the wide-angle end, approximately 3 to 4 in F-number at the wide-angle end and approximately 6 to 7 at the telephoto end, and about 15× in variable power ratio. The zoom lens of four groups of lens pieces respectively exerting positive, negative, positive, and positive refractivities varies the power from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end as a result of the 1st and 2nd lens groups being split more, the 2nd and 3rd lens groups coming closer to each other, and the 3rd and 4th lens groups also coming closer to each other. The 3rd lens group has the leading set of lens pieces of positive refractivity closer to objects and the trailing set of lens pieces of negative refractivity, and the trailing set alone are moved to be orthogonal to the optical axis to compensate for defocus in the imaging plane caused by a tremor of the user's hand(s). The 2nd lens group are displaced closer to objects for the focusing.07-07-2011
20110134540ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens and an image pickup device including the same. The zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power. The first through fourth lens groups are sequentially arranged from an object side. The second lens group includes a lens formed of a material having a low refractive index.06-09-2011
20110134541ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens includes a first, third and fourth lens group of positive refracting power, a second lens group of negative refracting power, wherein, during zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, at least the first lens group moves, wherein the third lens group includes, a first lens sub-group of positive refracting power and a second lens sub-group of negative refracting power, wherein the second lens sub-group includes a single negative lens, wherein the first lens sub-group of the third lens group is moved to keep a perpendicular component relative to an optical axis to correct image blur to be produced when the zoom lens vibrates, and wherein, when a focal length of the first lens group is denoted by f06-09-2011
20110096408ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens and an image pickup device. The zoom lens includes sequentially from an object side a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, which are arranged in order from an object side to an image side, wherein, when the zoom lens is zoomed from a wide angle position to a telephoto position, all of the first lens group, the second lens group, the third lens group, and the fourth lens group move relative to one another so that a distance between the first lens group and the second lens group increases, a distance between the second lens group and the third lens group reduces, and a distance between the third lens group and the fourth lens group increases.04-28-2011
20100214668ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A zoom lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side along an optical axis thereof, a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive power, a third lens group having positive refractive power and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power. When zooming from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, both the first and third lens groups move to the object side, and the second lens group first moves to the image side and then moves to the object side, whereby a first variable distance between the first and second lens groups is increased and a second variable distance between the second and third lens groups is decreased. The fourth lens group is also movable along the optical axis, so as to change a third variable distance between the third and fourth lens groups. Each of the third and fourth lens groups includes at least one aspheric surface. The zoom lens system provides a high zoom ratio and a high image resolution, and is short in overall length and small in size.08-26-2010
20100195217Variable focal length lens system and imaging apparatus - A variable focal length lens system includes first to fourth lens groups which have positive, negative, positive, and positive refractive powers, respectively, and are arranged in this order from an object side to an image side. An aperture diaphragm is arranged in the vicinity of the third lens group. The variable focal length lens system satisfies the following Conditional expressions 1 and 2:08-05-2010
20110261469ZOOM LENS, OPTICAL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens having, in order from an object: a first lens group G10-27-2011
20110134539COMPACT ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens including a first lens group having a negative refractive power, including a negative lens and a positive lens and having at least one aspherical surface, a second lens group having a positive refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power. During, zooming from a wide angle position to a telephoto position, the first lens group is moved so that the first lens group at the telephoto position is closer to the object side than the first lens group at the wide angle position, the second lens group is moved, the third lens group is moved toward the object side from the image side, and the fourth lens group is moved so that the distance between the third lens group and the fourth lens group at the telephoto position is larger than the distance therebetween at the wide angle position, and 06-09-2011
20090174952Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same - A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side thereof, a first lens unit G07-09-2009
20090174951Zoom lens and imaging apparatus incorporating the same - A zoom lens comprises, in order from its object side, a front lens group having negative refracting power at a wide-angle end and a rear lens group having positive refracting power at the wide-angle end. The front lens group comprises, in order from the object side, a first lens group of positive refracting power and a second lens group of negative refracting power, and the rear lens group comprises, in order from the object side, a third lens group of positive refracting power and a fourth lens group of positive refracting power. There is an aperture stop interposed between the lens surface located in, and nearest to the object side of, the second lens group and the lens surface located in, and nearest to the image size of, the third lens group. Upon zooming from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end, the spacing between the first lens group and the second lens group grows wide, the spacing between the second lens group and the third lens group becomes narrow, the spacing between the third lens group and the fourth lens group changes, and an F-number grows greatest when the aperture stop is open in the course of zooming from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end.07-09-2009
20090174950Zoom lens and imaging apparatus incorporating the same - A zoom lens comprises, in order from its object side, a first lens group of positive refracting power, a second lens group of negative refracting power, and a third lens group of positive refracting power located on an image side with respect to the second lens group. Upon zooming from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end, the spacing between the first lens group and the second lens group grows wider at the telephoto end than at the wide-angle end, and the spacing between the second lens group and the third lens group becomes narrower at the telephoto end than at the wide-angle end. The first lens group comprises a negative lens and a positive lens, and the number of the negative lens in the first lens group is only one. At least one positive lens in the first lens group satisfies the following conditions (1) and (2):07-09-2009
20090174949Zoom lens and image pickup apparatus equipped with same - A zoom lens includes a positive first lens unit G07-09-2009
20110216425High Magnification Compact Zoom Lens - The present invention is directed to high magnification compact zoom lenses that are reduced in diameter of groups of lens pieces closer to the imaging plane to provide downsized lightweight zoom lenses of magnification as high as 20 diameters, with an image stabilizer or vibration compensating mechanism being also reduced in dimensions. An exemplary improved high magnification zoom lens has four groups of lens pieces, namely, the first or leading lens group G09-08-2011
20120307376ZOOM LENS AND PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens and a photographing apparatus having the same. The zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, a second lens group having a negative refractive power, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power that are sequentially arranged from an object side to an image plane side. An interval between the lens groups adjacent to each other varies when the zoom lens zooms from a wide angle position to a telephoto position. The zoom lens satisfies the following inequality:12-06-2012
20120307377ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes a first lens unit having positive refractive power, a second lens unit having negative refractive power, a third lens unit having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having positive refractive power. The first to fourth lens units move during zooming. The first lens unit includes a cemented lens obtained by cementing negative and positive lenses, the second lens unit includes negative, negative, and positive lenses, the third lens unit includes positive and negative lenses, and the fourth lens unit includes a positive lens. Movement amounts M12-06-2012
20120099209ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A zoom lens system includes, in the order from the object side to the image side thereof, a first lens group of positive refraction power, a second lens group of negative refraction power, a third lens group of positive refraction power, a fourth lens of positive refraction power, and an imaging plane. The first lens group and the third lens group are immovably mounted. The second lens group and the fourth lens group are movably mounted. The zoom lens system satisfies the formulae: 504-26-2012
20110304923ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS - A zoom lens includes a positive first-lens-group, which is fixed during zooming, a negative second-lens-group, which is moved during zooming, a positive third-lens-group, which is fixed during zooming, and a positive fourth-lens-group, which is moved during zooming, these lens groups being arranged in this order from the object side. The first-lens-group consists of four lenses of a negative first-group first lens, a positive first-group second lens, a positive first-group third lens, and a positive first-group fourth lens, arranged in this order from the object side. The first-group first lens and the first-group second lens are arranged in such a manner that a space is formed therebetween. Further, the following formula (1) is satisfied:12-15-2011
20110317280ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side to the image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a rear lens group including one or more lens units. During zooming, the first lens unit moves along a locus convex towards the image side, and the second lens unit and the third lens unit move such that an interval between the first lens unit and the second lens unit becomes larger at a telephoto end than at a wide-angle end and an interval between the second lens unit and the third lens unit becomes smaller at the telephoto end than at the wide-angle end. The third lens unit includes a positive lens and a negative lens. Image forming magnifications β2W and β2T of the second lens unit at the wide-angle end and at the telephoto end, image forming magnifications β3W and β3T of the third lens unit at the wide-angle end and at the telephoto end, a focal length f2 of the second lens unit, and a focal length fT of the entire zoom lens at the telephoto end are appropriately set.12-29-2011
20120002298HIGH ZOOM-RATIO ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A high-ratio zoom lens system includes a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive third lens group, and a positive fourth lens group, in that order from the object. Upon zooming from the short focal length extremity to the long focal length extremity, the first through fourth lens groups moving along the optical axis thereof while increasing the distance between the first and second lens groups, and decreasing the distance between the second and third lens groups. The following conditions are satisfied:01-05-2012
20120008216ZOOM LENS, INFORMATION DEVICE, AND IMAGING APPARATUS - A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refracting power, a second lens group having a negative refracting power, a third lens group having a positive refracting power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refracting power, being disposed in order from an object side, and an aperture stop disposed at an object side of the third lens group. When changing the magnification from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, an interval between the first and second lens groups increases, an interval between the second and third lens groups decreases, and an interval between the third and fourth lens groups changes.01-12-2012
20120013995ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, an aperture stop, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power. Each lens unit and the aperture stop move during zooming. In zooming from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, an amount of movement of the aperture stop Mp is set to a suitable amount.01-19-2012
20110085251COMPACT ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens including: a first lens group having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having a negative refractive power; a third lens group having a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power, wherein the first lens group, the second lens group, the third lens group, and the fourth lens group are sequentially arranged in the order from an object side to an image surface side, while zooming from a wide-angle position to a telephoto position, the first lens group is moved in such a way that the distance between the first lens group and the second lens group is widened, the second lens group is moved along a trajectory convex toward the image surface side, the third lens group is moved from the image surface side to the object side, and the fourth lens group is moved along a trajectory convex toward the object side, and 04-14-2011
20110085250ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens includes, from the object side to the image side, a first lens group having positive refractive power, a second lens group having negative refractive power, a third lens group having positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power. At least the second and fourth lens groups are moved along the optical axis during zooming. The second lens group includes, from the object side to the image side, three negative lenses and one positive lens and satisfies 0.54<|f2|/√(fw·ft)<0.66 where f2 is the focal length of the second lens group, and fw and ft are the focal lengths of the entire optical system at the wide-angle end and at the telephoto end, respectively.04-14-2011
20120063003ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes, sequentially from an object side, a first lens group having a positive refractive power; a second lens group having negative refractive power; a third lens group having a positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power. The third lens group includes, sequentially from the object side, a front group having a positive refractive power and a rear group having a negative refractive power. Zoom is performed by moving the second lens group and the third lens group in a direction along an optical axis, and by integrally moving the front group and the rear group in a direction along the optical axis. Focusing is preformed by moving the front group in a direction along the optical axis.03-15-2012
20120026604ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS - A zoom lens includes a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive third lens group, and a positive fourth lens group, which are arranged in this order from the object side of the zoom lens. The focal length of the entire system of the zoom lens is changeable by changing a distance between the second lens group and the third lens group. The first lens group includes two cemented lenses, each composed of a negative meniscus lens and a positive lens cemented together in this order from the object side, and a positive lens, and the two cemented lenses and the positive lens being arranged in this order from the object side. Further, a predetermined formula related to the focal length of the first lens group and the focal length of the entire system is satisfied.02-02-2012
20120206819ZOOM LENS AND IMAGING APPARATUS - A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refracting power, a second lens group having a negative refracting power, a third lens group having a positive refracting power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refracting power. When the zoom lens is zoomed from a wide-angle end state to a telephoto end state, the first lens group is moved toward the object side so that a distance between the first and second lens groups increases and the third lens group is moved toward the object side so that a distance between the second and third lens groups decreases. The second lens group includes three lenses: negative, positive, and negative lenses in order from the object side to the image side. The third lens group includes three lenses: positive, negative, and positive lenses in order from the object side to the image side.08-16-2012
20110102908ZOOM LENS, IMAGING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens comprising, in order from an object side: a first lens group G05-05-2011
20110102907ZOOM LENS, OPTICAL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ZOOM LENS - The zoom lens Z05-05-2011
20100290131Large-aperture zoom lens - The invention is directed to a large-aperture zoom lens that provides an aperture ratio as small as 2.8 as strongly desired, facilitates implementation with a vibration compensating mechanism, and successfully downsizes in more compact lens. The large-aperture zoom lens has four of groups of lens pieces, that is, the leading or foremost 1st lens group of positive refractivity, the succeeding 2nd lens group of negative refractivity, the 3rd lens group of positive refractivity, and the trailing 4th lens group of positive refractivity, and as the zoom lens varies power from the wide-angle end to the telephoto end, the 1st and 2nd lens groups split farther away from each other, the 2nd and 3rd lens groups come closer to each other, and the 3rd and 4th lens groups come closer to each other. The 3rd lens group includes the leading subset of the lens pieces of positive refractive power located closer to an object and the trailing subset of negative refractive power, and in order to compensate for tremors of user's hand(s) and vibrations of a camera and adjust an image formed, the trailing subset of the 3rd lens group alone are displaced in directions perpendicular to the optical axis. The 4th lens group has its foremost lens piece shaped in concave lens on a surface closer to the object.11-18-2010
20120127587ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A zoom lens system includes a first unit having a positive refractive power, a second unit having a negative refractive power that moves for magnification-varying, a third unit having one of a positive refractive power and a negative refractive power that moves for magnification-varying, and a fourth unit having a positive refractive power.05-24-2012
20120127586OPTICAL IMAGING SYSTEM, CAMERA DEVICE, AND HAND-HELD DATA TERMINAL DEVICE - A zoom lens includes a first lens group having a positive refractive power, and a second lens group having a negative refractive power, an aperture stop, a third lens group having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group having a positive refractive power arranged in order from an object side, the third lens group having a first positive lens, a second positive lens, and a negative lens, and a third positive lens in order from the object side. When zooming from short to long focal end, the zoom lens is moved so that the interval between the first and second lens groups increases, that between the second and third lens groups decreases, that between the third and fourth lens groups increases, and the first and third lens groups are positioned closer to the object at the long focal end than the short focal end.05-24-2012
20120127585ZOOM LENS SYSTEM HAVING HIGH ZOOM RATIO AND SHORT OVERALL LENGTH - A zoom lens system includes a first lens group with positive refractive power, a second lens group with negative refractive power, a third lens group with positive refractive power, and a fourth lens group with positive refractive power. The lens groups can move along the optical axis of the zoom lens system. The zoom lens system satisfies the formula: 0.15<|L05-24-2012
20120314299ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH ZOOM LENS - A zoom lens includes, a first lens unit of a positive refractive power, a second lens unit of a negative refractive power, a reflective element, and a rear lens group including two or more lens units and an aperture stop, in which the first lens unit, the second lens unit, and two or more lens units of the rear lens group are moved while the reflective element is stationary during zooming, wherein movement amounts M1 and M2 of the first and second lens units during zooming, a movement amount Ms of the aperture stop, and focal lengths fw and ft of the entire zoom lens at the wide-angle end and the telephoto end, respectively, lateral magnifications β2w and β2t of the second lens unit, a distance LSw from the first lens surface to the aperture stop at the wide-angle end are appropriately set.12-13-2012
20110188130OPTICAL ELEMENT, ZOOM LENS, OPTICAL APPARATUS, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL ELEMENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ZOOM LENS - An optical element Oc comprising, in order from an object side: a first segment group Gr08-04-2011
20120075718ZOOM LENS OPTICAL SYSTEM AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens optical system includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive index, a second lens unit which is arranged behind the first lens unit and has a negative refractive index, a third lens unit which is arranged behind the second lens unit and has a positive refractive index, and a fourth lens unit which is arranged behind the third lens unit and has a positive refractive index. An aperture is arranged within the third lens unit to prevent reduction of shutter speed due to large diameter of the zoom lens optical system.03-29-2012
20120262800ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A zoom lens system includes a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive third lens group and a positive fourth lens group, in that order from the object side. Upon zooming from the short to long focal length extremities, the distance between the first and second lens groups increases, the distance between the second and third lens groups decreases, and the distance between the third and fourth lens groups changes. The second lens group includes a negative lens element having a concave surface on the image side, a negative lens element having a concave surface on the image side, and a plastic positive lens element having an aspherical surface on at least one side and having a convex surface on the object side, in that order from the object side.10-18-2012
20120262801ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side: a first lens unit having a positive refractive power which does not move for varying magnification; a second lens unit having a negative refractive power which moves for varying magnification; a third lens unit having a positive refractive power which moves for varying magnification; and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power which does not move for varying magnification, in which: the first lens unit includes a first sub lens unit which does not move for focusing and a second sub lens unit having a positive refractive power which moves for focusing; the first sub lens unit includes three lenses having negative, positive, and positive refractive powers; and each of the elements is appropriately set.10-18-2012
20090015939Zoom lens employing lens eccentricity approach to compensate for image blur due to hand tremor - Zoom lens, using lens eccentricity to compensate for image blur, has four groups of lens pieces; 101-15-2009
20110122508ZOOM OPTICAL SYSTEM, OPTICAL APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH ZOOM OPTICAL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ZOOM OPTICAL SYSTEM - A zoom optical system including, in order from an object side: a first group having positive power; a second group having negative power; a third group having positive power; and a fourth group having positive power, at least a portion of lenses within said third group composing a movable group which moves in a direction having a component perpendicular to an optical axis, a distance between said first group and said second group, a distance between said second group and said third group and a distance between said third group and said fourth group being variable upon zooming from a wide-angle end state to a telescopic end state, thereby providing a zoom optical system capable of correcting a camera shake by the movable group with realizing high optical performance, a high zoom ratio, and a small f-number, an optical apparatus equipped therewith, and a method for manufacturing thereof.05-26-2011
20110122507OPTICAL SYSTEM OF ZOOM LENS WITH IMAGE STABILIZATION - An optical system of a zoom lens is provided. The optical system of the zoom lens includes thirteen lenses which are divided into four lens groups, wherein: the zoom lens comprises in a following order from a subject: a first lens group which has a positive refractive index; a second lens group which has a negative refractive index, and moves along an optical axis; a third lens group which has a positive refractive index; and a fourth lens group which has a positive refractive index, wherein the first lens group comprises four lenses, and an external surface of a first lens is concave in a direction of a plane of an image; the third lens group comprises two meniscus lenses which are concave toward an image plane, and is made with capability of cross-section displacement relative to an optical axis; and the fourth lens group is convex-concave glued lens.05-26-2011
20100328784ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A zoom lens system includes a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive third lens group, and a positive fourth lens group, in this order from the object.12-30-2010
20110038055ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME - A zoom lens system, includes, in order from an object side to an image side: a positive first lens unit which does not move for zooming; a negative second lens unit which moves for zooming; a positive third lens unit which moves for zooming; and a fourth lens unit which does not move for zooming, is provided for imaging, and has a positive refractive power, in which the third lens unit includes multiple lenses including a positive lens and a negative lens, and the third lens unit satisfies: −2.0×1002-17-2011
20120268833ZOOM LENS - An embodiment of this invention provides a zoom lens that includes, in order from an object side to an image-forming side, a first lens group having positive refraction power; a second lens group having negative refraction power; a third lens group having positive refraction power; and a fourth lens group having positive refraction power; wherein the second lens group and the fourth lens group move along an optical axis for zooming between a wide-angle end and a telephoto end.10-25-2012
20110216424HIGH ZOOM-RATIO ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A high zoom-ratio zoom lens system includes a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive third lens group, and a positive fourth lens group, in that order from the object side. Upon zooming from the short to long focal length extremities, at least the first through third lens groups are moved along the optical axis direction, wherein an amount of movement of the first lens group is greater than that of the third lens group. The following conditions (1), (2) and (3) are satisfied:09-08-2011
20080225405Image pickup apparatus and zoom lens - An image pickup apparatus includes a zoom lens including at least two movable lens groups; an image pickup element that converts an optical image formed with the zoom lens into an electric signal; and an image processor that electrically corrects a lateral chromatic aberration to be generated at the zoom lens. The zoom lens satisfies Conditional Expressions (1) and (2) as follows,09-18-2008
20080218876ZOOM LENS, OPTICAL APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR FORMING AN IMAGE OF AN OBJECT - In a zoom lens ZL having a plurality of lens groups which are disposed in order from an object, a first lens group that is disposed to closest to the object among the plurality of lens groups has positive refractive power and comprises a light path bending element which bends the path of light and a plurality of lens components which are disposed closer to the object than the light path bending element, and the plurality of lens components comprise at least one negative lens whose refractive index with respect to d-line exceeds 1.90.09-11-2008
20130141798ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND PHOTOGRAPHING APPARATUS - A positive-negative-positive-positive four group zoom lens system capable of achieving about 30 times variable magnification, the positive-negative-positive-positive four group zoom lens system including, sequentially from an object side to an image side: a first lens group having positive refractive power; a second lens group having negative refractive power; a third lens group having positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power, wherein the first lens group includes one negative lens, the second lens group includes one positive lens, the third lens group includes a positive lens, the fourth lens group includes at least one positive lens, and a first condition, 0.03<|f06-06-2013
20080212201ZOOM LENS AND OPTICAL APPARATUS HAVING ZOOM LENS - Providing a compact zoom lens exhibiting optical performance, of which a chromatic aberration in a telephoto state is well corrected. The zoom lens includes a plurality of lens groups, the plurality of lens groups includes at least three lens groups with positive refractive power, each of the three lens groups with positive refractive power has a positive lens, and given conditional expressions are satisfied.09-04-2008
20110211265ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens includes positive, negative, positive, and positive lens units, and the second lens unit includes negative, negative, negative and positive lenses. The first and third lens units are fixed and the second and fourth lens units are moved in zooming. 0.01<|f2/√(fw*ft)|<0.35 and 0.07009-01-2011
20110222168Zoom optical system and electronic pickup apparatus using the same - A zoom optical system in which: a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive third lens group, and a positive fourth lens group are arranged in that order from the object side and magnification is changed by properly changing distances between these lens groups; the first lens group consists of only one lens element and the most object-side surface of the first lens group has a convex shape which faces toward the object side; the second lens group includes, in order from the object side, a negative single lens, a negative cemented lens, and a positive single lens; and the following condition (1) or (2) is satisfied:09-15-2011
20080198477ZOOM LENS AND INFORMATION DEVICE - A zoom lens includes, in order from an object side, a first lens group having a positive refracting power, a second lens group having a negative refracting power, a third lens group having a positive refracting power, a fourth lens group having a positive refracting power, and the first lens group being moved to the object side during changing a magnification from a wide angle end to a telephoto end, and the fourth lens group comprises one positive lens, both surfaces of the positive lens are an aspheric surface, respectively, and total displacement of the first lens group during changing the magnification from the wide angle end to the telephoto end, X1 and an focal length of an entire system at the telephoto end, fT satisfy the following condition: (1) 0.3008-21-2008
20080198476ZOOM LENS SYSTEM AND CAMERA INCLUDING ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A zoom lens system includes, in order from an object side to an image side, a first lens unit having a positive optical power, a second lens unit having a negative optical power, and a rear lens component including at least one lens unit. When zooming is performed, the second lens unit is movable so that a distance between the first lens unit and the second lens unit at a telephoto end is greater than that at a wide-angle end. The second lens unit includes a negative lens element made of a material having a high index of refraction and satisfying predetermined conditions.08-21-2008
20080198475Zoom lens and image capture apparatus - There is provided a zoom lens which includes, in an order from an object side, a first lens group having positive refractive power; a second lens group having negative refractive power; a third lens group having positive refractive power; and a fourth lens group having positive refractive power, and in which, during power variation from a wide-angle end to a telephoto end, a distance between the first lens group and the second lens group increases, a distance between the second lens group and the third lens group decreases, and a distance between the third lens group and the fourth lens group decreases, and the zoom lens includes at least one cemented-triplet lens block having negative refractive power, in the fourth lens group.08-21-2008
20130148211ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS HAVING THE SAME - A zoom lens, in order from an object side to an image side, includes a first lens unit having a positive refractive power, a second lens unit having a negative refractive power, a third lens unit having a positive refractive power, and a fourth lens unit having a positive refractive power, the first lens unit is fixed and at least the second and fourth lens unit are moved during zooming, the third lens unit is configured by a cemented lens formed by cementing a negative lens having a meniscus shape convex towards the object side and a positive lens, the fourth lens unit is configured by a cemented lens formed by cementing a negative lens having a meniscus shape convex towards the object side and a positive lens, and focal lengths f06-13-2013
20100296173ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A zoom lens system includes a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive third lens group, and a positive fourth lens group, in this order from the object; 11-25-2010
20100315722OPTICAL ZOOM LENS MODULE AND IMAGE CAPTURING DEVICE USING SAME - An optical zoom lens module includes, in this order from the object side to the image side thereof, a first lens group of positive refraction power, a second lens group of negative refraction power, a third lens group of positive refraction power, and a fourth lens group of positive refraction power. The optical zoom lens module satisfies the formula: 1212-16-2010
20120002299HIGH ZOOM-RATIO ZOOM LENS SYSTEM - A high-ratio zoom lens system includes a positive first lens group, a negative second lens group, a positive third lens group, and a positive fourth lens group. Upon zooming from the short to long focal length extremities, the lens groups move while increasing the distance between the first and second lens groups, and decreasing the distance between the second and third lens groups. The first lens group includes a negative lens element having a concave surface on the image side, a positive lens element having a convex surface on the object side, and a positive lens element having a convex surface on the object side, in that order from the object side. The following conditions (1) and (2) are satisfied:01-05-2012
20120087018ZOOM LENS - There is provided a zoom lens which is suitable for a digital still camera and a video camera and includes a small number of lenses, especially a zoom lens which has an angle of view of 75° or more at the wide-angle end and a variable power ratio of about ×10. The zoom lens includes a first lens group with positive refractive power, a second lens group with negative refractive power, a third lens group with positive refractive power, and, a fourth lens group with positive refractive power. The zoom lens varies power by changing an interval of each neighboring lens groups. The first lens group is composed of a negative lens and a positive lens. The third lens group is composed of an aperture stop, a cemented lens formed by a positive lens in a biconvex shape and a negative lens, and a positive lens.04-12-2012
20120087017ZOOM LENS AND IMAGE PICKUP APPARATUS EQUIPPED WITH SAME - A zoom lens includes, in order from the object side to the image side, a positive refractive first lens unit, a negative refractive second lens unit, a positive refractive third lens unit, and a rear group including one or more lens units. The first lens unit consists of a negative lens and a positive lens. The first to third lens units and the lens units constituting the rear group move at a time of zooming. The first and third lens units move relative to the image plane in such a way that their respective positions at the telephoto end are displaced toward the object side from their respective positions at the wide angle end. The focal lengths f04-12-2012

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